Higher Learning Commission

General Program Schedule and Keynote Speakers Announced

HLC is excited to share the 2016 Annual Conference General Program schedule, which features keynote addresses by author and CNN host Fareed Zakaria and comedian and advocate Maysoon Zayid, as well as a welcome address by HLC President Barbara Gellman-Danley. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear their perspectives on higher education – register today!

New This Year

HLC made a number of changes to the Conference schedule in response to feedback from attendees:

  • New Start Date for the General Program – Saturday, April 16. The General Program opens with a Welcome Address by HLC President Barbara Gellman-Danley at 5:00 p.m., followed by a reception for attendees.
  • New Evening at the Art Institute of Chicago – Monday, April 18. HLC welcomes attendees to enjoy an after-hours reception at one of the world’s most celebrated art museums. Attendees will receive:
    • Entry into the museum and access to modern, contemporary and impressionist collections.
    • Hors d'oeuvres.
    • One cocktail/refreshment.
    • Round-trip transportation from the Conference hotels.
  • New Date for the Peer Corps Program – Friday, April 15.
  • New Start Date for the Presidents Program – Saturday, April 16. The program, for Chief Executive Officers and Trustees from accredited and candidate institutions, includes unique programming on Saturday, April 16, and continues with the General Program.
  • New Presentation Formats – The programs will include multiple presentation formats to allow for in-depth or interactive experiences.



Future Conference Dates:

2017: March 31 – April 4

2018: April 6–10

HLC Annual Conference 2016 Website Buttons register


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