Meet Your Accreditor: 1 – 3 pm

Florence Tate, Executive Director, ABHES
Michale McComis, Executive Director, ACCSC
William Larkin, Executive Director, ACCET
Roger Williams, Interim President, ACICS

The Future of Accreditation: 3:15 – 5 pm

Cocktail Welcome Reception: 5 – 7:00 pm



Breakfast with Vendors: 7:30 – 8:30 am

Opening Session: 8:30 – 9:30 am

Kendra Thomas- Gender Intelligence, Sponsored by Pearson

Break with Vendors: 9:30 – 10 am

Concurrent Sessions: 10 – 11 am

Building a Viable Financial Framework, Rebecca DaVee, Salmon Sims Thomas

Leadership Matters, William A Vinson, Herzing University

Title IX: Ensuring That Your School is Compliant, Debbie Osgood, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, LTD

Concurrent Sessions: 11:15 – 12:15 pm

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Update, State WIOA Representatives

Good to Great: Creating a Financial Sustainability Model, Dr. Rhondra O Willis, Grand Canyon University

Avoid ADA Lawsuits and Enable Disabled Access to Your Online Community, Jennifer Flood, National Compliance Group

Recruiting the Right Candidates with Precision, Stephen Rentsalier, Keypath Education and Malcolm Youngren, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Lunch: 12:15 – 1:15 pm

General Session: 1:15 – 2:15 pm

Washington Update, Tom Netting, CSPEN

Concurrent Sessions: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Best Practices for Garnering Community Involvement, Kristen Torres, Pima Medical Institute

Are Schools Liable for their Marketer’s Actions? Darryl Mattox, Gragg Advertising

eBook Solutions for Trades and Industry Education, Joel English, Aviation Institute of Maintenance and Stuart Grinell, Ambassador Education Solutions

Data and Analytics on High School Students Attitudes and Beliefs About Higher Education, Phil Smith and Troy Chaney, Rally Cap

Break with Vendors: 3:30 – 4 pm

Concurrent Sessions: 4 – 5 pm

Pre-enrollment Advising for Better Admissions, Shannon Gormley, Norton Norris, Inc.

Borrower Defense to Repayment – What Schools Need to Know, Christopher DeLuca, DeLuca Law LLC

The Truth About American Higher Education (Injustice for All), Mary Lyn Hammer, Champion College Services

Cocktail reception: 5 – 7:00 pm



Breakfast with Vendors: 7:30 – 8:30 am

General Session: 8:30 – 9:30 am

Keynote Wallace Pond presents Why Attacking For-Profit Colleges and Universities is Bad for All of Higher Education

Break with Vendors: 10 – 10:30 am

Concurrent Sessions: 10:30 – 11:30 am

Borrower Defense to Repayment Repeat, Christopher DeLuca, DeLuca Law LLC and Tom Netting, Akerman LLP

Digital Badges, Changing the Face of Education, Danielle Sadighi, American Medical Certification Association

Career Services in the Gainful Employment World: Designing a Program that Works, Jarlath O’Carroll, Jobspeaker, Inc.

Closing Session: 11:45 – 12:45 pm

Keynote David Pauldine presents Leading During Difficult Times