2020 Conference

Mark your calendars for the Michigan ACE Women’s Network annual conference for 2020, which will be held June 8-9 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

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The 2020 conference will be hosted by Madonna University. Registration is open, visit the conference website for information. Cost to attend both days (with annual dinner) is $385 for professionals and $210 for students. The website details costs for one-day admission and other options.

Some keynote speakers have been announced. Read more about the speakers below here.

Mary Evans Sias (opening keynote speaker) serves as the director of the Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) and assistant to the president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher (plenary speaker) is professor of higher education and community college leadership at the University of Illinois. She is the director of the Office for Community College Research and Leadership.

Philomena V. Mantella (presidential keynote speaker) is the fifth president of Grand Valley State University, beginning her tenure in 2019.

DeAnna Burt (closing speaker) is the vice president for Student and Academic Affairs at South Central College in Minnesota. Burt had served as vice president of academic affairs and other leadership roles for Baker College of Muskegon. She was also an executive board member for MI-ACE.

Watch this page for more updates. Questions about the conference can be sent via email to mi-acecoreteam@madonna.edu.