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Opening Session

Saturday, April 18, 4:00 p.m.

AACC opens the 95th Annual Convention with keynote speaker. Immediately following the opening session join us at the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception for music, food, and drinks. 

Hail and Farewell Luncheon

Sunday, April 19, 11:30 a.m.
Ticket required.

The Hail & Farewell Luncheon is the association's opportunity to wish a fond farewell to retiring CEOs as well as hail new and 25-year CEOs. 

Awards of Excellence Gala

Monday, April 20, 6:45 p.m.
Ticket required.

The Awards of Excellence Gala dinner honors outstanding professionals from the world of community colleges. Awards will be given in the following categories: Emerging Leadership, Student Success, Exemplary CEO/Board, Advancing Diversity, Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership, Faculty Innovation, and Safety Planning and Leadership.

Learn more about these awards and how your college can nominate next year's awardees. 

Outstanding Alumni BrunchOutstanding Alumni Brunch

Tuesday, April 21, 10:00 a.m.
Ticket required.

The brunch honors this year's outstanding community college alumni.

Past recipients include George Lucas (movie director), Dick Vermeil (NFL coach), and Amy Tan (author).

AACC 95th Annual Convention



Tickets to each event are included as part of the following registration rates:

  • Full conference Member rate
  • Full conference Nonmember rate
  • Spouse/Guest

Sunday Day rate includes luncheon ticket. All other rates must purchase tickets separately.

Ticket Prices:


  • Member: $75
  • Nonmember: $85

Gala dinner

  • Member: $125
  • Nonmember: $140


  • Member: $50
  • Nonmember: $65
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