March 20 - 23, 2016

Chicago, Illinois

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Judy Greenfield
480.705.8200, x200

Travel & Hotel

Robin Piccirilli
480.705.8200, x232

Presenter Questions:
Lee Anna Elmore
480.705.8200, x234

Exhibition, Partnership:
Chris Hennessey
480.705.8200, x237



Welcome, Innovations presenters! The 18th annual Innovations conference incorporates ideas and initiatives from five conference streams into the broader goal of encouraging and facilitating student and organizational learning through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation. Your participation at Innovations represents your dedication to the future of education.


The League invites you to showcase your college’s model programs and share lessons learned by submitting a proposal to present at the 2016 Innovations conference.

The League reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal. Reasons for rejection include, but are not limited to, topics not appropriate for the conference’s theme, insufficient space on the program, and failure to register for the conference.

If your proposal is accepted, you will be required to submit a Presenter Agreement Form, which includes conference registration, by December 11, 2015. By submitting this form, you affirm your commitment to attending the conference, presenting your session(s), and paying the appropriate registration fee.

Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.

Conference Registration

Presenters are automatically registered for the conference when they submit the Presenter Agreement Form. The registration fee must be received at that time, or by January 25, 2016, in order for presenter names to appear in the Conference Program.

Once presenters have paid, a confirmation will be provided. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact Judy Greenfield at 480.705.8200, x200. Neither honoraria nor expenses will be provided to session presenters.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We understand that there may be extenuating circumstances that preclude presenter participation. Should this occur, we appreciate your help in minimizing the impact of such changes. If you find that you are unable to attend the conference, please email Lee Anna Elmore as soon as possible. In the message, include your name, the title of your presentation, and the reason you are canceling.

All cancellations must be received in writing by February 22, 2016. Please note that you are responsible for payment if you do not cancel and do not attend. Refunds minus a $50 cancellation fee will be issued after the conference for cancellations received in writing by February 22, 2016. Conference fees for written cancellations received after February 22, 2016, will not be refunded, but can be applied toward a future League conference or summit by anyone at your college within one year. Participant substitutions can be made at any time.

Conference Schedule

The 2016 Innovations conference will take place over 3.5 days starting at 8:30 AM on Sunday, March 20, and ending at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, March 23. The Conference at a Glance provides a big picture view of all activities taking place at the conference.

Video Streaming Sessions

Special Sessions will be recorded for future delivery on iStream, the League's web-based, multi-media portal. All Special Session presenters will be notified and asked for their permission to record their session. No session will be recorded without written permission from all presenters involved in that session. For more information about iStream, contact Sherry Sklar.

Session Formats

Session formats include Forums, Roundtable Discussions, and Poster Sessions. Each session format is described in detail at Session Descriptions.

Presentations on the Web

Presentation materials will be posted on the League’s website after the conference for presenters who provide their files. This is entirely optional. Presenters who want their files posted online should provide them to the Speaker Support/Professional Development Office upon arriving onsite or send them to Lee Anna Elmore after the conference (include session title, presenter name(s), and day/time of the presentation). Files will not be edited or changed and will be posted exactly as they are received.


Please email Lee Anna Elmore or call 480.705.8200, ext. 234.


2016 Innovations Conference


League for Innovation in the Community College
1333 South Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 210, Chandler, Arizona 85286

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