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Please note: Registration for the 2022 Presidents Institute is now closed.
The Presidents Institute registration fee includes all program materials and sessions, except for optional afternoon workshops. In addition, the registration fee covers all Institute breakfasts and lunches as well as the Welcoming Dinner, All-Institute Reception, and the Celebration of Independent Higher Education.

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
The online registration system offers data security and the flexibility to register yourself and/or someone else. For example, assistants in the president’s office can sign in to the CIC website with their own contact information and have the option to register the institution’s president as well as the presidential spouse or partner.

If you do not have a CIC password or cannot recall it or if you are not signed up in the CIC registration system, please use the “Forgot your username/password or need to create an account?” link on the login page.

CIC Cancellation Policies

Please note that CIC requires by credit card at the time of registration, and registration confirmation will be sent 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 Friday, December 31. Cancellations received in writing after December 31 will incur a charge equal to 25 percent of the total registration fee. Refunds may not be available to those who cancel after January 3 or to those who do not cancel in writing. Registrants may ask for exceptions to be considered for late cancellations related to health and safety. All refunds will be issued after the Institute. Please send cancellation notifications and refund requests to the attention of Sherita C. Ashmon, CIC conference manager, at (Note: This policy was revised on December 1 and December 22, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.)

Please note: Canceling your Institute registration does not automatically cancel your hotel reservation. Please contact the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel directly at (239) 394-2511 to cancel your reservation.

Contact Information

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