Virtual Innovations Conference

The League's Innovations Conference will be held online February 28 - March 3, 2022, in keeping with efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.

The Innovations Conference, now in its 24th 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

Tuesday General Session

"Space2inspire: A Renaissance Roadmap
to the Future of Education"

"Reaching the Missing Millions in STEM:
Community Colleges’ Central Role"

Sian Proctor
Geoscientist, Explorer, Space Artist,
and SpaceX Astronaut

Karen Marrongelle
Chief Operating Officer
National Science Foundation

Wednesday General Session

Closing General Session

"Bridging the Gap Between
Learning and Work"

"The Three Rs, Plus One: Architecting a
Post-Pandemic Leadership Life"
League Awards Celebration

Peter Smith

Orkand Endowed Chair and
Senior Advisor to the President
University of Maryland Global Campus

Mary F. Spilde
President Emerita, Lane Community College
Director, Executive Leadership Institute,
League for Innovation in the Community College

Conference Topics

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

 sessions in each conference topic

Conference Features

  • Comprehensive, easy-to-use virtual platform
  • Innovative and engaging keynote speakers discussing critical issues facing community college educators
  • Engaging and thought-provoking concurrent sessions
  • Recognition of League award recipients
  • Express Connections, where participants and exhibitors interact one-on-one in a virtual environment
  • An extensive virtual exhibit hall featuring education products and services
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the event
  • Access to session recordings for 90 days after the live event



Conference Contacts

Registration & Presenters

Robin Piccirilli

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Event Producers