2022 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day

February 6-9, 2022
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
Washington DC 20001


Coming Together With Purpose:  Hear from and engage with Members of Congress, policymakers, legislative experts, communications professionals, and other leading national voices on the challenges and opportunities facing your campus as the nation continues to address the COVID pandemic and the Biden Administration’s policy agenda moves forward.

With the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Pell Grant program approaching, NAICU will celebrate the founding of this major federal student aid program with several special events, including:

  • A plenary session with two highly regarded higher education researchers exploring the effects Pell Grants have had on higher education as well as the program’s future challenges.
  • A special reception and dinner featuring the posthumous presentation of the Advocacy Award to Lois Dickson Rice, the "mother of the Pell Grant."

Speakers & Special Guests

Michael Beschloss

Hon. James Kvall

Nathan Gonzales

Amb. Susan E. Rice


Selected Session Topics and Special Events

  • The 50-Year Journey to Define a Great Society
  • Pell Grants: Past Successes, Future Challenges
  • Restorative Justice and the Role of Faith
  • The Arc of Progress: Title IX at 50
  • Effects of the Pandemic on College Student Mental Health
  • Reception and Dinner Celebrating 50 Years of the Pell Grant
  • Advocacy Day and the 6th Annual Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus Reception
  • Pre-Conference Summit: Advocating With Purpose

Renew old acquaintances and meet new colleagues from across the
country during our numerous sessions and breaks.

Join us in Washington, DC to listen, learn, engage, and, importantly, make your voice heard. Register today!

Health & Safety Protocols
NAICU is committed to protecting the health and safety of all who participate in our 2022 Annual Meeting taking place in Washington, D.C.  To that end, NAICU will require all attendees and speakers to provide proof of vaccination in order to attend the meeting. More...


NAICU thanks the following sponsors for their support of the
2022 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day:

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