Conference Info/Rates/Hotel

28th Annual International Leadership Conference - The Science of Leadership

The Chair Academy’s 28th Annual International Leadership Conference will be held March 26-29, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.

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.

Simply download this word document and customize it for your institution. Then, forward to your supervisor, district leader, or President.

Science of Leadership • March 26-29, 2019 • Atlanta, Georgia

    Early-Bird Rate: $800.00 USD ($700.00 Lifetime Member)

    • Choice of Conference Skillbilding Workshop (to be determined)
    • Conference Prelude and Summit
    • General Sessions
    • Concurrent Sessions
    • Welcome Reception
    • Breakfast each morning

Southern Charm Rate is valid through February 28, 2019

Registering now will lock in your registration rate. We understand that you need to get funding approved. By locking in your rate now, you will have the time to get fiscal aproval from your organization.

Failure to pay registration invoice by March 1, 2019, will forfeit Conference Onsite rate, and the full conference rate will be charged instead.

Conference Registration Rates

(Includes Conference Workshop)

Regular Conference Registration Rate
(March 1 - March 25, 2018 )
$900.00 USD
(Lifetime Member $800.00)

Conference Single Day Rate
(April 4, 2018 or April 5, 2018 only)
$400.00 USD
(Lifetime Member $300.00 )

*Lifetime members are emailed a discount code to receive the discount
**Presenter discount code will be emailed.

Conference Hotel Information and Room Rates


To receive the conference discounted, hotel rate, accommodations MUST be made by MARCH 10, 2019.  After March 10, 2019 room rates are subject to the hotel's "best rate".

Sheraton will charge a "First Night Deposit" at the time of reservation.
We have learned that Sheraton has recently implemented a "first night deposit" when making your reservations. This deposit will be refunded if you have to cancel, as long as you cancel 72 hours prior to your arrival date.

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 Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303, USA

• Phone Reservations: 1.800.833.8624
  Identify yourself as a Chair Academy Conference Attendee
• Web Reservations: CLICK HERE
When booking, if the website tells you there are no rooms available, please call the hotel reservations line, above. There are plenty of rooms, it is just a glitch with the Sheraton's online system. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Room Rates (USD - per night plus tax and applicable fees)
• Single/Double: $189.00
• Poolside: $199.00

• Self Parking: $22.00/night 
• Overnight Valet Parking: $32.00/night 
• Standard Internet in guest rooms: FREE,
• Premium Internet: $14.95/day 
• For a full list of amenities, CLICK HERE.

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

In the heart of downtown Atlanta, we're surrounded by sensational dining, enviable attractions, and vibrant nightlife just minutes from the Georgia World Congress Center, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Phillips Arena, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, Civil Right Museum and the College Football Hall of Fame. Our hotel is 10 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Enjoy leisure time in our Garden Courtyard Pool with a retractable glass dome or take advantage of our state-of-the-art Sheraton Fitness Center.

Fandangles Restaurant and Bar

Casual bar/restaurant featuring hand crafted cocktails, crafts beers and wines complemented with a creative locally inspired menu.

Open for dinner 
Dress code: Casual


Collage Restaurant

This cozy venue in the heart of the hotel provides a welcoming place to relax over a leisurely breakfast or a lunch with friends or colleagues. Buffet and à la carte options ensure plenty of fresh, delicious selections.

Open for breakfast and lunch 
Dress code: Casual

The Market

A complete market featuring Starbucks coffee drinks, all day sandwich options, snacks, drinks and much more.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 
Dress code: Casual



Restaurants Near Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Downtown Atlanta offers several amazing culinary options, all within walking distance of the hotel.



Things To Do In Atlanta

Atlanta offers several amazing attractions and entertainment options, all a short walk or drive from the hotel.


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 Atlanta Hotel


Uber and Lyft are available in Atlanta. 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.