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Upcoming Events in Higher Education 2020

A list of upcoming events for U.S. higher education professionals to attend in 2020.

SCUP Planning Institute 

January 13-16 | Ann Arbor, MI

Join us for two workshops focused on designing, implementing, and sustaining integrated planning at institutions of higher education.

Attendees: Staff members from institutions of higher education

AASCU 2020 Academic Affairs Winter Meeting

February 8-6 | New Orleans, LA

The 2020 Academic Affairs Winter Meeting will give chief academic officers and other higher education leaders the opportunity to connect and learn from one another about a broad range of topics, including student success, civic and community engagement, international education, teacher education, learning innovation, learning spaces, curricular transformation, and enrollment management.

Attendees: Chief Academic Affairs Officers/Administrators/Faculty/Staff

SCUP North Atlantic Regional Conference

March 8-10 | New Haven, CT

The SCUP 2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference is coming to New Haven, CT, to celebrate and showcase the region’s fine institutions while hosting a conference devoted to the following topic:

Finding Your Niche: Institutional Strategies to Survive and Thrive.

Topics Include: Strategies and solutions to address enrollment retention and financial challenges

Attendees: College and university faculty, staff, and senior leaders/Corporate entities that support higher education


March 9-12 | Austin, TX

The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning.

Attendees: From higher education leadership — directors, managers, administrators, deans, SVPs, VPs

SCUP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

March 15-17 | New Brunswick, NJ

SCUP is teaming up with Rutgers University for the SCUP 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference: Realizing the Vision. The conference will play host to a diverse array of sessions — from timely keynotes to presentations that focus on unique case studies — that will cover fascinating, critical issues facing higher education planning across the Mid–Atlantic region. You will enjoy opportunities for meaningful engagement with colleagues, as well as immerse yourself in a tour of the Rutgers campus where you will learn all about the university’s innovative planning efforts.

Topics Include: Higher education, campus planning, tech and data, sustainability, and risk management

Attendees: College and University faculty, staff, and senior leaders/Corporate entities that support higher education


March 23-25 | New Orleans, LA

DRIVE is the only U.S. event that offers a focused learning experience for education institutions and other nonprofit organizations to explore all things data. Two full days of programming include sessions on data management, mining, analytics, visualization, governance, artificial intelligence, and more. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from industry experts and peers, as well as explore technologies and solutions through interactive sessions, and in a dedicated exhibits area.

Attendees: Advancement services and data management professionals from the education and nonprofit sectors

SCUP Pacific Regional Conference 

April 1-3 | San Diego, CA

The SCUP 2020 Pacific Regional Conference will explore the continuum of personalized learning in higher education through the theme of “multiplicity,” offering a fresh take on diversity and inclusion, campus life, and student success. Embracing multiplicity is about acknowledging and supporting the diverse perspectives and contexts that inform how students learn and participate in their communities. Together we will investigate how higher education institutions are fostering multiplicity on their campuses and recognizing the potential for greater outcomes in personalized education delivery.

Topics Include: Personalized learning in higher education and improving society through education and innovative technology

Attendees: College and university faculty, staff, and senior leaders/Corporate entities that support higher education

EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference

April 21-23 | Bellevue, Washington

As the only conference in the nation created for the higher ed information security and privacy community, don’t miss this opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues around the latest information security, privacy, and risk management innovations and strategies in higher education.

Attendees: Higher education information security and privacy professionals

AIR 2020 Annual Forum

May 25-29 | New Orleans, LA

The AIR Forum, the Association for Institutional Research’s annual conference, is the largest global gathering of higher education professionals working in institutional research, assessment, planning, and related postsecondary education fields. This five-day conference includes more than 250 presentations by colleagues and thought leaders representing all sectors of higher education, and an Exhibit Hall that features the latest tools and resources to support data use for decision-making.

Attendees: Higher education professionals

SCUP’s Annual Conference 

July 19-21 | Cleveland, OH

SCUP 2020 brings together higher education leaders and corporate partners for a one-of-a-kind professional learning experience. Join us for thought-provoking keynotes, powerful concurrent sessions, and casual conversations that represent our mission: a community coming together to help unleash the power and potential of higher education.

Attendees: Higher education leaders, corporate organizations that support higher education (architects, construction, planning consultants)


October 26-29 | Boston, MA

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the premier higher ed IT event, and brings together professionals and technology providers from around the world to share ideas, grow professionally, and discover solutions to today’s challenges.

Attendees: Higher education leaders, IT professionals, technology providers, CIO’s

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