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keynote address and general opening session
Featuring Keynote Speaker ruth weirich
sunday, October 14th, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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Ruth Weirich is the author of Workplace Stability: Creating Conditions That Lead to Retention, Productivity, and Engagement in Entry-Level Workers.  Weirich has been a management professional in the publishing industry for 30 years.  She received her M.B.A. from Colorado State and her B.A. in Business Administration from Goshen College.  With a proven track record of maximizing performance and attaining financial goals, Ruth has held responsibilities ranging from communicating with all stakeholders to preparing operating budgets to overseeing a strategic plan.

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Outstanding alumni & academic all-star awards brunch
featuring opening remarks from dr. lynn tichner-ladner
Tuesday, october 16th

Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner - is President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for students seeking associate degrees and credentials from community colleges. Most of her time is spent creating opportunities for some of the nation’s hardest working students by connecting them to life-changing scholarships and family-sustaining employment. With nearly 30 years in higher education, she has been a community college math, chemistry, and physics instructor; computer programmer; database administrator; institutional researcher; and university faculty member. She serves on national boards for the College Promise Campaign, the Center for Community College Student Engagement and the American Association of Community College’s Commission on Student Success. Lynn is a passionate champion for community colleges and community college students, and she loves using data to tell their stories and to advocate for the support of these amazing students and quality institutions of higher learning.

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Break Out & birds of a feather sessions
Monday, October 15th and Tuesday October 16th

Select from more than 60 breakout sessions designed for community college administrators, faculty and staff.  The full list of sessions in areas of leadership, faculty, student success, workforce, and more is available here!

 

Industry Tour:
kimberly clark
Monday, October 15th, 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
(space is limited to 20, registration required)

"We are more than a maker of products"

"Since 1872, we’ve had the foresight to find new ways to make lives better. From creating new categories to starting new conversations, we are constantly innovating our products and our practices to serve and care for the ever-changing needs of the people we touch at all stages.

Each day, around the globe, we’re dedicated to inspiring each other and helping individuals experience more of what’s important to them.

It’s why we bring together people who think differently to lead the world in the essentials for a better life."  For more information, visit Kimberly Clark.  

*Registration is required and will be available after October 1st.  Transportation is provided and will be available to those who register for the tour.  More details coming soon!  

Industry Tour:
plastic ingenuity
Monday, October 15th, 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
(space is limited to 20, registration required)

"As a packaging company and one of the largest custom thermoformers in North America, Plastic Ingenuity provides unparalleled customer service and satisfaction.

PI leads the nation in innovative packaging solutions that encompass every stage of packaging design and manufacturing, from initial proposals to the finished product. PI provides a wide range of thermoforming, tooling, extrusion, and design services, and PI also maintains strict controls over the process from start to finish to ensure faster response times and superior results."  For more information, visit Plastic Ingenuity.  

*Registration is required and will be available after October 1st.  Transportation is provided and will be available to those who register for the tour.  More details coming soon!