2020 National Conference on Trusteeship

April 5-7, 2020 ❘ Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center ❘ Washington, DC

We’re Excited to Share What’s New This Year

Fresh Programming

*Saturday and Sunday workshops — Now complimentary to all registrants!*

Previously available only for an additional fee, ALL conference registrants may now attend up to three highly interactive workshops between Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon of the conference. Three hours in duration, each workshop will drill down on complex subject matter and deliver practical, actionable insights.

The AGB Student Health & Safety Summit

Comprising a conference within the conference, certain sessions will be identifiable as a tight strand of programming focused on student health and safety, including a special plenary session on student mental health. Conference registrants may opt to attend as many or as few of these sessions as they wish.

Second Annual Special Breakfast Session for Women Trustees

Back by popular demand, this annual opportunity for women trustees to gather and discuss the future of women’s leadership in higher education’s boardrooms and C-suites will be facilitated by Verna Fitzsimmons, the president of Higher Education Resource Services (HERS).

A Conversation on Board Leadership

Ever wonder what your board might learn from the recipients of AGB’s John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership? Come to this session during which an esteemed university trustee on AGB’s board of directors will interview representatives of each institution.

New Sessions

New Faces, Diverse Experiences

Throughout the program hear from new speakers, including those members whose proposed sessions were selected for inclusion in the program. Keep an eye out for session leaders who come from different types of colleges, universities, and multicampus systems, and those whose professional vantages on higher education and the work of boards are unique.

Continuing Conversations

Ever wish you had the opportunity to go deeper with a plenary speaker? This year’s luncheon plenary session, Civic Learning and Campus Civility, will be followed by optional breakout sessions with select members of the panel.

Meet AGB’s New President and Chief Executive Officer

AGB President and Chief Executive Officer Henry Stoever took office on July 1, 2019. The conference will feature multiple opportunities for small-group meetings to engage him directly about where AGB is headed and how we can help member boards provide extraordinary service.

More Networking Opportunities

An Orientation to the National Conference on Trusteeship

Offered twice, on both Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, this session will provide an overview of the myriad opportunities in this year’s program to help you plan your conference experience.

Preliminary Conversations

Gather with peers to both rekindle connections and find new colleagues at the start of the conference.

Opening Reception: A Celebration of Trusteeship

Discover your kinship with trustees and leaders of colleges and universities from around the United States and across the globe.

Tabletop Conversations

The topic is provided, but the discussion is all yours. Circulate among the tables and make sure your most pressing questions have the benefit of conversation among colleagues.

The AGB Experience

The AGB Experience is a central hub of activity throughout the conference and the ideal meetup location for new connections. While circulating, test-drive digital member services, explore AGB publications, and learn more about your member benefits.

The Conference App

Don’t forget to download the app! Not only can it help you organize your conference schedule, it has a new feature to enable you to find and connect with fellow registrants in real time.