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2012 Annual Meeting 

Turn up the heat on your professional development.

Attend the 2012 AACP Annual Meeting.

This outstanding event is your best opportunity of the year to hear thought-provoking speakers, explore cutting-edge topics, share ideas with colleagues and build new relationships with peers.

Increase Your Knowledge
Take advantage of a comprehensive educational program designed specifically for your needs. The Annual Meeting offers more than 90 sessions for faculty and leadership development. Hear innovative concepts. Get practical solutions to your pressing issues. Engage in discussions that apply directly to your work. Bring your passion for learning, and take home a wealth of information and ideas. Take home CE credits, too.

Expand Your Network
Meet up with old friends and connect with new colleagues from across the country. The Annual Meeting environment fosters relationship building that will benefit you for years to come. There is no better place to get great peer advice for tackling challenges you face at your school.

Intensify Your Learning
Your professional development at the AACP conference wouldn’t be complete without a walk around the expo hall. Plan plenty of time to learn from exhibitors. More than 50 will showcase their products and services, bringing you up to date on the latest tools to support your work. The learning continues when you leave for home. As an Annual Meeting registrant, you receive free access to all session recordings in the AACP Online Learning Center.

Conference Highlights
An annual highlight of the AACP conference is the Teachers Seminar. Join us on Saturday, July 14, for Connecting Learners and Teachers: Is There an App for That? This highly interactive seminar focuses on ways to bridge the gap between faculty and student expectations about learning. Innovative faculty and Walmart Scholars serve as discussion and breakout leaders. Experiment with methods and technologies to facilitate learning--from a distance and in IPPEs/APPEs. Bring your laptop, smart phone and ideas!

A valuable pre-session for deans and development officers is the Gift Planning Workshop for Deans and Development Officers on Saturday, July 14. Laura Hansen Dean, J.D., executive director of gift planning at The University of Texas at Austin, will share her expertise in estate planning and gift planning.

The Research Proposal Preparation Workshop for New Faculty Investigators, also on Saturday, July 14, assists faculty who have limited experience in research proposal development, preparation and submission. The session covers how to generate a novel research idea, interpret the results and everything in between.

Additional highlights include:

  • Science Plenary: Monday, July 16
  • Presentation of the Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award and the Chalmers, Dawson and Volwiler Awards during the Examining Excellence: 2012 Awards Plenary: Tuesday, July 17
  • Student Community Engaged Service Awards special session: Tuesday, July 17
  • Presentation of the Rufus A. Lyman Award during the Closing Banquet: Tuesday, July 17
  • Complimentary Cyber Café, supported by the University of Florida


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