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For Our Future Conference 2024

February 25-27, 2024
New Orleans, LA
Marriott New Orleans Hotel
Hotel Reservations Cut-Off February 5th



For Our Future Conference: Leading Women will gather those in higher education and beyond for networking, thoughtful discussion and inspiration.

Keynote Speaker

Future-of-work strategist, keynote speaker, thought leader, researcher, and author Heather E McGowan is one of the leading voices on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. McGowan is a sense maker, a dot connector, a deep thinker, and a pattern matcher who sees things that others miss on the topics of future of work, diversity, equity and inclusion, empowerment, engagement, retention and culture.

Schedule Overview

Sunday, February 25
12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Leading Women Forum
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Reception

Monday, February 26
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Conference Programming Day 1

Tuesday, February 27
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Conference Programming Day 2


ENHANCE: Student Health and Wellness (medical, mental health, and wellness services), Power Based Violence, Free Expression, International Students, Supporting Underserved Populations (1st Gen, Minorities, Students with Disabilities, etc.), Student Organizations, Student Services, Campus Culture, Study Abroad

DEVELOP: Scholarship and Research, Academic Freedom, Faculty Development, Pedagogical Technique, Research Practices, Online and Hybrid Delivery, Mentorship, Persistence, Core Competencies, Adult Learners, Leadership Development

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

As in previous years, 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

Download the Official Conference App

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1. Search "Webex Events" in your mobile device's app store or click the link below and download.
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4. Now, type "For Our Future" in the events search bar to find our conference. Once you've found it, tap the event and explore conference offerings.


Marriott New Orleans Hotel
State Rate of $158 per night
Hotel Reservations Cut-Off February 5th

Conference Parking Info

On-Site at Marriott
Valet only for $49 (regular size) or $55 (oversized)

Sheraton New Orleans - Across the Street
Self-Parking $42

Public Parking -- Click Here.

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.

For additional information about sponsoring this event, contact Claire Norris at claire.norris@ulsystem.edu.

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