2024 ACT Enrollment Management Summit

July 15-17, 2024
Loews Chicago Hotel

455 N. Park Drive, Chicago

Register by April 30 to Get the Early-Bird Discount

The ACT Enrollment Management Summit is a premier professional development conference for enrollment management and admissions professionals nationwide. 

A Valuable Professional Development Conference for Enrollment Management Professionals: Where Strategy and Practice Intersect

This year’s conference themes include:

  • Mastering effective leadership strategies.
  • Navigating shifting demographics and increasing diversity.
  • Harnessing technology and innovation.
  • Sharpening enrollment marketing campaigns.
  • Recruiting in the context of student success.
  • Evaluating big ideas and emerging topics. 

Plenary Speakers

Tim Shriver

Chairman, Special Olympics International

The Call to Unite: The Power of Dignity for Life and Enrollment Leadership

As Chairman of Special Olympics International Tim Shriver will inspire you to live and lead with purpose by embracing bravery amid higher education challenges, lead in a way that’s oriented around practical principles, and inspire innovative and transformative leadership.

What People Are Saying

“The ACT Enrollment Management Summit was a great conference. The insightful keynotes, exceptional presenters, and balanced variety of topics made it truly meaningful. The keynote presenters at EMS were exceptional, delivering timely and inspirational messages that renewed my sense of purpose as a higher education professional. The relevant topics and practical insights I gained have already had an impact on strategies on my campus.”

Dr. Joffery Gaymon
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Auburn University

“The ACT Enrollment Management Summit was an amazing experience. It provided a great opportunity to connect with my peers from all over the country and discuss emerging trends and best practices in enrollment management. The sessions were very informative and engaging, and I found the keynote speakers to be inspiring. I left the summit energized and highly motivated to continue this important work.”

Dr. Alan Byrd
Dean of Admissions
George Mason University

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“The ACT Enrollment Management Summit has become the go-to professional development event for our team. We left Nashville feeling energized by keynote speakers and the expertise of presenters during sessions. The ACT staff do an amazing job of planning and executing a first-class conference. We will definitely be attending in 2024.”

Dr. Chris Bowser
Vice President of Student Affairs
State Technical College of Missouri

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“Year over year, this conference remains the most influential in my career growth. It’s intimate enough for organic networking and sizeable enough for diversity of thought. New and experienced enrollment managers will equally benefit from the sessions, inspirational speakers, and opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from across the world.”

Dr. Jennifer Ziegenfus
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder

2023 Summit Recap

The 2023 conference included presentations from national leaders on topics such as admissions and marketing best practices; excellence in test-optional practice; data trends, research, and analytics; diversity, equity, and access; SEM planning and leadership; and student search best practices.

For more information about the ACT Enrollment Management Summit, please contact Nicholas Arnold at nicholas.arnold@act.org or 319.337.1919.