Eduventures® Summit 2018

JUNE 13-15, 2018
Intercontinental Boston Waterfront Hotel  |   Boston, MA

Last year, our Eduventures Summit theme, Higher Ed Remastered, captured both the timeless qualities of higher education and the need to create innovative models to make them shine through in a new era. That's why we've brought it back for 2018. Given the current state of higher education, it's more relevant than ever.

Eduventures® Summit 2018

JUNE 13-15, 2018
Intercontinental Boston Waterfront Hotel  |   Boston, MA

Our 2017 Eduventures Summit theme, Higher Ed Remastered, captured both the timeless qualities of higher education and the need to create innovative models to make them shine through in a new era. This year, we have brought it back. Given the current state of higher education, we feel that it is more relevant than ever.

Conference titles strive to be eye-catching and to convey urgency—“new era, new challenges, new strategies”—but for higher education, 2018 really is shaping up to be something different.

Eduventures® Summit 2018

JUNE 13-15, 2018
Intercontinental Boston Waterfront Hotel  |   Boston, MA

Our 2017 Eduventures Summit theme, Higher Ed Remastered, captured both the timeless qualities of higher education and the need to create innovative models to make them shine through in a new era. This year, we have brought it back. Given the current state of higher education, we feel that it is more relevant than ever.

Conference titles strive to be eye-catching and to convey urgency—“new era, new challenges, new strategies”—but for higher education, 2018 really is shaping up to be something different.

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Higher Ed Remastered 2018 –
Same Theme, New Urgency

What has changed?

For the past 40 years, higher education had its fair share of controversies but almost everyone agreed on the fundamentals. A college degree was integral to the modern American Dream—the ticket to opportunity, upward social mobility, and a more equitable society. Higher education fostered universal civic values and stood apart from partisan politics. Expanding access to higher education was a widely shared goal.

No longer. The Trump Administration’s stance on higher education is coming into focus, fanning long-smoldering tensions. Certainties like tax breaks to encourage enrollment and the line distinguishing non-profit from for-profit institutions may be swept away. A demand for accountability is in place for all schools that benefit from federal student aid, which would examine graduate outcomes, earnings, and debt repayment program-by-program. Postsecondary education is championed but sub-degree credentials, unaccredited training providers, and apprenticeships are in favor. Nothing is decided, but the direction is clear.

In recent decades, higher education policy has been about fine-tuning the system, not a battle of ideas. Today, the call for a smaller government challenges public spending, and private wrestles public good.

Eduventures Summit 2018, which coincides with our 25th anniversary, is an opportunity to debate this new reality, and to ask tough questions:

  • Who should enroll in higher education, when, and why?
  • How can fit between student and school be strengthened, and the student experience be enhanced and made inclusive?
  • Is the bachelor’s degree too long and expensive to play the starring role?
  • For non-traditional students, does higher education too often over-promise and under-deliver?
  • How can leaders do more to scale up quality and effective practices?
  • Should schools and companies work harder to ensure technology and data improve quality and lowers cost?

Great substance and insight. Outstanding keynotes.

Excellent program. Setting a very high standard for thought leadership.

Really well-organized event. Eduventures presentations were great.

Higher education, corporate, and government leaders must debate these questions honestly and vigorously if the sector and the country are to emerge strengthened and not diminished.

Eduventures is not here to take sides. Our job is to weigh the evidence, add context, and analyze the implications; to draw on a quarter century of experience helping hundreds of schools better understand new circumstances and rise to new challenges.

We invite you to Boston, the capital city of higher education, in June 2018, to join the great debate.

We will once again convene some of the most influential thought leaders and practitioners in the industry, as well as the latest data and commentary from our analyst team, to help guide higher education institutions and the companies who serve them. We will give equal attention to traditional and non-traditional students, online and ground programs.

Registration for Eduventures Summit will be open shortly. As in the past, space will be limited and this program will sell out. We have selected the cosmopolitan Boston waterfront Intercontinental Hotel as our venue again this year. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear compelling keynote speakers, interact with higher education leaders and network with your peers while enjoying the arts, culture and sports that are uniquely Boston in June. We hope to see you there!

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