Innovations Conference

The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce that the 2023 Innovations Conference will be held March 11-14 in Tempe, Arizona. All conference events will take place at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. The League is monitoring CDC guidelines and will update safety measures for this conference as needed. This event is hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges.

The Innovations Conference, now in its 26th 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

Sunday General Session

Belle Wheelan
President, Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Louis Soares
Chief Learning and Innovations Officer
American Council on Education

Monday General Session

Closing General Session

Michael M. Crow
Arizona State University

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

Conference Tracks

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

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
  • A Solutions Center, where sponsors demonstrate higher education products and services
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the event

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 sponsors and the Solutions Center, connect with other participants, and so much more.

*A PDF of the schedule will be available on this website for those who prefer a hard copy. Please download a copy prior to arriving on site; hard copy schedules will not be provided by the League.



Conference Contacts


Linda Back

480.705.8200, x233

Travel & Presenters

Robin Piccirilli

480.705.8200, x232