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The Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) is an association of communications professionals and educators who extend knowledge about agriculture, natural resources, and life and human sciences. We offer professional development and connection opportunities for those who work with and for educational, governmental, and research institutions and associated organizations and companies.

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Register now for our 2024 conference where big ideas start here! Once you complete your registration, ensure you book your hotel room promptly before they're all gone. Don't forget to also register for the pre-conference tour, commencing at 8:30 am on Sunday morning, to explore the picturesque mountain town of Park City

Issue and Crisis Management Certification

Get ready to enhance your skills in Issues and Crisis Management with ACE's comprehensive certification program in 2024! Here's what you need to know:


1️⃣ March 19, 2 p.m. CT: Issues Management and Risk Assessment

2️⃣ May 22, 2 p.m. CT: Crisis Communication

3️⃣ June 26: Post-Conference workshop at ACE in Salt Lake City

Learning Community: Marketing and Social Media 

Coffee Chat: Exploring 2024 Social Media Trends

Thursday, April 25, 2024

2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT 

From emerging platforms to innovative content formats, social media is ever-evolving. Join us as we explore the latest trends in social media and discuss how it can be applied to our everyday work.

Learning Community: Leadership and Management

Coffee Chat: Leadership in Five Slides: Strategic Planning

Thursday, May 9, 2024

3:00pm ET, 2:00pm CT, 1:00pm MT, 12:00pm PT 

Two words that often scare or confuse up-and-coming communications superstars are “strategic planning.” It doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, within five slides, we believe we can help you flip the script and approach planning enthusiastically and with confidence and competence. Join Jerry Grasso, Chris Vivian and Andrea Putman of the Leadership and Management Learning Community for a conversation around strategic planning.

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