44th Annual ASHE Conference
Portland, Oregon

Pre-Conference: November 13-14
Conference: November 14-16

Call for Proposals & Proposal Submissions

Important Dates
February 15: Proposal Submission Site LIVE!
April 18, 11:59pm PST: Proposal Submissions Due & Volunteer Applications Due
Late June/Early July: Decisions sent out
October 25: Research & scholarly papers due to discussants and/or chairs via Proposal Submission System

2019 Call For Proposals (pdf)
2019 Theme Announcement (video)
Click here to view Proposal Examples
Proposal Submission How-To Guide (pdf)



ASHE is home to four Councils:

  1. The Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP);
  2. The Council on Ethnic Participation (CEP);
  3. The Council for International Higher Education forum (CIHE); and
  4. The Council on Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE).
Councils plays a critical role in the support, development, and socialization processes of ASHE members. Each year, the Councils implement pre-conference forums. These forums differ in content, but in general, they provide an additional outlet for ASHE members to present work, network with others, and garner important advice about the higher education field. Council leadership develop their respective “Call for Proposals,” all of which are outlined on pages 15-19 in the Call For Proposal.

Call for Reviewers, Chairs, and Discussants

The quality and success of the #ASHE2019 conference is contingent upon the service and participation of our members. We hope that you will consider volunteering as a reviewer, chair, and.or discussant.
  • You can find more information about these roles in the Call For Proposals on page 28.
  • To volunteer, log-in and then select the volunteer option.
  • If you have any questions about volunteering, email Leslie D. Gonzales, #ASHE2019 Program Chair.
Important Volunteer Dates
April 18, 11:59pm PST: Proposal submissions due & Volunteer applications due
April 26: Proposals assigned to reviewers
May 17: Reviews due
October 25: Research & scholarly papers due to chairs and/or discussants via Proposal Submission System

Conference Registration

Conference and Pre-Conference Registration Early Bird Rates end on August 31 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. 

Conference, Pre-Conference, and Conference Event Registration Rates

**To register for the conference, you must have an ASHE Log-In (e.g., a current member, expired member, or a guest account). If you do not have an ASHE Log-In, you can quickly create one by completing this form or by joining ASHE.

If you would like to register ONLY for one of the ASHE Council Pre-Conferences, click the link below:

Please note: Partial (50%) registration refunds for extenuating circumstances are possible through 9/30/19. No registration refunds are possible after 10/1/19.

Conference Hotels

Conference attendees have the option to select between two adjacent hotels. Most events will be in The Hilton Portland Downtown.

The Hilton Portland Downtown: The Hilton Portland Downtown is located one block from Pioneer Place Square in the heart of Portland's city center financial and entertainment districts. The Hilton Portland Downtown features the Hilton Bed made by Serta and include 65-inch HDTV with StayCast . Additional amenities include Peter Thomas Roth bath collection, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf products. Hilton in Downtown Portland has newly redesigned guest rooms, lobby, fitness center & meeting space! Restaurant onsite, HopCity Tavern & Market, an American gastro pub is waiting for you to enjoy.  HopCity Tavern welcomes diners and drinkers alike and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an inviting vibrant bar with HDTVs nestled right off the lobby. The Tavern serves seven local craft brews on tap and twelve Northwest wines by the glass. The Market, an extension of the Tavern, offers coffee and espresso, featuring one of the best local coffee roasters - Stumptown Coffee. Other amenities include a full-service UPS business center along with complimentary 24-Hour self service access to the Connectivity Station featuring Apple and IBM computers, and a Concierge desk.

The Duniway: The Duniway is Portland’s newest hotel experience, surrounding guests with stylishly unexpected touch points evoking guests to discover the many awe inspiring points of view woven throughout. Our renovated guest rooms have Waldorf Serenity beds, eclectic décor and comforts like a mini-fridge and 65-inch HDTV with StayCast. Enjoy touches of Portland like local coffee/tea and refreshing bath products. Complemented by the innovative cuisine among the unforgettable backdrop of chef Chris Cosentino’s Jackrabbit, this authentic interpretation captures the DNA of this trailblazing destination. The restaurant specializes in shared plates, house-cured meats and gin-centric cocktails. Get a caffeine boost in the lobby coffee bar, or call on room service for a delicious meal delivered to your door.