Innovations Conference

The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce that the 2018 Innovations Conference will be held March 18-21, in National Harbor, Maryland (just 8 miles south of Washington D.C.). All conference events will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center. This event is hosted by Prince George's Community College and Baltimore City Community College.

The Innovations Conference, now in its 20th year, is the foremost convening for professionals dedicated to improving and enhancing teaching and learning, leadership and management, and the community college experience. This international event provides a forum for collaboration among academic experts and thought leaders, while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and inspirational community college programs from around the world.

Keynote Speakers

Opening General Session 

 Monday General Session 

Tuesday General

Sara Goldrick-Rab
Professor, Higher Education
Policy and Sociology
Temple University
and Founder, Wisconsin HOPE Lab

Ken Steele
President and Chief Futurist

Josh Wyner
Vice President, Aspen Institute
and Executive Director
College Excellence Program

Closing General Session

John Edward Roueche
Roueche Graduate Center 
National American University

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

John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards

Conference Topics

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

Conference Features

  • NEW
  • NEW: Lightning Talks engage participants via a series of 5-7 minute “lightning-fast” presentations
  • NEW: Ignite Theater, where participants learn about featured products in the Exhibition Hall
  • Engaging Keynote Speakers discussing critical issues facing community college educators
  • John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards and recipient activities
  • Hundreds of innovative and engaging breakout sessions
  • An extensive Exhibition Hall featuring educational products and services
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the event
  • 24-Hour Wireless Hotspot



Conference Contacts


Judy Greenfield

480.705.8200, x200

Hotel, Travel, & Presenters

Robin Piccirilli

480.705.8200, x232

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Chris Hennessey

480.705.8200, x237