2018 Annual AD&D Conference

AD&D 32nd Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas

32nd Annual Meeting
of the Association of Deans & Directors of University Colleges & Undergraduate Studies
March 7 - 10, 2018
The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria | Houston, Texas

The Association of Deans & Directors of University Colleges & Undergraduate Studies (AD&D) is planning a state-of-the-art conference experience for its members and other undergraduate studies professionals for March 2018, in Houston, Texas.  The Annual AD&D Conference is the premier learning and networking experience for Deans, Directors and other professionals working in the University College and Undergraduate Studies environment.  Plan to register for what promises to be the most interactive and dynamic experience that will have positive, lasting impact on your career and institution.

Conference Schedule
The AD&D Conference offers breakout sessions, hosted dinners, and plenary sessions.

To review the Pre-Conference Preliminary Brochure, CLICK HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to "go green", AD&D is offering the Conference Schedule/Brochure as a downloadable PDF, please access it HERE in advance of the Conference.

The Schedule at a Glance is below:

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm   Registration
4:00pm – 4:00pm  New Member/First-Time Attendee Orientation
5:00pm – 7:00pm  Welcome and Opening Session
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Opening Reception
7:00pm      Dinner On Your Own

Thursday, March 8, 2018
8:00am – 9:00am   Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am Opening Plenary Session
10:30am – 11:45am  Breakout Sessions
11:45am – 1:30pm  Lunch On Your Own
1:30pm – 2:45pm    Panel Presentation
2:45pm – 3:00pm    Break
3:00pm – 4:15pm    Breakout Sessions
6:00pm                    Hosted Dine Around Dinners

Friday, March 9, 2018
8:00am – 9:00am    Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am  Breakout Sessions
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:45am   Second Plenary Session
12:00pm – 2:00pm   Lunch and Business Meeting
2:00pm                     Opportunity to Explore Houston

Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:00am – 9:00am   Continental Breakfast and Town Hall
9:00am – 10:15am   Breakout Sessions
10:15am – 10:30am   Break
10:30am – 11:45am   Breakout Sessions
11:45am                       Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Michael Nava
AD&D is excited to host Dr. Michael Nava as its keynote presenter for the AD&D 32nd Annual Meeting. Dr. Michael Nava will offer his experience in a presentation entitled, "Under-Represented Student Success: Intentionality Matters". Dr. Nava is committed to the development of culturally-relevant programs, which has led to enhancing the success of historically under-represented and under-resourced student populations.

Dr Michael Nava

Dr. Michael Nava

Conference Registration
To register online for the 32nd Annual Meeting of AD&D, visit HERE.

Note the Early Registration Discount ends Friday, February 9, 2018.  

Conference rates are as follows:

Early Registration - ends February 9, 2018
Member Rate - $475
Non-Member Rate - $525
Spouse/Guest (includes opening reception/meals) - $250*

Standard Registration - February 10, 2018 - March 7, 2018
Member Rate - $525
Non-Member Rate - $575
Spouse/Guest (includes opening reception/meals) - $250*

Retired members interested in participating should contact our office at (844) 705-3293 to receive the discounted rate and discount code.

This registration for spouses/guests is to provide access to meals only.  Any spouse/guest participating in other events will need to register for the conference.

Conference Location and Hotel Reservations
The 32nd Annual Meeting will be hosted at the The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria.  The hotel, which is located at the Galleria, is ideally located in the Uptown Galleria area with direct access to over 350 shops and restaurants.  Obtain ultimate relaxation at the Houston hotel in one of its 406 spacious guestrooms featuring contemporary style and upgraded amenities including updated technology, flat-screen televisions and well-designed work areas that cater to travelers. Plus, enjoy relaxing amenities such as The Westin Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath® products that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Reserve your room today at The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria. The AD&D Meeting is able to offer a discounted rate of $179 per night. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, February 14, 2018. To reserve your room, call (888) 627-8514 and indicate you are associated with the "Association of Deans and Directors (AD&D)" Annual Meeting. 

To reserve your room online, visit: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/AC07AB

The hotel is located at: 5011 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities
Plan to be a part of the upcoming AD&D Annual Meeting while taking advantage of the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. By sponsoring our conference, your company will be acknowledged as a strong supporter of university college and undergraduate studies programs across the United States. Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your company’s visibility, maximize your company’s brand, expand sales, and network with new connections at this educational event.


 We are inviting your organization to engage with our members and to participate and sponsor this conference. The various sponsorship levels are all guaranteed to broaden the exposure of your company with endless opportunities to network.

Take advantage of the sponsorship and advertisement opportunities, contact our office at (844) 705-3293 and reserve your space today!

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