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Call for Proposals is closed. The committee will announce selected sessions soon.


The AACRAO Technology Program focuses on the pragmatic aspects of technology, the issues surrounding its use, and how technology can be applied in an innovative manner. Share how technology integrates into campus operations, and how these tools support the academic policies and objectives of higher education institutions. 

AACRAO’s Transfer Program analyzes transfer credit and transfer policies, and features best practices being employed to support the success of this growing student population. With the increase in non-traditional routes for educational attainment, transfer has become a central focus in higher education.

Program and Proposals Questions:

Email Mark Simpson, Director of AACRAO Technology & Transfer Conference, at

Other Inquiries:

Email or call (202) 293-9161. 

Suggested Presentation Topics (but all will be considered)

  • Academic Planning, Advising, & Degree Audit
  • Assessing Prior Learning & Transfer Credit 
  • Building Digital, User-first, Campuses (Governance, Responsive Design, Mobile, etc.) 
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Class and Room Scheduling 
  • Data Security and Governance (FERPA, Identity & Access Mgmt., PCI, etc.)
  • Emerging Technologies in Higher Education

  • Engaging Students Where and When they Need it (One Stop Solutions, Early Alert, Intrusive Advising, etc.)
  • Implementing AACRAO’s Professional Competencies in your daily life
  • Innovations in Learning Management Systems
  • Modernizing & Supporting our Foundational Solutions (CRM, SIS, LMS, Document Managment, Degree Audits, etc.) 
  • Public Policy and Transfer Legislation
  • Social Networking Applications
  • Special Populations (military, non-traditional, etc.)
  • State, Regional, and National Transfer Initiatives
  • Student Records & Systems (Comprehensive Student Records, Student Identity, Data Exchange, Paper & Electronic Transcripts, etc.)
  • Student Success & Early Alert Systems
  • Transfer Admissions (SEM, Articulations, Advising, Marketing, Scholarships and Aid, etc.)
  • Transfer Centers of Excellence (Data Trends, HS/Dual Enrollment Programs, Guided Pathways, Governance, Reverse Transfer, etc.)
  • Transforming Teaching and Learning through Technological Innovation

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Selection Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on clarity, quality, and representation among institutional types and thematic areas. Presenters may register for the conference at a discounted rate. We are committed to a broad array of programming relevant to all institutional types. Proposals from community colleges, private institutions, system offices, and groups consisting of representatives from multiple institutional types are especially encouraged. 
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Corporate Presentations

Individuals employed by organizations offering goods and services to institutions of higher education may not serve as presenters in sessions, except through the Corporate Presentation category. In addition, sessions are considered corporate when the subject matter promotes a company’s product. Sessions submitted through the regular proposal form will be reviewed for appropriate content and may be reclassified as a corporate presentation, which would dictate a presentation fee. For information on corporate presentations and fees, contact AACRAO’s Marketing Department at (202) 263-0287, or via e-mail at
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