The 2020 Academic Chairpersons Conference, the event’s 37th year, will take place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah on February 5-7, 2020. Since 1984, this annual forum has brought together academic chairpersons, administrators, and faculty from all areas of higher education to celebrate their successes, share best practices and innovative strategies, and collaborate with a network of campus leaders. The emphasis of every conference is to provide practical, usable information in a climate of open discussion and collaborative exchange. We hope you will consider presenting or attending.

General Information

A general explanation of the conference with statistics about our attendees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the Academic Chairpersons Conference and the most commonly asked questions.

Advisory Board Members

Our advisory board provides the conference planners with suggestions on conference topics and presenters and serve as the proposal review committee.


Learn what past participants want you to know about this conference and its importance to your professional development.

Past Conferences

Review information from the past 15 years of the Academic Chairpersons Conference.

Future Conferences

Mark your calendars with the confirmed dates for future Academic Chairpersons Conferences.


Resources are available to campus leaders, particularly chairs, to help them with their leadership journey.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you. Let us know if you have questions or suggestions.

“The conference is a wonderful resource and professional development opportunity for aspiring and practicing chairs. At the conference, chairs obtain practical information that is immediately useful as well as an opportunity to network with chairs from other institutions.”

Mary Lou Higgerson
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Baldwin-Wallace College

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