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2024 CEO Forum & Reps Meeting

2024 CEO Forum & Reps Meeting

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 to Friday, March 1, 2024

Event Details

Looking Ahead to Empower the Future Today

Artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies are reshaping jobs, organizations, and industries with unprecedented speed. The impact on higher education will be shaped by those with the strategic foresight to rethink how we operate and reimagine how we create, distribute, and capture value.

By participating in AFIT's 2024 learning design, you and your team will:

  • Learn how AI and emerging technologies are disrupting the world faster than ever before (and why it matters to us).
  • Explore how we can apply AI and emerging technologies to our core business to enhance the student experience and operations.

Learning Partners:

Dr. Casey Green

Founding Director, The Campus Computing Project

Casey's bio »


Toshi Hoo

Director, Emerging Media Lab, Institute for the Future

Toshi's bio »


Sara Skvirsky

Research Director, Institute for the Future


Sara's bio »


Zachary Mannheimer

Founder & Board Chair, Alquist 3D

Zack's bio »


Matt Kirchner

President, LAB Midwest


Matt's bio »


About CEO Forum & Reps Meeting

AFIT's CEO Forum & Reps Meeting is a learning design showcase that allows member CEOs, Reps, and guests to preview the Summer Institute learning design and help co-create a meaningful, engaging learning journey.

As an attendee of this 1.5-day conference, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Meet AFIT's 2024 Learning Partners and explore the data, concepts, and strategies that will be the focus of the 2024 Summer Institute. 
  • Provide feedback that will help AFIT and the Learning Partners refine the Summer Institute learning design to ensure the content and experiences are tightly aligned with your team's needs.
  • Begin building your Summer Institute Team.
  • Connect and collaborate with innovative CEOs and colleagues nationwide.

Who's Invited?

  • AFIT member CEOs
  • AFIT Reps
  • 1-2 guests from your organization whose role(s) align with the learning design (e.g., VP of Strategic Initiatives, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Information Officer, etc.)

Attendee List

See who's joining us in Tempe: Attendees » 

Travel Logistics:

  • Free Airport Transfer: The DoubleTree Tempe has a free 24-hour airport shuttle that departs from the hotel every half hour (on the hour and at the half hour). If you are flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor, call the hotel front desk (480-967-1441 ext. 0) upon your arrival to arrange your transfer. The shuttle picks up passengers at Terminal 3 or 4; the hotel operator will advise you which door to meet at.
  • Dining Options: The Rio team has assembled a list of their favorite restaurants in nearby Tempe and Scottsdale. Restaurant recommendations »

Tour Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College is a national leader in online learning with 40+ start dates throughout the year, allowing students to take any classes, anytime. As you'll soon experience, Rio's campus is designed to support its unique educational model in which the vast majority of classes and programs are online.

AFIT attendees are invited to join one of two tours to explore Rio's Tempe Campus. During your 30-minute tour, you'll see Rio's community garden, radio stations, faculty collaboration area, and instructional help desk.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Tour Group 1: Wed, 2/28/24 | 1:00 - 1:30 pm

  • Limit: 10 people
  • Meeting location: Conference Center Lobby
  • Register »

Tour Group 2: Wed, 2/28/24 | 2:00 - 2:30 pm

  • Limit: 10 people
  • Meeting location: Conference Center Lobby
  • Register » 

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel on or before January 15, 2024 you will be charged a $50/person cancellation fee. If you cancel between January 15-February 15, 2024, you will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be awarded after February 15, 2024. Substitutions are not subject to a cancellation fee. If you need to cancel or substitute a team member, please contact Steve Rice at Steve.Rice@afithighered.com or 231-944-9262.

Agenda

February 28
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting Private meeting of AFIT's Executive Committee. Location: Carver Room
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Registration Location: Conference Center
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Rio Salado Tour (Group 1) On this 30-minute tour, you'll see Rio's community garden, radio stations, faculty collaboration area, and instructional help desk. (Maximum 10 people.) To reserve your space, please use the registration links under "Tour Rio Salado College."
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Rio Salado Tour (Group 2) On this 30-minute tour, you'll see Rio's community garden, radio stations, faculty collaboration area, and instructional help desk. (Maximum 10 people.) To reserve your space, please use the registration links under "Tour Rio Salado College."
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CEO Networking Session Private event for AFIT member CEOs. Location: Room 515 (Tower Building, 5th floor)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Reps & Guests Meeting Private planning meeting for AFIT Reps. Location: Conference Center
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CEO Dinner Private dinner for AFIT member CEOs hosted by AFIT. Location: The Stockyards Steakhouse (5009 E. Washington Phoenix, AZ 85034 )
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Optional Reps & Guests Dinner Details TBD.
February 29
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM AFIT Staff & Learning Partner Tech Check Location: Conference Center
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast Location: Conference Center
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Conference Location: Conference Center
4:30 PM Meeting Adjourns Dinner on your own
March 1
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast Location: Conference Center
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Conference Location: Conference Center
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Meeting Adjourns Lunch on your own.

For More Information:

Paul Klute
Paul Klute
Technology Coordinator