NCCI Annual Conference
About the NCCI Annual Conference
The Network for Change and Continuous Innovation’s (NCCI) Annual Conference features Keynotes, General Sessions, and concurrent sessions designed to educate its attendees. The Conference provides unparalleled opportunities for members and non-members to share insights and solutions regarding continuous improvement, process improvement, strategic planning, Lean, project management, and innovation in higher education. The Annual Conference is held in July of each year, just before the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ (NACUBO) Annual Meeting.
The 2017 Annual Conference was held July 27-29, 2017, in Minneapolis, MN. Check out our photo gallery here!
Learn how the NCCI Annual Conference can make a difference at your institution
Teresa Hartnett speaks about the benefits of networking at the Annual Conference, implementing best practices, and engaging with academic and administrative change leaders.
Annual Conference Information
The 2018 NCCI Annual Conference will take place July 19-21 at the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, California. Click on a tab below for additional information about the Conference.
701 West Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, California, 90831-3102
The Conference room rate is $219 per night, plus taxes and fees. The hotel will honor that rate, based on availability, from Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 22.
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Registration will be available in mid-March 2018! Please check back then!
|Guest (ticket for evening receptions)|
|Pre-Conference Workshop – Half-day|
|Pre-Conference Workshop – Off-site and Full-day|
Registration Cancellation Policy
All cancellations emailed or postmarked prior to July 8 will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations emailed or postmarked after July 8 will forfeit all registration fees. Forfeited fees cannot be applied to future meetings. Substitutions from within the same institution are permitted at no additional cost. All substitutions must be made in writing and accompanied by a completed NCCI Conference Registration Form. Exceptions due to extraordinary circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Schedule at a Glance
Click here for a pdf version of our 2017 Conference-at-a-Glance!
Tentative 2018 Schedule
Thursday, July 19
|7:30 am – 5:00 pm||Registration|
|8:30 am – 4:30 pm||Full Day Preconference Workshops|
|8:30 am – Noon||Half Day Preconference Workshops|
|1:00 pm – 4:30 pm||Half Day Preconference Workshops|
|4:45 pm – 5:15 pm||First-time Attendee Networking Reception|
|5:15 pm – 6:45 pm||Opening Networking Reception|
|7:00 pm||Networking Group Dinners|
Friday, July 20
|7:00 am – 5:00 pm||Registration|
|7:30 am – 9:00 am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
|9:00 am – 10:00 am||Opening Keynote|
|10:15 am – 12:30 pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|12:30 pm – 1:45 pm||Annual Business Meeting and Awards Lunch|
|2:00 pm – 5:00 pm||Concurrent Sessions|
|5:00 pm – 6:30 pm||Networking Reception|
|6:45 pm||Networking Group Dinners|
Saturday, July 21
|7:30 am – 8:30 am||Full Breakfast & Concurrent Sessions|
|8:45 am – 11:30 am||Concurrent Sessions|
|11:45 am – 1:30 pm||Keynote and Closing|
|1:30 – TBD||Programming TBD|
Tentative 2018 Conference Program
|Thursday, July 19, 2018|
|7:30 AM – 5:00 PM||Registration|
|8:30 AM – 4:30 PM||Pre-Conference Full Day Workshops|
|8:30 AM -12:00 PM||Pre-Conference Half Day Workshops|
|1:00 PM – 4:30 PM||Pre-Conference Half Day Workshops|
|1:00 PM – 4:30 PM||Local University Site Visit & Presentation|
|1:00 PM – 4:30 PM|
|1:00 PM – 4:30 PM|
|4:45 PM – 5:15 PM||First-Time Attendee Networking Reception|
|5:15 PM – 6:45 PM||Opening Networking Reception|
|7:00 PM||Networking Group Dinners|
|Friday, July 20, 2018|
|7:00 AM – 5:00 PM||Registration|
|7:30 AM – 9:00 AM||Breakfast|
|8:30 AM – 9:00 PM||Welcome & Opening Remarks|
|9:00 AM – 10:00 AM||Keynote|
|10:15 AM – 11:15 AM||Concurrent Sessions|
|11:30 – 12:30 PM||Concurrent Sessions|
|12:30 PM – 1:45 PM||Annual Business Meeting and Lunch|
|2:00 PM – 3:00 PM||Concurrent Sessions|
|Communities of Practice: Change Management, LEAN, Shared Services|
|3:30 – 5:00 PM||Concurrent Sessions|
|5:00 PM – 6:30 PM||Networking & Awards Reception|
|6:45 PM||Networking Group Dinners|
|Saturday, July 21, 2018|
|7:30 AM – 8:30 AM||Breakfast|
|8:45 AM – 10:15 AM||Concurrent Sessions|
|Awards Panel Discussion|
|10:30 AM – 11:30 AM||Concurrent Sessions|
|11:45 – 1:30 PM||Lunch|
|12:15 PM-5||Programming is Tentative|
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NCCI Annual Conference Future Dates and Locations
Be a part of change and innovation in higher education for years to come!
July 19 – 21, 2018
Long Beach, CA
July 11 – 13, 2019
July 9 – 11, 2020
The keynote addresses, preconference workshops concurrent sessions at the NCCI Annual Conference are designed to meet the needs of leaders in higher education at all levels of experience with change.