Initial Publication Date: April 4, 2023

Participant Information

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Land Acknowledgement

  • We acknowledge that the land we are on is within the sacred, traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of the Dakota and Anishinaabe people. It is important to acknowledge the peoples on whose land we live, learn, and work as we seek to improve and strengthen our relations with our tribal nations.
  • Advance from acknowledgment to action by learning more about indigenous history and culture.

Before the Transforming Institutions Conference

As you prepare for the conference, take a moment to look over this information:

During the Transforming Institutions Conference

Conference Location

The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown will be the site for the conference. Conference activities will take place on the 3rd floor of the Royal Sonesta Hotel. We will be between 1 plenary space and 4 breakout session rooms.


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Quiet Room 

We will provide a quiet room in the Odense Room, located off of the Denmark Commons for participants who need a space to take a break from conference activities.

Lactation Room / Gender Neutral Bathroom

The lactation room is a single-stall restroom on the 3rd floor with a comfortable chair, table, and outlet. Signage on the door will indicate that it is designated as lactation only.

Dining Options

To find dining options, we recommend:

For any specific on-site requests, please email Casey Wright at or visit us at the Registration desk in Denmark Commons.

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Connect via Social Media

If you know of something that you think other participants should know about, just send a tweet to @ascnhighered and include the hashtag #TransformingInstitutions2023.

We will also share images and posts of interesting things happening via the ASCN Facebook page . Go "Like" us so you'll get these updates as well!

Linked In

We will also share posts and images of happenings via the ASCN LinkedIn page. Connect with us so you don't miss an update!

After the Transforming Institutions Conference

Want to stay involved with ASCN and NSEC?

With ASCN, there are two main types of involvement. You can:

  1. Join a working group. This is the highest level of involvement but is typically no more than 1-2 hours per month. Being a part of a working group means you meet with others like you to share ideas, help plan events, and/or create resources. There are 6 working groups currently, and you can see the types of work they do here:
    1. Guiding Theories
    2. Costs, Benefits, and Demonstrating Impact
    3. Change Leaders
    4. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
    5. Aligning Incentives with Systemic Change
    6. Learning Spaces
  2. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter. This will give you ASCN membership that allows you to stay apprised of new events, resources, and opportunities without any formal commitment.

You can also follow us on social media. We share events and updates on Twitter , Facebook , and LinkedIn. We would love for you to share any of our posts with your networks!

To stay involved with NSEC:

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