Higher Learning Commission

Save the Date: Call for Proposals Opens June 15 for 2018 Annual Conference

HLC will accept proposals for its 2018 annual conference from June 15 to September 8, 2017. The 2018 conference, taking place April 6–10 in Chicago, will highlight Innovation and Transformation, addressing major change in higher education brought on by new technologies, credentials, providers and public policy priorities. The conference will provide forums to explore how institutions can embrace opportunities presented by transformative change, and how accreditation can facilitate this evolution while continuing to assure quality and promote student success.

HLC invites presentation proposals describing innovative programs, services and initiatives that enhance education or transform a curriculum, department or campus, including:

  • New approaches to teaching and learning and to measuring the outcomes of programs and services
  • The role of accreditation in evaluating innovative programs and practices
  • Delivery formats and technologies that transform the way students learn or reach non-traditional students
  • Programs for a changing economy, including creative community partnerships to enhance student learning and career development
  • Living-learning communities that promote student success and retention

HLC encourages sessions with presenters from two or more institutions discussing similar innovative programs or practices.

Check back here on June 15 for information on submitting proposals.

Future Conference Dates:

2018: April 6–10

2019: April 5–9



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