We are currently seeking campuses to host the 2019 WACUHO Annual Conference & Exhibition, and we are particularly interested in soliciting bids from institutions in the northern region. Bids for WACE are made two years in advance, generally alternating between north and south, with Fresno on the northern side and San Luis Obispo on the southern side. We had a wonderful time visiting Sacramento in 2017, San Diego in 2018, and we are looking forward to solidifying the location for the 2019 conference in the coming months. We highly encourage institutions to consider partnering together to host WACE. These partnerships help to provide larger volunteer bases, resources, and diversity in perspectives.
To ease the process for host campuses, we are excited to partner with Kris Finger of HelmsBriscoe on securing a contract for the 2019 conference site/hotel. Kris comes highly recommended from our colleagues in NWACUHO, and she will partner with us to secure a conference site and hotel, negotiating contracts and ensuring that the site meets the Host Committee and our Association’s needs.
This means the early stages of bidding the conference as a host campus are dramatically easier since we’re providing a lot of professional support in the hotel and hospitality negotiation process! Thus, serving as a Host campus involves providing staff to chair the host committee, allowing your staff to serve on Host and other conference committees, committing to support the conference through conference attendance by your staff, and hosting our June transition meeting on your campus or at a local hotel. If you’re interested in being considered as a host campus, or have questions about the bidding process, please contact Kelly Cole (Stanford University), the Time and Place Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-850-2226. Kelly would be happy to setup a time to speak with you or members of your department about the WACE bid process.
Kelly Cole, Ed.D.
Time and Place Committee Chair