The Aspen Institute Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 150 2017

Off Campus Conferences

1/25/2017 - 1/28/2017

2017 Annual Meeting: Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence
San Francisco, CA
The AAC&U 2017 Annual Meeting will respond to the urgent need—expressed by educators from campuses across the country—for more effective approaches to restoring public trust in higher education and improving public understanding of how liberal education and inclusive excellence are valuable “public” and “private” goods. Rebuilding the public's trust in higher and liberal education requires educators and leaders from across sectors to paint a more compelling and vivid picture of how colleges and universities are improving student learning and reinventing liberal education to serve today's students and to solve today's challenges.

2/23/2017 - 2/25/2017

2017 General Education and Assessment: Design Thinking for Student Learning
Phoenix, AZ
General education sits at the intersection of an array of demands facing higher education—demands for more intentionally scaffolded, integrated, and engaged approaches to teaching and learning; more campus-community partnerships; more mentoring and advising; more multimodal learning experiences; and, above all, more meaningful assessment of student learning across these efforts. “General Education and Assessment: Design Thinking for Student Learning” will focus on how educators throughout all sectors of higher education can address these and other issues by designing, implementing, and evaluating high-quality general education pathways that are effective for all students—especially those from traditionally underserved groups. Conference participants will examine how faculty members and all campus educators are being supported and rewarded for innovative work and leadership in designing new approaches to teaching and learning that prepare today's students to be active participants in our nation's democracy and to succeed in an ever-changing global society.

2/16/2017 - 2/19/2017

2017 IMPACT Conference
St. Louis, MO
The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest national gathering of student leaders, administrators, faculty, and nonprofit staff committed to engaging students in service, activism, politics, advocacy, and other socially responsible work. This event continues and builds on the legacy of the COOL National Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, spanning an incredible 32+ year history.

3/5/2017 - 3/7/2017

SCUP 2017 North Atlantic Regional Conference
Worcester, MA
This year's SCUP 2017 North Atlantic Regional Conference is at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. As a member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA), WPI joins with Anna Maria College, Assumption College, Becker College, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, MCPHS University, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester State University, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and UMass Medical School to offer a diverse set of courses in many academic disciplines, adding to the rich cultural fabric of Worcester and Central Massachusetts. From humanities offerings such as languages, history, and literature, to arts programs such as music performance, visual art, and theatre, to engineering, math, veterinary, medicine, and sciences courses; the HECCMA community has many opportunities to explore and learn in our academically engaging region of "Eds & Meds.”

3/11/2017 - 3/14/2017

American Council on Education 2017 99th Annual Meeting
Washington, DC
ACE2017, the American Council on Education's 99th Annual Meeting, is the country's most distinguished higher education event, convening nearly 2,000 leaders from deans to presidents from all institutional types. Join us March 11-14 in Washington, DC, to generate fresh perspectives for practical leadership solutions, network with top leaders across all higher education sectors, and bring data-driven insights back to your campus.

3/11/2017 - 3/15/2017

2017 NASPA Annual Conference
San Antonio, TX
The 2017 NASPA Annual Conference is a four-day gathering of student affairs professionals who come together to learn, grow, and be inspired.

3/12/2017 - 3/15/2017

League for Innovation in the Community College
19th Annual Innovations Conference
San Francisco, CA
Innovations 2017 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.

3/13/2017 - 3/14/2017

Portland, OR
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.

3/16/2017 - 3/18/2017

2017 Diversity, Learning, and Student Success
Jacksonville, FL
AAC&U's 2017 Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Voices Leading Change conference will engage participants in exploring how the individual and collective voices of students, faculty, staff, and community partners can be catalysts for transformative campus and social change. Affirming that people will be the drivers of the institutional and structural transformation needed to support the success of today's postsecondary students and prepare these students for unscripted challenges, the conference will invite attendees to explore strategies for leading inclusive campus dialogues and strategic visioning that value and embrace diversity of thought, identity, and beliefs. Participants will examine diversity and equity as core values of an educated citizenry, and as critical components of a shared and socially responsible learning environment that promotes student success and engagement.

3/23/2017 - 3/25/2017

ANTSHE Conference 2017
Kennesaw, GA
The ANTSHE Conference 2017 Kennesaw will be a celebration of ANTSHE's 20 Years of providing support, resources, and scholarships to non-traditional students across the United States. Join us for three amazing days of engaging sessions, intense networking, and celebration. Collaborate with leaders of adult learner programs and organizations whose focus is adult learner success, and get exposure to innovative ideas and leadership to help you and/or your adult learner program be successful. The ANTSHE Conference 2017 Kennesaw will take place at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

3/26/2017 - 3/29/2017

American College Personnel Association Annual Convention
Columbus, OH
With an all-encompassing vision, the ACPA sees the potential of the students we serve, the work that we do, our peers and colleagues, higher education as a whole, ACPA, and the world. The belief in potential motivates us to do our work, to engage in deep learning, to continue intentional dialogue around substantial issues in the field. ACPA17 will strive to compile the collective knowledge of our students, members, and participants to tackle major issues in higher education, and then continue to do the hard work to make positive and sustainable change.

3/17/2017 - 3/29/2017

Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education
San Francisco, CA
2017 marks the fourth annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education. This three-day event draws more than a thousand of the best minds on the vanguard of improving education by applying innovative approaches to research and development carried out in networks to address real problems of practice. Make connections and join the largest — and growing — community of educators, researchers, innovators, and policymakers dedicated to challenging the status quo and changing how the education field learns to improve.

4/2/2017 - 4/5/2017

AACRAO's 103rd Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, MN
AACRAO's professional development program goes beyond training courses for basic skills and knowledge. Our program anticipates both short and long term development needs, including experiences to advance professional standing, contribute to leadership skills, and expand an essential professional network. This event serves as the annual meeting covering topics of importance to college leadership.

4/5/2017 - 4/7/2017

OLC Innovate 2017 - 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.

4/10/2017 - 4/11/2017

EDUCAUSE Connect: Chicago
Chicago, IL
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.

4/22/2017 - 4/25/2017

97th AACC Annual Convention
New Orleans, LA
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. COMMUNITY COLLEGES: AMERICA'S NORTH STAR: In an ever changing world, community colleges are constant and dependable, responding to the needs of the nation's citizenry, and the changing economy. For this reason, we selected "Community Colleges: America's North Star" as the theme of the 2017 Annual Convention. In spite of the changing politics of the country, community colleges will always remain that fixed point by which people can set their compasses to navigate change successfully.

4/27/2017 - 5/1/2017

2017 AERA Annual Meeting - "Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity"
San Antonio, TX
Contemporary research discussions regarding educational opportunity bear a familiar ring to those of past decades. They affirm the importance of equal opportunity while highlighting the significance of empirically rigorous research for improving opportunity and access. As a result, they have reignited research and policy debates, dating back more than 60 years (Clark and Clark, 1947, and the Coleman Report, 1966), about segregation and civil rights in the U.S. There is little dispute that considerable change has occurred in legal and institutional mandates as well as social practices that served as barriers to equal opportunity. However, a series of recent research articles, book volumes, and national initiatives have re-examined this change by focusing on the tensions between opportunity and outcomes in relation to several factors, among them, educational attainment, academic achievement, and college enrollment and retention. They raise questions about the meanings and uses of the concept, equal educational opportunity; the social barriers that contribute to inequality; and approaches to increasing educational attainment and achievement for all children.

5/27/2017 - 5/30/2017

2017 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence
Austin, TX
NISOD's annual conference is the “must-attend” event for community and technical college educators!NISOD's International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. For almost 40 years, NISOD's annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses. Come and be inspired by thought-provoking sessions and pre-conference seminars designed specifically for community and technical college educators committed to improving student achievement. With more than 300 sessions in a variety of focus areas and formats presented by your colleagues from across the nation and internationally, you'll walk away with dozens of ideas you can implement immediately!

6/2/2017 - 6/4/2017

The 2017 Teaching Professor Conference: Cutting-Edge Learning for Exceptional Educators
St. Louis, MO
Join roughly 1,000 of your colleagues from around the country for three days of learning, debate, and collaboration. Together, you'll explore recent pedagogical research, innovative classroom techniques, the latest technology tools, emerging challenges of a global classroom, and proven best practices in teaching.

6/11/2017 - 6/14/2017

League for Innovation in the Community College Learning Summit
Paradise Valley, AZ
The 2017 Learning Summit will be held at the Omni Montelucia in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and is hosted by the Maricopa County Community College District. More information is coming soon, so check the link regularly.

7/8/2017 - 7/12/2017

SCUP's 52nd Annual International Conference
Washington, DC
SCUP's Annual, International Conference is the place where higher education professionals from across the campus and community come together to think and plan strategically about daily and long-term planning issues: Student Retention, Funding Models, Assessment, Creating Partnerships, Systems Thinking, Performance Measurements, Trends, Student Success, Diversity, Learning Environments, Strategic Enrollment Management and more!

10/12/2017 - 10/14/2017

2017 Global Learning and the College Curriculum
New Orleans, LA
Information will be posted in 2017. Read more about previous conferences here:

10/17/2017 - 10/20/2017

The Accelerated Assistant: 24th Annual Conference for Executive and Administrative Assistants
Las Vegas, NV
The Conference for Administrative Excellence is the premiere event for elite executive and administrative assistants. We Focus on Administrative Competencies. Very few administrative conferences or seminars focus specifically on the competencies necessary to be successful at adding value every day within the administrative arena.

11/2/2017 - 11/4/2017

2017 Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education
San Francisco, CA
Information will be posted in 2017. Read more about previous conferences here:

1/24/2018 - 1/27/2018

AACU 2018 Annual Meeting
Washington, DC
Information will be posted in 2017. Read more about previous conferences here:

2/15/2018 - 2/17/2018

2018 General Education and Assessment
Philadelphia, PA
Information will be posted in 2017. Read more about previous conferences here:

7/14/2018 - 7/18/2018

SCUP–53, SCUP's Annual, International Conference
Nashville, TN
We Strengthen and Transform Higher Education. Check the link to get updated information.

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