NAICU Washington Update

Save the Date for the 2016 NAICU Annual Meeting

September 04, 2015

College and university presidents, government and public affairs personnel, as well as the presidents of state and mission-specific higher education associations, will gather January 31-February3, 2016 in Washington, DC, for the NAICU Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day. The theme for the 2016 meeting is Capitol Conversations: Meeting the Challenge of Change.

The premier policy and advocacy event for private, nonprofit higher education, NAICU’s Annual Meeting is designed to brief college leaders on the most urgent policy issues affecting higher education.  The meeting features high level panelists such as thought leaders, authors, elected officials, researchers, and media members discussing the issues that will shape private colleges and universities over the next decade.  

This year's meeting will kick-off with the Charlie Cook/Stuart Rothenberg "Presidential Handicapper" Reception providing meeting attendees with the opportunity to hear two of the foremost political reporters assess the 2016 Presidential Election races.  In addition, other keynote speakers are Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor at the PBS NewsHour, and Michael Gerson, fellow at the Wheaton Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy at Wheaton College (IL), nationally syndicated Washington Post op-ed columnist, and former assistant for policy and strategic planning to President George W. Bush.

Attendees also spend part of the meeting on Capitol Hill visiting with their elected representatives during NAICU’s Advocacy Day.  Much is at stake for NAICU members, making it critically important to take the case for private, nonprofit higher education directly to the Hill.

Plan to be in Washington for these important conversations, and for the learning, sharing and networking that are part of the NAICU Annual Meeting.  Program information and meeting and hotel registration information are available on the NAICU website.

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