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Mar 19-20, 2024 — Washington, DC - IgnitED

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You’re invited to EAB IGNITED

Declines in demographics, college-going rates, and mental health are threatening the fundamental economics of higher education, while advances in AI, automation, and remote engagement are poised to disrupt the way we learn and work. EAB’s annual IGNITED summit will convene Presidents, Provosts, CBOs, and Chiefs of Staff for in-depth discussions about the latest challenges facing our sector, and provide a framework for reimagining shared governance in an era that demands both agility and renewed trust.

This is a cross-cabinet meeting; Presidents also have the opportunity to engage in this content at their closed-door annual roundtable (February 2024).

Roundtables for Provosts and CBOs will take place in Spring 2024, featuring role-specific research. Partners are invited to attend both meetings.

Space is limited, and attendance is restricted to the above titles to foster senior-level conversations.

Note: For travel planning purposes, the meeting will commence at 12:00 p.m. on the first day and adjourn at 12:00 p.m. on the second day. EAB will host dinner for attendees following the first day of presentations, please let us know if you are unable to attend.

IGNITED Sneak Peek: Reckoning with Relevance and Reinvigorating Leadership

Read on for a preview of the IGNITED agenda.


Use the drop-down in the banner above to register for one of the sessions. Sessions are limited to Provosts, Chief Business Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chiefs of Staff, Chiefs of Strategy, and Presidents. Registration for each session is limited to four attendees per institution.

  • November 1-2, 2023 (This session is at capacity)
    *This session is best suited for Research Universities.
  • December 5-6, 2023 (This session is at capacity)
  • March 19-20, 2024

Meeting Details

Meeting Location
2445 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Hotel Accommodations (November 1-2 and December 5-6)
Fairmont Washington, DC Georgetown
2401 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

$299/Deluxe King and Doubles
Reservations: 202-429-2400
Mention EABI1123 IGNITED 1 to access our preferred rate for November 1-2 and EABI1223 IGNITED 2 to access our preferred rate for December 5-6.

Hotel Accommodations (March 19-20)
Park Hyatt Washington, DC
1201 24th Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

$299/Deluxe King and Doubles
Reservations: 877-803-7534
Mention 2024 EAB Ignited to access our preferred rate

Please make your reservation at your earliest convenience as space and rates are subject to availability. For alternative hotel information, contact us at [email protected].


12:00 p.m.
Guest Arrival and Registration
Lunch Provided

12:45 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions

1:15 p.m.
Reckoning with Relevance:
Higher Ed State of the Sector 2024

5:30 p.m.

5:45 p.m.
Reception and Dinner

7:15 a.m.

8:00 a.m.
Strategic Advisory Services Partnership Update

8:45 a.m.
Shared Governance 2.0
Building Trust and Campuswide Engagement Around Critical Decisions

11:00 a.m.
Case Study Exercise
Applying Change Leadership Lessons to Emerging Sector Challenges

11:50 a.m.
Closing Remarks

12:00 p.m.

Event Materials

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