Innovations Conference

The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce that the 2020 Innovations Conference will be held March 1-4, in Seattle, Washington. All conference events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. This event is hosted by Seattle Colleges and Bellevue College.

The Innovations Conference, now in its 22nd 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

The Power of Purpose
in Business and in Life

Making and Keeping the College
Promise for the 21st Century

Roy Spence
Co-Founder and Chairman, GSD&M
Co-Founder and CEO, The Purpose Institute
Founder, The Promiseland Project
Martha Kanter
Executive Director, College Promise Campaign
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Steinhardt Institute for
Higher Education Policy, New York University
Former U.S. Under Secretary of Education

Tuesday General Session

Closing General Session

Lead With Innovation: Take the Road Less
Taken to Strengthen America’s Community Colleges

League Excellence Awards

Barbara Gellman-Danley
Higher Learning Commission
Mary S. Spilde
President Emeritus
Lane Community College

Conference Topics

  • Leadership and Organization
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Student Success
  • Workforce Preparation and Development

 sessions in each conference topic

Conference Features

  • Innovative and engaging keynote speakers discussing critical issues facing community college educators
  • Hundreds of thought-provoking breakout sessions (special sessions, forums, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions)
  • Recognition of League award recipients
  • NEW: Express Connections, where participants and exhibitors interact one-on-one
  • An extensive exhibit hall featuring education products and services
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the event
  • 24-hour wireless Internet hotspot

Conference App

The League’s 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, participate in participant challenges, stay connected via social media, and so much more.

*A downloadable schedule is available here for those who prefer a hard copy. However, the information within is in draft form and subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, refer to the conference app. (A printed program will not be provided at the conference.)



Conference Contacts


Judy Greenfield

480.705.8200, x200

Hotel, Travel, & Presenters

Robin Piccirilli

480.705.8200, x232