Woke Academy

2018 ASHE Conference
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Tampa Marriott Waterside
Tampa, Florida
Conference Theme: Envisioning The “Woke” Academy™
Envisioning The “Woke” Academy™
is the theme for the 2018 ASHE Conference in Tampa, FL.  Although a fairly recent colloquialism, the term “woke” has become synonymous with the Black Lives Matter Movement and other activist efforts, as well as social media campaigns and hashtags (#staywoke; #getwoke; #bewoke).  Being “woke” is meant to encourage a heightened level of consciousness both locally and transnationally regarding societal ills and the need to unabashedly name and dismantle inequitable power structures and their disproportionately negative effects on minoritized peoples.  Being “woke” engages us in the envisioning of futures characterized by freedom and emancipatory struggle.

Save the Dates
Nov 14 – 15, 2018 | Pre-conferences
Nov 15 – 17, 2018 | General Conference

ASHE Discount with SuperShuttle in Tampa
Looking to save some money in Tampa for the ASHE 2018 conference? ASHE has secured a 10 percent discount with SuperShuttle/Execucar Ride Services. For more information and to utilize the discount, visit the website. The Discount Code is: SH3LT.

Future Conferences
2019 ASHE Conference

Portland, Oregon
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Pre-conference – November 13-14, 2019
Conference – November 14 – 16, 2019

2020 ASHE Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana 
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Pre-conference – November 18-19, 2020
Conference – November 19-21, 2020

Immediate Past Conference
2017 ASHE Conference
Houston, TX
Marriott Marquis
For #ASHEGrads 2017 conference resources, click here
To access the searchable online conference schedule, click here

Last updated November 14, 2018


ASHE 2018 Graduate Student Conference Programs in Tampa

Your ASHE graduate student representatives have planned engaging conference

programming for ASHE 2018 in Tampa, Florida! Visit the links below for more

information about this year’s graduate student sessions. Additional details about

our featured scholars who have volunteered to join us in these sessions has

also been linked. Use this information to help you plan your agenda for the

upcoming conference.

Office Hours: Conversations with Advanced Scholars and Practitioners

Thursday, November 15th from 2:15pm-3:30pm in Grand Salon E


ASHEGrads Social at Urban Cantina

Thursday, November 15th from 7:30-8:30

ASHEGrads Social Flyer

Event sponsored by the Center for Student Success Research


Woke Scholarship and Self-Care: Strategies for Graduate Student Community and Endurance Panel

Friday, November 16th from 3:15pm-4:30pm in Florida Salons I-II


Scholars Who Lunch: Newly Minted and Early Career Scholars

Saturday, November 17th from 12:00pm-1:15pm in Grand  Salon E


Don’t miss our Conversations over Coffee: ASHE Graduate Student Coffee Breaks sessions each day of the conference!

  • Thursday, November 15th from 5:00pm-5:15pm Graduate Students of Color

  • Friday, November 16th from 11:15am-12:00pm Building a Research Agenda as a Graduate Student

  • Saturday, November 17th from 9:00am-9:15am Successful Writing Habits


Check back often for updated details!

Hotel Roommate Matching

Hotel Roommate Matching provides ASHE Graduate Students (and post-docs, and so on) to connect with each other to share hotel expenses.

This service is offered by courtesy, and neither ASHE nor ASHEGrads are responsible for the sharing of any information, any unforeseen circumstances, and hold no liability for roommate matching.

Conference Check List

Do you have any recommendations for what conference goers should remember to bring – or what tasks to complete –  prior to the conference? Add your suggestions below.

Some top suggestions include:
  1. Bring business cards, more than you probably expect. If you don’t have cards, get some quick custom ones made with your name, contact information, and your research agenda.
  2. Develop your elevator talk – describe your research agenda and interests in less than a minute!
  3. Have a draft of your presentation available, or a way of quickly delivering it to those who ask for it.

What other ideas do you have for conference goers?