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Mobile App and Program Book Now Available

Download the conference mobile app now to view conference programs, create a schedule and network with other attendees. It’s a great resource for staying informed about events and services available at the conference.

Attendees will receive the conference program book at registration. To view the program book electronically, download the PDF version now. Visit the Resources page to find additional materials to enhance your conference experience.

Register and Book Hotels

Registration is open at the standard rates and can be completed online through March 29. In-person registration will be available on-site at the conference as well. View the standard and on-site registration fees.

HLC’s hotel blocks are now closed. If you are still in need of a room, call the conference hotels directly. For information on getting to conference headquarters, read about ground transportation options.

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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