Past Annual Conferences

2023 - Orlando, Florida

Reimagine the Magic of Academic Advising
October 4-7 | Rosen Shingle Creek
Opening Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tia Brown McNair
Closing Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ryan Duffy

2022 - Portland, Oregon

Building Bridges: Honoring our Past, Celebrating the Present, and Preparing for the Future"
October 23-26 | Oregon Convention Center
Keynote Speaker: Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

2021 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Together, All Things are Possible
October 6-9 | Duke Energy Convention Center
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Samuel D. Museus

2020 - Virtual Conference

No Student Is an Island: The Rich Port of Advising and Connection
October 5-8 | Online
Opening Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Rendon
Closing Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ken Harmon

2019 - Louisville, Kentucky

In Their Corner: Advising Students to be the GREATEST!
October 20-23 | Kentucky International Convention Center
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tyrone C. Howard

2018 - Phoenix, Arizona

Life Stories: The Art of Academic Advising
September 30 - October 3 | Phoenix Convention Center
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter L. Hagen

2017 - St. Louis, Missouri

Meet Me in St. Louis: The Gateway to Student Success
October 11-14 | America's Center
Keynote Speaker: Lori White

2016 - Atlanta, Georgia

ATL: Advising to Learn
October 5-8 | Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Shea Smith

2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada

What Happens in Advising Stays with Students
October 4-7 | Caesars Palace
Keynote Speaker: Casey Self

2014 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Adventures in Advising: Explore, Discover, Collaborate, Transform
October 8-11 | Minneapolis Convention Center
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Terrell Strayhorn

2013 - Salt Lake City, Utah

Success Elevated: Greatest Advising on Earth
October 6-9 | Salt Palace Convention Center
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Al Bowman and Patrick Combs

2012 - Nashville, Tennessee

Empowering Students to Write Their Own Songs of Success
October 4-7 | Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Keynote Speakers: Harry Pickens and Dr. Marcia Baxter Magolda

2011 - Denver, Colorado

Advising with Altitude
October 2-5 | Colorado Convention Center
Keynote Speakers: James Applegate and Dr. Pamela Shockley-Zalabak

2010 - Orlando, Florida

The Fast Pass to Student Success
October 3-6 | Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center
Keynote Speakers: Rey Junco and Vasti Torres

2009 - San Antonio, Texas

Academic Advising: Deep in the Heart of Advising
September 30 - October 3 | San Antonio Convention Center
Keynote Speakers: Ricardo Romo and Sarita E. Brown

2008 - Chicago, Illinois

Taking Advising to New Heights
October 1-4 | Hyatt Regency Chicago
Keynote Speakers: LaDonna Gatlin and B. Joseph White

2007 - Baltimore, Maryland

Advisors as Navigators: From Orientation to Graduation and Beyond
October 18-21 | Baltimore Convention Center
Keynote Speakers: Patrick T. Terenzini and Sharon Fries-Britt

2006 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Diverse Advising for a Diverse World
October 18-21 | Indiana Convention Center

2005 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Hitting the Jackpot: Making Academic Success a Sure Bet!
October 5-8 | Bally's Las Vegas

2004 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Building Bridges: Advisors as Architects for the Future
October 6-9 | Cincinnati Convention Center

2003 - Dallas, Texas

Academic Advising: Teach, Encourage, Excel, Advise, Support: Building Stronger Networks for Student Success
October 2-5 | Adam's Mark 

2002 - Salt Lake City, Utah

Academic Advising: Official Sponsors of Student Success
September 29 - October 2 | Grand America Hotel

2001 - Ottawa, Ontario

Academic Advising: Discover the Many Voices
October 11-14 | Ottawa Congress Center

2000 - Orlando, Florida

Advising in the 21st Century: Tradition, Innovation, and Vision
October 5-8 | Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

1999 - Denver, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Summit: Partnerships and Collaboration to Foster Retention
October 7-10 | Adam's Mark Denver Hotel

1998 - San Diego, California

New Horizons: Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future
October 4-7 | Town and Country Resort Hotel

1997 - Kansas City, Missouri

Show Me: From Advising Theory to Practice
October 5-8 | Kansas City Convention Center

1996 - Washington, D.C.

Advocacy & Innovation in Academic Advising
October 6-9 | Washington Hilton and Towers

1995 - Nashville, Tennessee

Academic Advising: Patterns in the Present...Pathways to the Future
October 8-11 | Stouffer Renaissance Nashville Hotel

1994 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Reach for the Stars: Global Challenges for Academic Advising
October 9-12 | Riviera Hotel

1993 - Detroit, Michigan

Academic Advising in the 90s: Using Resources Creatively to Serve Diverse Populations
October 10-13 | The Westin Hotel Detroit Renaissance Center

1992 - Atlanta, Georgia

The Challenge of Change: Empowering Students through Academic Advising
October 11-14 | Hyatt Regency in Peachtree Center

1991 - Louisville, Kentucky

Academic Advising: New Visions for a New Century
October 6-9 | The Galt House Hotel

1990 - Anaheim, California

Academic Advising: Continuing Visions, Renewed Commitments, New Frontiers
October 14-17 | Disneyland Hotel

1989 - Houston, Texas

Academic Advising and Institutional Effectiveness
October 15-18 | Westin Galleria

1988 - Miami, Florida

Academic Advising: Tradition vs Innovation
October 9-12 | Hyatt Regency Miami

1987 - Chicago, Illinois

Diversity in Academic Advising: Changing Populations/Increasing Standards
October 11-13 | McCormick Center Hotel

1986 - Seattle, Washington

Ten Years Later: Academic Advising Reconsidered...Perspectives, Promises, Performances
October 12-15 | Seattle Sheraton Hotel

1985 - Kansas City, Missouri

Academic Advisors: Responding to a Call for Excellence in Higher Education
October 13-16 | Vista International Hotel

1984 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Academic Advising as a Form of Teaching
October 14-17 | Philadelphia Marriott Hotel

1983 - St. Louis, Missouri

Beyond Change: Managing the Multifaceted Role of the Academic Advisor
October 23-26 | Marriott Pavilion

1982 - San Jose, California

Breaking with Tradition: The Advisor as Change Agent
October 10-13 | Hyatt San Jose

1981 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Academic Advising: The Pivotal Point
October 11-14 | Regency

1980 - Asheville, North Carolina

Academic Advising as a Developmental Process
October 19-22 | Great Smokies Hilton

1979 - Omaha, Nebraska

Impact: Advising for the 80's
October 14-17 | Omaha Hilton

1978 - Memphis, Tennessee

Impact: Advising Makes the Difference
October 8-11 | Holiday Hall

1977 - Burlington, Vermont

Impact: Advising Makes the Difference
October 16-19