This year's theme was chosen in acknowledgement of the many intersecting identities that students, staff, and faculty on campus hold. In our work to create an inclusive campus, it is essential that we continue to build upon our skills working across difference to create such an environment. As we engage with others who hold identities and values that are different from our own, there are times when we succeed and there are times when we do not.

We invite you to join us for this year's conference as we embrace the challenge of working across differences to learn and engage in the continued work of building a better campus through inclusive and equitable advising. The conference includes breakout sessions, workshops, panels, guided discussions, and professional development presentations.

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 13th, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union.

Conference Registration

Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Undergraduate Studies Academic Advising Conference to be held August 13, 2019. The conference is free and open to University of Maryland, College Park advisors, staff and faculty members on campus. Please register by August 6, 2019.

We are excited for this year's conference and look forward to seeing you there!

Advising Conference Schedule


8:30am – 9:15am: Registration, Breakfast, Information Fair
9:15am – 10:30am: Welcome & Keynote Address
10:45am – 11:45am: Breakout Session 1
11:45am – 1:00pm: Luncheon & Presentation of Advising Awards and Address
1:15pm – 2:05pm: Breakout Session 2
2:15pm- 3:05pm: Breakout Session 3
3:15pm – 4:05pm: Breakout Session 4

Headshot of Carlton Green

The 2019 keynote speaker is Dr. Carlton Green, Director of Diversity Training & Education in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). For more than 20 years, Dr. Green has held various roles in higher education settings, and prior to taking on his current role, he served as a Staff Psychologist at the UMD Counseling Center for approximately 5 years.

In 2016, Dr. Green was recognized as a Diversity Scholar by the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies. He has developed and presented workshops on diversity and inclusion, including how to address racial trauma at many universities and colleges in the DMV (Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia) area and nationally. Dr. Green is also an active member in the American Psychological Association. His contributions to the field earned him a Rising Star Award at the 2019 National Multicultural Conference & Summit.