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July 19-20 CCforIowa Trustee Conference at Kirkwood

Kirkwood Community College 

July 19-20, 2023

Join us at Kirkwood this summer to hear from session speakers, tour the campus, attend the awards ceremony, eat delicious food, and enjoy connecting with your fellow trustees. We can’t wait to see you!

Registration closes on Monday, July 10, so make sure to get your information to us today!

Attendee Registration 

For those attending the conference sessions, meetings, etc.

Guest Registration

Usually for a spouse, partner, or plus-one who is attending the conference. If you are planning on going to any of the sessions, register as an attendee.


August 2-4: 2023 ACCT Governance Leadership Institute: Fundamentals of Governance

Washington D.C.

This annual program is designed to orient new and experienced community college trustees, presidents, and board staff to their roles and responsibilities, and to foster discussion of current issues and best practices for high-performing boards. Topics include: the work of the board and board operating procedures, parliamentary procedures, the board/CEO relationship, the board's role in advocacy, board ethics, the board's role in accreditation, and more.

For more information and to register:

September 27 8AM-1:30PM Afro-Latino Festival

Iowa Central Community College Student Resource Center

Come and enjoy the Afro-Latino Festival at Iowa Central Community College! Delicious free food will be available as well as a performance by Son Peruchos. More information to come.

October 4-6 Iowa Best Summit: Higher Education Mental Health & Wellbeing Track

Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA

This important event will focus on building a community of care for staff and faculty & mental health and well-being in higher education. All university and college staff and faculty in Iowa are invited to attend with programming, workshops, and plenary sessions focused on "Caring for Self While Caring for Others." Registration is free!

More information on speakers, sessions, and registration can be found here.

October 9-12 ACCT Leadership Congress in Las Vegas: Building a Legacy

Earlybird Registration before August 4 (including meals): $1220

Registration after August 4 (including meals): $1420

Earlybird Registration before August 4 (registration only): $875

Registration after August 4 (registration only): $1075

Registration link:!/registrant//Dashboard/

November 2-3 Way Up Conference

For over thirty years, Iowans have hosted and attended The Way Up Conference to support women in higher education institutions as they develop their leadership and administrative expertise. Whether you have knowledge and skills to share or are eager to learn and connect, we hope you plan to attend this year’s The Way Up Conference!

This year, the event will be held November 2-3, 2023 at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown Conference Center, Des Moines, Iowa.

Watch for conference registration materials in August: 

November 28-30 CCforIowa Convention and Tradeshow--First Edition: Writing the Next Chapter of Community Colleges

At the Hilton Des Moines Downtown

In 2023, we are hosting the inaugural Community Colleges for Iowa Convention and Tradeshow. The event will be the only statewide professional development conference in Iowa focusing exclusively on community college administrators, staff, and faculty. This event will feature engaging and informative sessions, hands-on opportunities to engage with local partners, networking opportunities, and most importantly, tons of fun! More information to come!

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