AACRAO’s Annual Meeting Promises Exciting Speakers and Events


Department of Education to Present at the Annual Meeting

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education will give a General Session presentation on Monday, April 2. Jeff Baker, Director of the Policy Liaison and Implementation Staff for Federal Student Aid, advises senior FSA management on statutory, regulatory, and policy matters related to the Title IV Federal student aid programs. David Bergeron, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Innovation for the Office of Postsecondary Education, is responsible for the program budget for the federal postsecondary education programs as well as legislative, regulatory, and other policies affecting the Department’s postsecondary education programs including federal student aid. Their “Department of Education Federal Update” will present up-to-date information on a number of Department of Education activities and initiatives.

Registration and Hotel Reservations

There is less than a month before the early bird registration deadline for the Annual Meeting. Register before February 17 and save $100 off of your fee! You may also reserve your room in the AACRAO room block at our host hotels: the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown or the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown. You may book your room online or by calling (800) 266- 9432.

Important Note About Hotels: We encourage you to reserve your room through AACRAO’s housing block, which reduces housing penalties for the association and helps us keep meeting expenses low for you. In addition, we advise you to be aware of any unsolicited e-mails from third-party agents regarding hotel rooms for the Annual Meeting. Please be aware that such companies are NOT affiliated with AACRAO and that we discourage you from making your room reservations through such organizations. So please reserve your room through the AACRAO room block to receive the best rates and to ensure the security of your transaction.

Annual Meeting Registration Brochure Available for Download

Download the AACRAO Annual Meeting Registration Brochure and view our broad range of sessions and workshops, as well as hotel, travel, and registration information in one, easily downloadable format! Additional information on the meeting is available online.

Mummers to Perform at the Opening Reception

The Mummers are a Philadelphia tradition. Each New Year’s day, the Mummers Parade features 10,000 people performing on one of the city’s main streets. The lavish costumes and lively music and performances are highlights of the day. AACRAO is pleased to announce that the Uptown String Band will be performing during the Opening Reception at the Annual Meeting. Come to the exhibit hall on Sunday, April 1 and see the Mummers in person. It’s sure to be an experience to remember! Learn more about the Mummers.

For additional information or questions, contact AACRAO:
E-mail: meetings@aacrao.org
Phone: (202) 293-9161
Web: http://www.aacrao.org/meetings/2012AnnualMeeting.aspx