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Art Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to Nicole Shepherd, winner of the 2018 annual conference art contest! See the winning artwork >>

Register and Book Hotels Now

Registration is open at the standard rates. Before registering, review the conference schedule and registration fees.

Hotel blocks are filling fast. 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.

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.

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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