National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education

NAPAHE's 34th Annual National Conference
and Business Meeting

Special Announcement:
Virtual Conference Programming - Summer 2020

It was with deep regret that we had to cancel the 2020 NAPAHE Annual Conference due to the ongoing threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. At this time, all registration fees have been refunded

In an effort to provide professional development opportunities despite the conference cancellation, NAPAHE will host free virtual round tables.

As a differentiator from other online professional development opportunities, and to leverage NAPAHE’s strength as a facilitator of meaningful personal exchange, each round table will be limited in size, and carry the expectation that all participants have the opportunity to share in the conversation.

2021 Annual Conference

NAPAHE's 34th Annual National Conference is scheduled for March 19-21, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

Registation is slated to open in Fall 2020.


Checklist for Washington, D.C.

  • Review the registration instructions: to be posted Fall 2020

  • Register for the conference via the ACE website: opens Fall 2020

  • Reserve hotel (review registration email for hotel block information)

  • Fill out the Optional Conference Activities form: available Winter 2020

  • Download the conference app, then go back to the invitation email and click the Verify button: available Spring 2021

  • Review the Annual Business Meeting Materials: available March 2021

Registration Information

Registration for the 2021 Annual Conference will open in Fall 2020

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 Washington D.C. by attending the ACE conference. NAPAHE members who register for both conferences will receive a 20% discount off of the ACE registration fee. 

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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: 

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: 
Early Bird Registration Fee (ACE Member): 
Early Bird Registration Fee (ACE Non-Member): 


[Use NAPAHE Member Code]

ACE Advanced Registration Dates: 
Advanced Registration Fee (ACE Member):  
Advanced Registration Fee (ACE Non-Member):


[Use NAPAHE Member Code]

ACE Final Registration Dates: 
Final Registration Fee (ACE Member): 
Final Registration Fee (ACE Non-Member): 

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

ACE Early Bird Registration Dates: 
Early Bird Registration Fee (ACE Member): 
Early Bird Registration Fee (ACE Non-Member): 


ACE ADVANCED REGISTRATION DATES: 
Advanced Registration Fee (ACE Member): 
Advanced Registration Fee (ACE Non-Member): 


ACE FINAL REGISTRATION DATES: 
Final Registration Fee (ACE Member): 
Final Registration Fee (ACE Non-Member):

Conference Hotel Information

The Washington Marriott Wardman Park has been selected as the 2021 ACE/NAPAHE Conference hotel. Perfectly situated in the historic center of D.C., the hotel is conveniently located in iconic Woodley Park and adjacent to the Metro. Take on all of D.C. and enjoy the Adams Morgan neighborhood with ease.

Hotel block information will be provided in your conference registration confirmation email.

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

Thank you to our 2020 Conference Sponsors!


Platinum Sponsor

 AGB OnBoard


Silver Sponsors

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


Bronze Sponsor

Academic Search | Allegheny College | Bon Appetit Management Company Molloy College Northeast Ohio Medical University | University of Houston-Clear Lake 


Double NAPAHE Sponsor

Tarrant County College


NAPAHE Sponsors

 Anne Sroka Executive Communications | Bates College | California State University, Northridge | Georgia Institute of Technology Lindenwood University| Millersville University |Page| Suffolk University | The College of New Jersey Thomas Edison State University | Trinity University Western Washington University 


In-Kind Sponsors

College of Saint Benedict 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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