33 Higher Education Conferences You Should Be Attending in 2018

Are you a higher education professional looking to sharpen your skills, network with others in your field, or gain new insights into university marketing? All of these things and more can be achieved by attending a higher education conference!

Whether you attend one or all of the forums listed below, each of them are guaranteed to recharge you with new ideas that you can apply to your college’s marketing strategies. With that in mind, here’s a round-up of many higher ed. conferences occurring in 2018.

January

  • 9th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios – This interactive workshop will offer participants a chance to share the work they’re doing to enhance student learning and success at their college or university.
    • January 27, 2018
    • Grand Hyatt Hotel
    • Washington D.C.

February

March

  • ACE 2018 – 2018 marks the 100th anniversary for this meeting, which is held by the American Council of Education. Networking opportunities will be available for a wide range of higher ed. professionals.
    • March 10-13, 2018
    • NW Marriott Marquis
    • Washington, D.C.

April

  • AERA 2018 Annual Meeting – The American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting’s theme, “The Dreams, Possibilities and Necessity of Public Education,” will confront adversities seen with public education in America and ways to bring “we the people” together.
    • April 13-17, 2018
    • Multiple locations
    • New York, New York

May

  • NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo – The NAFSA Association of International Educators is holding its annual conference and expo, with a focus on listening to and embracing other industry voices while also working with each other to achieve student success.
    • May 27 – June 1, 2018
    • Pennsylvania Convention Center
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Advanced Leadership Development in Higher Education – The second of the three conferences taking place in 2018 by Academic Impressions is being held in Colorado, and has a focus on leadership.
    • May 30 – June 1, 2018
    • Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
    • Beaver Creek, Colorado

June

  • Advanced Leadership Development in Higher Education – The third and final installment of Academic Impressions’ leadership conferences will focus on team building, self-assessment and skill building.
    • June 4-6, 2018
    • Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
    • Beaver Creek, Colorado

July

  • PKAL STEM Leadership Institute – Project Kaleidoscope’s leadership institute is for early and mid-career STEM professionals, looking for ways to innovate their efforts in the classroom.
    • Institute 1: July 10-15, 2018
    • Institute 2: July 17-22, 2018
    • The Claggett Center
    • Adamstown, Maryland
  • Wye Faculty Seminar – The goals of this conference revolve around teaching professors how to relate their teaching to cover broad issues of citizenship, both in America and beyond.
    • July 15-20, 2018
    • Aspen Institute – Wye River Campus
    • Queenstown, Maryland

August

  • International Conference of Education – San Francisco – The third of four United States installments for this conference will be back on the west coast, covering innovative ways to teach a variety of important subject matters.
    • August 5-9, 2018
    • Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf
    • San Francisco, California
  • 67th Annual SES Conference – The Society for Standards Professionals’ conference is for those wanting to address, combat, and discuss a variety of education-related issues and trends taking place in society.
    • August 6-9, 2018
    • The Inn at Opryland
    • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Career Integration Conference – Join international educators and other industry leaders to examine the connections between studying abroad and career planning for students.
    • August 8-10, 2018
    • The Madison – Downtown Hilton
    • Washington, D.C.

September

  • The P3 Higher Education Summit – Public-private partnerships (P3s) will continue to provide higher ed. professionals with innovation in the industry and beyond, with this conference serving as an opportunity to come together to network, discuss new ideas and more.
    • September 17-18, 2018
    • Manchester Grand Hyatt
    • San Diego, California
  • Association of Texas College & University Facilities Professionals – This conference for educators is a great opportunity for those in the Lone Star State to meet and discuss relevant matters in the higher education industry.
    • September 21-23, 2018
    • Alamo Colleges District
    • San Antonio, Texas
  • NACAC National Conference – The National Association for College Admission Counseling is hosting this conference for counselors, admission members, or anyone looking to learn about the industry’s latest updates and trends.
    • September 27-29, 2018
    • Salt Palace Convention Center
    • Salt Lake City, Utah

October

  • International Conference of Education – Las Vegas – The fourth and final national installment of this educational conference will be in Las Vegas, and aims to bring both faculty and administration members together from all over the world.
    • October 7-10, 2018
      LINQ Hotel and Casino
    • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Leadership in Higher Education Conference – This three-day conference will cover a diverse amount of educational subject matter, including everything from practices for deans/department chairs to faculty hiring and development.
    • October 18-20, 2018
    • Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
    • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Higher Ed Web Conference – Marketers, programmers, and other professionals who are in the higher ed. and web industries should attend this three-day conference in Sacramento.
    • October 21-24, 2018
    • Location TBD
    • Sacramento, California

November

  • Advancing Improvement in Education 2018 – This conference is for professionals in the education sector seeking to reignite their passion for teaching, assisting students, and being courageous leaders.
    • November 13-14, 2018
    • Henry B. González Convention Center
    • San Antonio, Texas
  • 2018 Fall Global Conference on Education – Taking place in the Los Angeles metro area, this conference is dedicated to advancing various metrics of higher education by providing degrees of collaboration between educators.
    • November 15-16, 2018
    • Hampton Inn & Suites
    • Riverside, California
  • ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo – The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is structured to help language educators around the world meet, network and exchange ideas about various language learning processes.
    • November 16-18, 2018
    • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    • New Orleans, Louisiana

Did We Miss Any Conferences? Let Us Know!

Do you know of any other conferences, summits, or expos that aren’t currently on our list? Simply get in touch with us today and let us know.

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