2021 Updates

August 30, 2021 UpdatesAugust 4, 2021 UpdatesApril 5, 2021 Updates | January 29, 2021 Updates



August 30, 2021 Updates

 
August 30, 2021
 
Dear ASHE Community,
 
As promised in our January, April, and August emails, we are writing to share updates with you about ASHE's 46th Annual Conference this November.
 
As of this week, Puerto Rico remains at a CDC Level 3 Travel Advisory with the guidance that travelers to Puerto Rico should be fully vaccinated. Puerto Rico also remains in the top 10 states and territories in the U.S. with 70.3.% of residents who are 18 years or older fully vaccinated. In addition to monitoring what's happening in Puerto Rico, we also continue to monitor happenings on your campuses and at your organizations, especially with the start of the Fall term and evolving vaccination, testing, and mask mandates.
 
As we have seen since the beginning of the pandemic, the Puerto Rican government and the people of Puerto Rico have been ahead in taking this pandemic seriously and implementing mitigation policies as well as imposing penalties for violations of these policies. As of August 16, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (an executive-level state agency) has extended and enacted the following guidelines:
  • Those entering any of the Island’s three open airports, whether on commercial or private aircraft, are required to fill out a Travel Declaration Form on the Puerto Rico Health Department’s online portal which produces a QR code to proceed. Fully vaccinated travelers entering on domestic flights are permitted to upload their vaccination cards instead of a negative test. Both international/not vaccinated travelers must also upload a negative PCR molecular or antigen COVID-19 test result to the portal. All passengers will also be required to present their ID to ensure alignment with the information entered within the Travel Declaration Form. Unvaccinated travelers arriving without a test will be required to quarantine until they are able to provide a negative PCR molecular or antigen COVID-19 test taken on the Island, within 48 hours of arrival, or they will receive a $300 fine.
 
  • Masks are required in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
 
  • Vaccinations are required for both employees and guests of all hotels, paradores, guesthouses, and short-term rentals across the Island. Those not vaccinated must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of the beginning of their visit. A guest and business not complying with the established measures are subject to a sentence of imprisonment that will not exceed six (6) months or a fine of no more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or both penalties at the discretion of the court.
 
  • Proof of vaccination is required for all patrons and employees of restaurants, food courts, bars, chinchorros, or any indoor location where food and beverages are prepared and served. Those not vaccinated will be required to provide a negative PCR or antigen test upon entry. Children under the age of 11 are required to keep masks on at all times while in the establishment, except for when eating or drinking.
 
We encourage conference attendees to review the policy from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company as well as the interpretation of the guidelines from Discover Puerto Rico. Additionally, during registration, conference attendees agree to abide by the ASHE Events Code of Conduct.
 
In addition to these mandates by the government of Puerto Rico, we strongly recommend that members traveling to Puerto Rico for the conference be both fully vaccinated as well as take a PCR or antigen test within 72 hours of travel. With the U.S. FDA now fully approving the vaccine as well as the upcoming availability of boosters (for U.S.-based members), the science is irrefutable that vaccination is our best tool to combat this pandemic. We encourage members to get the vaccine if they are able. The CDC provides online information on how to locate and schedule your vaccine.
 
In addition to the requirements of the Puerto Rican Government, the ASHE Staff continues to work with the hotel on sanitizing, mitigation, and response procedures for the conference. As the conference approaches, we will provide more details to attendees on these procedures; as we are all experiencing, best practices continue to evolve. ASHE remains committed to ensuring that our members are responsible visitors to Puerto Rico.
 
Conference Registration: Early Registration Deadline Extended
 
As we continue to monitor the evolving pandemic, we know that members are still considering their options of attending the conference in-person or engaging through the Virtual Ticket as well as navigating evolving institutional and organization travel guidelines. As such, the ASHE Staff is extending the Early Registration Deadline for In-Person Conference Registration and the Virtual Ticket to Wednesday, September 15.
 
*Note: The Early Registration deadline for Virtual Pre-Conferences will remain Tuesday, August 31.
 
In the next week, the ASHE Staff will be sending out an updated presenter guide with information for those presenting in-person during the general conference as well as those presenting virtually during the pre-conference and general conference. They have developed these resources to provide guidance of presenter expectations, support, and to answer many of the frequently asked questions we've received over the past few months.
 
Undoubtedly, this year’s in-person conference will look different than it has in years past in the context of the pandemic. However, the ASHE Staff, Board of Directors, and conference leaders continue to find excitement in our plans to span and unsettle the borders of higher education by welcoming 800-1,000 in-person conference attendees (in a venue that can hold 2,200+) as well as the ability to engage with members across the country and world through the Virtual Ticket.
 
While we do our best to ensure transparency in our processes, procedures, and decisions, we know there are often individualized questions or concerns. As always, we welcome any questions and conversations. You can contact Jason via email (jason@ashe.ws) or phone call (702-895-2737) or Zoom meeting (https://calendly.com/jasonguilbeau/). You can contact D-L via email at president@ashe.ws.
 
Sincerely,
Jason P. Guilbeau, PhD, CAE
he/him
ASHE Executive Director
D-L Stewart, PhD
he/him/they/them
ASHE 2021 President
 

August 4, 2021 Updates
This message was sent to the ASHE community on August 4, 2021
 
Dear ASHE Community,

As promised in our January and April emails, we are writing to share updates with you about our 46th Annual Conference this November. Just as we are sure you are all doing, we continue to watch reports of the Delta variant, returning to mask requirements, as well as the decisions universities and organizations are making for the Fall term. We specifically are monitoring CDC directives on event gatherings as well as mandates and recommendations from the Puerto Rican government. As we have done consistently over the past year, we continue to approach our responsibility as visitors to Puerto Rico; leaders of our membership Association; and friends, colleagues, and family members with the utmost diligence.

Since writing to you in April, we've seen tremendous shifts in the global health pandemic, including in recent weeks and days with the Delta variant. We are hopeful that the efficiency of vaccination progress will continue throughout the fall. We encourage members to get the vaccine if they are able. The CDC provides online information on how to locate and schedule your vaccine.

The ASHE Staff continues to monitor the situation as detailed in our Conference and Events Contingency Plan. This includes monitoring:
  • current CDC recommendations on traveling to Puerto Rico
    • As of August 2, the CDC has Puerto Rico at Level Three travel advisory and recommends that all visitors to Puerto Rico are fully vaccinated prior to their trip.
  • COVID case counts in Puerto Rico
    • In the past few weeks, as in other states, cases have begun to rise with the Delta variant.
  • vaccine progress in Puerto Rico
    • Puerto Rico ranks 11th in the United States with 57% of residents 12+ years of age or older vaccinated.
  • health and safety measures of the Puerto Rican government
    • Visitors to Puerto Rico are required to upload a copy of their vaccination record or a negative COVID-19 test. This is verified at the airport through a Travel Declaration Form uploaded prior to the trip.
    • Other measures in place (such as mask requirements and social distancing) continue to evolve.
    • Currently, events of more than 500 participants are required to have a plan for checking vaccination and/or testing. The ASHE Staff is working with the headquarters hotel on this requirement and we anticipate providing more details in September or October once plans are finalized.
The entry, testing, social distance, and other COVID-19 prevention will be regulated by the Puerto Rican government and the headquarters hotel. ASHE will comply with these restrictions as well as the recommended guidelines by the CDC regarding events of our size. Current requirements can be found here. The headquarters hotel can hold a maximum of about 2,200 people across all meeting rooms. Currently, we are planning for the in-person conference to host 800-1,000 members in-person, which will allow for social distancing as directed by the headquarters hotel, Puerto Rican government, and/or by members' individual preferences.

Conference Planning Updates

In June, the ASHE Program Committee met virtually over the course of two days to make decisions on conference proposals. The committee received 1,134 proposals, which was down about 5% from 2020. After evaluating reviews from more than 400 ASHE members who served as reviewers and considering space availability in the virtual pre-conferences and in-person conference, the committee accepted 442 proposals, or a 42.8% acceptance rate.

The ASHE Staff then worked to get notifications out in mid-June as well as to assign times and rooms to all accepted proposals. Presenters were informed of their presentation time last week and the ASHE Staff shared the pre-conference schedules yesterday and will be sharing the full conference schedule next week. In all three of these processes (decision notifications, timing notifications, and schedule releases) the ASHE Staff has worked diligently to get these out one-two weeks earlier than in previous years. We know this information helps our members make decisions about travel as well as put in the paperwork for what are now funding and, in some cases, travel limitations.

In the coming weeks, we'll be announcing keynotes, presidential sessions, a new feature for this year's conference called "Spanning the Borders" sessions, as well as decolonized tours of Puerto Rico.
 
If you missed the "Live from San Juan" Town Hall in early July, we encourage you to watch it at: https://youtu.be/l8fc6kTXp4k

The In-Person General Conference: San Juan, Puerto Rico | November 3-6, 2021


The 2021 Conference in San Juan will include:
  • An Opening Reception with Live, Local Entertainment
  • ASHE Presidential Address by 2021 President D-L Stewart
  • 2 Keynote Sessions
  • 10 Presidential Sessions selected and curated by 2021 President D-L Stewart
  • 100+ in-person research and scholarly paper sessions; interactive symposia; performance, visual, and digital scholarship sessions
  • 15+ in-Person Roundtable Paper Presentations
  • Recognition and celebration of ASHE Awards recipients
  • 2 Graduate Student Luncheons connecting current graduate students
  • Evening Networking Receptions hosted by Institutions and Organizations
  • Exhibitors tables and booths
  • The ASHE Community Meeting, recapping 2021 and announcing plans for 2022 (including the 2022 conference theme!)
  • Morning wellness events, including YogASHE, barre BASHE, and the ASHE Dash
  • And more!
In addition to all of the offerings of the in-person conference, attendees will receive complimentary access to the 2021 Virtual Ticket which includes:
  • 22 Live Virtual Roundtables
  • 23 Virtual Posters in the Virtual Poster Gallery
  • Access to OnDemand video recordings of Keynotes, Presidential Sessions, and Virtual Sessions
  • Access to OnDemand audio and screen recordings of all other conference breakout sessions
Learn more and register at: https://www.ashe.ws/registration2021

The Virtual Ticket

For 2021, ASHE is excited to offer a Virtual Ticket option that will include access to:
  • Live Streaming of the Opening Ceremony & Presidential Address
  • Live Streaming of the two Keynotes
  • 18 Live Streaming Breakout Sessions
  • 10 Live Steaming Presidential Sessions
  • Live Streaming of the Awards Ceremony
  • Live Streaming of the Community Meeting
  • 22 Live Virtual Roundtables
  • 23 Virtual Posters in the Virtual Poster Gallery
  • 100+ OnDemand Breakout Sessions:
  • All Breakout Sessions that are not Live Streamed will be recorded and available around December 1, 2021
  • Plus all Live Streamed sessions (listed above) available On-Demand around December 1, 2021
  • Attendees will have access to all OnDemand content through May 1, 2022.
Learn more and register at: https://www.ashe.ws/virtualticket2021

Virtual Pre-Conferences & Professional Development Events

As in 2020, Pre-Conferences will be held virtually prior to the General Conference and Professional Development Events will be held throughout the Fall.

We are thankful for those who attended these events in 2020 and completed the event evaluation. This information has been shared with 2021 event chairs as well as the ASHE Staff. Events will look similar to 2020 with many enhancements based on your feedback.

More info about pre-conferences: https://www.ashe.ws/precons
More info about professional development events: https://www.ashe.ws/professionaldevelopment


We hope that you share our excitement about the possibilities of the in-person conference, virtual ticket, virtual pre-conferences, and virtual professional development events.

We plan to provide updates as necessary in the next few weeks and months. And we welcome any questions; please feel free to reach out to either of us.
 
Sincerely,
D-L Stewart, PhD
(they/them/their, he/him/his)
ASHE 2021 President

Jason P. Guilbeau, PhD, CAE
(he/him)
ASHE Executive Director
April 5, 2021 Upates
This message was sent to the ASHE community on April 5, 2021
 
Dear ASHE Community,
 
As promised in our January email, we are writing to share updates with you about our 46th Annual Conference this November. Since last year, the ASHE Board of Directors and Staff have monitored the COVID-19 pandemic, including the vaccine roll out, CDC directives on event gatherings, and mandates and recommendations from the Puerto Rican government. We have approached our responsibility as visitors to Puerto Rico; leaders of our membership Association; and friends, colleagues, and family members with the utmost diligence.
 
On Thursday, April 1, the ASHE Board of Directors, joined by members of the conference leadership team, met for the third time in three weeks to discuss our conference format for November. The Board of Directors, including members who are traditionally non-voting, confirmed moving forward with an in-person General Conference with a virtual ticket. This re-confirms what we communicated in our January email; there is no change in this format from that communication. What does change is that we also voted to move pre-conferences and professional development events to virtual, with some having in-person gatherings during the General Conference.
 
We want to begin by sharing some of the considerations that led to this decision and then share reminders and updates from our our January email as well as what this means for pre-conferences and professional development events.
 
First, as visitors to any colonized land (whether it be San Juan, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New Orleans, or Denver), we owe a responsibility to the people who live in each place. As such, we considered:
 
We are hopeful that the increased and rapid rate of vaccination progress and decreased cases will continue throughout the fall. The Local and Community Engagement Committee and the ASHE Staff will be working with Indigenous, government, and higher education leaders over the coming months to ensure our visit is responsible and has a positive impact for the San Juan community. This is not only central to our values as an association, but also consistent with our 2021 theme of Spanning and Unsettling the Borders of Higher Education. In the coming week, you can also expect to receive a Boriken Syllabus, developed by the Local and Community Engagement Committee, to deepen our place-based learning.
 
We are assuming with this plan that we will be welcomed as visitors to Puerto Rico, as indicated by local Indigenous and government leaders, CDC travel advisories, and the maintenance of strict visitor guidelines implemented by the Puerto Rican government as well as our host hotels. If these assumptions fail, then we would revert to a fully virtual conference. The ASHE Staff will continue monitoring this leading up to the conference and recommend to the Board of Directors any necessary changes.
 
Second, if it is safe for us to travel to Puerto Rico, the next question was would members be able to travel. Of the 535 responses to the January survey, 56.7% were planning to or leaning to attend in-person, 39.0% were planning to or leaning to attend virtually, and 4.3% were planning to or leaning to not attending either in-person or virtually. Additionally, while the majority of institutions/organizations that had 10 or more attendees at ASHE's 2019 and/or 2020 conference have travel restrictions in place now (28 prohibit any travel and 18 allow travel only in rare exceptions as of March 1, 2021), we expect this to change in the coming weeks and months. We do realize that while travel may be allowed by November, funding may be limited. We are hopeful that the reduced in-person schedule as well as the support we will be providing to graduate students (detailed further below) will assuage some of this.
 
Finally, we considered the impact on our Association. For 2020, the Association was able to secure a forgivable $39,313 Payroll Protection Loan as well as a Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan of $150,000; we anticipate being awarded a similar second-draw PPP loan in the coming weeks. In addition, because of membership, conference and events registration, sponsorship, and publications revenues, as well as relatively low expenses, the Association was not required to tap into our reserves, which currently stand at 13 months of operating expenses (which is still below our goal of 18 months). While we do project to end 2021 in a net deficit of about $100,000 (or about 12% of our annual budget), the Board of Directors has approved a budget that maximizes our revenue while minimizing our expenses. At the same time, the Board is investing in the human capital of the organization by filling the Director of Conference and Events position and adding an Administrative Assistant to the staff.
 
Now, we'd like to share a bit about what to expect with events this year:

The In-Person General Conference & The Virtual Ticket:
Thursday, November 4-Saturday, November 6, 2021

The entry, testing, social distance, and other COVID-19 prevention will be regulated by the Puerto Rican government and the headquarters hotel. ASHE will comply with these restrictions as well as the recommended guidelines by the CDC regarding events of our size. Current requirements can be found here.
 
As communicated in our January email, our in-person conference will offer the opportunity for members to gather in-person in San Juan as well as for members to join virtually to present as well as attend selected sessions. Here's a reminder of those details (Note: Nothing here has changed from our January email):
 
  • Poster presentations will be offered virtually and be available for a few weeks preceding and after the conference.
  • At this time we plan to offer roundtable presentations both virtually and in-person. When submitting a roundtable proposal, authors will indicate their presentation preference.
  • Proposals for self-designed paper sessions; interactive symposium sessions; and performance, visual, and digital scholarship sessions will have the option to indicate if they want to present a fully virtual session.
  • All other accepted proposals for paper sessions; self-designed paper sessions; interactive symposia; and performance, visual, and digital scholarship will be offered in-person. These presentations will be required to have at least one presenter attend the in-person conference. We are working to offer an option for other presenters in a group who are unable to join in person to present virtually.
 
We are still finalizing details of the Virtual Ticket option, with the goal of offering at least the Opening & Presidential Session; two keynote sessions; 18-20 Live Streamed Self Designed, Interactive Symposia, or PVDS sessions (depending on submissions and acceptances); 10-11 Presidential Sessions; the Virtual Poster Gallery; Virtual Roundtables; Awards Ceremony; and Community Meeting. These recordings will be available through May 1, 2022.
 
We will provide more details when registration opens in mid-May. However, for those who choose to attend in-person, registration rates will remain the same as our 2019 Conference in Portland with the added benefit of complimentary access to the Virtual Ticket. Additionally, we will extend early registration discounts through August 31. Hotel room booking will open at the same time as registration.
 

The Board and Staff will be working to once again support graduate students. We will aim to once again provide conference scholarships to graduate students; details of the application process and opportunities to donate will be shared in mid-May along with the opening of registration. We have also contracted a hotel within one-block of the headquarters hotel to offer a discounted graduate student rate, which includes complimentary breakfast. We will also plan to host an additional graduate student luncheon during the conference.

Finally, as visitors to Puerto Rico, our Local and Community Engagement Committee will be hosting a Decolonized Tour of San Juan during the conference as well as providing us with important information, guidance, and expectations on our role as responsible visitors.

Virtual Pre-Conferences & Professional Development Events

As in 2020, Pre-Conferences will be held virtually prior to the General Conference and Professional Development Events will be held throughout the Fall. We are thankful for those who attended these events in 2020 and completed the event evaluation. This information has been shared with 2021 event chairs as well as the ASHE Staff. Events will look similar to 2020 with many enhancements based on your feedback.

For those wishing to submit a proposal to a pre-conference, please plan for your presentation to be fully virtual. If you have already submitted a proposal, you can log back in to the Conference Portal and update this at any time prior to the submission deadline on April 20.

For those interested in attending a professional development event, registration will open in early July. You can find information about our 2020 events at www.ashe.ws/professionaldevelopment2020.

We hope that you share our excitement about the possibilities of the upcoming year. And we hope that you will consider submitting a proposal or volunteering for one of the 12 conference sections or 4 pre-conferences by the Tuesday, April 20, 2021 deadline.

We want to extend our thanks to the Board and conference leaders their thoughtfulness and diligence in this process. These were not easy decisions, and in fact have evolved over the past few months, weeks, and even days. We have remained true to our values as an Association by centering the place we will visit, uplifting our members in research and practice, and continuing to strive for organizational justice by providing the ASHE community with as much transparency as possible.
 
We plan to provide updates as necessary. We will for sure share an update after our virtual summer board meeting in mid-June and prior to proposal decisions going out in early July.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to either of us.
 
Sincerely,
D-L Stewart, PhD
(they/them/their, he/him/his)
ASHE 2021 President
president@ashe.ws

Jason P. Guilbeau, PhD, CAE
(he/him)
ASHE Executive Director
jason@ashe.ws
(702) 895-2737

On behalf of the ASHE Board of Directors:
  • D-L Stewart, Colorado State University (President)
  • KerryAnn O’Meara, University of Maryland (Past President)
  • Joy Gaston Gayles, North Carolina State University (President-Elect)
  • Chris Linder, University of Utah (At-Large Board Member)
  • Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, University of Illinois (At-Large Board Member)
  • Gina Garcia, University of Pittsburgh (At-Large Board Member)
  • Judy Marquez Kiyama, University of Arizona (At-Large Board Member)
  • Eileen Galvez, Colorado State University (Graduate Student Board Member)
  • Stephanie Aguilar-Smith, Michigan State University (Graduate Student Board Member)
  • Karen Miksch, University of Minnesota (Legal Counsel - ex officio & non-voting)
  • Jason P. Guilbeau, ASHE (Executive Director - ex officio & non-voting)
  • Jeffrey Sun, University of Louisville (Budget, Finance, and Compliance Committee Chair- ex officio & non-voting)
  • MaryBeth Walpole, Rowan University (CAHEP Chair- ex officio & non-voting)
  • Lissa Stapleton, CSU Northridge (CEP Chair- ex officio & non-voting)
  • Antigoni Papadimitriou, Western Kentucky University (CIHE Chair- ex officio & non-voting)
  • DeShawn Preston, UNCF (CPPHE Chair- ex officio & non-voting)
  • Lisa Lattuca, University of Michigan (Publications Committee Chair- ex officio & non-voting)
  • Noah Drezner, Teachers College, Columbia University (Advancement & Fundraising Committee Chair- ex officio & non-voting)

January 29, 2021 Updates

This message was sent to the ASHE community on January 29, 2021

Dear ASHE Community,

Early next week, our 2021 Program Committee Chairs Natasha Croom and Z Nicolazzo will send out the 46th Annual Conference Call For Proposals. This will include information and guiding questions for consideration to submit to the 12 conference sections and four pre-conferences as well as the call for volunteers to serve as reviewers, chairs, and discussants. As you consider submitting a proposal or volunteering, we want to share some logistical updates about our 2021 conference scheduled for November 3-6 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Since last year, the ASHE Board of Directors and Staff have monitored the COVID-19 pandemic, including the vaccine roll out, CDC directives on event gatherings, and mandates and recommendations from the Puerto Rican government. We remain in communication with our host hotel the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino and will be working collaboratively on an attendee safety plan. Based on what we know now, we are moving forward with plans for an in-person conference with virtual offerings, a hybrid conference. This will build upon the tremendous success of our virtual events in 2020 and include opportunities for members to engage in higher education research and scholarship either in San Juan or virtually.

We truly missed gathering in New Orleans in November, but are thankful to our members who created an innovative, relevant, and sustainable conference, bringing together more than 1,500 members across two weeks. We are hopeful that the Biden-Harris administration will advance efforts to stem COVID-19 and are optimistic about Dr. Fauci’s comments that we can expect to be able to gather in large groups again by late summer or early fall.

However, we realize that some members may not be ready or able to travel. We also know that many institutions and organizations are restricting travel spending for the upcoming academic year. To help us best plan for November, we invite you to take 1-2 minutes to take this 3 question survey:
[survey link was in the original email sent to ASHE community]

We will use this information to continue informing our decisions. In the meantime, the ASHE Staff, in collaboration with conference leaders, has begun to plan for and the Board of Directors has approved moving forward with a hybrid conference option and support for our members. This plan initially includes
  • Poster presentations will once again be offered virtually and be available for a few weeks preceding the conference. Accepted poster presenters will provide their poster in a PDF as well as record a 3-4 minute video. In-person and virtual attendees will be able to review posters and provide feedback, just as in 2020.
  • At this time we plan to offer roundtable presentations both virtually and in-person. When submitting a roundtable proposal, authors will indicate their presentation preference. Accepted virtual presentations will be scheduled in the month of October and open to virtual and in-person conference attendees. In-person roundtable presentations will be offered during the in-person conference only (not available to virtual attendees) and at least one roundtable paper author would need to attend in-person.
  • The two keynotes (announcement coming this summer!), opening session and presidential address, and all presidential sessions will be available both in-person and virtually.
  • Proposals for self-designed paper sessions; interactive symposium sessions; and performance, visual, and digital scholarship sessions will have the option to indicate if they want to present a fully virtual session. This will mean that all presenters will join the session virtually (similar to the 2020 conference). This may include members who attend in-person; in this case, they will present from a green room rather than the room where the presentation is being streamed and will be responsible for providing their own laptop, camera, microphone, etc. We initially anticipate being able to accept 20 of these proposals with priority for sessions where all presenters are unable to attend the in-person conference.
  • All other accepted proposals for paper sessions; self-designed paper sessions; interactive symposia; and performance, visual, and digital scholarship will be offered in-person only. These presentations will be required to have at least one presenter attend the in-person conference. We are working to offer an option for other presenters in a group who are unable to join in person to present virtually.
Over the coming months, the ASHE Board of Directors will continue to monitor the pandemic and implications for our November conference. If we are unable to host an in-person conference, we will once again transition to a virtual format, similar to and with lessons learned from 2020.
 
The ASHE Staff will provide more detailed information regarding registration and hotel accommodations in the coming months. We anticipate conference and hotel registration opening around mid-May, awards nominations opening in early May, and professional development event registration/applications opening in late July. You can find a full lists of dates and deadline at www.ashe.ws/conference.
 
Finally, we will promise to provide you another update prior to the proposal submission deadline on April 20, regardless of any changes. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to email Jason at jason@ashe.ws.

Sincerely,
D-L Stewart, PhD
(they/them/their, he/him/his)
ASHE 2021 President

Jason P. Guilbeau, PhD, CAE
(he/him)
ASHE Executive Director