NCCI Annual Conference




2020 NCCI Virtual Conference

July 8–9

Transforming Today’s Reality Into Tomorrow’s Opportunity

Thank you to our corporate partners for their generous sponsorship.

NCCI is moving its Annual Conference online, July 8–9. During these rapidly evolving times, our shared commitment to leadership, change management, organizational performance, and innovation is more important than ever before.

At this year’s conference, you can look forward to:

  • Live keynotes featuring inspiring leaders in the profession
  • A virtual platform that creates a dynamic and personalized conference experience
  • Chat rooms for peer-to-peer networking
  • Sessions that are interactive and make participation easy
  • Creative networking opportunities to meet others through polls, activities, and more
  • The unique opportunity to attend all sessions, as registrants will be available to view all recordings after the event
As always, the NCCI Annual Conference is not a “one-time event,” but an opportunity to build a network you can call upon; a place to learn skills and tools that help you advance in the profession; and a unique time for active self reflection on where higher education is moving.


A detailed schedule with session descriptions can be found here. All times are Eastern.

11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. EDT – All-Conference Session: Opening Remarks and Keynote by Dr. Timothy Renick

12:30–1:20 p.m. EDT – Educational Session Block 1

1:20–1:45 p.m. EDT – Networking Break

1:45–2:35 p.m. EDT – Educational Session Block 2

2:35–3:30 p.m. EDT – Networking Break & Sponsor Expo

3:30–4:20 p.m. EDT – Educational Session Block 3

4:20–5:30 p.m. EDT – Social Activities

11 a.m.–Noon EDT – All-Conference Session: Awards

12:15–1:05 p.m. EDT – Educational Session Block 4

1:05–1:30 p.m. EDT – Networking Break & Sponsor Expo

1:30–2:20 p.m. EDT – Educational Session Block 5

2:20–2:30 p.m. EDT – Networking Break

2:30–3:20 p.m. EDT – Educational Session Block 6

3:30–5 p.m. EDT – Closing Session & Presidential Panel Keynote


Meet our keynote speakers!

Opening Keynote | July 8 at 11 a.m. Eastern
Dr. Timothy Renick
Senior Vice President for Student Success Georgia State University
For the past decade, Georgia State University has been at the leading edge of demographic shifts in the southeast. While doubling the numbers of non-white and low-income students it enrolls, the university has simultaneously committed to the use of data to inform systematic institutional change. In the process, Georgia State has raised graduation rates by 23 percentage points and closed all achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, and income level. It now awards more bachelor’s degrees to African Americans than any other non-profit college or university in the nation. Through a discussion of innovations ranging from chat bots and predictive analytics to meta-majors and completion grants, the session will cover lessons learned from Georgia State’s transformation and outline several practical and low-cost steps that campuses can take to improve outcomes for underserved students.
Presidential Panel | July 9 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Dr. Ángel Cabrera, President, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, President, Texas A&M University–San Antonio
Dr. Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University
Moderated by: Dr. Ralph Gigliotti, Director, Center for Organizational Leadership, Rutgers University
Agility, transformation, and leadership are critical for the advancement of higher education. These qualities take on an even heightened significance during times of crisis. As colleges and universities navigate the complexities posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we find ourselves at a critical juncture for reflection and learning. In this keynote panel, three university presidents will explore the challenges posed by the pandemic and offer strategies and insights on how higher education can best move forward in the pursuit of excellence, improvement, and innovation.


Q: What platform will be used for the conference?
We will be using Hopin as the virtual conference platform. Hopin allows for attendees to dynamically engage and connect with speakers and other attendees, while enjoying an in-person conference-like experience. To learn more about how to use the platform, watch this video, or check out these Hopin support articles

Q: Will sessions be available for viewing after the date?
A: Those who register for the 2020 NCCI Virtual Conference will have access to on-demand content at a later date. Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend the live sessions to foster networking, participation, and a conference-like experience.

Q: Can I connect 1:1 with someone attending the conference?
A: Yes! You can directly message another individual 1:1. You can see a full list of those participating in the meeting and interact directly through the system and find contact details. Other ways to connect include an all-conference general chat, individual session chats, and the platform’s networking feature.

Q: Will I be able to ask questions during sessions?
A: Yes! A moderator will help field and answer questions in the session chat and make the presenter aware of the questions.

Q: What technology do I need to participate?
A: A laptop or personal computer are the minimal requirements. If you wish to participate in networking and live chat, a webcam and microphone are also required. We strongly recommend using Chrome, as Hopin is a browser-based platform.

Q: Will I have to be on camera if I attend the virtual conference?
A: You are not required to be on camera during the conference. Typically, only presenters will actively be on camera during sessions. However, the presenter may invite other individuals to appear on camera for discussion. If you choose to participate in any networking functions, it is expected you would engage fully by being on video.

Q: What does my virtual conference registration include?
A: The registration includes two days of education and networking, including six educational session blocks, all-conference sessions, multiple networking activities, opportunities to chat with vendors, and more.

Q: How do I create an account to register for the conference?
A: If you do not already have an account created, visit and click the “Get Started” button. It will prompt you to create an account. It is important that you indicate your institution’s name in the “Affiliated Account” field (once you start typing, a drop-down menu will appear for you to select the institution) during profile setup so that their profile is connected to the membership. If you’re unsure of your account status, please contact

Q: How do I register for the unlimited institutional rate?
A: This rate is available for NCCI member institutions. If you’d like to register at the $495 rate, enter the registration system, and you will see this option. If you’d like to renew or join membership to register at the $300 rate, please contact Once you are registered at the unlimited rate, anyone from your institution will now see the option to register at the free professional rate. Please note that if your institution wishes to take advantage of the unlimited registrations, each person who wants to attend the conference will need to register for the event, as each attendee will receive a unique access link to the live program.


First -Time Attendees

We are excited to welcome you to the NCCI Annual Conference! Join us for our first time attendee orientation on Tuesday, July 7 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. Eastern (12:30–1:30 p.m. Pacific)  to learn more about NCCI and its members, get an overview of the conference, and gain some tips on how to make the most out of your conference experience.

In the meantime, learn more about NCCI or join our NCCI Connect member portal and join communities that interest you.


Our conference rates have been adjusted to make the same great content you expect at our conference more accessible.
Individual Pricing
  • $195 for an individual registration at a member institution and speakers
  • $295 for an individual registration at a nonmember institution
Group Rates and Discounts for Members
  • $495 for unlimited registrations from a member institution
  • $300 for unlimited registrations if you join or renew membership by July 1*

*If you are interested in joining or renewing your membership to receive the $300 unlimited registration conference rate, please contact or 833-469-6224.

Please note that if your institution wishes to take advantage of the unlimited registrations, each person who wants to attend the conference will need to register for the event, as each attendee will receive a unique access link to the live program.

The deadline to register was Monday, July 6 at Noon Eastern. If you’d like to register, please contact our Member Services team at for assistance.