March 15-18, 2009
Grand Sierra Resort
Reno-Tahoe, Nevada
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About Innovations
Conference Highlights

It’s time to start planning for the Innovations 2009 Conference, and the League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce that our 12th annual conference will be held March 15-18, 2009, amid America's adventure place, Reno-Tahoe, Nevada. What better place to carry on the tradition of assembling today’s foremost education professionals to share their expertise and explore the latest developments in the community college!


Gail Mellow Wes Jackson
Gail Mellow
La Guardia Community College, NY

Minding the Dream: Community Colleges and a Passion for the Possible
Wes Jackson
The Land Institute, KS
One of the Smithsonian’s 35
Who Made a Difference

What We Need to Know to Meet the Sustainability Challenges of the Next Half-Century
Constance Carroll Kay McClenney
Constance Carroll
San Diego Community
College District, CA
ACCT CEO Award Recipient, 2007

American Community Colleges at the Crossroads: Diversity and Workforce Challenges
Kay McClenney
Center for Community College Student Engagement
The University of Texas at Austin, TX

Imagine Success

Innovations 2009 is the premier event for professionals dedicated to improving organizational teaching and learning, and discovering new approaches for enhancing the community college experience. The conference provides a tremendous forum for collaboration among academic experts and leading community college professionals, while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and thought-provoking programs from around the world.

The conference provides opportunities for colleagues to showcase their model programs, share lessons learned, and look to the future by experiencing a wide array of new ideas through the Conference Streams:

(1) Learning and Teaching
(2) Leadership and Organization
(3) Workforce Preparation and Development
(4) Student Services and Activities
(5) Basic Skills and Developmental Education
(6) Resource Development and Foundation Management
(7) Research, Assessment, and Accountability
(8) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The 2009 conference features

  • Engaging keynote speakers discussing critical issues facing community college educators
  • Forums, Special Sessions, Roundtable Discussions, and Poster Sessions
  • Learning Center Courses—three-hour and six-hour intensive workshops granting Certificates of Completion
  • 24-Hour Email and Internet Lab
  • An extensive exhibition featuring educational products and services
  • The opportunity to exchange ideas with hundreds of colleagues during receptions and refreshment breaks

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