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Conference Schedule Posted

Tentative presentation details are available for all pre-conference programs as well as the General Program on the Conference Schedule page. For more information on the keynote and featured presentations in the General Program, visit Featured Speakers.

Register by January 31 for Early Bird Rates

Registration for the 2017 annual conference by January 31, 2017, to take advantage of early bird pricing. Before registering, you can review the conference schedule and registration fees.

Be sure to book your hotel soon to secure rooms at HLC's negotiated group rates. For information on getting to conference headquarters, visit Ground Transportation.

2018 Annual Conference Art Contest Open

HLC is seeking submissions of original artwork to represent the 2018 annual conference theme, Innovation and Transformation. Students, faculty and staff members at all HLC-affiliated institutions are eligible to enter the contest. Learn more and enter >>

About the 2017 Annual Conference

HLC’s annual conference provides opportunities for its member institutions and their employees to engage with their colleagues, the HLC staff, and leading thinkers, researchers and practitioners in the field of higher education. Attendees gain professional development and networking opportunities as well as exposure to knowledge, practices and inspiration for their work in the field.

The 2017 annual conference will focus on the role of accreditation in Navigating the Future of higher education during a time of great change. In pursuit of HLC's strategic directions and the goal of helping institutions remain agile and responsive, questions to be investigated throughout the conference include: How do universities and accreditors think about student outcomes outside the narrow confines of graduation and retention rates? What are the best practices for student success for each type of institution? What is accreditation’s role in responding to rapid social change or social challenges on campuses? In what ways does accreditation serve the public good?

Join HLC March 31–April 4 in Chicago to learn and contribute to thinking about how accreditation can navigate the road ahead.

Future Conference Dates:

2018: April 6–10

2019: April 5–9




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