Innovations Conference

The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce that the 2019 Innovations Conference will be held February 24-27, in New York City. All conference events will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis. This event is hosted by Borough of Manhattan Community College, Guttman Community College, and LaGuardia Community College.

The Innovations Conference, now in its 21st 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.

Opening General Session

Monday General Session

Doug Hall
Founder and CEO
Eureka! Ranch

Uri Treisman
Director, The Charles A. Dana
Center, and Professor,
The University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday General Session

Closing General Session

Yamilée Toussaint Beach
Founder and CEO
STEM From Dance

John Edward Roueche
Sid W. Richardson Regents
Chair Emeritus, and Director,
Community College Leadership Program
The University of Texas at Austin

 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards

New Communication and Fundraising Track

Provide valuable insights to your team around fundraising and donor engagement: A MUST for Institutional Advancement, Foundation, and Marketing leaders

Learn how other community colleges are achieving success. Register for this special track by contacting Judy Greenfield (additional registration fee required).

Donor Engagement

Omni-Channel Marketing

Public/Private Partnerships

Learn how other community colleges are improving outcomes by using data insights to create deeper engagement with donors.
See real-life examples of campaigns that are driving results, including new tactics that increase response and conversion.
Join a panel discussion about  public/private partnerships. Topics include what’s working, how to get started, biggest obstacles, and more.

Conference Topics

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

Conference Features

  • Lightning Talks engage participants via a series of 5-7 minute “lightning-fast” presentations
  • 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
  • Innovation of the Year Awards recognition
  • 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

New This Year

The League’s new event app* provides all the information you need for a rewarding conference experience. This interactive app allows you to explore Innovations Conference activities, create your own schedule, find information about exhibitors and sponsors, stay connected via social media, participate in participant games and challenges, and so much more.

Stay tuned! The app will be available in January 2019.

*The conference app replaces the printed conference program-guide to the exhibition. A downloadable PDF of the schedule is available here for those who prefer a hard copy.



Conference Contacts


Judy Greenfield

480.705.8200, x200

Hotel, Travel, Presenters, & Sponsors

Robin Piccirilli

480.705.8200, x232