2020 Annual Conference 

98th Annual Conference - Higher, Faster, Stronger!

Given the growing concerns with the COVID-19 outbreak and the financial and travel limitations that many institutions may be facing, we will be moving our 2020 IACRAO Conference to a virtual format to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues, partners, and the overall community.

In efforts to spread out the time commitment to give members the opportunity to attend as many sessions of interest as possible, we have expanded the conference dates over two additional days. The conference will take place on Oct 26th-Oct 30th. We are working hard to develop a program so we may still connect with our colleagues across the state and provide opportunities for learning and development.

Please see the conference details below.

When: Oct 26th-30th

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free for IACRAO Membership

Schedule: At-A-Glance Schedule

IACRAO Annual Conference Registration:


Keynote Speaker: Robert D. Scott

Robert D. Scott serves as Director, Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach within the University of Michigan College of Engineering. As Special Counsel to the College, Mr. Scott supports the diversity and outreach strategy and programs across the Engineering College. Founded by Mr. Scott, the Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach is an academic excellence community committed to developing engineers who are innovative leaders in a global society. The Center broadens participation, increases academic performance and provides personal support for diverse students from all backgrounds. Mr. Scott has been certified as a diversity professional by the National Diversity Council.

Mr. Scott is a former business executive, retired from the Procter & Gamble Company after over 32 years of service. His background includes demonstrated leadership in strategic planning and analysis, IT management, product distribution, and global learning systems. Mr. Scott’s experience includes:

  • Four years international experience as regional CIO for Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Global leader of the IT go-to-market organization supporting the Procter & Gamble selling/market development organization
  • Global leadership of a $300 million IT infrastructure
  • Launching a major shared services operation
  • Corporation acquisition integration experience

In addition to his line responsibilities, Mr. Scott served as the corporate leader of a P&G organizational development program providing facilitated training to build high performing global teams:

  • Mentoring and leading teams of highly experienced technical professionals
  • Leading global teams across geographies and cultures

Mr. Scott is a member of the IT Senior Management Forum, a national organization dedicated exclusively to fostering upper-level executive talent among African-American IT professionals. After serving as the National Program Chair for four years, Mr. Scott was appointed Dean of the ITSMF Global Institute for Leadership Development. Mr. Scott also serves as a Cutter Fellow, with consulting responsibilities to CIOs and other senior IT executives.