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For Our Future Conference 2022

March 10-11
Natchitoches Event Center
750 2nd Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457

This event will follow the COVID-19 protocols set forth in UL System guidance which state that masks will be required in areas of high or substantial transmission.

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Schedule Overview

Wednesday, March 9
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 10
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Conference Programming
4:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Friday, March 11
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Conference Programming


The 2022 Universities of Louisiana For Our Future Conference Keynote is Carol Geary Schneider. Dr. Schneider is president emerita of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and a Fellow with Lumina Foundation where she is working on initiatives related to equitable access to high quality learning.    The conference kicks off March 10 at 9 a.m. with a discussion from Dr. Schneider about why civic inquiry and engagement should be a part of all students' learning. 


Core Community: Engaging the student holistically

Student Health, Power Based Violence, Free Expression, Mental Health, International Students, Study Abroad, Issues of Poverty, Student Organizations, Student Services, Campus Culture, Adult Learners

Core Mission: Fulfilling our purpose through teaching and research

Scholarship and Research, Academic Freedom, Faculty Development, Pedagogical Technique, Research Practices, Online and Hybrid Delivery, Mentorship

Core Performance: Operating through a lens of stewardship and strategic growth

Removing Barriers, Financial Practices, Institutional Research, Technology, Marketing and Communication, Campus Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships, Enrollment Management, Admissions, Auxiliary Services, Athletics, Leadership Development

Introducing Priority Themes

The themes below will be highlighted throughout the conference and will be considered when reviewing session proposals. Priority themes will be indicated within conference sessions to allow attendees to curate their conference experiences.

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Modernization and technology

Sponsorship Opportunities

The For Our Future Conference could not be possible without our sponsors who show their support for innovative programming at our schools. We are offering a wide range of opportunities to increase a company’s visibility and promote products to front line users. Through the University of Louisiana System Foundation, sponsors and exhibitors help us keep our commitment to invest in our faculty, staff, and students who are the future of Louisiana.


Rates have been negotiated at three hotels in the area.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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