September 30 -

October 3, 2020

Hyatt Regency Chicago


Early Bird Deadline is Friday, July 24, 2020

Dear ACCT Members,


Many of you have been asking since last month whether the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress will convene as planned this fall. While it is difficult to forecast the future, we are proceeding with plans for the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress this fall in Chicago. Many members, sponsors and others have told us that they hope the show will go on—as we do—and the timing of the event appears to be in our favor.

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 travel and gathering restrictions, as well as the state of Illinois and city of Chicago's COVID-19 status updates. We will update the membership if plans change. Should the event need to be canceled or moved online, we will work with you to either refund or transfer your registration—whichever you prefer. But your registration is important at this time so that we can gauge interest and availability in participating in the 2020 event.


The 2020 Congress will be a time for community college leaders throughout the United States and abroad to reunite, to learn about the amazing things each of our colleges have accomplished and overcome in the face of unprecedented changes and challenges, and to move our colleges forward bravely into the new world. 


This also will be a much-needed opportunity to celebrate our appreciation for the work you do for your beloved students and communities.


We can't wait to see you this fall in Chicago.


NEW Blaze Your Trail to the Presidency Workshop 

Friday, October 2nd 

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


We are excited to announce a brand-new workshop for the 2020 ACCT Leadership
Congress designed for anyone who aspires to become a community college president.
This workshop will mirror the steps of the application and interview processes and
will cover: submitting an application, preparing for the search committee interview,
preparing a bio, visiting the campus and interviewing with a governing board. You
will have the opportunity to dissect your resume, practice interviewing techniques
and receive immediate feedback from your peers and our panel of experts. Learn
how to present yourself in ways that are uniquely yours and which capitalize on
the outstanding qualities that make you the candidate of choice.



ACCT Board of Directors Meeting

College Tours

Pre-Congress Academies

ACCT Marketplace

Opening General Session


Concurrent Sessions

Membership Celebration Luncheon

ACCT Regional Caucuses and Meetings

In the Know Forums

Welcome Reception


NEW Blaze Your Trail to the Presidency Workshop 

Concurrent Sessions

In the Know Forums

ACCT Senate Meeting

Regional Awards Luncheon

ACCT Board of Directors Meeting

Annual Awards Gala


Concurrent Sessions

ACCT Regional Nominating Committee Meetings

Closing General Session Brunch




Early Bird Registration Package = $1110

Includes: Thursday Membership Luncheon, Friday Regional Awards Luncheon, Friday Awards Gala, and Saturday Closing Brunch

Early Bird Registration Fee Only = $825

Early Bird Registration Deadline is Friday, July 24, 2020

If your College Board or Organization does not belong to ACCT, add $200

After Early Bird Deadline

Registration Package = $1310

Includes: Thursday Membership Luncheon, Friday Regional Awards Luncheon, Friday Awards Gala, and Saturday Closing Brunch

Registration Fee Only = $1025


Thursday Membership Luncheon = $70

Friday Regional Awards Luncheon = $70

Friday Awards Gala =  $85

Saturday Closing Brunch = $60


Wednesday, September 30

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


  • Board Ethics and Fiscal Responsibilities: Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

  • Standards of Good Practice for Boards

  • What Trustees Need to Know About Advocacy

  • The Chair's Academy: The Board Chair, Leading with Integrity



Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 E Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL

Single Occupancy: $280 per night

Double Occupancy: $305 per night

Hotel Reservation Deadline is

September 7, 2020

To reserve a hotel room, you MUST register for the ACCT Leadership Congress. Once you are registered, you will receive a link to the ACCT room block. 


For additional questions contact:

Christina Simons, Director of Educational Events