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2017 Annual Conference

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. The 2017 conference will focus on the rights and freedoms of students. Online registration is now closed. Download the program.

Friday Luncheon Plenary Speaker


Ibram X. Kendi, assistant professor of African American history at the University of Florida and winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction for Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Saturday Plenary Luncheon


The AAUP will recognize special honoree Professor Harry Keyishian for his courage, integrity, and unstinting commitment to academic freedom in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 US Supreme Court case Keyishian v. Board of Regents. ​In this landmark case, the Court ruled against New York's loyalty oath for public employees and established academic freedom as a "special concern" of the First Amendment.



The AAUP Foundation Academic Freedom Fund provided a grant to support conference events commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Keyishian v. Board of Regents. The AAUP Foundation Glick, Rappaport, Tristman Fund provided a grant to support the screening with panel discussion of the film A Time to Stir and the plenary presentation by Ibram X. Kendi.




Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
Date & Time: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 1:45pm to Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 1:45pm
All Day: