ACGA 36th Conference

Join us in Houston for ACGA’s 36th conference, April 29 - May 1, 2024. The ACGA is limiting conference attendance to 400 for the 2024 conference. Registration is now open!

Attention Associate Members: Your conference + hotel costs can be as little as $1,300 if you register before October 13, 2023. Don’t miss out on this big price cut (registration WITHOUT your hotel is $950 after April 8, 2024).

Click here to view the conference sessions and schedule.

Registration Fees
Early Bird (before 10/13/23)

Full Conference: Associate Members: $825 / ACGA Non-members: $950
Tuesday Only: Associate Members: $625 / ACGA Non-members: $750

Standard (10/14/23 - 4/8/24)

Full Conference: Associate Members: $875 / ACGA Non-members: $1,000
Tuesday Only: Associate Members: $675 / ACGA Non-members: $800

On Site (after 4/8/24)

Full Conference: Associate Members: $950 / ACGA Non-members: $1,075
Tuesday Only: Associate Members: $750 / ACGA Non-members: $875

 The conference continues its long-standing tradition of programming across various gift planning topics, from different gift strategies to donor stewardship and charitable gift annuities. Regardless of your organizational role or years of experience, these sessions will expand your gift-planning expertise through presentations and workshops.

The ACGA seeks to offer education in three areas at its biennial conference:

  • Introductory education for new planned giving officers.
  • Continuing education for experienced planned giving officers.
  • Administration, practical considerations, and technical guidance for gift annuity programs. Providing this information for a charity’s treasury, finance, and business officers is a hallmark of the ACGA conference.

Education in all three areas is not restricted to charitable gift annuities. Our Conference Committee solicits the highest quality speakers from across the country to make presentations concerning marketing, program management, donor relations, gift planning technical issues, prospect research, and the financial, investment, and legal considerations of gift planning programs.

Click here to view the conference schedule.

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Exhibitor Showcase

Our exhibit opportunities will look a little different this year. The ACGA will not have a traditional exhibit hall, but we are allowing vendors to join our partners by purchasing an exhibit table. These opportunities are limited so book soon.

Exhibit tables are $3,000 and include one full conference registration, a table, two chairs, and a listing in our virtual exhibit hall for 18 months.  You can register for an exhibit table here.

Information about our partner opportunities can be viewed on our Partners page here.  


Conference Schedule, Speakers & Sessions

Our schedule and list of conference speakers and sessions will be available when registration opens.  Click here to view conference sessions and schedule.


Conference Registration

The conference registration is now open, and you can register online here.  Make sure your membership is current to take advantage of the member conference registration discount!


Book Your Hotel Rooms

Join us at the Hyatt Regency Houston!

EventSphere is the only official housing provider of the American Council on Gift Annuities 2024 (ACGA). We do not endorse booking hotel reservations through any source other than EventSphere, our official housing partner. Other third-party companies may contact you in an effort to get you to book through them. Often, they will misrepresent themselves as the official housing provider. Should you book a room through any other company, we will not be able to protect you from a non-refundable deposit or lack of reservation completely. Should you be contacted by someone other than EventSphere, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

Housing questions? Contact EventSphere at [email protected].



Terry Simmons Scholarship Applications

The ACGA has established an endowment fund to assist promising gift planners with their professional development. The Terry L. Simmons Philanthropic Endowment Fund provides scholarships to worthy individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference.  Applications are due by December 8, 2023.  The winners will be notified by January 15, 2024, and announced in our March 2024 newsletter.

Submit your application today!