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Please note: Online registration for the 2019 Presidents Institute is now closed. If you would like to participate in the Institute, please complete a printable registration form and submit it to CIC or contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, at

The Presidents Institute registration fee includes all program materials and sessions, except for optional afternoon 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.

When you register online, you may pay for the Institute by:
  • Submitting a credit card payment online; or

  • Mailing a check payable to “Council of Independent Colleges,” with a memo indicating it is for the Presidents Institute and a printout of your online registration page, to:

    Presidents Institute
    Council of Independent Colleges
    One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 320
    Washington, DC 20036-1142
If you prefer to register with a paper registration form, you may download a PDFprintable registration form.

An email confirmation, including a discount code for hotel reservations, will be sent upon receipt of payment. If you do not receive confirmation or have questions regarding registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at

Registration Fees (January 4–7)

(Includes Awards Reception and Banquet)
Member RateNonmember Rate
Presidential Spouse or Partner$530$745
Retired President*$595N/A

New Presidents Progr​am​ (January 3–4)

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

Presidents Governance Academy​ (January 3–4)

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, however, 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, may 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.

Changes to a Registration

To make changes to a completed 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, please register for the Institute by December 3, 2018.

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 3, 2018. Refund requests received between December 4 and December 13 will incur a charge equal to 25 percent of the total registration fee. Requests received after December 13, 2018, 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 fax at (202) 466-7238 or email at

Contact Information

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