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NOVEMBER 12, 2020

Featured Keynote

Bryan Stevenson,

Author, Just Mercy
Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

2020 Preliminary Agenda

Thursday Nov 12
Welcome
Presented by Doug Hughes, CEO, ACT | NRCCUA
Keynote Presentation
The Power of Identity
Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative
Research Update
Where are You Going, Where Have You Been? Post-Covid College Choice
Presented by Kim Reid, Eduventures Principal Analyst, ACT | NRCCUA
Research Update
Mission True: the Quest for Powerful New Campus-Online Combinations
Presented by Richard Garrett, Eduventures Chief Research Officer, ACT | NRCCUA
Research Update
Boom or Bust: Adult Learners and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presented by Howard Lurie, Eduventures Principal Analyst, ACT | NRCCUA and Nicole Torpey-Saboe, Director of Research, Strada Education
Research Update
Student Journey Mapping: Understanding and Improving the Student Experience
Presented by James Wiley, Eduventures Principal Analyst, ACT | NRCCUA
President’s Panel
Leadership Now: Presidents Discuss Crisis Management and Long-term Strategy
Moderated by Richard Garrett, Eduventures Chief Research Officer, ACT | NRCCUA
2019 Agenda

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pmRegistration and Opening Reception
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2019
7:30am – 8:30am
Registration and Breakfast
8:30am – 9:00am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Patrick Vogt, CEO, ACT | NRCCUA
9:00am – 9:45am
Opening Keynote Speaker
Education: Standing in the Path of a Tsunami
Mitch Daniels, President, Purdue University
9:45am – 10:30am
Featured Speaker
Brand Matters: The Relationship between Students and Schools
Kim Reid, Eduventures Principal Analyst at ACT | NRCCUA
10:30am – 10:45am
Break
10:45am – 11:30am

Featured Speaker
The Invisible Reality: Future Implications of Where America
Really Goes to College

Dr. Gail Mellow, President, LaGuardia Community College
11:30 am – 12:00pm
Featured Speaker
A College for the Future of Work
Stephen Kosslyn, Founder, Foundry College
12:00 pm – 1:30pm
Sponsored Lunch Breakouts
1:30pm – 2:15pmWorkshops
  • The Battle for Value: Institutional Strategy and National vs. Local Online Markets
    Richard Garrett and Ashley Hanson

  • Student Success: Creating a Student-Centric Onboarding Experience
    Kim Reid and Lesley Vossenkemper

  • Selecting Technology to Realize Institutional Goals
    James Wiley and Michael Miller

  • Converting Adult Learner Mindsets into Action
    Howard Lurie and Clint Raine

  • The Channels that Reach Gen Z
    Johanna Trovato and Bob Kraus

  • From Application to Enrollment: How Student Preferences Change Across the Enrollment Funnel
    Cara Quakenbush and Clint Chapman
2:15 pm – 3:00pm
Featured Speaker
Introducing the 2019 Higher Education Market Update:
Sizing Up Local, Regional and National Opportunity

Richard Garrett, Eduventures Chief Research Officer at ACT | NRCCUA
3:00 pm – 3:15pm
Break
3:15pm – 4:15pmEdTalks
Sydney Chaffee, Teacher of the Year
Shantell Martin, Artist
4:15pm – 5:00pmClosing Keynote Speaker
Pathways to the Workforce of the Future
Michelle Weise, Chief Innovation Officer & SVP, Workforce Strategies at Strada Education Network
5:15pm – 5:30pm
Innovation Awards Presentation
Patrick Vogt, CEO, ACT | NRCCUA
Cara Quackenbush, Eduventures Vice President of Research at ACT | NRCCUA
5:30 pm – 7:30pm
Innovation Awards Reception
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019
7:30am – 8:15amOPM Breakfast Breakout
Piecing Together the Online Program Management Puzzle: Buy, Build, or Both?
Howard Lurie, Eduventures Principle Analyst, ACT | NRCCUA
7:30am – 8:30amGeneral Breakfast
8:30am – 8:40amDay 3 Welcome
Todd Boullion, Chief Marketing Officer, ACT | NRCCUA
8:40am – 9:30am

Keynote Speaker
Courage in Times of Crisis
Mitch Landrieu, Former Mayor, New Orleans, LA
9:30am – 10:00am
Featured Speaker
Trump, ED and HEA: An Update
Michael Goldstein, Senior Council, Cooley LLP
Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
10:00am – 10:15am
Break
10:15am – 10:45am

EdTalks
Jill Buban, Unizin and Kate Greer, The Ohio State University
Sarah Brachman, Student and Helen Bosch, Vista Life Innovations
10:45am – 11:30am
Featured Q&A
Creating a Trust Framework
James Wiley, Eduventures Principal Analyst at ACT | NRCCUA
Phil Komarny, Vice President of Innovation, Salesforce.com
Huntington Lambert, Dean of the Division of Continuing
Education and University Extension, Harvard University
11:30am – 12:15pm
Closing Keynote Speaker
Fireside Chat with Bill Belichick, Head Coach of the New England Patriots
and Patrick Vogt, CEO, ACT | NRCCUA
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Box Lunch/Departure
2018 Agenda

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pmRegistration and Opening Reception
Intercontinental Boston Waterfront Hotel
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018
7:30am – 8:30am
Registration and Breakfast
8:30am – 8:40am
Welcome and Agenda Review
Day 2 Morning: Demand and Enrollment Drivers
Day 2 Afternoon: Enhancing the Student Experience
Day 3 Morning: Tracking Student Outcomes

Richard Garrett, Eduventures Chief Research Officer at NRCCUA
8:40am – 9:00am
Opening Remarks
Patrick Vogt, CEO, NRCCUA
9:00am – 10:00am
Opening Keynote Presentation
Leadership in Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer-Prize Award Winning Author and Presidential Historian
10:00am – 10:15am
EdTalks
The Value of Engaging with Unfamiliar Perspectives
Zachary R. Wood
10:15am – 11:00am
Keynote Presentation
Higher Education and the American Dream: Fulfilling the Promise
Lynn Pasquerella, President, AAC&U
11:00am – 11:30am
Break
11:30am – 12:00am
Keynote Presentation
How Transparency in College Costs and Outcomes Drive Consumer Behavior
Nick Ducoff, Co-Founder and CEO, Edmit
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Sponsored Lunch Breakouts
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Concurrent Workshops
  • The Next Chapter in Online Learning: Will it Expand the Degree or Boost Alternatives?

  • Adapting Recruiting Practices for Undergraduate Student Mindsets

  • Student Success: Defining and Aligning Your Technology

  • Converting Adult Learner Mindsets into Action

  • Introducing the Student Sentiment Survey: 5 New Realities in Recruitment Marketing

  • Enrollment Analytics Workshop: Segmentation and Messaging Best Practices
2:15pm – 3:00pm
Keynote Presentation
Follow the Data: Transitioning from Millennial to Gen Z
Kim Reid, Eduventures Principal Analyst at NRCCUA
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Break
3:30pm – 4:15pm
EdTalks
Leveraging Strengths of Partners to Scale Globally: The Story of SNHU’s Global Education Movement
Robert Hill and Tujiza Uwituze

The Might of a Mission: Mobilizing Students to Graduate with A Major and A Mantra
Tevin Ali
4:15pm – 5:00pmKeynote Presentation
Transforming Higher Ed by Listening to Consumers
Carol D'Amico, Executive Vice President, Mission Advancement and Philanthropy, Strada Education Network
5:00pm – 5:30pm
Innovation Awards Presentation
Patrick Vogt, CEO, NRCCUA
Cara Quackenbush, Eduventures Vice President of Research at NRCCUA
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Innovation Awards Reception
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018
7:30am – 8:15am
Breakfast Breakout
AIR and Eduventures Joint Research:
A Discussion of the 2018 National Survey of Postsecondary Competency-Based Education

Howard Lurie, Eduventures Principal Analyst at NRCCUA
Kelle Parsons, CBE researcher at AIR
Ceri Jones, Director of Analyst Relations, Ellucian
7:30am – 8:30am
General Breakfast
8:30am – 9:30am
Keynote Presentation
Does Online Higher Education Reduce Inequality? Exploring the Geography of the Market
Richard Garrett, Eduventures Chief Research Officer at NRCCUA
9:30am – 10:15am
Q&A Session
Trump, ED, and HEA: What to Expect
Michael Goldstein, Founder and Senior Counsel, Cooley LLP
Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed
10:15am – 10:30am
Break
10:30am – 11:15am
EdTalks
A Learning Ecosystem Designed for the Future of Work
Beth Bean and Andrew Hanson, Strada Education Network

How I was able to live. And learn.
Andi Phillip, former Capella Student
11:15am – 12:00pm
Technology Discussion
Data Management Strategies ≠ Information Oriented Culture
Justin Sloan, Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness & Planning, Chief Data Officer, St. Edward's University
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Closing Keynote Presentation
Intergenerational Mobility and Higher Education in America: New Findings from Big Data
John Friedman, Director, Equality of Opportunity Project, Associate Professor of Economics, Brown University
12:45pm – 1:30pm
Box Lunch/Departures

Keynote Speaker

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults. He led the creation of EJI’s highly acclaimed cultural sites, the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened in 2018. Mr. Stevenson’s work has won him numerous awards, including 40 honorary doctorates, the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Prize, and the ABA Medal, the American Bar Association’s highest honor. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government and the author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy.

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