Lead with confidence to transcend today’s challenges.

Many governing boards and senior staff will find themselves in high-stakes tests of leadership in 2023. Most will emerge from pandemic governance just in time to cope with extraordinarily challenging annual budgets, daunting financial projections, student demographic shifts, and other concerning trends in student success, public trust, business model volatility, and employee turnover.

Board professionals are indispensable to driving successful governance for strategic boards. At the 2023 Board Professionals Conference, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the expertise, knowledge, and connections to achieve excellence and transcend today’s significant governance challenges.

The AGB Board Professionals Conference is designed by the Board Professionals Leadership Group for assistants to the president, general counsels, secretaries of the college, assistant secretaries to the board, vice presidents, and chiefs of staff and others who staff the board.

The AGB Board Professionals Conference provides training resources, networking opportunities with peers and industry experts, and invaluable learning to support your work with your board, institution, or foundation. Amid the many complex issues that define these times, this conference celebrates the essential services and indomitable spirit of today’s board professionals.

AGB has created an easily customizable letter to help your leadership understand the return on investment of sending you to the 2023 Board Professionals Conference.

  • Letter to your manager—Use this customizable letter template to help explain and justify your conference attendance.
  • View the 2022 Registration List—To get a sense of who typically attends, see a sampling of institutions that sent representatives to last year’s conference.

Hear about the value of the Board Professionals Conference from a past attendee.

Richard Uchida
Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the College
Colby College

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Early Bird Price (Member)*


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Dual Registration
National Conference on Trusteeship and Board Professionals Conference*


Special Offer for Foundation Board Professionals

Foundation board professionals who register for the 2023 Foundation Leadership Forum will receive a discount code enabling them to register for the 2023 Board Professionals Conference at 50% off the early bird rate, a savings of $275. To take advantage of this bundle rate, members should register for the Foundation Leadership Forum first; or contact the AGB Registrar for assistance.

*Member exclusive pricing.

Key Dates

  • Early bird deadline: December 1, 2022
  • Deadline for cancellation: February 28, 2023
  • Deadline to receive discounted hotel rate: March 9, 2023

Registration & Cancellation Policy

This program is available only to registrants who are serving a higher ed institution or foundation. Please contact registrar@agb.org with any questions.

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to cancellations@AGB.org and will be processed after the meeting. Requests for refunds must be received by close of business on February 28, 2023, to receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for registrants who cancel after February 28, 2023. If you are unable to attend, a substitute is welcome in your place at no additional charge. AGB is not responsible for cancellations due to airline disruption, inclement weather, COVID-19, or schedule changes.

Hotel Information

AGB has secured a room block at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego for Board Professionals Conference attendees at a group rate of $309 per night (exclusive of 12.5% taxes). A link is included in the registration confirmation to allow registered attendees to book their hotel reservation.

COVID-19 Guidelines

AGB encourages all conference attendees to review and follow CDC recommendations for individuals participating in large gatherings. AGB will comply with current federal, state, and local regulations regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and applicable policies of the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. We will contact conference participants prior to the event with information on the most current recommendations and requirements.

Curious about the Board Professionals Conference program?

Browse the 2022 schedule of events to learn more about the types of sessions, speakers, and networking opportunities the conference typically includes.

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With thanks to our 2023 sponsors.

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2022 Board Professionals Conference.

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AGB is committed to excellence in member service. Should you have questions about registering for the Board Professionals Conference, contact the AGB registrar.

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If you currently are not an AGB member but want to take advantage of member pricing, contact Matt Stevens, director of membership outreach.


To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Steve Abbott, senior director of partnerships. 

All other inquiries may be directed to the AGB concierge.