Conference Program

The electronic version of the Conference Program is now available.

Mostly Cloudy to Sunny

Newport Weather

Weather for the week of the conference in Newport, Rhode Island, is expected to be mostly cloudy to sunny with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Sunrise will be approximately 6:49 AM, and sunset will be approximately 6:15 PM.
Temperatures inside the conference facility tend to fluctuate. Please come prepared with layers or a light sweater for session rooms.

Fun'Raising Tours

After Hours Fun'Raising Tours

What do you have planned for the evening hours each
night of the conference?  Did you say, "Nothing?"  

Well, do we have a deal for you?!?!?! 

Buy your tickets to participate in the
ACHE Conference Fun'Raising Tours!


Each year, ACHE holds a Fun'Raising drive as a part of the Annual Conference to raise money for grants and scholarships.  All of the proceeds go toward supporting the educational needs of graduate students studying in adult and continuing higher education.  Help us reach our goal of $3,000 to help empower the best and brightest students to become beacons for our future.

A variety of Fun'Raising events will be held throughout the conference.  Keep your eyes and ears open for all the ways you can make a Fun'Raising donation.  One of those is participating in Newport culture through local tours on Monday and Tuesday night. 


Newport Historic Ghost Tour

Newport Vineyards Tour
and Wine Tasting

What: Newport Historic Ghost Tour
When: Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Walking tour departs from the Newport Marriott
Cost: $25 (includes a donation to ACHE Grants and Scholarships)

Buy Your Ticket for Newport Historic Ghost Tour Now

What: Newport Vineyards Tour and Wine Tasting
When: Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Carpools depart from the Newport Marriott
Cost: $50 (includes a donation to ACHE Grants and Scholarships) 

Buy Your Ticket for Newport Vineyards Tour and Wine Tasting Now


Benefits for you:

  • Fun!
  • Friends!
  • Tour of Newport's excellent adventures!

Benefits for your ACHE colleagues:

  • Scholarship funds!
  • Grant funds!
  • Your amazing personality on a tour of Newport's excellent adventures!

Giving Back... Through ACHE Community Service Project

Giving Back... Through the 2018 ACHE

Community Service Project:


Hasbro Children’s Hospital

“Read and Play” Drive


Are you looking for a way to contribute to the community while you are attending the ACHE conference this year? If so, we’re giving you an opportunity to make a difference for children and families in the greater Newport area. This year we’re sponsoring a “Read and Play” drive for children and families who are receiving treatment at the Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI.





Make a child's world come to life...



...when you donate a book or toy

at ACHE 2018 in Newport, 

Rhode Island.


When you are packing for Newport, plan to include some special items that may brighten the lives of hospitalized children. If you are packing light and can’t make room for these items, there will be locations near the Newport Marriot where you can buy supplies for the drive as well. We hope you will help us make a difference in our host city. 



What kind of items should

you donate?


For Younger Children (under 5 years old): 

·     Infant/Toddler board books

·     Musical, sound and light toy

·     All-plastic infant/toddler toys

·     Baby dolls


For School-Age Children (ages 5 to 12 years old):

·     Books

·     Arts and crafts (colored pencils, markers, crayons, coloring/activity books, all-in-one kits)

·     DVDs - new releases rated G and PG

·     Video Games – XBOX 360, PS3, PS4, or Wii (rated E or E10)

·     Action figures

·     Lego sets

·     Wood craft projects

·     Decks of playing cards

·     Travel-size hygiene products


For Teens (13+ years old): 

·     Books

·     Sports team items (especially New England Teams, shirts, hats, memorabilia, etc.)

·     DVDs - new releases rated PG and PG-13

·     Video Games – XBOX 360, PS3, PS4, or Wii (Rated E or E10)

·     Arts and crafts (colored pencils, markers, crayons, coloring/activity books, all-in-one kits)

·     Device accessories (phone/tablet chargers, ear buds, etc.)

·     Wood craft projects

·     Decks of playing cards

·     Travel-size hygiene products


Where can you buy these items near the Newport Marriott Hotel?


Bellevue Kids Clothing and Toys

206 Bellevue Ave

1.0 mi from Newport Marriot


Spring Street Bookstore

42 Spring Street

0.4 mi from Newport Marriot


CVS Pharmacy

181 Bellevue Avenue

0.9 mi from Newport Marriott



199 JT Connell Hwy

1.9 mi from Newport Marriott


Keynote Speakers

We are so excited to announce
ALL THREE of our ACHE Conference
Keynote Speakers!

You won't want to miss a single one of these
excellent sessions, so register today!

Learn more about each of these presenters and their
presentations using the Presenters, Schedule, or Sessions menus.

Concurrent Session Schedule

The Concurrent Session details are now available in the Schedule and Sessions menus to the left.  If you create a login, you can mark and save the sessions you want to attend, creating your own personalized schedule for the conference.  Your personalized schedule will then be accessible throughout the conference on your mobile device.


New Restaurants in Newport

16 New Restaurants in Newport To Check Out Right Now

June 20, 2018 
by Brittany Lauro

From casual eateries serving up classic New England fare to elegant waterfront restaurants equipped with nationally renowned, award-winning chefs, it's no wonder our beach bodies aren't quite ready yet.

Not to mention, 16 brand new eateries (and a brewery, too!) on our restaurant roster have our inner foodies rejoicing. From pizza by the slice to a pop-up style restaurant boasting outdoor bar and patio with games like giant Jenga and Connect 4, we're going to have to loosen a notch on the ol' belt. 


Schedule-at-a-Glance and Concurrent Session Schedule

Sunday, October 7

9:00 a.m. – noon

ACHE Board of Directors Meeting

noon – 1:00 p.m.

Leadership Lunch

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Leadership Institute

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Registration & Information Desk Open

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

First Timers Reception [First Time Conference Attendees]

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Conference Volunteer/ELI Reception

Monday, October 8

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Registration & Information Desk Open

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

First Timers Welcome & Breakfast [First Time Conference Attendees]

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ASL Chapter Council Meeting

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome & Announcements

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

General Session 1 / Keynote 1

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. – noon

Breakout Sessions

noon – 1:15 p.m.

Meet 'n Greet Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

2:30 – 3:00 pm


3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

First Timers Meet and Greet

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Regional Business Meetings

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Mentor/Mentee Meet and Greet

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

Tuesday, October 9

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

ACHE Committee Meetings

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

ASL Councilor Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Registration & Information Desk Open

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

General Session 2 / Keynote 2

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

12:15 – 2:15 p.m.

ACHE Annual Luncheon & Awards
ACHE Annual Business Meeting

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

3:30 – 4:00 pm


Wednesday, October 10

8:00 a.m. – noon

Exhibits Open

8:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Meeting Registration & Information Desk Open

8:00 – 9:10 a.m.


9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 – noon

General Session 3 / Keynote 3 and Closing Ceremony

12:30 – 2 p.m.

ACHE Board of Directors Meeting


Open this announcement, and then use the search box below to view all Concurrent Sessions.  You can select to view "Brief" or "Full" session descriptions as well as search by Presenter, Date/Time, or Keyword.

Fun Things to Do in and around Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Rhode Island has many activities and locations to explore.  Learn more at Discover Newport.

Watch this video from Discover Newport!

Click on the picture below (or follow this link) to find an album of photos from Newport, Rhode Island!

Newport Rhode Island

Great white shark caught in Rhode Island waters

You never know what you'll see when you visit Rhode Island!  Come to the ACHE Conference and prepare for a "Great White" experience of a lifetime!

Read more and watch videos of this capture and release!

A great white shark was caught in the Block Island Sound off the coast of Rhode Island on Sunday, according to videos posted to Facebook by a fisherman.

Attend the ACHE Conference on Scholarship

The ACHE Graduate Student Conference Grant and the ACHE Memorial Staff Development Grant are designed exactly for that purpose!

  • Are you working on a graduate degree and interested in attending the ACHE annual conference?
  • Do you have CE staff members who would benefit from participating in an ACHE professional development event to further their professional development and hone their skills?

If you answered yes, please consider applying for a 2018 ACHE Grant before July 31!  Click here for details.

Other ACHE Grants and Scholarships are also available, including the Alex Charters Research Grant, Wayne L. Whelan Scholarship, and Institutional Minigrants.

  • Could your institution use a minigrant to support a special initiative, project, or research effort that would advance the field of continuing education?
  • Do you know an ACHE member who is studying in the field of adult continuing higher education? 
  • Are you conducting research to promote the development and dissemination of new knowledge, theories, and practices in adult and continuing education?

Learn more about these other ACHE Grants and Scholarships!  Click here for details.

If you have any questions or need additional information, let us know. Grant and Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon during the 2018 ACHE Annual Conference & Meeting in Newport, Rhode Island.

Volunteer at ACHE 2018 in Newport!

Are you attending ACHE 2018 in Newport?  Would you like to serve your colleagues while you're there?  Volunteer to preside over a breakout session, assist with on-site logistics, or plan special events with the conference.  Sign up here!

Welcome from ACHE President Bill Boozang

Come to Newport, Rhode Island for ACHE's 80th Annual Conference, October 8th to 10th, 2018! 

Newport holds plenty of sights, from the beauty of The Breakers to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Come early during Columbus Day Weekend, as there's plenty of fun in store such as the Amica Newport Marathon to the Jamestown Classic. Most importantly the Newport 2018 planning committee has a wonderful conference in store for you, from keynotes who are leaders in our field to workshops and sessions which feature the best of continuing education.

I look forward to seeing you in Newport!


Bill Boozang

Bill Boozang
ACHE President, 2018

Hotel Information--Book now! Don't wait!

The 2018 ACHE Conference will be held at the Newport Marriott in Newport, Rhode Island. Due to the Columbus Day holiday and fall travelers, the hotel will fill up quickly. Book now! Don't wait! For more information, click here or on the Hotel tab in the menu.

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