NAPAHE's 33rd Annual National Conference
and Business Meeting

Special Announcement

It is with deep regret that we announce the NAPAHE Conference has been cancelled due to the ongoing and growing threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

NAPAHE partners with ACE for registration, and ACE will be refunding all registration fees. The refund will be made to the original form of payment and will be processed automatically by April 15. However, ACE would like to extend the opportunity to credit your registration fees towards NAPAHE's 34th Annual National Conference, March 19-21, 2021 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. If you would like to credit your NAPAHE 2020 registration fee towards NAPAHE 2021(or affiliated events), please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 30, 2020.

If you purchased a trolley ticket, you will be refunded on or before April 1 to the original form of payment.

Please note: Individual attendees will need to cancel their own hotel and travel reservations. 

We look forward to providing additional professional development opportunities to our members throughout the year. 

Registration is CLOSED: www.aceannualmeeting.org 

Download the 2020 Annual Conference App Today!

If you are already registered for the conference, check your email for an invitation to download our conference app. The email will detail the two-step process to ensure everything works properly.

Step 1) Download the app

Step 2) Then go back to the invitation email and click the Verify button in the email

View this quick video for help or see the graphic below

App Poster


Checklist for San Diego:

  • Cancel hotel and travel reservations

  • Review the conference registration instructions

  • Register for the conference through ACE

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

  • Fill out the Optional Conference Activities form

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

Registration Information

Registration for the 2020 conference is closed.  

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!

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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: 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. ATTENTION: The conference hotel room block is re-opened until Monday, March 2nd.  All nights requested may not be available. 

Room rates are $299 for one room with one king or two king beds. Taxes and fees are not included in the room rate. Complimentary internet per day and complimentary 24-hour health club access are included. 

ACE has reserved a secondary block of hotel rooms for NAPAHE attendees at the Courtyard San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center. Room rates are $249 for one room with a single or double bed. Taxes and fees are not included in the room rate. Complimentary internet per day, complimentary 24-hour health club access, and discounted valet parking for $30 per night are included. 

To receive the discounted rate, please reserve your room in the ACE2020 Annual Meeting room block by Friday, February 14, 2020, subject to availability. 

Courtyard San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center Reservation Phone: (619) 544-1004

Please mention that you are attending the American Council of Education’s Annual Meeting to receive your discounted rate.

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

 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

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Conway, AR 72034

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