Annual Conference

Proposals accepted now through Wednesday, October 20, 2021

CAUBO builds the capacity of leaders in the higher education sector by connecting them with peers and information enabling insights into effective practices, and new and different perspectives.

Share your expertise, experience and efforts to strive towards excellence with your peers in this in-person event! CAUBO is seeking content proposals for the 2022 Annual Conference and Pre-Conference Seminars.

Our general themes are new or best practices in higher education administration related to improved productivity and operational efficiencies, quality of service delivery, and using data to inform strategic decision-making.

We want to hear from you. Find out more about the content guidelines and how you can submit a conference presentation proposal on our website.


Update on the CAUBO 2022 Annual Conference

Given the continuing concerns and uncertainty caused by the ongoing pandemic, and after meeting with our Conference Advisory Group, we have decided to delay some of our planning activities for CAUBO 2022.

We are still hoping to deliver an in-person conference that follows CAUBO’s typical format and schedule next June in Edmonton. However, we plan to monitor how the situation is evolving between now and our next Board meeting in November, when the Board will discuss the state of the pandemic, the impact on in-person events in general and the CAUBO 2022 conference format in particular in addition to members’ ability to travel in 2022.

As always, our primary concern remains the health and well-being of our members, staff, volunteers and corporate supporters. 

Check back for more details about the CAUBO 2022 conference format soon.


About the CAUBO Annual Conference

The conference is CAUBO’s flagship professional development event, and takes place in mid-June of each year. It brings together university administrators from across Canada working in a variety of functional areas such as finance, human resources, treasury, procurement, facilities, internal audit, and IT. Conference sessions focus on trends and hot topics in higher education administration, with the aim of sending delegates home with best practices and information they can put to use right away at their jobs. Evening social and networking events provide a great opportunity to relax and reconnect with friends and colleagues and enjoy great food and entertainment in interesting and vibrant venues.

The conference location rotates among CAUBO’s four regions: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, and West. CAUBO’s member universities take turns hosting the conference, and the host selects the annual theme. More than 700 people attend the CAUBO conference annually.

You can also search for recorded content from previous conferences via the Knowledge Centre.

Dates, hosts, and locations of upcoming CAUBO Conferences:

Highlights from CAUBO 2021

Highlights from CAUBO 2019

Highlights from CAUBO 2018