AHEAD 2020 - Early Planning

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AHEAD’s 2020 International Conference:

Equity and Excellence: Access in Higher Education

JW Marriott Palm Desert, Palm Desert California

July 20 - 24, 2020

If you’re an early planner or need conference information now to plan your travel budget, here’s some early information on AHEAD’s 2020 International Conference: Equity and Excellence: Access in Higher Education. Join the 2020 Conference Community to stay up with the latest in conference planning.

Registration

Registration Date  AHEAD Members  Non-Members 
Before May 1, 2020  $695  $870
Between May 2 & June 1, 2020 $795 $995
 After June 1, 2020 $895 $1120

 

Full-time students and emeritus members always register for the low price of $325.

Waiting to Hear About the Status of your Proposal to Present?

Program planners are still on target to let all proposers know about the status of their presentation proposals by mid-February. You may be contacted earlier, but if you keep that date in mind, you won’t be disappointed.

If you need to know earlier or have updates on your proposal to share, contact Carol Funckes (carol@ahead.org).

Host Hotel and Conference Location

W Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

All activities associated with the 2020 Equity & Excellence AHEAD Conference will be housed at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Palm Desert.  AHEAD’s group room rate will be $174.00+tax for single or double occupancy.  The room block will open for reservations in mid-February 2020.  Please check back with this website for details then.

Alternative Housing Options

There will also be two overflow hotels available to AHEAD attendees at deeply discounted rates.  Small blocks of rooms will be available at the Residence Inn Palm Desert and the Couryard Palm Desert. Room blocks at these hotels will open in mid-February 2020. IMPORTANT NOTE:  These two overflow hotels are not within walking distance of the JW Marriott Desert Springs.  Guests at these hotels will need to use rental cars, and/or Uber/Lyft/Taxis to commute to the conference site.  AHEAD is currently investigating the feasibility of providing limited accessible shuttle service, but at this time that service is not guaranteed.

The Residence Inn Palm Desert

The Residence Inn Palm Desert

The AHEAD group room rate at the Residence Inn Palm Desert will be $104.00+tax for single or double occupancy.

Courtyard Palm Desert

Courtyard Palm Desert

The AHEAD group room rate at the Courtyard Palm Desert will be $94.00+tax for single or double occupancy.  Room blocks at these hotels will open in mid-February 2020.