2020 Innovations Conference – Seattle WA

March 1-4, 2020

The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce that the 2020 Innovations Conference will be held March 1-4, in Seattle, Washington. All conference events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. This event is hosted by Seattle Colleges and Bellevue College.

The Innovations Conference, now in its 22nd 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. Registration is open now. Click here for more information


Opening General Session

Monday General Session

The Power of Purpose
in Business and in Life

Making and Keeping the College
Promise for the 21st Century

Roy Spence
Co-Founder and Chairman, GSD&M
Co-Founder and CEO, The Purpose Institute
Founder, The Promiseland Project




Martha Kanter
Executive Director, College Promise Campaign
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Steinhardt Institute for
Higher Education Policy, New York University
Former U.S. Under Secretary of Education


Tuesday General Session

Closing General Session

Lead With Innovation: Take the Road Less
Taken to Strengthen America’s Community Colleges

League Excellence Awards

Barbara Gellman-Danley
Higher Learning Commission




Mary S. Spilde
This session pays special tribute to
2019 Excellence Award recipients.
Friends, family members, and colleagues of award 
recipients are welcome to attend this session at no cost.


Conference Topics

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

 sessions in each conference topic

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
  • NEW: Express Connections, where participants and exhibitors interact one-on-one
  • An extensive exhibit hall featuring education products and services
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the event
  • 24-hour wireless Internet hotspot

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 exhibitors and sponsors, participate in participant challenges, stay connected via social media, and so much more.

*A downloadable PDF of the schedule will be available on the website for those who prefer a hard copy.

Assessment, Teaching and Learning (ATL) 2019 Conference

The Assessment, Teaching and Learning (ATL) conference brings educators together to broaden their understanding of teaching, relate effective practices, and exchange insights, methods and strategies to promote and support student learning.

May 1-3, 2019
The Davenport Grand Hotel
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane WA
800-918-9344 or 509-458-3330

NCORE 2019- START THE CONVERSATION – Portland, Oregon, May 28-June 1, 2019

NCORE is designed to provide a significant forum for discussion, critical dialogue, and exchange of information as institutions search for effective strategies to enhance access, social development, education, positive communication, and cross-cultural understanding in culturally diverse settings.

Quality Matters is a faculty-centered peer review process designed to support, improve and certify the quality of online courses and digital learning materials. The training is provided by the State Board. If you are interested, contact: your campus Quality Matters lead (Sara Newman, South Campus; Kathleen Chambers, North Campus; Yun Moh, Central Campus).