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Registration Deadline: December 1, 2022

Please register for the Presidents Institute online. You may pay for the Institute by:
  • Submitting a credit card payment online;

  • Automated Clearing House (ACH) Transfer: Please select the pay by check option and use the following account information for your ACH payment:  
    Council of Independent Colleges  
    Routing number: (ABA) 021052053  
    Account number: 99387090  
    Addendum: CIC 2023 Presidents Institute
    ACH confirmations may be sent to:

  • Mailing a check payable to “Council of Independent Colleges,” with a memo indicating the check 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 into 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.

Registration Confirmation

CIC will send an email confirmation, including a discount code for hotel reservations, upon receipt of payment. If you do not receive confirmation or have questions regarding registration, please email Please note that CIC requires full payment within 30 days of completing your online registration but no later than the registration deadline, Thursday, December 1, whichever is earliest.

Changes to a Registration

To make changes to a completed registration, please contact CIC at

To ensure timely preparation of accurate and complete conference materials, please register for the Institute by Thursday, December 1, 2022.

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 a sponsor, may not participate in the Institute. Questions about eligibility to register as a retired president should be directed to Harold V. Hartley III, CIC senior vice president, at or (202) 552-8968.

Presidents Institute Cancellation Policy

Refunds of the registration fee (less a $50 processing fee) will be given for cancellations received in writing no later than December 1, 2022. Refund requests received between December 2 and December 9 will incur a charge equal to 25 percent of the total registration fee. Requests received after December 9, 2022, and “no shows” are ineligible for a refund. All refunds will be paid after the Institute. Please send cancellation notifications in writing to CIC by email at

Registration Fees

The Presidents Institute registration fee includes all program materials and sessions, except for optional events. 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. CIC is grateful to the many firms that sponsor the Presidents Institute whose support subsidizes the cost of attendance and significantly lowers the registration fees.

CIC Member RateNonmember Rate
Presidential Spouse or Partner$575$820
Retired President$645N/A

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

CIC Member RateNonmember Rate
Presidential S​​pouse or Partner$335$335

Presidents Governance Academy​ (January 3–4)

CIC Memb​​​er RateNonmember Rate

Optional Workshop, Site Visits, and Opportunities to Give Back (January 7)

(Advance registration is required as each option has a limited number of spaces.)

CIC Memb​​​er RateNonmember Rate
Workshop: Building Institutional Support: New Approaches to Cultivating Lead Donors (10:00 a.m.–Noon)
Apple Site Visit (10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.)$75$75
GSV Ventures Site Visit (10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
Sonoma Winery Tour and Tasting (10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)
Preparing and Serving Meals for the Homeless (10:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.)
No ChargeNo Charge
Providing Support and Encouragement for the Elderly (10:30 a.m.–Noon)

No ChargeNo Charge
Not a CIC member? In addition to reduced registration fees for the Presidents Institute, view the full list of member benefits.

Contact Information

If you have registration questions, contact CIC by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at