Learn, Share, Connect

Last year more than 90% of Forum participants strongly agreed or agreed that they learned something at the Forum that they could quickly apply to their work, and more than 83% cited learning and professional development as the #1 reason to attend.


Workshops engage participants in learning about practical tools and techniques of assessment, institutional research, and statistics and are led by respected leaders and innovators in higher education. Workshops are offered on Monday and Tuesday and pre-registration and additional fees are required. Workshop seats are limited to ensure a more interactive learning environment.


Tuesday afternoon kicks off the 2016 Forum with a series of invited sessions focused on a wide range of emerging and important topics and issues with impact for everyone in higher education fields. These sessions are open to all registered Forum attendees and will include lecture, and panel presentations followed by interactive discussions.


Join us Wednesday and Friday for compelling keynotes by thought leaders in the field –“Higher Education in the New Normal of the 21st Century – An Era of Evidence Based Change” by David Longanecker (WICHE President) and “Data-driven Behavioral Nudges: A Low-cost Strategy to Improve Postsecondary Education Choices” by author and UVA Professor Ben Castleman.


New for 2016. This year, the Forum features two mid-day plenaries on Thursday afternoon from 1-2 p.m. These big picture sessions will be the only sessions scheduled at this time.


With over 300 peer-reviewed sessions and 600+ presenters, the 2016 Forum has exceptional content for all higher education professionals who use data for decisions.