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Register Online

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 email at ttruscott@cic.nche.edu.

To ensure timely preparation of accurate and complete conference materials, please register for the Institute by October 31, 2020. The deadline for the early-bird registration rate is October 9, 2020.


Registration Fees


Early Rates (By October 9)



Member RateNonmember Rate
Chief Academic Officer$305$400
Other Administrator$145$350
Spouse$145$195


Regular Rates (After October 9)



Member RateNonmember Rate
Chief Academic Officer$350$450
Other Administrator$195$400
Spouse$145$195

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

Please note that there is no separate program for spouses and partners of CAOs, but they are welcome at all plenaries and sessions except those that indicate the session is for CAOs only.


Special Events

Brunch for Women Administrators
no fee
Workshop: Course Sharing for Institutional and Student Success
no fee
Workshop: Developing a Grant Seeking Strategy in the Current Environment no fee
Workshop: Dispute Resolution for Academic Administrators
no fee
Workshop: Fundamentals of Finance for CAOs and Deans
no fee


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 or by email no later than October 9, 2020. Refund requests received between October 10 and October 30 will incur a charge equal to 50 percent of the total registration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received after October 30, 2020. All refunds will be issued after the Institute. Please send cancellation requests to the attention of Tabitha Truscott, CIC conference and program coordinator, by email at ttruscott@cic.nche.edu.


Contact Information

If you have registration questions, contact Tabitha Truscott, CIC conference and program coordinator, by email at ttruscott@cic.nche.edu.