Today’s professional landscape features altered workplaces and staffing challenges amidst repositioned values and shifting priorities.

As career practitioners at the helm of service, our mission to develop a new way of thinking is imperative to best empower alumni as they navigate an ever-changing market. ACSN 2022: Charting New Waters for Alumni Career Services aims to address these industry changes, find harbor in mindful solutions, and embark on a new chapter for Alumni Career Services.

It is only fitting we will gather in California—a pioneering state for its vast cultural styles and movements—to host our conversation. With collaboration from members, colleagues, and influential partners, ACSN2022 encourages open dialogue, fostering a spirit for reflection, spontaneity, purpose, and innovation. Join us as we work together to chart this new course. We're the future of Alumni Career Services, and we’re all hands on deck. 

Take a peek at our ACSN2022 detailed conference schedule.
Get all the info you need with our FAQS! The WHY!!

Make plans to join us for #ACSN2022 in San Diego | Coronado Island, July 25-27, 2022. Learn and network amidst sunshine coupled with world-class eats and activities.

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors >>








Conference Benefits >>

Over the course of three days, feel confident knowing you'll experience...

  • Innovative keynote presentations
  • Thought-provoking workshops
  • Practical, actionable takeaways and access to the best practices in the industry
  • Unique and genuine ACSN culture of community and meaningful connections
  • Dialogue and targeted conversation on topics including:
    • Digital Resources
    • New Strategies for Social Media
    • Career Coaching
    • Future of Work
    • Strategic Planning & Operations
    • Collaborative Partnerships

Conference Pricing and Registration >> 

ACSNRegisterNowACSN wants to support your professional development opportunities - check out our Letter to Your Boss for members and Letter to Your Boss for non-members to help support your 2022 career growth and development.

$575 - *Early Bird Registration ACSN Members
*register by 6.6.22 payment due by 7.6.22
($675 - Regular Registration: 6.7.22-7.10.22 |  $725 - Late registration: 7.11.22+)
$725 - ACSN Non-Members
         Register Now! >>

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Conference Attendees >>

ACSN2022 welcomes the largest group of alumni career services professionals for a three-day conference including pre/post-conference experiences. Attendees will reflect on current industry trends and share innovative solutions and best practices for implementation in alumni career services/alumni relations practices applicable in Higher Education, Independent Schools, and K-12 arenas. Attendees include alumni specialists, career advisors, program and development specialists, managers, directors, and senior leaders across institutions. 

Frequently Asked Questions  

Lodging & Transportation - July 25-27, 2022  >>

Join us at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa.

To take advantage of ACSN's special rate of $269.00 per night ++ (rate extended several days prior/post-conference). Please use the registration link below to take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to attend the conference on the bay. Who's ready for an extending vacation? Bring your family and friends and take advantage of the pre/post conference rates (ACSN rate offered: July 21 - July 31). 

Reserve your hotel room now! >>   **CONFERENCE RATE ROOMS ARE NOW SOLD OUT**

We are recommending travelers plan to arrive prior to noon on Monday, July 25, and stay through 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 to take part in our closing conference celebration and annual Alumni event. *Please note arrival/departure times will vary if you are participating in the pre or post-conference sessions! 

The host city of San Diego encourages purposeful pause for recreational time with colleagues and enjoyment of quintessential landmarks in the Golden State. Details on mini-shore break activities are forthcoming!

The conference hotel is located about 15 minutes from the San Diego International Airport. Arrival can easily be arranged from multiple ride-share services for approximately $12-20/each way.

Conference Program  >>

Based on feedback received from previous conferences, ACSN2022 aims to focus on actionable, workshop-style sessions that think outside of the box (indoors & outdoors!) coupled with traditional presentations and innovative sessions.

Here's the latest Conference at a Glance schedule - click to print! 
Click to view/print the Conference Detailed Schedule.

Year after year, attendees point to peer-to-peer connections as one of the most valuable takeaways of the conference. This conference is a must for all involved in providing career services to alumni in institutions of higher education, from direct alumni career coaching to alumni engagement and programming. The Conference Breakout Sessions for 2022 inform these takeaways - click to view the 2022 Breakout Sessions.

Sponsorship & Inquiries >>

Check out our sponsorship offerings and please contact the ACSN Conference Committee with questions. Thank you!
The sponsorship selection form is now available.

Pre and Post-Conference Workshops >>

Introducing our ACSN2022 Pre-Conference Workshop: Building (or Rebuilding!) Your Alumni Career Services Program.
pre-conference workshop will take place from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm on Monday, July 25.
Registration for the Pre-Conference Workshop: $50 and includes a boxed lunch. 

Additional information regarding any pre and post-conference workshop session details will be updated soon.  

If Plans Change and FAQS >>

If you must cancel (and we hope you don’t), please contact ACSN at [email protected]. Your options will be to transfer your registration to another member/non-member or credit your ACSN account. Cancellations received after July 6 will have a processing fee subtracted from the ACSN credited amount.

Still, have questions or need to convince your boss why ACSN2022 is the conference to attend this year? Read all about our Frequently Asked Questions!

ACSN 2022 Conference Planning Committee >>

Co-Chairs >>

Cheryl Bonner | Penn State & Maura Sweeney | College of the Holy Cross

Committee >>​

Katie Poppe | Serco, Jillian Gray | formerly St. Margaret's Episcopal School, Jenna Collins | Syracuse University,  Holly Stoltzfus | Penn State​, Allison McWilliams | Wake Forest,  Lucie Sandel | Northwestern University, Michael Steelman | The College of William & Mary, Matthew Temple | Northwestern University, Cindy Hyman | University of Denver

 Past Conference Resources >>

Conference attendees from previous conferences can access conference resources here.