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Please note: Online registration for the 2019 Institute for Chief Academic Officers with Chief Advancement and Public Relations Officers is now closed. If you wish to attend the Institute, please contact Tabitha Truscott, CIC conference and program coordinator, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or email at ttruscott@cic.nche.edu.

Please register for the Institute online. You may pay for the Institute by:
  1. Credit card payment online; or

  2. Mailing a check payable to “Council of Independent Colleges,” with memo indication for the CAO Institute and a printout of your registration information, to:

    CAO Institute
    Council of Independent Colleges
    One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 320
    Washington, DC 20036-1142
Confirmation of your registration will be sent by email upon receipt of payment. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact Tabitha Truscott, CIC conference and program coordinator, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at ttruscott@cic.nche.edu.

To ensure timely preparation of accurate and complete conference materials, please register for the Institute by October 11, 2019. The deadline for the early-bird registration rate is September 6, 2019.


Registration Fees

(includes Welcoming Buffet Dinner and all breakfasts)

Early Rates (By September 6)


Member RateNonmember Rate
Chief Academic Officer$665$835
Chief Advancement Officer$615$835
Public Relations Officer$615$835
Other Administrator$615$835
Spouse$200$260


Regular Rates (After September 6)


Member RateNonmember Rate
Chief Academic Officer$715$880
Chief Advancement Officer$660$880
Public Relations Officer$660$880
Other Administrator$660$880
Spouse$200$260

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


Special Events

Early Rate
(By September 6)
Regular Rate
(After September 6)
Welcoming Buffet Dinner
(guest only)
$125$125
Workshop for CAOs in Their Third or Fourth Year
$65$80
Workshop for New CAOs
$65$80
Luncheon for Women Administrators
$65$80
Workshop: Dispute Resolution no fee no fee
Workshop: Talking about Private Colleges: Busting the Myths
no fee no fee
Workshop: Advancement 101 for Chief Academic Officers
no fee no fee


Registration for Spouses and Partners

There is a separate registration fee for spouses and partners of CAOs, CAdOs, and PROs. It includes the opening reception and buffet dinner, all plenary sessions, and a welcome coffee hour.


CIC Conference Registration and Cancellation Policies

Please note that CIC requires full payment by check or credit card at the time of registration, and registration confirmation will be sent only upon receipt of payment.

Refunds of the registration fee (less a $50 processing fee) will be given for cancellations received in writing (including email) by October 1, 2019. Refund requests received between October 2 and October 18 will incur a charge equal to 25 percent of the total registration fee. No refunds will be issued after October 18, 2019. All refunds will be issued after the Institute. Please send cancellation requests to the attention of Tabitha Truscott, CIC conference and program coordinator, at ttruscott@cic.nche.edu.


Contact Information

If you have registration questions, contact Tabitha Truscott, CIC conference and program coordinator, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or email at ttruscott@cic.nche.edu.