From Culture Carriers to Changemakers:
Leveraging the Work/Life Lens
JUNE 20-22, 2023

Airlie (hosted by American University)
6809 Airlie Road, Warrenton,
Virginia 20187

Over the past 3 years, work/life concerns have increasingly taken center stage in national conversations regarding all aspects of society, from sustainability to DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) to mental health, hybrid work, and what it means to take a whole-person approach in the workplace. Now more than ever, our expertise is seen as crucial to the employee experience, to personal thriving, and to sustainable and equitable culture change. As we consider our work going forward, how can we leverage our positions to foster meaningful change at our institutions and throughout higher education? How can we advocate for a more inclusive and holistic notion of care, community and connection? And how can we partner with fellow CUWFA members, researchers and policy makers to address the systemic factors nationwide that have such a profound impact on each of our communities locally?

Our 2023 conference aims to address these questions through a series of keynote speakers, panels and breakout discussions, held at American University’s Airlie retreat. Located less than an hour outside Washington, DC, Airlie is a working farm, hotel, events space, and conference center that was once dubbed an “island of thought” by Life magazine and that has long served as “an oasis for sharing ideas and solving problems”. The property’s history as a site for changemaking includes hosting the inaugural NAACP leadership conference in 1962, and serving as a location for Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders to plan Civil Rights marches. As such, Airlie offers our membership an ideal space to consider our own roles as changemakers, connect with one another, and emerge inspired and rejuvenated for the work ahead.

For those attending in person, the member rate will remain the same as our 2019 conference: $525.

More information forthcoming!