Conference Info/Rates/Hotel

27th Annual International Leadership Conference - Reaching New Heights

The Chair Academy’s 27th Annual International Leadership Conference will be held April 3-6, 2018, in Denver, Colorado, at the Sheraton Downtown Denver.

The conference goal is to:
• Provide an interactive forum for educational leaders at all levels
• Address administrative and academic needs of higher education/organizational leaders
• Develop the skills required for effective leadership
• Maximize the opportunity for conferees to interact, network and build community

The Chair Academy’s conference is an exceptional opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas, issues, and challenges with colleagues from global higher education organizations. Participants gain practical knowledge, new ideas and tools, as well as current research and trends from world renowned speakers, presenters and concurrent sessions

Empower yourself personally, professionally, and organizationally.

Case for Funding

The Chair Academy's Annual International Leadership Conference is the “must-attend” event for community and technical college leaders! We understand budgets for professional development can be tight, and it might be difficult to get the funding you need to attend conferences and events that equip you with best practices, new skills, relevant strategies and a community of leaders.  All of these resources are valuable and necessary for building leadership you are more effective in your role and with your responsibilities.

Let us help you make a case for funding.

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Reaching New Heights • April 3-6, 2018 • Denver Colorado

    Mile High Registration Package and Rate: $700.00 USD

    • Choice of Pre-Conference Session
    • Conference Prelude and Summit
    • General Sessions
    • Concurrent and/or Roundtable Sessions
    • Welcome Reception
    • Breakfast each morning

Mile High Rate is valid through March 23, 2018

Registering now will lock in your registration rate.

Failure to pay registration invoice by March 31, 2018, will forfeit Mile High rate, and the full conference rate will be charged instead.

Conference Registration Rates (March 1 - April 3, 2018)

Full Conference Registration Rate (April 3-6, 2018 ) $950.00 USD

Conference Single Day Rate - April 4, 2018 or April 5, 2018 only $400.00 USD

Pre-Conference Skill-Building Workshop (April 3, 2018 only) $150.00 USD

Conference Hotel Information and Room Rates


To receive the conference discounted, hotel rate, accommodations MUST be made by MARCH 16, 2018.  After March 16, 2018 room rates are subject to the hotel's "best rate".

Please do not book any rooms with third party organizations, especially if they contact you.
We ask that you ONLY use the Sheraton reservations website, or the link below, to make your hotel reservations. The Chair Academy is not responsible for reservation issues secured by another company or organization.  

Sheraton Denver Downtown
1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado 80202

• Phone Reservations: 1.888.627.8405 or 1.303.893.3333
  Identify yourself as a Chair Academy Conference Attendee
• Web Reservations: CLICK HERE

Room Rates (USD - per night plus tax and applicable fees)
• Single/Double: $199.00
• Triple: $219.00
• Quad: $239.00

• Self Parking: $40.00/night 
• Overnight Valet Parking: $49.00/night 
• Standard Internet in guest rooms: FREE, Premium Internet: $14.95/day 
• For a full list of amenities, CLICK HERE.

Sheraton Downtown Denver

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel invites you to experience the best of the Mile High City. Located in downtown Denver, explore the mile-long, pedestrian promenade, filled with outdoor bistros, shopping, and entertainment. The hotel is close to many local landmarks and arenas, including the Colorado Convention Center and Coors Field 

Relax and recharge in our modern, luxurious accommodations and enjoy hotel amenities like a heated outdoor pool, a full fitness center and several delicious restaurants. Take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and spacious workstations available in our hotel's Link@Sheraton.

Hotel Dining - 15 | 50

Enjoy daily breakfast buffet with options that are unique and delicious, 15|Fifty is convenient and perfect dining for the whole family.

Cuisine: American with an Urban Flair


Hotel Dining - 16Mix

Grab a drink at 16Mix, our downtown Denver bar featuring an open-air patio, right on the 16th Street Mall. Enjoy our delicious menu with your cocktail of choice. 

Cuisine: American Fusion


Hotel Dining - Peet's Coffee and Tea

Peet's Coffee & Tea is located in our hotel and features a variety of coffee beverages, tea, pastries, breakfast grab-and-go items, and snacks. 

Cuisine: Coffee shop


Hotel Dining - Zoup!

Zoup! offers homemade soup - with 12 rotating daily varieties, these soups are a hearty, delicious meal.

Cuisine: Variety of soups and snacks


Hotel Dining - The Yardhouse

Yard House is an upscale downtown Denver restaurant, with delicious food such as steak and ahi, and a wide variety of ales and lagers. Gather here for happy hour, or treat yourself to a night out!

Transportation Options

Transport options - Parking Rates - Driving Directions

Please CLICK HERE for Complete Airport Transportation Service Options

Google Driving Directions

Please CLICK HERE to view Driving Directions to the Sheraton Denver Downtown


Uber and Lyft are available in Colorado. Price is variable, depending on volume of business.


Conference Sponsors

Recognizing our Conference Sponsors. Without their contributions we would not be able to bring you the high level speakers, and continue keeping our registration costs at a participant friendly rate.