NCCI Annual Conference


NCCI Annual Conference

Join us in Baltimore: July 13–15, 2023

The NCCI Annual Conference features keynotes, general sessions, and concurrent sessions designed to educate attendees. The conference provides opportunities for the NCCI community to share insights and solutions regarding change management, process improvement, strategic planning, Lean, project management, and innovation in higher education.

Call for Sessions

Contribute to the educational content of the 2023 Annual Conference by sharing your experiences and perspectives! We’ve each learned a lot personally and professionally over the past few years. Now we can come together in-person to share those lessons as we continue to grow and advance higher education.

We’re looking for dynamic presenters to share insights and solutions regarding change management, process improvement, strategic planning, DEI, innovation, and more! The deadline to submit is March 1.

As you prepare your submission, ensure your session will:

  • Fill a knowledge gap and/or provide information needed by colleagues 
  • Answer a question or offer a solution to a problem in your expertise area or topic 
  • Be applied broadly beyond your campus community where possible 
  • Provide engagement and interactive opportunities for audience members
  • Provide valuable takeaways for attendees

As you submit your proposal:

  • Create a short, concise title that accurately reflects what the session is about
  • Be thorough in your submission description
  • Use proper grammar and spelling, minimize jargon, and use concrete/specific language 
  • Answer all questions proposed in the submission form 
  • Develop a session you can commit to creating and presenting 

Additionally, you must comply with all the eligibility requirements and policies (outlined in the other tabs).  

Prospective presenters, please note the following timeline:

  • January 30: Call for Sessions opens
  • March 1: Deadline to submit a session proposal
  • March: Review & selection of sessions
  • April: Presenter notifications sent
  • April: Conference education scheduled and announced
  • May – June: Presenter prep and trainings
  • July 13-15: Conference

All dates subject to change.

Every presenter at the NCCI Annual Conference must be registered for the event. Speakers are responsible for expenses incurred in conjunction with the conference. Speakers must have availability to present July 13-15. Additionally, all presenters must be one of the following:

  • A professional or student at a NCCI member institution registered for the conference at the member rate.
  • A professional or student at a nonmember higher education institution registered for the conference at the nonmember rate. Nonmembers are encouraged to present with NCCI members whenever possible.
  • An employee of a NCCI sponsor company at the $5,000 level with a co-presenter from a NCCI member institution. If the session does not include a member co-presenter, a sponsorship at a minimum level of $10,000 is required.

NCCI is committed to providing welcoming, safe, and inclusive learning environments at its conferences and events. During our programs, we want all participants to share ideas, network, and enjoy the company of others, and we recognize that our ability to create this experience depends on the behavior of all in attendance.

Event speakers are expected to conduct themselves according to NCCI’s values and the ethical standards of the profession. All members of the NCCI community are to be considerate; refrain from any demeaning, harassing, or discriminatory behavior or speech; and immediately comply with any requests to discontinue objectionable behavior. The following are examples of unacceptable behavior:  

  • Offensive, hostile, or derogatory comments.
  • Disruptive actions unrelated to the intended purpose of the event.
  • Conduct that demonstrates a lack of professionalism or respect for another individual.

We ask that all presenters at the NCCI conference be mindful that our audiences include professionals from all types of campuses and educational institutions, as well as corporate and nonprofit members and partners. Every effort is expected of presenters and speakers to include appropriate language, material, and examples for NCCI’s community.

To successfully deliver your content, we will require each presenter to:

  • Participate in a training session in advance of the conference.
  • Provide presentation materials for posting to the NCCI website.
  • Inform NCCI with more than two weeks notice if an unavoidable conflict arises, making every attempt to record or substitute a presenter.
  • Grant NCCI permission to distribute and subsequently utilize all session content without any expectation of rights, remuneration, or interest unless otherwise specified and agreed upon in writing with NCCI.
  • Be publicly listed as a session presenter.

Hotel & Travel

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Book your hotel room by June 14 to secure the NCCI group room rate of $189/night (plus taxes and fees). Group code and booking link will be available soon.

Transportation options to get to the conference venue include:

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