2022 Networking Events & Highlights

AHEAD is providing multiple opportunities for attendees to connect and get to know each other, all included in the cost of registration.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, July 19, 5:30-7:00pm
Hilton Hotel, 5th Floor

The Welcome Reception will kick off the main Conference on Tuesday evening. We hope you’ll arrive in Cleveland in time to join us from 5:30 – 7:00 pm on the 5th Floor of the Hilton Hotel (via a walkway to the Convention Center).  Mingle with your colleagues for some wonderful food and beverages, entertainment, and a nice opportunity to connect or reconnect!


Exhibit Hall Opening and President’s Reception

Wednesday, July 20, 5:30-7:00pm
Exhibit Hall C of the Huntington Convention Center

The President’s Reception will include a selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, hosted soft drinks, a cash bar, and live entertainment, all held in conjunction with the opening of the Exhibit Hall.  Come learn from innovative vendors and sponsors, and meet-and greet old friends and new!


Awards Banquet and Annual Business Meeting

Friday, July 22, 6:30-9:00pm
Ballroom A/B of the Huntington Convention Center

AHEAD's closing celebration is the perfect way to close the week with new and old friends, reflect on what you’ve learned, catch up on an AHEAD year-in-review, and honor AHEAD's award recipients. AHEAD members who have served the Association and impacted the profession through their innovation, service, and scholarship will be recognized with peer-nominated awards, including the prestigious Ronald E. Blosser Award for outstanding service to AHEAD, the AHEAD Honor for Meritorious Contribution, and the Duraese Hall Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award. Dress is casual or as fun as you'd like it to be.