Innovations Conference

The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce that the 18th annual Innovations conference will be held March 20-23, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. All conference events will take place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Please check back regularly for updated conference information.

Keynote Speakers

Opening General Session

Constance Carroll
San Diego Community
College District

Jill Wakefield
Seattle Colleges

Linda Thor
Chancellor Emeritus 
Foothill-DeAnza Community
College District 





Monday General Session

Tuesday General Session



Joe D. May
Dallas County Community College District

Peggy A. Honoré
AmeriHealth Caritas-General Russel Honoré Endowed Professor
LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health


Closing General Session


John Roueche
Roueche Graduate Center 
National American University

Suanne Roueche
Director, NISOD, and Senior Lecturer,
CCLP, The University of Texas at Austin, 

John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards


Innovations 2016 is the premier event for professionals dedicated to improving organizational teaching and learning, and discovering new approaches for enhancing the community college experience. This international conference provides a 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.

Conference Streams

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Leadership and Organization
  • Workforce Preparation and Development
  • Student Success
  • Basic Skills and Developmental Education

Conference Features

  • Engaging Keynote Speakers discussing critical issues facing community college educators
  • John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards and award winner activities
  • Forums, Special Sessions, Roundtable Discussions, and Poster Sessions
  • 24-Hour Wireless Hotspot
  • Extensive exhibition featuring educational products and services
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas with hundreds of colleagues during Receptions and Refreshment Breaks