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For Our Future Conference 2023

March 26 - 28
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Lake Charles, LA



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Keynote Speaker

Gorick Ng is the Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right, a book published by Harvard Business Review Press. It is a guide to help early career professionals, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, navigate the school-to-work transition and ascend to positions of leadership, based on 500+ interviews with professionals across geographies, industries, and job types.

Keynote Speaker

Marni Baker Stein is Coursera’s Chief Content Officer, where she oversees the company’s content and credential strategy and partner relationships. Marni has more than 25 years of experience in producing and scaling online and hybrid education programs.

Schedule Overview

Sunday, March 26
5 p.m. Pre-Conference Welcome Reception

Monday, March 27
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Conference Programming Day 1

Tuesday, March 28
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Conference Programming Day 2


ENGAGE: Serve 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

INSTRUCT: Fulfill our purpose through teaching and research

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

INNOVATE: Operate 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

Priority Themes

The priority 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.

  • Core Competencies
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Modernization and technology

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