We are excited to share this ultimate guide of 2024 higher ed events that are perfect for connecting with colleagues from around the country. These events provide great opportunities to collaborate and share success stories as well as problem solve key issues facing higher education today. Each category represents an important department or function impacting institutional growth and student success.

2024 Digital Credentials Summit

Date: March 4-6, 2024 
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 
Theme: Best Practices for Digital Credentials in Education and Employment
Who it’s for: Senior education leaders, employers, and innovators working together to provide a better path to the future for all learners through innovative and verifiable microcredentials.

For digital credentials to reach their full potential, they must work for everyone, which means collaborating with all stakeholders. 1EdTech’s annual Digital Credentials Summit is the premiere event for education leaders, employers, and edtech innovators to work toward creating a better path to the future for all learners.

The Badge Summit

Date: August 5-7, 2024 
Location: Boulder, Colorado 
Theme: An Exploration of Microcredentials, Access, & Equity 
Who it’s for: Thinkers and doers from K-12, higher ed, industry, government, nonprofit, and cultural institutions.

Now in its ninth year, the 2024 Badge Summit is a leading gathering to learn about digital badge credentials and connect with others who are changing the world. 

Convergence: Credential Innovation in Higher Education

Date: September 30 – October 2, 2024 
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 
Theme: Credential Innovation in Higher Education 
Who it’s for: Members of UPCEA, members of AACRAO, and others engaged in credential innovation in the higher education space.

Convergence: Credential Innovation in Higher Education examines new and emerging trends and models, especially at the institutional level, in the emergent field of alternative credentials.
Alternative credentialing is one of the most exciting new opportunities in higher education. Check out our recap of the most recent Convergence conference for more details on this event. 

Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY)

Date: January 18, 2024 
Location: Webinar 
Theme: Data, Data Everywhere…
Who it’s for: Continuing education leaders and professionals. 

Join CEANY for a discussion on non-credit student data—the good, the bad, and the ugly. What can campuses track now, how are they collecting registrations, and what data is available? How can this data tell a better story of non-credit impact and what is needed to do it? This session was presented at the 2023 CEANY Annual Conference.

UPCEA Annual

Date: March 26-28, 2024 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 
Themes: Growing impact through expanded access and innovation (focused especially on emerging topics such as AI), broadened inclusivity, policy advocacy, organizational transformation, engaging faculty and other critical partners, and building individual networks. 
Who it’s for: Leaders in professional, continuing, and online education. 

Strengthen your personal networks, learn and grow within a community that is passionate about lifelong learning, and will celebrate together in a city that was transformational in the history of the United States.

ASU+GSV Summit

Date: April 14-17, 2024
Location: San Diego, California 
Theme: Here Comes the Sun
Who it’s for: Industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and educators. 

The Summit fosters a space to collaborate, share knowledge, and develop resources needed to innovate and accelerate groundbreaking impact. With innovative research, quantitative insights, and informed forecasts embedded in every discussion, every attendee leaves the Summit with tools to create change.

NACE: National Association of Colleges and Employers Conference

Date: June 3-5, 2024 (virtual June 26-27, 2024) 
Location: Phoenix, Arizona 
Theme: The Premier Career Services and College Recruiting Experience 
Who it’s for: Career services, early talent recruiters, and business solutions providers.

Elevate your skills and expand your network as you hear from industry leaders and connect with an engaging community of like-minded professionals.

2024 Career Education Convention 

Date: June 11-13, 2024 
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana 
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: A diverse audience of sector leaders from across the country.

The Career Education Convention is the largest gathering of private career education professionals in North America. This event features well-known keynote speakers, experts leading concurrent sessions, and an environment to connect and network with others in the sector.

2024 CLO Symposium 

Date: October 7-9, 2024 
Location: Tucson, Arizona 
Theme: Learning Leads the Way: A People + Business Strategy for Now & the Future
Who it’s for: Forward-thinking CLOs and learning executives. 

This distinguished three-day gathering is designed for forward-thinking CLOs and learning executives, providing an exclusive platform to delve into the transformative power of aligning learning, development, and talent initiatives with the strategic heartbeat of the organization.

The CLO symposium is an event with untapped potential for higher education leaders to connect with potential corporate partners. Read our recap of last year’s CLO symposium for more information.

P3-EDU: Innovation And Public-Private Partnership In Higher Education

Date: October 7-9, 2024 
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Theme: Innovation and Public-Private Partnership in Higher Education
Who it’s for: University leadership and select thought leaders from government, associations, foundations, and corporations 

P3-EDU is an invitation-only event for networking and sharing best practices around public-private partnerships in higher education.

ACHE Annual Conference

Date: October 14-16, 2024 
Location: Palm Springs, California 
Theme: Fostering Care and Collaboration Through a Culture of Wellness
Who it’s for: Diverse professionals dedicated to promoting excellence in continuing higher education and sharing their expertise and experience.

More information TBD.

NACAS (National Association of College Auxiliary Services) Annual Conference & Expo

Date: October 27-30, 2024 
Location: Orlando, Florida 
Theme: Cultivate Campus Commerce 
Who it’s for: Leaders from higher education institutions and NACAS Business Partners. 

This is your opportunity to come together with your professional peers to talk about the future of the industry. Learn how other auxiliary and ancillary leaders are meeting students’ evolving needs, providing services that outpace their desires, and boosting their institution’s ranking.
CAEL Annual Conference 

Date: October 30 – November 1, 2024 
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: Experts from postsecondary education and training providers, workforce and economic development leaders, industry groups, and more.

More information TBD.

OLC Innovate

Date: April 10-13, 2024 (virtual April 23-25, 2024) 
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Theme: Elevating Pathways: Navigating the Terrain of Future Learning
Who it’s for: Innovators of all experience levels and backgrounds.

OLC Innovate, a joint conference presented by OLC and MERLOT, provides a path for innovators of all experience levels and backgrounds to share best practices, test new ideas, and collaborate on driving forward online, digital, and blended learning.

USDLA (United States Distance Learning Association) National Conference

Date: June 17-20, 2024
Location: St. Louis, Missouri 
Theme: It’s Distance Learning’s Time to Shine
Who it’s for: Distance education leaders. 

Mingle, discuss technology, and learn from an audience broader than your own at USDLA’s annual conference. 

Distance Teaching & Learning (DT&L) and Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable (SOLA+R)

Date: July 22-24, 2024 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Themes: The rapid shifts and adaptations witnessed in digital transformation on campuses and how digital transformation is reshaping the educational experience.
Who it’s for: Key campus leaders—provosts, deans, faculty, and teams directly engaged in the management, delivery, and teaching of online programs. 

Building on the successes and learnings from the first-ever combined event in Madison in July 2023, the 2024 conference will delve deeper into the crucial nexus of digital transformation and online leadership in higher education. 

HighEdWeb 2024 Annual Conference

Date: September 22-25, 2024
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico  
Theme: The Unique Digital Issues Facing Colleges and Universities 
Who it’s for: All higher education professionals who want to explore the web and digital’s role in their organization.

The HighEdWeb Annual Conference offers affordable, valuable professional development. Learn from diverse track sessions, an inspiring keynote, and group discussions. Plus, connect with the best community around.

NAASS Annual Conference

Date: November 9-13, 2024
Location: San Diego, CA
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: Higher education leaders.

This annual conference provides an opportunity for professional growth and the open exchange of ideas to develop quality summer programming and academic standards.

NAASS’ exclusive focus on summer and session programming makes this event unique. Learn more about the research MindMax is co-sponsoring with NAASS on summer session ROI. 

AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) Annual Meeting

Date: April 7-10, 2024
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Theme: Implementing Success 
Who it’s for: Higher education officials in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology, and student services.

The AACRAO Annual Meeting is an opportunity to learn, network, and advance higher education. Professionals from a variety of higher education disciplines gather together at AACRAO’s Annual Meeting to engage and discuss the ever-changing landscape of higher ed.

NACAC Conference 2024

Date: September 26-28, 2024
Location: Los Angeles, California
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: College admission counseling professionals.

Share best practices, inspirational ideas, cutting-edge research, and professional stories at the premier event for college admission counseling professionals.

InsightsEDU Conference

Date: February 20-22, 2024
Location: Phoenix, Arizona 
Theme: Navigate the Higher Ed Landscape 
Who it’s for: Higher education marketing, admissions, and enrollment management professionals.

The InsightsEDU conference is one of the few higher education conferences focusing exclusively on adult learners enrolled in post-traditional education programs. Experience for yourself why this is the can’t-miss conference of the year for many higher education professionals. 

NAGAP 2024 Summit

Date: April 24-27, 2024 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky 
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: Graduate enrollment management professionals, educational administrators, faculty, student affairs professionals, deans and assistant deans, and enrollment management decision-makers.

Join in for three days of education with friends and colleagues, along with vendor exhibitors and sponsors, with the only professional association dedicated to graduate enrollment management.

eduWeb Summit

Date: July 9-11, 2024
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: Higher education professionals and industry partners passionate about advancing their marketing, communications, and digital work.

More information TBD.

NSCEC (National Small College Enrollment Conference)

Date: July 30-31, 2024 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina 
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: Everyone on campus, from presidents to enrollment officers to marketers to student success staff. 

The National Small College Enrollment Conference (NSCEC) is the only educational and networking event focused on small colleges and universities. It’s the “must attend” conference of the summer, offering small college professionals essential education and support found nowhere else.

Enrollment Management Association (EMA) Annual Conference

Date: September 19-20, 2024 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: Enrollment management professionals. 

More information TBD.

AACRAO SEM Conference

Date: November 3-6, 2024
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 
Theme: Grow Your Enrollment. Develop Your Career.
Who it’s for: Enrollment managers, presidents, provosts, deans and faculty, registrars, academic advisors, budget officers, and professionals from admissions, financial aid, and student services.

Attendees will enjoy professional development and networking as they develop tools and resources for taking enrollment outcomes to a new level. Build, enhance, and revamp your foundation for a comprehensive enrollment management plan, develop insights and ideas to position you and your institution at the forefront of the profession, and improve student success through creative recruitment and retention strategies.

2024 AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education

Date: November 10-13, 2024 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada 
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: Higher education marketing professionals. 

For more than 30 years, the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education has been a premier event that paints a vibrant picture of the evolving higher education landscape. 


Date: December 3-5, 2024
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme: Marketing, Enrollment Management, Student Success 
Who it’s for: Professionals focused on marketing, recruitment, and student success within the higher education arena, particularly focused on adult, professional, continuing, and online education.

The annual UPCEA MEMS conference is the premier event for leaders and practitioners responsible for professional, continuing, and online education marketing and enrollment management at colleges and universities around the world.

Last year’s conference brought together the full spectrum of higher ed marketers, from tactical practitioners to executive leaders. Read more in our 2023 MEMs recap.

The Higher Ed Insights Summit 2024 

Information about this event was not yet available at the time of this publication. Please continue to check here for updates.

AASCU Annual Conference

Date: February 6-7, 2024 
Location: Washington, DC
Theme: Meet in Person with Your Federal Delegation 
Who it’s for: Presidents and chancellors, system presidents and chancellors, government relations/public affairs staff, and student leaders on campus invited by campus leadership.

Join AASCU for the second-ever in-person Hill Day and make your voice heard in the halls of Congress! Your institution’s voice can help shift the needle on key federal policy priorities for regional comprehensive universities (RCUs).

National Education Association 2024 Higher Ed Conference

Date: March 15-17, 2024 
Location: Atlanta, Georgia 
Theme: Education. Democracy. Freedom. Our Right! Our Responsibility!
Promoting, Protecting, and Strengthening Higher Education.
Who it’s for: Supporters of students in all roles and responsibilities.

At the annual NEA Higher Education Conference, NEA members from colleges and universities around the nation get together to share ideas and learn from each other.

Education 2.0 Conference

Date: March 18-20, 2024
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada 
Theme: Uniting Changemakers to Revolutionize Education
Who it’s for: Educators, EdTech innovators, policymakers, and researchers.

The Education 2.0 Conference attracts the most dynamic leaders in the education sector and promises to bring fresh insights and perspectives to empower, inspire, and enrich the global learning community.

HLC Annual Conference 

Date: April 13-16, 2024 
Location: Chicago, Illinois 
Theme: Higher Ground: The Future of Education 
Who it’s for: Administrators, faculty members, CEOs, presidents and chancellors, representatives from higher ed organizations, and HLC institutional representatives and peer reviewers.

The HLC Annual Conference brings the higher ed community together in Chicago to share ideas and insights on the latest in the field. Learn from HLC staff and leading thinkers, researchers, and advocates during this multi-day event to inspire your work on campus. Network with attendees from institutions of every classification and size from across the country.

NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo

Date: May 28-31, 2024
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 
Theme: Resilience. Renewal. Community. 
Who it’s for: International educators from all corners of the world.

International educators from all corners of the world will gather at NAFSA 2024 to discover the latest innovations, new strategies, and best practices. Establish and build upon your institutional partnerships as we unite to foster resilience, renewal, and community. Attend sessions developed by your peers from international education leaders and changemakers across the globe. Connect with fellow attendees and build a network essential to your professional success.

2024 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

Date: October 10-12, 2024
Location: Orlando, Florida 
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: Academic leaders, administrative leaders, department chairs, deans, division heads, program or project directors, provosts, and faculty aspiring for a greater leadership role. 

You’ll learn new methods to manage change and enhance productivity while you network with like-minded peers and nationally recognized experts, gain tips, sharpen your skills, and share your knowledge with those just as passionate about higher education as you are.

APLU Annual Meeting

Date: November 10-12, 2024
Location: Orlando, Florida 
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: University leaders collectively working to advance the mission of public research universities. 

More information TBD.

Learning Impact Conference 2024

Date: June 3-6, 2024
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Theme: Leading Innovation to Power Learner Potential
Who it’s for:  Education and technology professionals from all organizations who want to shape a better future for teaching and learning.

Technology is constantly changing. Keep up with the pace of change through innovation and collaboration. Learning Impact inspires a diverse group of educational providers and edtech suppliers to focus on top issues in education while working together to evolve teaching and learning technology to fit all needs. 

Slate Summit

Date: June 19-21, 2024
Location: Chicago, Illinois 
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: The Slate community. 

Exclusive to the Slate community, this dynamic in-person event is led by members of the Slate community, featuring an opening keynote, Slate-centric sessions, affinity group break-outs, Preferred Partners showcase, entertainment, networking, and an epic dance party.

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)

Date: June 23-26, 2024
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Theme: Venture into the Future of Learning
Who it’s for: Leaders and key influencers for edtech purchases—administrators, technology coordinators, curriculum directors, and library media specialists.

More information TBD.

ACUI Annual Conference

Date: March 24-28, 2024
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Theme: ​​Connections and Community, Sustainability, and Belonging in Affirming Spaces
Who it’s for: College union and student activities professionals.

The 2024 Annual Conference will be an opportunity to come together in a caring community of colleagues who also tie-in to the work you do to rejuvenate, elevate, connect, and celebrate each other.

National Higher Education Teaching Conference 2024

Date: June 13-14, 2024 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Theme: Accelerating Student Success and Belonging 
Who it’s for: Leaders, educators, policymakers, and organizations wishing to advance higher education.

Experience interactive sessions delivered using evidence-based teaching practices and engage with leaders, educators, policymakers, and organizations wishing to advance higher education through this transformative movement.

NACUBO 2024 Annual Meeting

Date: July 20-23, 2024
Location: Chicago, Illinois 
Theme: Elevate Your Impact 
Who it’s for: Higher education business leaders and business partners.

Connect with your business officer colleagues and higher education service providers to explore how you can elevate your impact on your team, your institution, and higher education through leadership, innovation, and collaboration.

SEE Annual Conference – Society for Experiential Educators

Date: September 23-25, 2024
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: Educators, businesses, and community leaders.

More information TBD.

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 

Date: October 21-24, 2024 (virtual November 13-14, 2024) 
Location: San Antonio, Texas 
Theme: TBD
Who it’s for: Higher ed IT professionals and technology providers from around the world.

This is THE event where professionals and technology providers from around the world gather to network, share ideas, grow professionally, and discover solutions to today’s challenges. It’s the largest gathering of your peers…people you can relate to, learn from, and stay connected to throughout the year.

NACADA 2024 Annual Conference 

Date: October 27-30, 2024
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Theme: A Beautiful Day in the Burgh: Championing Advisors as Helpers
Who it’s for: Professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students.

More information TBD.

Know about an event we should attend? We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line anytime with your favorite conference so we can add it to our lineup.