About the Event

P3•EDU is an invitation-only event bringing together a select group of university leaders and a handful of private company CEOs to network and share best practices around public-private partnerships in higher education. For more information, please contact the host at info@p3edu.com.

P3•EDU 2019 Starts in:


About George Mason University

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls 37,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Learn more at www.gmu.edu

Invited guests are welcome to register by clicking the link below.

2019 Schedule-at-a-Glance

Unless otherwise noted, all activities shall take place at:

George Mason University  |  Founders Hall  |  3351 Fairfax Drive  |  Arlington, VA

Day 1

Monday, April 29

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Welcome reception 


Day 2

Tuesday, April 30

Registration; Continental breakfast

Opening remarks; Morning sessions


Afternoon sessions


Day 3

Wednesday, May 1

Continental breakfast

Welcome; Morning sessions

Closing remarks; Lunch

Day 4

Program Highlights

Peer universities share their experience in partnering with private companies across a range of areas, including:

  • Enabling the design and growth of online degree programs
  • International student recruitment and pathways programs
  • Student retention and success coaching
  • Predictive analytics for institutional decision making
  • Innovative student housing and campus infrastructure projects

Accreditors and rating agencies provide their perspective on the academic and financial risks involved with public-private partnerships

Leading company CEOs and venture capitalists offer their views on partnering with colleges and universities

Travel & Accommodations

P3•EDU will be held at George Mason’s Arlington, Virginia campus approximately 15 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport (IAD).

We have reserved a block of rooms with preferred pricing at a local hotel (see below).

To view a map of the George Mason University Arlington campus click here.

The Westin Arlington Gateway

801 North Glebe Rd.  |  Arlington, VA, 22203


Founders Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201


Frequently Asked Questions


What are the dates of the conference?

Conference dates are all day Tuesday, April 30, and the morning of Wednesday, May 1, 2019. A welcome reception will be held the evening of Monday, April 29, 2019.

What does my registration fee include?

Registration fees include access to all conference activities and meals, including:

Monday, April 2 – Welcome Reception
Tuesday, April 3 – Full Day Program; Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Reception
Wednesday, April 4 – Half Day Program; Continental Breakfast and Lunch

What is conference attire?

Business or business casual attire

Are there sponsorship opportunities available?

Sponsorship is available by invitation only. Please contact info@p3edu.com if you are interested in sponsorship.


Who is attending the conference?

Attendance at P3•EDU is intended for college and university leaders including Presidents, Provosts, CFOs, VPs and Trustees. The event is by invitation only. Please contact info@p3edu.com if you are interested in attending.

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee for college, university and association attendees is $495. The registration fee for corporate and non-university attendees is $1,995.

Can my organization pay our registration fee by check?

Payment for P3•EDU is by credit card only. If you are unable to pay by credit card, please contact p3edu@wilsonwest.com.

How do I make changes to my registration?

If you need to make any changes to your registration, please email p3edu@wilsonwest.com.

If I need to cancel, how do I receive refund?

Cancellations will be accepted with a full refund if submitted on or before March 29, 2019. No refunds will be given after March 29, 2019. Please email p3edu@wilsonwest.com with any cancellation requests.

Why have I not received a registration confirmation?

All confirmations are sent via email at the conclusion of your registration. If you have not received an email confirmation, please check your spam or junk mail folder. If you still need a copy of your confirmation or receipt, please email p3edu@wilsonwest.com.


What airport do I fly into?

Two major airports serve the Arlington, VA area: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is just 7 miles away and Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 21 miles away.

Does the conference hotel offer a room block with discounted pricing?

Yes. We have reserved discounted pricing at the Westin Arlington Gateway hotel. Please see Travel for a link to the hotel website.

What is the address of the conference?

George Mason University – Founders Hall – 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Will transportation be provided from the airport to the hotel?

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the hotel.

Will transportation be provided from the hotel to the reception & event?

Yes. We will have complimentary transportation available to all registered attendees staying at Westin Arlington Gateway. Service will be provided to and from both the evening reception Monday, April 29nd, as well as to and from George Mason University Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1. A detailed transportation schedule shall be provided to all registered attendees in advance of the event.

Will parking be available at George Mason University?

Yes. All registered attendees will have free on site parking for the duration of the event. To view a map of the George Mason University campus click here.