Association for Collaborative Leadership

The resource for collaboration in higher education.

The Big Ten Academic Alliance is excited to host the 2022 ACL Annual Conference at the Big Ten Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The Big Ten Conference Center, located at 5440 Park Place, is easily accessible from the Chicago O'Hare Airport and next to the ACL Conference hotel.

This in-person conference will be held November 2-4, 2022 with check-in Wednesday starting at 2:00 pm and the program beginning at 4:00 pm.  The conference will close at the end of lunch on Friday. A preliminary program can be found hereWe hope you will plan to join your colleagues for three days of inspiring in-person conversation and connection!

Hotel Information: 

A room block has been arranged at the Aloft Chicago O'Hare, which is an easy, short walk to the Big Ten Conference Center (BTCC). 

Group Rate Information for the Aloft:

Event - Big Ten Association for Collaborative Leadership Conference

Room Block Start Date – Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Room Block End Date – Saturday, November 5, 2022

Rate – $139 per night

Room Block Book-By Date – Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (after this date the above room rate may no longer be available)

Booking website –Book your group rate for Big Ten Association for Collaborative Leadership Conference

When using this booking website, the dates will default to November 1 – 5. Before pressing “Check Availability” you can adjust your dates as needed.

Transportation and Parking Information for the Aloft can be found here


Business casual attire is appropriate throughout the conference. On Friday of the conference, we encourage you to wear your consortium gear if you have it!


The welcome reception Wednesday night (being held off site) will offer heavy hors d’oeuvres which likely will be sufficient for most; if you wish additional food that night, this will be on your own. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with coffee breaks and snacks will be provided at the BTCC Thursday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided Friday at the BTCC.

COVID Guidelines and Considerations

The State of Illinois, Cook County, and BTCC COVID guidelines and protocols will be followed. At this time, there are no requirements in place for attending the conference; however, there will be testing kits and masks available for attendees to access. We ask that attendees be mindful of themselves and others, and not attend should they be feeling ill. Those unable to attend the conference due to illness should contact ACL for a possible refund, if necessary.


We are grateful to the following ACL sponsors!

ACL Partners


ACL Supporters

Association for Collaborative Leadership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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