2021 AHEAD Planning Resources

Thank you planning to attend AHEAD’s Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education conference in Austin. We know that professional travel can be difficult at any time and that the pandemic may have complicated it for you this year. However, we also know that there is nothing like being together as a community! We miss you and are looking forward to being together in the safest way possible. If you haven’t yet, please review the safety and distancing protocol we will implement in Austin. We hope the following planning information will be helpful. Please be in touch if you have other questions.

Justification Letter

We understand that the decision to attend the conference is not 100% yours and that you may need to justify to your administration or budget office why in-person attendance is a value to you as a professional and your institution. To support you in that process, we’ve drafted a sample letter of justification (Word Download), complete with < fill brackets in > you can customize based on your interests and unique situation.

Local Resources

Information coming soon!

2021 Conference App

With the Conference App, you can access handouts, review the Conference schedule, complete session evaluations, receive notification of last minute changes, and more! 

  • iPhone and iPad users should search in the App Store or can find the direct link (coming soon)
  • Android users should search in Google Play or can find the direct link (coming soon)

International Traveler?

AHEAD welcomes colleagues from across the globe. If you need a letter of invitation, please let us know by emailing profdev@ahead.org. You may find the resources at U.S. Visa information for International Attendees also useful.