Opening Panel Discussion 
Sunday, October 29
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Understanding Perceptions of Value in Higher Education
Strada Education and Gallup have prepared a report, “On Second Thought: U.S. Adults Reflect on their Education Decisions,” which focuses on public perceptions of value in higher education. Dr. Salerno will present the results of the study on the influences and information students use to make their educational decisions. An AACRAO SEM practitioner will provide a response to the presentation, focused on what this research means to SEM practice.

 Carlo Salerno
 Vice President, Data Analytics, Strada Education Network

Rapid Fire Panel Presentation 
Monday, October 30
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

SEM Hot Topics: Rapid Fire Panel Presentation
Using a rapid fire panel presentation, three enrollment management leaders introduce some of  our top higher education challenges, including shifting demographics, big data and SEM, and keeping higher education affordable.  Each speaker will use 10 slides that advance every 30 seconds. A robust question and answer session will follow the panel presentation. Conversation on these topics will continue at the conference round tables, which are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

Brent Gage, University of Iowa
Amy Hutton, Virginia Commonwealth University
Doug Shapiro, National Student Clearinghouse

Plenary Presentation 
Tuesday, October 31
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

All Aboard: Pulling Out All the Stops Along Students’ College Journeys
From recruitment, to registration and matriculation, to making an alumni donation, SEM professionals have the opportunity to impact student engagement. It's time to think differently about your work and to conceive that what you do not is not solely transactional, but truly transformational in supporting student success. 

Dr. Tricia A. Seifert
Head of the Department of Education, Associate Professor in the Adult & Higher Education program at Montana State University 

Closing Plenary Presentation
Wednesday, November 1
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2027: The Decade Ahead for Higher Education
What changes are in store for higher education over the next decade? It’s a question being asked by college leaders, faculty members, policy makers, and of course, students and parents. Higher education is on the cusp of far-reaching changes over the next decade where technology is playing a larger role and students, parents, and educators alike are asking what colleges should teach and how learning should be measured in an era of shifting needs in the economy.


Jeffrey J. Selingo
New York Times bestselling author, Washington Post columnist, higher education strategist, LinkedIn Top 10 Influencer