A Conference Dedicated to Improving Student and Organizational Learning through Innovation, Experimentation, and Institutional Transformation.

We are inviting community college colleagues around the world who share our commitment to innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation to come together to exchange ideas, highlight successes and stumbling blocks, and look to the future. Mark your calendar now and be sure to join the most energetic professionals as they work together to improve student and organizational learning by exploring innovations across the community college:

  • Learning and Teaching, 
  • Leadership and Organization, 
  • Workforce Preparation and Development, 
  • Student Services and Activities, 
  • Basic Skills and Developmental Education
  • Vendor Demonstrations and Solutions

A wide range of high-profile, engaging keynote speakers are slated for the general session keynotes and stream keynotes, including: 

  • Morris Dees, Founder, Southern Policy Law Center and Civil Rights Attorney and Author
  • Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, PBS, and former Senior Vice President, CNN
  • Theodore J. Marchese, Senior Associate, Academic Search--former Vice President, American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) and Executive Editor, Change Magazine
  • Luke Barber, Professor of Philosophy and Author, Work Like your Dog, Richland College, TX
  • K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emeritus, University California at Berkeley, and Senior League Fellow, League for Innovation in the Community College, CA
  • John E. Roueche, Sid W. Richardson Regents Chair and Director, The Community College Leadership Program, The University of Texas at Austin; Suanne D. Roueche, Director, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, The University of Texas at Austin; Barbara Bollman, Vice President of Instruction, Community College of Denver; Dianne Cyr, Dean, Center for Learning Outreach, Community College of Denver
  • Sanford C. Shugart, President, Valencia Community College, FL
  • R. Thomas Flynn, President, Monroe Community College, NY
  • Steven Lee Johnson, Provost and Chief Operating Officer, Sinclair Community College, OH
  • Alice Villadsen, President, Brookhaven College, TX


This international conference attracts close to 2,000 attendees made up of community college faculty and faculty leadership (55 percent), senior and mid-level administrators in all areas of community college operations (35 percent), and a good number of corporate and other higher education leaders (10 percent).

Innovations 2001 Conference Fees
  On or Before
January 29
January 30 to
February 27
On Site

Board Members

$300 $375 $425
Alliance Members
(Discounted rate)
$350 $425 $475
Non-Alliance Members
(Standard Rate)
$400 $475 $525

Corporate Partners are exclusive exhibitors and receive a complimentary 10' x 20' booth (upgrades available upon request). For more information on exhibition details, visit our partner section or contact Pam Richards at (949) 367-2884.

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