The 2014 ACC Leadership Symposium is a three-day leadership conference aimed at engaging students with peers across the Atlantic Coast Conference.  This year, the ACC Leadership Symposium will be hosted at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida February 21-23, 2014.

Below you will find the weekend tentative-schedule, symposium social issues and a packing list that we have made available for you to download and review.

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                            2014 ACC Leadership Symposium Master Schedule

                                                  FRIDAY – February 21, 2014

                                                  Time                                                Activity                                                

                                                  4:00 P.M.                                        Check-In

                                                                                                          Location: Marriot Dadeland

                                                  5:00 P.M.                                        Buses depart to UM

                                                  5:30 P.M.                                        Pre-Dinner Social Hour

                                                                                                         Location: Student Activities Center Ballroom

                                                  6:00 P.M.                                        Welcome Dinner and Guest Speakers' Remarks

                                                  8:00 P.M.                                        Project Discussion

                                                  9:00 P.M.                                        StrengthsQuest

                                                  10:00 P.M.                                      Social Activity

                                                                                                          Location: Rathskeller 

                                                  Midnight                                         Buses depart to Dadeland Marriott

                                                  SATURDAY – February 22, 2014

                                                  Time                                                Activity                       

                                                  7:30 A.M.                                        Buses depart to UM

                                                  8:00 A.M.                                        Breakfast

                                                                                                          Location: Student Activities Center 3rd Floor 

                                                  8:45 A.M.                                        Morning Introduction

                                                  9:15 A.M.                                        Workshop 1 

                                                                                                         Location: Student Activities Center 3rd Floor 

                                                  10:15 A.M.                                      Workshop 2 

                                                                                                          Location: Student Activities Center 3rd Floor 

                                                  11:15 A.M.                                      Keynote Speaker 

                                                                                                          Location: Student Activities Center 3rd Floor 

                                                   Noon                                              Lunch

                                                                                                         Location: Student Activities Center Ballroom

                                                   12:45 P.M.                                    Buses depart for Community Partner Tour

                                                   1:15 P.M.                                      Community Partner Tour

                                                                                                         Location: YES Institute, Charity Services                                                                                                                                               Center for Social Change

                                                    2:45 P.M.                                      Buses depart to UM

                                                    3:15 P.M.                                      Service Project

                                                                                                         Location: Student Activities Center Ballroom

                                                    4:30 P.M.                                      Buses depart to Dadeland Marriott

                                                    5:45 P.M.                                      Buses depart to Dinner

                                                    6:30 P.M.                                      Dinner and Social Activity

                                                    9:00 P.M.                                      Delegates depart to UM

                                                    9:30 P.M.                                      Delegate Project Time

                                                                                                          Location: School of Business Classrooms 

                                                    Midnight                                        Buses depart UM to Dadeland Marriott

                                                   SUNDAY – February 23, 2014

                                                   Time                                                Activity                        

                                                   7:30 A.M.                                        Delegates depart to UM

                                                   8:00 A.M.                                        Breakfast and Overview of Day

                                                                                                         Location: Student Activities Center Ballroom

                                                   9:00 A.M.                                        Project Presentations

                                                   11:30 A.M.                                      Delegation Reflection

                                                   Noon                                              Farewell and Evaluation

                                                                                                          Box lunches will be available.

                                                   12:30 P.M.                                     Buses depart to MIA Airport

                                                        Social Issues for the Symposium

                          *Links for symposium materials can be downloaded in the Files Section above.

                Title                                                                                                       Author(s)

                                                          General Background

  • Invest in Social Change                                                                        Toby Eccles
  • What's Wrong With TED Talks?                                                            Benjamin Bratton
  • $5 Chess Game, Best of Three, Zuccotti Park                                        David Hill
  • Generation Why?                                                                                 Zadie Smith
  • Critical Mass Turns 10: A Decade of Defiance                                         Joe Garofoli
  • Voices of Protest: Documents of Courage and Dissent                            Frank Lowenstein, Sheryl Lechner, and                                                                                                             Erik Bruun
  • Terminal Miami                                                                                    Choire Sicha            
  • 'Quebrado': The Life And Death of a Young Activist                                  Jeff Sharlet


  • Center for Resource Solutions                                                                Organization
  • National and International Energy Statistics                                             U.S. Energy Information
  • HOME                                                                                                  Yann Arthus-Bertrand
  • Beneficial Biofuels - The Food, Energy, and Environment Trilemma            David Tilman et. all
  • Energy From Floating Algea Pods                                                           Jonathan Trent
  • Let's Transform Energy - With Natural Gas                                               T. Boone Pickens
  • Gasland                                                                                                Josh Fox
  • China Is Reaping Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom                                  Tim Arango
  • Uncovering Oil's Unknowns                                                                     Deborah Gordon and Chris Malins
  • A New Way To Do Nuclear                                                                     Gareth Cook

                                      Food and Water                                                          

  • Feeding America                                                                                   Organization
  • WaterSense                                                                                          Environmental Protection                                                                                                                                 Agency (EPA) 
  • 2013 World Hunger Statistics                                                                 World Hunger Education                                                                                                                                   Service
  • 2013 Water Statistics                                                                            UN Water
  • The State of Food Insecurity Executive Summary                                     Food and Agriculture                                                                                                                                      Organization of the United Nations 
  • Water Security and the Global Water Agenda                                          United Nations University                                                                                                                                 Institute for Water Environment &                                                                                                                     Health
  • GMO OMG                                                                                           Jeremy Seifart
  • Food Inc.                                                                                              Robert Kenner
  • Flow: For Love Of Water                                                                         Irene Salina
  • The Global Food Waste Scandal                                                             Tristam Stuart
  • Obesity + Hunger = 1 Global Food Issue                                                 Ellen Gustafson
  • The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities                                      Frances Moore Lappe
  • How Change Is Going to Come in The Food System                                 Michael Pollan
  • The Blind Man Making The World's Best Vodka                                        David Kushner
  • Firing Bullets of Data at Cozy Anti-Science                                              Janet Maslin
  • In The Belly of the Beast                                                                         Paul Solotaroff


  • City Year                                                                                               Organization
  • Education Pioneers                                                                                Organization
  • National Education Statistics                                                                   National Center for                                                                                                                                          Education Statsistics
  • How Schools Kill Creativity                                                                      Ken Robinson
  • We Need To Talk About An Injustice                                                        Bryan Stevenson
  • Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Education Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap                                                                                                                Richard Rothstein
  • All Deliberate Speed: Reflections of the First Half Century of Brown v. Board of Education                                                                                                                                                  Charles J. Olgetree Jr.
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness           Michelle Alexander
  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time                                                                                                                                                             Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
  • Three Cups of Tea, Spilled                                                                       Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Waiting For Superman                                                                             Davis Guggenheim
  • The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman                                 Julie Cavanagh
  • Why I Hate School But Love Education                                                     Suli Break
  • In Textbook Fight, Japan Leaders See to Recast History                            Martin Fackler
  • Dropouts Tell No Tales                                                                            Jamaal Abdul-Alim
  • No Learning Without Feeling                                                                    Claire Needell Hollander


  • Census Explorer                                                                                     United States Census
  • What is Gentrification?                                                                            Benjamin Grant
  • Gentrification and Finacial Health                                                             Daniel Hartley
  • What Killed Ayana Stanley-Jones?                                                          Charlie LeDuff
  • The Great Corporate Jobs-for-Subsidies Con-Job                                       Jim Hightower
  • Shadows Over Central Park                                                                     Warren St. John
  • Why is Gentrification a Problem?                                                             Stephen Sheppard
  • Detroit's Bankruptcy Breakthrough                                                           Staff
  • Trickle-Down Gentrification is a Myth                                                        Karen Narefsky Jacobin
  • The Gentrification of Brooklyn                                                                  Pamela Engel


  • Homeless Empowerment Project                                                            Organization
  • National Homelessness Statistics                                                           National Coalition for the                                                                                                                                 Homeless
  • The Year I was Homeless                                                                       Becky Blanton
  • Invisible Child: Dasani's Homeless Life                                                     Andrea Elliot
  • Hidden City                                                                                            Ian Frazier
  • Myths Over Miami                                                                                  Lynda Edwards


  • Human Rights Campaign                                                                        Organization
  • The Trevor Project                                                                                  Organization
  • The Yes Insitute                                                                                     Organization
  • Census & LGBT Demographic Studies                                                     Various
  • Growing Up LGBT in America                                                                  Various
  • 50 Shades of Gay                                                                                   iO Tillett Wright
  • Love and War                                                                                         Andrea Gibson
  • The Times of Harvey Milk                                                                         Robert Epstein
  • Out Rage                                                                                               Andrew Sullivan
  • One Town's War on Gay Teens                                                                Sabrina Rubin Erdely
  • Letter to Ann and Alfred Corn                                                                   Edmund White
  • I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards and a Bigot          Chris Kluwe
  • The Marriage Plot: Inside This Year's Epic Campaign for Marriage Equality  Molly Ball


  • La Union Del Pueble Entero (LUPE)                                                          Organization
  • National Immigration Statistics                                                                 Various
  • Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigration in the United States           Various
  • The Danger of a Single Story                                                                    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • My Immigration Story                                                                               Tan Le
  • Which Way Home                                                                                   Rebecca Cammisa
  • Homeland: Immigration in America                                                            Leo Eaton
  • 500,000 March in L.A. Against Immigration Bill                                          Associated Press
  • Immigration and Social Security                                                               Shaila Dewan
  • Sudan's Lost Boys are Drawn Into War at Home                                        Nicholas Kulish and Isma'il Kushkush

                                                                 Human Trafficking

  • Polaris Project                                                                                        Organization
  • Global Report on Trafficking in Persons                                                     United Nations Office on                                                                                                                                   Drugs and Crime
  • Human Trafficking Statistics and Information                                              Various
  • Our Century's Great Injustice                                                                    Sheryl WuDunn
  • The Fight Against Sex Slavery                                                                  Sunitha Krishnan
  • Children For Sale                                                                                     Chris Hansen
  • Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery                               Siddharth Kara
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide     Sheryl WuDunn and                                                                                                                                         Nicholas D. Kristof
  • A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery                   E. Benjamin Skinner
  • Some Comments About Sex Trafficking                                                     Mistress Matisse

                                                                    Mental Health

  • Mental Health Statistics and Information                                                    Various
  • Mental Health For All By Involving All                                                         Vikram Patel
  • Between Music and Medicine                                                                    Robert Gupta
  • The Voices in My Head                                                                             Eleanor Longden
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World    ‚Äč                                                                                                                                    Tracy Kidder
  • My Grandfather's Blessing: Stories of Stength, Refuge and Belonging           Rachel Naomi Remen
  • The Story Of A Suicide: Two College Roomates, a Webcam, and a Tragedy  Ian Parker
  • Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin                                                                Mac McClelland
  • The Science of Sex Abuse                                                                        Rachel Aviv

                                                                  Sexual Health                                                                  

  • Guttmacher Institute                                                                                  Organization
  • CONRAD                                                                                                  Organization
  • Barefoot College Health Division                                                                  Organization
  • Sexual Health Data and Statistics                                                               Various
  • Sexual Health of Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States             Various
  • Sex, Drugs, and HIV - Let's Get Rational                                                      Elizabeth Pisani
  • Flip Your Thinking on AIDS in Africa                                                             Emily Oster
  • Why We Fight                                                                                           Vito Russo
  • Rape Joke                                                                                                 Patricia Lockwood
  • R. Kelly - An interview with Jim DeRogatis                                                    Jessica Hopper
  • Why I Believe Jameis Winston's Accuser                                                     Julie Dicaro
  • A Town Destroyed For What Two People Did: Dispatch from Steubenville        Katie J.M. Baker
  • My Brother My Mother and a Call Girl Named Monique                                  Mara Cohen Marks

                                  Packing List for ACC Leadership Symposium


  • School Clothing (Travel with School Spirit!)
  • 2 Business Casual outfits (school colors preferred but not required)
  • Closed Toed Shoes for Service Project
  • Cocktail Attire (as fancy as you want but not over the top!)



  • Toothbrush  
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss    
  • Soap/Shower Gel
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Hair Dryer    
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Razor    
  • Lotion
  • Hand Sanitizer or Antibacterial Wipes  
  • Women’s Hygienic Products


  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses* 
  • Contact Lenses + Case + Solution    
  • Keys
  • Wallet/Purse     


  • Driver's License/State ID  
  • School ID
  • Cash/Credit Cards    
  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Conference Registration Info Packet    
  • Pre-Conference Homework
  • Itinerary (advisor)  
  • Business Cards
  • Tickets (advisor)    
  • Emergency Phone Numbers


  • Luggage Name Tags  
  • Luggage Locks
  • Travel Safe!    


  • Cell Phone + charger  
  • Digital camera + charger (optional)
  • iPod/mp3 player    
  • Laptop + charger (optional)


  • Accessories/Jewelry  
  • Socks
  • Shoes    
  • Personal Clothes (PJ’s, shorts)
  • Underwear    
  • Light Jacket (unpredictable weather)


  • Allergy Medicine
  • Prescription Medications

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