Innovations Conference

The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce that the 2024 Innovations Conference will be held March 17-20 in Anaheim, California. All conference events will take place at Hyatt Regency Orange County. This event is hosted by Chaffey CollegeRancho Santiago Community College District, and North Orange County Community College District.

The Innovations Conference, now in its 27th 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.

Sunday General Session

Advancing Equity in Climates of Resistance to
Promote the Well-Being and Success of Students of Color

J. Luke Wood
California State University, Sacramento

Monday General Session

Promoting Pathways to Technical Skills and the Future of Work to Power AI

Ryan Ackels
Regional Director
Server Operations
Google Cloud

Nathaniel Tindall
Simulation, Modeling, Automation,
Robotics, and Technology
Google Cloud

Maria Reyes
Global Workforce Innovation
and Development
Google Cloud

Traci Thomason
Global Social Impact Strategy
Google Cloud

Tuesday General Session

Taking Effective Innovations to Scale: Lessons From Three States

Ahrash N. Bissell

The NROC Project 

Timi Creekmore

Texas College Bridge
The Commit Partnership 

Erica Shoulders-Royster

Program Administrator
Career and College Ready
Graduate, North Carolina Department
of Public Instruction

Kristin Oakes

Dean, Teaching, Learning,
and Academic Support
Ivy Tech Community College

Closing General Session

Generative Leadership and League Awards Celebration

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 draft schedule is available here 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


Event Producers

Travel & Presenters

Robin Piccirilli