Don't miss our featured speakers in Minneapolis!


Garrison Keillor Master Storyteller, Host, & Producer
Opening Plenary (April 2, 5:45-6:45 p.m.)
One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week.


Nicole Maines & Wayne Maines
Tuesday Plenary
(April 4, 2:30-3:30 p.m.)
Recently featured in the HBO documentary The Trans List, Nicole Maines shares her journey as a transgender woman with an identical twin brother, and how her family continues to work together to support the transgender community. She and her father, Wayne Maines, will examine some of the pitfalls and the successes that occurred during their family's journey, her college search and enrollment, in order to provide insight to create a positive and successful climate for transgender youth in pursuit of higher education.


Danny Glover [photo credit: Chris Buck]
Closing Plenary (April 5, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.)
A native of San Francisco, Glover attended San Francisco State College and trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre. He has garnered rave reviews for his roles in "The Color Purple," "Dreamgirls," "Grand Canyon," "To Sleep With Anger" and the "Lethal Weapon" series.


Felix Justice
Closing Plenary (April 5, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.)
Felix Justice studied theater in both San Francisco and New York. His one-man Martin Luther King, Jr., show, “Prophecy in America,” premiered in 1981 at San Francisco’s Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and subsequently toured throughout the United States and Africa.


Print the Onsite Program from Your Desktop



In an effort to conserve resources, please note that AACRAO will NOT provide a printed copy of the program to attendees. Download a printable PDF of the Onsite Program to view the broad range of sessions, roundtables, workshops, and events at the Annual Meeting. Meeting programming will also be available through the AACRAO Engage mobile app.

Does Your Institution Have Limited Funds?

Apply for a Conner Scholarship, which will cover the base Annual Meeting registration fee. Learn more.

Read the 2016 Executive Summaries, which highlight keynote presentations from this last year's meeting.

Use this hashtag to see what others are sharing #AACRAO17