ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ATHENA Roundtable 2017

October 20, 2017 | All Day

Washington, DC

ACTA’s 2017 ATHENA Roundtable and Philip Merrill Award Gala

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

9:00 am–1:30 pm

ATHENA Roundtable Conference: "Restoring Excellence: Ideas that Work for 21st Century College Leadership"
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
The Rotunda, North Tower, 8th Floor
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 312-1300

Join higher education leaders, scholars, policy experts, and concerned trustees and alumni for an independent conference featuring insights on leadership from the frontlines of campus reform. Panels will address the most pressing issues facing today’s leaders—preserving academic freedom and the liberal arts tradition, cutting costs, and promoting accountability and affordability at America’s colleges and universities.

Lunch follows the conference featuring a keynote speaker (TBD).
A catered breakfast will be served at 8:30 am.
 

2:30 pm
Private Tour of the White House Visitor Center
1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20004
Phone: (202) 208-1631

6:30 pm
Philip Merrill Award Gala Dinner

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
The Pavilion, 2nd Floor

The event will culminate in a gala dinner and presentation of the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. The recipient of this year's award is Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago. President Zimmer has led the University of Chicago—among the highest-ranked research universities in the world—for over a decade. Under his direction, the University has become the national leader in defending free expression and academic freedom.The Merrill Award is named in honor of the late Philip Merrill, a distinguished public servant, publisher, businessman, and philanthropist who was a founding member of ACTA's National Council.

Hotel Accommodations:
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC  20005-3901

A special rate of $279/night is available for conference attendees. Click here to book online, or call (800) 393-2510 and request the "ACTA Room Block." All reservations must be made by September 21.

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