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2020 APLU Annual Meeting is Going Virtual

Resilience & Equity

For the first time in our 133-year history, the APLU Annual Meeting will be held virtually, from November 9-11, 2020. With the uncertainty of our ability to meet in-person this fall, we feel an online environment will give us the best chance to share strategies, discuss emerging issues, highlight important efforts, and network with public university colleagues from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

The APLU Annual Meeting is the premier gathering of senior leaders from public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems. No other meeting in higher education brings together such a diverse array of public university presidents, chancellors, and other senior leaders. Though this year will be online, we are committed to creating a high-quality experience for our members. We want to help strengthen our community of public higher education leaders who can share best practices and strategies and make lasting connections with others.

The theme of this year’s APLU Annual Meeting is Resilience & Equity. The Annual Meeting will include several keynotes, interactive and engaging concurrent sessions, and, of course, time to network with colleagues.

Please save the dates, registration will open in September.  We will see you online soon!

2019 Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

Nearly 1,600 public university leaders gathered in San Diego for the 2019 APLU Annual Meeting, making it the largest-ever annual meeting.

The theme of the 2019 APLU Annual Meeting was In Service. The meeting took place during the 100th Anniversary of Veteran’s Day, and many of the sessions addressed the ways public universities serve their communities, nation, and the world—from serving students who then become much more civically engaged in their lifetimes to undertaking public impact research that improves the lives of people across the world to engaging with communities to support economic development.

At the meeting, APLU named a new board of directors, announced winners of its four institutional awards, and named winners of USDA national teaching awards. Click here to learn more.