Meet this moment.

Board professionals are indispensable to driving successful governance for strategic boards. At the 2024 Board Professionals Conference, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the expertise, knowledge, and connections to achieve excellence.

The AGB Board Professionals Conference is designed by the Board Professionals Leadership Group for assistants to the president, general counsel, 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 2024 Board Professionals Conference.

  • Letter to your manager—Use this customizable letter template to help explain and justify your conference attendance.
  • View the 2023 Registration List—To get a sense of who typically attends, see a sampling of institutions that sent representatives to the 2023 conference.
  • View the 2023 Program— To learn more about the various types of networking and topics covered, see the agenda from the 2023 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

Register as a group and save.

Take advantage of the early bird rate, available until December 1, 2023—the lowest price we will offer for our 2024 conference. Register now to reserve your spot in Boston.

Early Bird Rate*


Regular Member Rate*


Dual Registration Offer
National Conference on Trusteeship and Board Professionals Conference*
Special Dual Registration Offer for Foundation Board Professionals:
Foundation Leadership Forum and Board Professionals Conference*

Foundation board professionals who register for the 2024 Foundation Leadership Forum will receive a $300 discount when registering for the 2024 Board Professionals Conference. To take advantage of this bundled rate, members should register for the Foundation Leadership Forum first; or contact the AGB registrar for assistance.

Save $300

Nonmember Rate


*Member exclusive pricing.

Key Dates

  • Early bird deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Deadline for cancellation: February 15, 2024
  • Deadline to receive discounted hotel rate: March 1, 2024

Registration and Cancellation Policy

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

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to and will be processed after the meeting. Requests for refunds must be received by close of business on February 15, 2024, to receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for registrants who cancel after February 15, 2024. 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.

Group Discounts: If a cancellation causes the group to fall below the required three registrations, the refund will be issued minus the discount benefit received by the original group.

Hotel Information

AGB has secured a room block for Board Professionals Conference attendees at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel at the group rate of $229 per night (or a Wicked Small Room at $189/night), exclusive of 16.45% taxes. Once you have registered for the conference, you will receive a hotel reservation link in your meeting registration confirmation. To receive the group rate, reservations must be made online through the reservation link received. Reservations should be made in the name of the person registered for the 2024 Board Professionals Conference. Multiple reservations under the same name will not be accepted. The deadline for reserving a room at the group rate is March 1, 2024.

With thanks to our 2024 sponsors.

View our 2024 sponsors and see how you can support the Board Professionals Conference.



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

Become a Member and Save

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.