2016 AAUP Annual Conference #AAUP2016

The AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education includes panel presentations, plenary speakers, lobbying, and the annual business meetings of the AAUP. This year, as we move into our second century, the conference will focus on racial, social, and labor justice in higher education.

Please address any questions to annualconference@aaup.org.

Conference hashtag: #AAUP2016


Conference Schedule Highlights

Wednesday, June 15

Capitol Hill Day Orientation: 4–6 pm (AAUP members only)

Thursday, June 16

Higher Education Conference Sessions: 9 am–5:15 pm
Capitol Hill Day Lobbying: 10 am–4:30 pm (AAUP members only)
Capitol Hill Reception:  4–6 pm (AAUP members only)
AAUP-CBC reception, new-delegate orientation, dinner, and regular meeting: 5:30-10pm (For members of AAUP-CBC chapters; their guests are welcome at the reception and dinner). More info.

Friday, June 17

Higher Education Conference Sessions: 9 am–6 pm
Plenary Lunch: 12–1:45 pm (ticketed). More Info
Networking reception and cash bar:  6–7:30 pm
AAUP Council Session I:  2–6:30 pm
Assembly of State Conferences Executive Committee and business meeting: 7–9:30 pm

Saturday, June 18

102nd Annual Meeting: 9–11:45 am and 2–5 pm
Awards and recognition luncheon: noon–1:45 pm (ticketed)
Cash bar reception: 5–6 pm
Plenary banquet: 6–8 pm (ticketed). More Info

Sunday, June 19

AAUP Council Session II:  8:30 am–2 pm

Friday Plenary Lunch Speaker

Shaun Harper, professor in the Graduate School of Education, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. Johns Hopkins University Press is publishing Race Matters in College, his 13th book.

Saturday Plenary Banquet Speaker

William P. Jones, professor of history at University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights and The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South.


*Please note that the AAUP room block at the Mayflower Hotel is now full. Other hotels within easy walking distance include:

The Beacon Hotel
The Loews Madison Hotel
The Capital Hilton
The Embassy Row Hotel

Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
Date & Time: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 8:30pm to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 4:00pm
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