2017 ADEA Deans’ Conference

Dates: November 11-14, 2017
Venue: W Fort Lauderdale Hotel
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Online Registration is currently closed for this event.

Building a Culture of Value

In today’s health care and higher education environments, “value” is often reduced to monetary terms, but the concept of value encompasses so much more than financial return. What we value is what we believe to be important and beneficial for our future. And as leaders of the dental education community, the attention and priority we place on issues becomes a key proxy of their value to others. 

At the 2017 ADEA Deans’ Conference we will explore the value of engagement, globally, nationally and locally. We will explore the value of global engagement, learning from the perspectives of dental education leaders around the world. At the national level, we will discuss the current political and legislative environments and assess the value of action in responding to the new political environment. And at the local (university) level, we will learn from peers about successful strategies for demonstrating the value of the dental school to the university and about the value of resilience in the face of increasing burnout and stress among students, faculty and administrators. Most importantly, the conference will provide opportunities for peer-to-peer engagement and interaction, and promote the value of peer learning throughout the conference.


2017 ADEA Deans’ Conference to Proceed as Planned

The 2017 ADEA Deans’ Conference will take place, as planned, November 11-14 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The event hotel—the W Fort Lauderdale—reports that there will be no disruption to November’s conference. Travel and agenda-related information may be accessed via the left navigation menu. Registration is open through October 11, 2017.

Our thoughts are with our many colleagues, friends and family impacted by this season’s storms. We hope for a swift recovery for all affected.


For registration questions, please contact Shalonda King, KingS@adea.org.

For meeting logistics, please contact Mas Tadesse, TadesseM@adea.org.



Contact: Mas Tadesse