2024 All ARCS Conference

The All ARCS Conference (AAC) is back, and we are excited to be headed to Chicago! Come join ARCS members, scholars, and guests from across the country to rekindle old friendships, forge new connections, and renew your enthusiasm for the ARCS mission. Please consider sponsoring the AAC at one of the various levels.

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The AAC Host Hotel is the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk, which is located in the heart of the River North district. Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk is an urban sanctuary amid iconic attractions in downtown Chicago. 

The ARCS AAC Room Block is sold out. You can still reserve a room at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk using this link or explore alternate nearby options listed below.


2024 AAC Program Schedule



All Day  Registration Open and Arrivals to Chicago



8:00 AM Breakfast on your own
9:00 AM Welcome to the 2024 All ARCS Conference
9:30 AM Future of STEM Leadership: A Nexus of Trust, DEIR (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Respect) and Opportunities
Dr. Judith Giordan, Managing Director with ecosVC; President, American Chemical Society 2023; Co-Founder, Chemical Angel Network.
Read more about Dr. Giordan here.
10:15-11:00 AM AI: Impact and Implications
Kristian Hammond, PhD, Professor of Computer Science, Northwestern University, Director of the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence Program.
Read more about Dr. Hammond here.
11:15 AM ARCS Light Honoree Luncheon
12:45-4:00 PM

Chicago Area Tours

6:00 PM Illinois Chapter 45th Anniversary and Founding Member Recognition (separate registration required)
Click here to register.


FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024

8:00 AM Breakfast on your own

9:00 AM


Leadership in a Constantly Evolving Market (Reflections from Leading in the Largest Professional Services Firm over the Past Three Decades)
Janet Foutty, Former (retired) Deloitte Chair and Consulting CEO; Co-author of 'Arrive and Thrive'.
Read more about Janet here.

10:00-11:30 AM WORKSHOP: Leadership to Empower the Future
Cassa Hanon, Facilitator and Coach, Stanford University LEAD Executive Education.
Click here to read more about Cassa. 
12:00 PM Lunch and Networking
1:00-2:30 PM Collaboration Network Educational Sessions - Collaborative sessions for marketing, philanthropy, and membership to empower your chapters to the next level.
2:45-4:30 PM Chicago River Boat Architectural Tour
6:30-9:00 PM ARCS Foundation 65th Anniversary Celebration: A Night of Toasts, Union League Club (event ticket included in full AAC registration)



9:00 AM Brunch and Chat with ARCS Members 
10:00 AM ARCS National Board Meeting 
11:30 AM Looking Forward with ARCS President Beth Wainwright 
12:00 PM

Free to Explore Chicago on Your Own

Afternoon Activity Suggestions:


SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2024

All Day Departure Day



Sponsor the AAC

Cancellation Policy

Any member who cancels her registration for a National Board Meeting and/or the AAC 7 days or more before the start date of the meeting will be eligible for a 90% refund. Those members who cancel after the 7 days prior to the event will be ineligible for any refund. Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed by the President, acting in consultation with the VP for Finance, on a case-by-case basis. Submit your cancellation via email to aac@arcsfoundation.org.

For more information email us at aac@arcsfoundation.org