Members of the Site Planning Committee traveled the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol early August 2017 to lay the groundwork for the 2018 ACHE Meeting of the South Region. The group was excited to plan a conference based on cultivating our partnerships and relationships in higher education.
In a time when budgets are dwindling and there is much uncertainty in higher education, it is imperative that we connect with our colleagues and develop connections that will help us to not only grow personally, but will allow us to tap into a network of professional knowledge. These partnerships have been a lifeline for many of members’ units during times of reorganization and budget cuts. They have also given members valuable ideas that have proven to be effective. For the 2018 ACHE Meeting, the Planning Committee has developed a program that will create an environment to build these relationships and give each attendee their own personal network after they leave the conference.
During the Site Planning Meeting, the group also scouted out some of the best food in town, found where to buy a bucket of donuts for $10, and located the best place to go bat watching. The committee looks forward to sharing more conference details soon! If you are not signed up for our ACHE South Region e-mails, contact Lisa Schmidt and she will be sure that the latest news about Austin is delivered to your inbox!