2019 ADEA Deans' Conference

Dates: November 09-12, 2019
Venue: Charleston Marriott
Location: Charleston, SC

Online Registration is currently closed for this event.


It’s About the People

ADEA will convene academic dentistry’s top leaders for It’s About the People—the 2019 ADEA Deans’ Conference—Nov. 9-12, in Charleston, SC. 

From welcoming our next dental school class to developing our future leaders to ensuring the best outcomes for the communities we serve—it’s about the people. It’s about access to information and opportunities for our faculty, staff, students and administrators. It’s about the ideation and opportunities that arise when we surround ourselves with unique perspectives. It’s about being inclusive to shape the future of dental education in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. 

It’s about you, the dean, shaping and fostering a culture that promotes the best possible outcomes for your constituents, for our community.   

Take advantage of four days of leadership development, targeted programming, featured experts and peer-to-peer insights.

  • Preview concepts and research for pipeline efforts and recruitment of prospective dental students. 
  • Examine the cultural and organizational changes necessary to build an inclusive dental school environment. 
  • Gain actionable tips and tools for leading a generationally diverse workforce.
  • Explore leadership in the VUCA environment (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous).

The ADEA Deans’ Conference is the only event designed exclusively for all dental school deans in the U.S. and Canada. Mark your calendar to join us Nov. 9-12, in Charleston. 

Download a printable versionPDF of the 2019 ADEA Deans’ Conference agenda.


Online registration is closed for this event; please register onsite.

Onsite Registration Hours and Locations:

  • Saturday, Nov. 9
    8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Crystal Promenade
  • Sunday, Nov. 10
    7:30 – 9:00 a.m., Crystal Promenade

For onsite registration questions, please contact Shalonda King at KingS@adea.org or 202-289-7201 ext. 177.

For programming questions, please contact Linda Mabrey at MabreyL@adea.org or Tracy Beale at BealeT@adea.org.