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Please note: Online registration for the 2017 Presidents Institute is now closed. If you are still planning to attend the Institute, please complete a paper registration form or contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, at or at (202) 466-7230.

The Presidents Institute registration fee includes all program materials and sessions, except for optional workshops and excursions. In addition, the registration fee covers all Institute breakfasts and lunches as well as the Welcoming Dinner, All-Institute Reception, and the Awards Reception and Banquet.

Registration Deadline: December 5, 2016

Methods of Registration and Payment

There are three ways to register and pay for the Institute:
  1. Register online and pay by credit card or check.

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  2. Complete a paper registration form and submit it with credit card information by fax to (202) 466-7238 or by mail to the address below.

  3. Complete a paper registration form and mail it with a check payable to “Council of Independent Colleges” to:

Presidents Institute
Council of Independent Colleges
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20036-1142

An email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment. If you do not receive confirmation within ten days of payment or have questions regarding registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at

To ensure timely preparation of accurate and complete conference materials, register for the Institute by December 5, 2016.

Registration Fees

(Includes Awards Reception and Banquet)
Member RateNonmember Rate
Presidential Spouse or Partner$510$700
Retired President*$585N/A

New Presidents Progr​am​

Member RateNonmember Rate
Presidential S​​pouse or Partner$300$300

Presidents Governance Academy​

Memb​​​er RateNonmember Rate

Not a CIC member? In addition to reduced registration fees for the Presidents Institute, view the full list of member benefits.

*Retired President Eligibility

CIC welcomes retired presidents who wish to participate in the Presidents Institute and remain involved in discussions of professional matters with former colleagues. Having retired presidents at the Institute is of value to current presidents, especially those who are relatively new to their positions, as an additional source of welcome advice from more experienced colleagues. Retired presidents who work for a sponsoring firm should participate in the Presidents Institute as one of the firm’s representatives, not as a retired president. Retired presidents who work for a firm that is eligible to be a sponsor but is not should not participate in the Institute. Questions about eligibility to register as a retired president should be directed to David Brailow, CIC vice president for development, at or (202) 466-7230.

Presidents Institute Cancellation Policy

Please note that CIC requires full payment by check or credit card at the time of registration. Refunds of the registration fee (less a $50 processing fee) will be given for cancellations received in writing no later than December 5, 2016. Refund requests received between December 6 and December 13 will incur a charge equal to 25 percent of the total registration fee. Requests received after December 13, 2016, and “no shows” are ineligible for a refund. All refunds will be paid after the Institute. Please send cancellation notifications in writing to Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by email at or fax at (202) 466-7238.

Contact Information

If you have registration questions, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at