Paving Your Path, November 10–12, Baker University Center at Ohio University

The Region VI Conference Planning Team invites you to join us for an interactive, dynamic, and thought-provoking conference with a strategic emphasis on “Paving Your Path.” This conference will provide engaging educational sessions that not only encompass the Association’s core competencies, but also encourage dialog and sharing of ideas.

The 2017 ACUI Region VI conference will be held at Ohio University in beautiful Athens, Ohio. Baker University Center, which will host most of the conference’s events, connects the upper and lower campus and is the vibrant hub that welcomes and serves all members of the university community and campus guests. 

2017 Region VI Conference Logo

Educational Sessions

The conference will be providing educational sessions geared specifically toward both professionals and students. The professional track will offer sessions related to topic areas such as human resources, student and staff development, supervision, facilities, challenges that college unions currently face, etc. The student track will be more focused on topic areas such as student development, supervising peers, emotional intelligence, and how to relate your skills as a student employee to future professional careers.

Both students and professional staff are encouraged to submit proposals. Think about what is working for you and your union, what challenges are you currently facing, what new ideas or strategies have you tried, and what education session topics were missing for you at other conferences you’ve been to lately.  

Educational session proposals will be accepted until August 31 for early consideration and September 15 for final deadline.


Educational sessions will have a duration of 50 minutes to allow time for questions and reflection at each session. If you are interested and can benefit from discussing your idea with someone, please contact the Conference Education Coordinators Molly Bower and Marissa Radigan.


Early  (October 9)Regular
Professional Member$210$230
Professional Nonmember$270$300
Graduate or Undergraduate Member$180$180
Graduate or Undergraduate Nonmember$235$235



Friday, November 10
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. — Information Table Open at Conference Hotel       
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. — Tours
  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. — Registration Opens at Baker Center  
  • 2–3:30 p.m. — Conference Welcome          
  • 3:30–9 p.m. — Dodgeball Registration Open      
  • 3:45–4:45 p.m. — Audio-Visual and Production Tour
    • Building/Facility Tour
    • Athletics Tour       
  • 5–6 p.m. — Networking and Cocktail Hour  
  • 6–7:30 p.m. — Dinner/Entertainment/Keynote Speaker      
  • 7:30–10 p.m. — Dodgeball Team T-Shirt Making and Playfair  
Saturday, November 11
  • 8–9 a.m. — Morning Joe with Joe 
  • 9:15–10:45 a.m. — Interactive Ted Sessions        
  • 11 a.m.–Noon — Educational Session Block I      
  • Noon–1 p.m. —  Lunch and Exhibitor Demos        
  • 1:10–2 p.m. — Educational Session Block 2     
  • 2:10–3 p.m. — Educational Session Block 3     
  • 3–3:30 p.m. — Coffee Break  
  • 3:30–4:20 p.m. — Educational Session Block 4     
  • 4:30 p.m.–5 p.m. — Silent Auction, Veteran Card Signing, and Canstruction   
  • 6–8 p.m. — Banquet/Awards/Live Auction          
  • 9–11 p.m. —  Dodgeball Tournament with TjohnE
Sunday, November 12
  • 9–9:50 a.m. — Communities of Practice Meetings or Group Roundtable Discussions  
  • 10–11:00 a.m. — Brunch/Keynote         
  • 11:15–11:30 a.m. — 2018 Reveal/Closing

Lodging and Transportation

Lodging is available at the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center, conveniently located within walking distance from the Ohio University Baker Center. Reserve your room by October 11 to guarantee the conference rate of $130 per standard room. For online reservations, use group code "171109ACUI."

Lodging is also available at the Fairfield Inn and Suites. Reserve your room by October 20 to guarantee the conference rate of $99 per standard room. 

Conference Planning Team

  • Ashley Barker, Chair | Virginia Tech
  • Clayton Kolb, Communications | Virginia Tech
  • Jamie Miller, Registration | University of Cincinnati
  • Darius Darling, Registration | Indiana Tech
  • Marissa Radigan, Educational Sessions | Ohio University
  • Molly Bower, Educational Sessions | Virginia Tech
  • Chris Marshall, Educational Research Fund | Xavier University
  • Angel Flowers, Keynote/Special Events | Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Evan Wilkof, Host Institution | Ohio University
  • Michael Golze, Corporate Partnerships | Shepherd University