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Optional Pre-Conference Convenings
Saturday, March 29

Time TBA | Registration Open

Time TBA (afternoon) | Optional Activity: Local Campus Tour

Join us for a tour of a local Chicago institution campus, hosted by a fellow board professional. Details will be announced at a later date.

Time TBA (evening) | Optional Activity: Dinner Groups

Join colleagues for an evening of good food and stimulating conversation. All restaurants are near the conference hotel, and a board professional host will lead the way. First-time attendees are encouraged to participate. Participants are responsible for their own meal expenses.

Sunday, March 30

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT | Registration and AGB Experience Open

8:00 – 9:00 AM CT | Opening Plenary Session

Program details will be announced at a later date.

5:30 – 7:00 PM CT | Evening Reception

Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with peers and colleagues. Indulge in light moments and make lasting connections.

Monday, March 31

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM CT | Registration and AGB Experience Open

Program details will be announced at a later date.

12:00 PM CT | Conference Concludes

Register now to reserve your spot in Chicago.

Early Bird Rate*


Regular Member Rate*


Special Dual Registration Offer for Foundation Board Professionals
Foundation Leadership Forum and Board Professionals Conference*

Foundation board professionals who register for the 2025 Foundation Leadership Forum will receive a $300 discount when registering for the 2025 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.

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Dual Registration Offer
National Conference on Trusteeship and Board Professionals Conference*
Nonmember Rate


*Member exclusive pricing.

Key Dates

  • Early bird deadline: December 2, 2024
  • Deadline for cancellation: February 17, 2025
  • Deadline to receive discounted hotel rate: February 28, 2025 (provided space is available)

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 17, 2025, to receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for registrants who cancel after February 17, 2025. 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 Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile at the group rate of $229 per night, exclusive of 17.4% 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 2025 Board Professionals Conference. Multiple reservations under the same name will not be accepted.

The deadline for reserving a room at the group rate is February 28, 2025, at 5:00 PM CT.

With thanks to our 2025 sponsors.

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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.

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, director of partnerships.