What are AEC Regional Summits and Why are They Valuable?

​AEC Regional Summits bring together small groups of senior higher education leaders to facilitate deep conversations and devise solutions for the most pressing and strategic issues on your campus. The events are designed to accommodate 75 to 150 participants.

Each event fosters connections and promotes peer-to-peer learning among you, your colleagues from institutions in the region, and topic experts.

By bringing the conversation to your region for a brief and accessible event, and making travel more affordable and convenient, AEC enables real-time learning and develops lasting networks.


Learn From Your Peers And Experts In The Field

​Featuring top experts in the field, AEC Regional Summits allow you to tackle complex issues during tightly focused, face-to-face sessions with peers from your region.

The Regional Summits provide the opportunity to strengthen your connections with other leaders from across your region and confront the most serious challenges on your campus in an energizing and positive environment..  


  What Topics Will Be Covered At A Regional Summit?

Presidents, provosts, and other senior leaders at AEC member institutions tackle complex and constantly evolving issues every day, such as student mental health, food insecurity on campus, and college affordability and student debt. Each Summit is a deep dive into one of these challenging, timely issues. You will return to campus feeling more connected to colleagues in the region, energized with a roadmap to success, and ready to take innovative steps towards change.

Each topic will be explored through active learning and collaborative problem solving. A combination of expert talks and small group roundtables will shape each one-and-a-half day Summit, with an evening social event giving participants time to network and forge personal connections.


AEC’S Commitment To Helping Leaders Learn

​AEC enables institutions to innovate and adapt through a suite of opportunities designed for busy executives. AEC participants may connect in person at a Regional Summit, be inspired by the stories of their peers at AEC’s Annual Meeting, or plug in at their convenience 24/7 on AEC Engage,AEC’s new learning community for higher education executives. Whatever your schedule, whatever the challenge, AEC offers support through a continuum of experts, tools, and virtual and face-to-face communities.



What Are The New Regions?

To help reduce the costs of travelling, to make our programming more accessible, and to connect you with your regional peers, AEC is now coming to you. Learn and network effectively AND efficiently.

The AEC Regional Summits will be held in four regions around the country three times a year.