NAPAHE's 33rd Annual National Conference
and Business Meeting

NAPAHE is pleased to partner with the American Council on Education (ACE) to present our 33rd Annual Conference in San Diego on March 13-15, 2020.

Registration is open: www.aceannualmeeting.org 

NAPAHE's registration is embedded in the ACE registration process. Review the instuctions below before you begin.

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Two Conference Grants Available for NAPAHE Members

One grant will be awarded to a NAPAHE member attending his/her first conference in 2020.

The second will be awarded to a NAPAHE member who demonstrates financial need and would not be able to attend the 2020 conference without assistance.

Applications open October 1, 2019
Applications close December 13, 2019

Registration Information

Registration for the 2020 conference is now open.  

Registration includes all regular conference programming, optional pre-conference sessions, Friday’s opening reception, lunch on Saturday, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and snack breaks. You can also begin your mornings with a guided walk or a yoga or Zumba class, also included.

NAPAHE members are eligible for a $50 discount on the regular conference rate when using the NAPAHE Member Registration Code during registering.  Please log-in to the NAPAHE website to access the Member Registration Code.

We encourage you to consider extending your stay in San Diego by attending the ACE conference. NAPAHE members who register for both conferences will receive a 20% discount off of the ACE registration fee. You can view their Schedule at a Glance by clicking here.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join your fellow colleagues – register today! 

Note: NAPAHE abides by ACE's cancellation & substitution policy. 

NAPAHE Member Registration Code

NAPAHE members are eligible for a $50 discount on the regular conference rate when using the NAPAHE Member Registration Code during registration

To access the Member Registration Code, please log on to your member account at NAPAHE.org. Under the Current Members tab, click on Account Dashboard. The 2020 National Conference Registration Code is located on the right side of the My Dashboard page beneath your Membership Status. 

NAPAHE Conference Only

REGISTRATION DATES: 09/23/19-3/13/20

NAPAHE Member: $500 
[Use NAPAHE Member Code]

NAPAHE Non-Member: $550

NAPAHE Member and ACE Annual Meeting Rate (includes 20% discount)

[Use NAPAHE Member Code]

ACE Early Bird Registration Dates: 09/23/19-11/14/19
Early Bird Registration Fee (ACE Member): $1,175
Early Bird Registration Fee (ACE Non-Member): $1,355


[Use NAPAHE Member Code]

ACE Advanced Registration Dates: 11/15/19-2/13/20
Advanced Registration Fee (ACE Member): $1,235
Advanced Registration Fee (ACE Non-Member): $1,415


[Use NAPAHE Member Code]

ACE Final Registration Dates: 2/14/20-3/13/20
Final Registration Fee (ACE Member): $1,355
Final Registration Fee (ACE Non-Member): $1,535

NAPAHE Non-Member and ACE Annual Meeting Rate (includes 20% discount)

ACE Early Bird Registration Dates: 09/23/19-11/14/19
Early Bird Registration Fee (ACE Member): $1,225
Early Bird Registration Fee (ACE Non-Member): $1,405


ACE ADVANCED REGISTRATION DATES: 11/15/19-2/13/20
Advanced Registration Fee (ACE Member): $1,285
Advanced Registration Fee (ACE Non-Member): $1,465


ACE FINAL REGISTRATION DATES: 2/14/20-3/13/20
Final Registration Fee (ACE Member): $1,405
Final Registration Fee (ACE Non-Member): $1,585

Conference Hotel Information

The main conference hotel is the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. ACE has reserved a block of rooms and has made that block available to NAPAHE conference attendees. Room rates are $299 for one room with one king bed and $299 for one room with two king beds. Taxes and fees are not included in the room rate. 

Registered attendees will receive hotel block information within their registration confirmation letter. Rooms in the hotel block includes complimentary internet, valued at $14.95 per day and complimentary 24-hour health club access.  (Note: attendees must be a Marriott Rewards member or sign-up for Marriott Rewards at check-in)

The conference hotel always seems to sell out so consider registering early.

NAPAHE Conference 101 Webinar

Are you considering attending a NAPAHE Annual Conference? If you've never been to a NAPAHE conference, learn more by watching the video recording of our webinar entitled NAPAHE Conference 101: Why You Should Attend and What to Expect.

This webinar recording will provide you with information about the benefits of attendance and what you can expect while you are there. Though it discusses the 2019 Annual Conference specifically, many of the take-aways are the same, no matter what conference year you plan to attend. 

We do plan to offer an updated webinar on the 2020 Conference in the coming months. If you have questions regarding the upcoming conference, please contact us.

Round Tables

At the NAPAHE conference, mornings will begin with a hot breakfast and roundtable discussions. These facilitated conversations allow you to ask questions of your colleagues, share your own ideas and tips, and get to know people from all across the country (and beyond).

Over 25 roundtables will be offered on topics including:

  • Calendaring
  • Chief of Staff
  • Continuing Education
  • Minutes
  • New to the Job
  • Paperless Office
  • Presidential Assistants
  • Provost Assistants
  • Supervising and Mentoring
  • Working with Boards; Trustee Relations

2020 Conference Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor

 Passageways


Silver Sponsors

American Council on Education | BoardEffect | The California State University System | University of Houston


Bronze Sponsor

Academic Search | Allegheny College |Northeast Ohio Medical University


NAPAHE Sponsors

Page | Thomas Edison State University | Western Washington University


In-Kind Sponsors

RunSwitch Public Relations | University of North Carolina Wilmington

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National Association
of Presidential Assistants
in Higher Education

PO Box 10390
Conway, AR 72034

Brittny Daubenheyer,
NAPAHE Executive Director Phone 479-857-0871
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