ACE Conference 2019

Schedule of Events*

Sunday, June 23       ACE Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, June 24      Various Operational Meetings

                                    Registration Opens

                                    Pre-Conference Workshops

                                    Research Papers and Posters

                                    Opening Evening Reception

Tuesday, June 25      Breakfast

                                    Welcome and Learning Community Overview

                                    Opening Keynote – Mark Schaefer

                                    AM Breakout Sessions

                                    Lunch and Hermance Lecture

                                    PM Breakout Sessions

                                    Free time and dinner on own

Wednesday, June 26  Joe Marks Fun Run


                                    ACE Professional Award

                                    AM Breakout Sessions

                                    Lunch and Reuben Brigham Lecture

                                    C&A Presentations

                                    PM Breakout Sessions

                                    Free time and dinner on own

Thursday, June 27    Breakfast

                                    ACE Member Meeting

                                    AM Breakout Sessions

                                    PM Post-Conference Sessions

*Schedule and events subject to change

Call for Topics          

Research Papers and Posters

Submissions are invited from professional communicators, faculty members, graduate students and/or undergraduate students and should be relevant to the field of agricultural communications and ACE membership to be considered for review. Selections will be made from these submissions for the conference agenda through a double blind peer-review process. Abstract submissions are not accepted. Please see the attached calls for information on submitting research papers and posters for the conference.

  • Research Full Papers Proposals are due by Monday, Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. to Click here for the specific details.
  • Research Posters Abstracts are due by Monday, March 4 at 11:59 p.m. to Click here for the specific details.

Conference Session Proposal

Timeline: The proposal and session deadline has closed. All sessions submitted by January 4, 2019 are under review. The ACE 2019 conference committee and ACE Learning Communities will review proposals in December and January. Notification of acceptance will be sent in February.

Review process: Learning Communities will review all session proposals and may recommend changes (e.g., combining sessions, different length). Final acceptance and scheduling is at the discretion of the ACE 2019 conference committee, dependent on conference goals and schedule availability. No changes to topics and/or descriptions will be accepted after the submission deadline.

ACE C&A Awards

Submissions for C&A Awards is open.  Click here from all the details.

Things to do in San Antonio

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Conference Committee

Co-Chairs        Kay Ledbetter and Maggie Lawrence

Committee       Courtney D. Gibson, Stacy Herrick, Keri Lewis, Elizabeth Gregory North, Art Shirley, LaRachelle Smith, Victor Villegas, Helen White

To contact the committee and share ideas, please email

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