The Academic Chairpersons Conference is an annual forum where academic chairpersons, administrators and faculty from all areas of higher education share the most successful, innovative ideas and strategies to assist each other in becoming more effective in their positions.
The conference format includes concurrent sessions of interactive workshops, best practice presentations and roundtable discussions. The emphasis of the conference is to provide practical, usable information in a climate of open discussion and collaborative exchange.
The Academic Chairpersons Conference is at The Westin Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN on February 7-9, 2024.
Proposals are encouraged from all types of professionals in the academic field. For more information, please see the For Presenters page.
There is a wide range of topics covered by our presenters, with a consistent focus on practical solutions to the challenges facing academic leaders. Proposed topics for 2024 fall within the following categories: Leading the Department, Fostering Student Success, Professional Development, Emerging Trends in Higher Education, and other compelling topics. Sessions will be organized into a variety of theme areas and three presentation types – Best Practice Presentations, Interactive Workshops and Lunch Discussions. Additional details can be found on the Submission Guidelines & Selection Criteria document.
Academic vice presidents
Program or project directors
Faculty development coordinators
Anyone responsible for directing, coordinating or supervising academic programs and/or faculty
Due to the high demand for this type of training, desire to improve academic leadership across the country, and longstanding direction provided by the ACC Advisory Board, we anticipate approximately 400 attendees at the 2024 event.
Keynote, best practice presentations, interactive workshops, one-on-one mentoring opportunities.
Program materials through a mobile scheduling app.
Networking opportunities with colleagues and national experts in higher education.
The Academic Chairpersons Conference is a program of IUPUI Event and Conference Services. ACC also maintains an Advisory Board of experts to guide its direction and content.