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Off Campus Conferences

2/18/2016 - 2/20/2016

AAC&U General Education and Assessment: From My Work to Our Work
New Orleans, LA

In order to develop high-quality general education pathways that are effective for all students especially for those students from traditionally underserved groups we need to build, enrich, and support greater collaboration among educators of all sorts. AAC&U's 2016 conference on General Education and Assessment "From My Work to Our Work" is designed to examine research, evidence, and models for effective general education programs and courses that work for all students. With focused attention on equity, the meeting will examine effective general education teaching and learning methods, campus cultures that value and support general education, integrative general education frameworks, and transparent approaches to assessment.

2/18/2016 - 2/21/2016

2016 IMPACT Conference
Amherst, MA

The mission of IMPACT is to connect, educate, and mobilize college students, nonprofit professionals, and educators to strengthen their communities through service, action, and advocacy. The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action. Building on the rich 30-year tradition of the COOL Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, IMPACT is the one time during the year when students, administrators, faculty, AmeriCorps members and VISTAs, and nonprofit professionals gather together to learn and share effective practices, improve personal skills and organizational strategies, discover opportunities and resources, exchange stories, be inspired and challenged to sustain our efforts.

3/2/2016 - 3/4/2016

Denver, CO

EDUCAUSE Connect creates highly interactive, action-driven professional development experience focused on finding workable solutions, connecting people's experiences, building professional networks, and growing individual and collective understanding of higher education IT issues. Connects are events for anyone who wants to move ideas, understanding, and the profession forward. Themes include: Enterprise Service Delivery, Leveraging Technology and Data, Partnerships and Collaborations, and Staffing and Talent Development.

3/5/2016 - 3/9/2016

American College Personnel Association Annual Convention
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

As the world increasingly expands beyond the physical, economic, technological, and experiential borders, our responsibility as higher education professionals to address these opportunities and challenges also grows. This affordable convention will be curriculum and competency driven, providing you with opportunities to engage in exploration of cultural, global, and contemporary issues in higher education. You will be asked to reflect on your own and other's perspectives on scholarship and take advantage of an uncommon month-long learning experience to maximize your professional growth. Pre-conference meetings are scheduled in the first part of the program. See schedule on their website for details.

3/8/2016 - 3/8/2016

The Administrative Assistants Conference
Jackson, MI

Boost your communication skills, your productivity, your professional development and your satisfaction! In this era of dramatic change in the business world, assistants have never been more challenged - more stretched - than they are today. You're expected to do whatever it takes to keep the train moving� amidst the confusion brought on by re-engineering, restructuring, new technology - whatever changes you're up against. In this valuable conference, you'll learn new, practical skills that will enable you to manage your job and your career with new professionalism, new authority and new success.

3/12/2016 - 3/15/2016

American Council on Education 2016 98th Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA

ACE2016, ACE's 98th Annual Meeting, is the place for presidents, chancellors, and senior-level leaders to meet to discuss trends and promising practices with colleagues from across all sectors of higher education. Leaders have access to experts and workshops that provide practical resources and tools that aid day-to-day decision making, as well as long-term strategic planning. The American Council on Education is the nation's most influential, respected, and visible higher education association. We represent the presidents of U.S. accredited degree-granting institutions, which include two- and four-year colleges, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit entities. Together, ACE members represent two out of every three students in all accredited, degree-granting institutions.

3/12/2016 - 3/16/2016

Common Purpose: 2016 NASPA Annual Conference
Indianapolis, IN

This year's theme reflects the vital role that student affairs plays in the shared goal of all those who work in higher education. Campuses must reach across functional boundaries to assure the continued well-being of students, adapt to new regulations, and react to crises and the increasing scrutiny higher education is facing. Student affairs is uniquely positioned to help shape a vision of higher education that addresses these challenges.

3/20/2016 - 3/23/2016

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers-102nd Annual Meeting
Phoenix, AZ

Over the past century, AACRAO has positioned itself as a leading authority student admissions, academic records, international education, and enrollment management. Many things have changed since the association was founded in 1910, but we remain committed to serving and advancing higher education by providing exceptional leadership in academic and enrollment services. This dedication is reflected in the efforts of the AACRAO Program Committee, which has worked diligently to offer you a comprehensive program of sessions and workshops. The Annual Meeting brings you knowledgeable speakers, delivers session content relevant to the issues you face on campus.

3/20/2016 - 3/23/2016

League for Innovation in the Community College�۬18th Annual Innovations Conference
Chicago, IL

Innovations 2016 is the premier event for professionals dedicated to improving organizational teaching and learning, and discovering new approaches for enhancing the community college experience. This international conference provides a forum for collaboration among academic experts and leading community college professionals, while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and thought-provoking programs from around the world. 2016 Innovations Conference Streams include: Learning and Teaching, Leadership and Organization, Workforce Preparation and Development, Student Success, and Basic Skills and Developmental Education.

3/22/2016 - 3/24/2016

Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education
San Francisco, CA

Join us for the Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education. This annual convening of innovative thinkers and dedicated practitioners offers the community the opportunity to gather and work together to transform teaching and learning. The summit will offer inspiring keynotes, sessions with actionable take-aways, hands-on pre-conference workshops, and numerous networking opportunities to connect with others in this community of improvers and innovators. A goal of the summit is to showcase the best of our field's efforts and support all who attend in their journey to improve.

3/30/2016 - 4/1/2016

Society for College and University Planning 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference � Preparing for the Unexpected: Integrated Planning to the Rescue
Newark, DE

The SCUP 2016 Mid-Atlantic Conference will explore the forces altering higher education and how we can gear up to anticipate and prepare for the unexpected. What tools do we need? What tools are you currently using or developing that can shape the future of higher education given the forces at play-some of which we cannot fully anticipate? Resiliency - managing risk, adaptation, and recovery - is required as institutions face increasing costs, budget cuts, declining enrollments, natural disasters, on-campus violence, and reputational threats. Moreover, technology is changing teaching, learning, and social interactions in ways we never expected.

3/30/2016 - 4/2/2016

Educate. Ignite. Transform. 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference
Minneapolis, MN

Join the more than one thousand students, educators, and government leaders from across the country and around the world at Educate. Ignite. Transform. This intergenerational event provides attendees with the tools, resources, ideas, and support to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities.

4/6/2016 - 4/8/2016

Miami, FL

EDUCAUSE Connect creates highly interactive, action-driven professional development experience focused on finding workable solutions, connecting people's experiences, building professional networks, and growing individual and collective understanding of higher education IT issues. Connects are events for anyone who wants to move ideas, understanding, and the profession forward. Themes include: Enterprise Service Delivery, Leveraging Technology and Data, Partnerships and Collaborations, and Staffing and Talent Development.

4/7/2016 - 4/10/2016

19th Annual ANTSHE Conference 2016�۬Connecting the Silos of Academic and Student Services
Dearborn, MI

This event is co-sponsored by American Council on Education (ACE), American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), and the Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) and is a resource and tool for both academic professionals and students alike. It will be hosted by the University of Michigan at Dearborn. ANTSHE Pre-Conference Workshop will be held on April 7th and will be facilitated by experts in their respective fields addressing the issues of Academic and Student Services, Preparing for Professional Life After College, Veteran Affairs Issues, and Educator/Administrator Training.

4/8/2016 - 4/12/2016

2016 AERA Annual Meeting - "Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies"
Washington, DC

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research and is a showcase for ground breaking and innovative studies in diverse areas of early to higher education. This year's theme is justice, locally as well as globally, with the aim to make room for democratized knowledge and knowledge production in which the experiences of all people are shaped by the principles and practices of justice. In AERA's Centennial Year, the Annual Meeting will celebrate and reinvigorate the progressive aspirations that gave rise to our professional community in 1916: hope and determination that research can strengthen public education, society's most democratic institution. To mark this remarkable moment, the 2016 Meeting will illuminate and enhance the role of education researchers as public scholars who contribute to public understanding, political debate, and professional practice in increasingly diverse democracies in the US and around the globe.

4/9/2016 - 4/12/2016

96th AACC Annual Convention
Chicago, IL

The AACC annual meeting is among the largest and most dynamic gatherings of educational leaders, attracting over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators, as well as international educators, representatives of business/industry, and federal agencies.

4/20/2016 - 4/22/2016

OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
New Orleans, LA

Advancing education innovation with continuous visionary leadership from all disciplines, we will challenge our teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and ideate on how disruptions in education today will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow.

5/28/2016 - 5/31/2016

2016 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence
Austin, TX

NISOD's annual conference is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators seeking best and promising practices designed to improve student achievement. Proposals are also being accepted until January 8, 2016. Consider sharing your cutting-edge teaching and learning strategies, leadership programs and inspirational innovations at your college that promote students success.

6/3/2016 - 6/5/2016

The 13th Annual Teaching Professor Conference
Washington, DC

If you're serious about teaching and want to learn how to stay sharp, effective, and confident, you'll be joining the ranks at The Teaching Professor Conference. This three-day conference, June 3-5, 2016, offers hands-on workshops, plenary sessions with captivating keynotes, dozens of concurrent sessions, and emerging research poster presentations. More than that, this conference gives you the opportunity to interact with your peers from around the country (and world) who are facing the same challenges and wrestling with the same issues that you know well. It brings like-minded, teaching-focused instructors and academic staff members together in a positive, supportive environment that generates optimism and enthusiasm.

7/9/2016 - 7/13/2016

SCUP�۪s Annual International Conference
Vancouver, BC Canada

Think and plan strategically aAcross all of Higher Education with SCUP! Join higher education leaders in Vancouver for SCUP's largest event of the year! Leaders will share their real-world experiences that will give you tools to help build a culture of strategic, integrated planning on your campus. No other conference will give you the perspectives, experiences, and passion for planning! Using the practical strategies and actionable tools you get from this event will save yourself and your institution time and money and will help you in your daily and long-term planning projects. You will learn about issues that relate to funding models, new technologies, serving students, new learning environments, enrollment planning, accreditation, reinventing learning, and much more! Leaders from a variety of functional areas academic, financial, and facilities who come from four-year private and public universities, small colleges, community colleges, as well as firms that support higher education talk candidly about the opportunities and challenges facing their campus.

9/18/2016 - 9/21/2016

24th Annual Administrative Professionals Conference 2016
Chicago, IL

You will thrive in the atmosphere of professionalism and learning that the Conference provides as you join hundreds of other multi-talented assistants at every stage in their careers. More than 75 learning sessions are presented by professional trainers, and your registration includes most meals, networking events, Conference materials, and inspirational keynotes. No other training event for Administrative Professionals delivers the value of the APC.

9/25/2016 - 9/27/2016

CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2016
Washington, DC

At the annual conference, choose sessions from a variety of topics such the ACA, diversity and inclusion, conflict management, faculty issues and more. The annual conference is the place where higher ed HR professionals find support from their peers.

10/2/2016 - 10/4/2016

Conference for Community College Advancement
Anaheim, CA

Join colleagues from throughout North America for the Conference for Community College Advancement. This special conference will bring together professionals from all areas of advancement fundraising, alumni relations, marketing and communications, and government relations for unparalleled programming, professional development and networking opportunities.

10/6/2016 - 10/8/2016

2016 Global Learning in College
Denver, CO

Participants will work together to articulate a vision of the global learner and will explore efforts to design educational experiences - across the curriculum and in the community - to help students develop the cross-cutting capacities they need. Domains to be addressed include global knowledge, global challenges, global systems and organizations, global civic engagement, and global identities. Information will be posted over the coming year.

10/8/2016 - 10/10/2016

30th Annual Conference: 30 Years of Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success
San Antonio, TX

HACU's Annual Conference provides a unique forum for the sharing of information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics. The conference goals are to: showcase successful, effective, and exemplary programs and initiatives of HACU member institutions; promote and expand partnerships and strategic alliances for collaboration between HACU member institutions and public-and private-sector organizations; foster and identify graduate education opportunities for Hispanic students and graduates, and much more!

10/10/2016 - 10/13/2016

The Resilient Assistant, 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence
Las Vegas, NV

We focus on what counts: Administrative Competencies. Very few Conferences for Administrative Professionals focus specifically on the competencies necessary to be successful at adding value every day within the administrative arena. Office Dynamics International is the premier leader in the development and presentation of sophisticated training programs and information for administrative professionals. For the 23nd annual conference, you can expect a high impact series of keynotes and general sessions illuminating our theme. They carefully curate the agenda to ensure a balance of intensive training as well as quality connection time. Details are being confirmed for the 2016 agenda, so continue to check their website for updates.

May 20, 2015