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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. 

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Schedule at a Glance 

Wednesday, June 14

Capitol Hill Day Orientation (AAUP members only)
Special event The First Amendment on Campus

Thursday, June 15

Higher Education Conference Sessions: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Capitol Hill Day Lobbying: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (AAUP members only)
Capitol Hill Day Reception: 4–5:30 p.m., with guest Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), sponsor of the College for All Act in the House, (AAUP members only)
AAUP-CBC Orientation for New Delegates, Reception, Regular Meeting, and Dinner (ticket required): 4:00–9:00 p.m. (for members and field staff from AAUP-CBC chapters only and their guests)
AAUP-CBC Dinner, with speaker Gordon Lafer, professor at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education Resource Center

Friday, June 16

ASC Executive Committee Breakfast and Meeting: 7–8:30 a.m.
AAUP-CBC Voting: 7:30–8:30 a.m. (members and field staff from AAUP-CBC chapters only)
Assembly of State Conferences Business Meeting: 9:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Higher Education Conference Sessions: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Plenary Luncheon and Presentation (ticket required): 12–1:30 p.m. (more info)
AAUP Council Session I: 2–6:30 p.m.
State Lobbying Networking Meeting: 4–5:30 p.m (AAUP members only)
Cash Bar and Networking Reception: 6–7:30 p.m.
Film Screening of Excerpts from A Time to Stir and Panel Discussion: 7–9 p.m. (Panelists: Paul Cronin, Ellen Schrecker, Juan Gonzalez, Henry Reichman)

Saturday, June 17

103rd Annual Meeting: 9–11:45 a.m. and 1:45–4 p.m. (Learn more about the Annual Meeting and a proposed amendment to the AAUP Constitution)
Plenary Luncheon and Presentation (ticket required): 12–1:30 p.m.
Cash Bar Reception: 5–6:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 18

AAUP Council Breakfast and Session II: 7:45 a.m.–2 p.m.

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.

Registration Rates and Deadlines

Early-Bird Rates. Deadline midnight EDT April 15.

AAUP Members $375
Nonmembers* $500
Students $200

Regular Rates. Deadline midnight EDT June 5.

AAUP Members $425
Nonmembers* $550
Students $200

Onsite Registration. Opens at noon on June 14.

AAUP Members $500
Nonmembers* $600
Students $250

*Nonmembers who join the AAUP by June 5, 2017, will have the additional $100 registration fee refunded at the conclusion of the conference when membership confirmation is received.


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
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