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2024 NCCI Annual Conference

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24 Jul 2024

event ends

26 Jul 2024


The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa Rancho Mirage, California, United States

The 2024 Conference Committee invites you to submit a proposal for the 2024 NCCI Annual Conference in Rancho Mirage, California, July 24-26!

The conference's community-generated program will showcase the many ways that we have advanced change in innovation in higher education. This year, NCCI is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and you won't want to miss the opportunity to connect with fellow change leaders and learn actionable strategies to help your campus thrive.

Whether you are a first-time submitter or a veteran presenter, we welcome your submission. We can't wait to see what you have to share! Questions? Contact

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01 Jan 2024

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25 Jan 2024

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  • Call for Sessions open until January 12, 2024
  • Review of submissions in January & February
  • Speakers will receive selection notification in mid-March
  • Conference is July 24-26

NCCI Unifying Themes

All submissions should reflect one or more of NCCI's unifying themes of innovation, change, equity, and ethics. More information can be found on our website at

Session Format Definitions

Flash Talk: a 4-minute presentation followed by multiple 15-minute small group discussion rounds--you are encouraged to bring the “idea/practice” to life through a story, data, or a before-and-after synopsis. You may use the four minutes as you please, but you will be stopped promptly at four minutes.

Experiential Learning: an interactive workshop or activities that offer insight, practice, or instruction to learn by doing.

Presentation with Facilitated Discussion: Presentation integrated with group discussion.

Roundtable: a brief presentation with structured small group discussion among participants.

Panel: multiple speakers offer their perspectives on a topic.

Other format: a unique format that does not replicate existing formats.


NCCI is committed to providing welcoming, safe, and inclusive learning environments at its conferences and events. During our programs, we want all participants to share ideas, network, and enjoy the company of others, and we recognize that our ability to create this experience depends on the behavior of all in attendance.

Event speakers are expected to conduct themselves according to NCCI's values and the ethical standards of the profession. All members of the NCCI community are to be considerate; refrain from any demeaning, harassing, or discriminatory behavior or speech; and immediately comply with any requests to discontinue objectionable behavior. The following are examples of unacceptable behavior:  

  • Offensive, hostile, or derogatory comments.
  • Disruptive actions unrelated to the intended purpose of the event.
  • Conduct that demonstrates a lack of professionalism or respect for another individual.

We ask that all presenters at the NCCI conference be mindful that our audiences include professionals from all types of campuses and educational institutions, as well as corporate and nonprofit members and partners. Every effort is expected of presenters and speakers to include appropriate language, material, and examples for NCCI's community.

Eligibility Guidelines

Every presenter at the NCCI Annual Conference must be registered for the event. Speakers are responsible for expenses incurred in conjunction with the conference. Speakers must have availability to present July 24-26. Additionally, all presenters must be one of the following:

A professional or student at a NCCI member institution registered for the conference at the member rate.

A professional or student at a nonmember higher education institution registered for the conference at the nonmember rate. Nonmembers are encouraged to present with NCCI members whenever possible.

An employee of a NCCI sponsor company at the $5,000 level with a co-presenter from a NCCI member institution. If the session does not include a member co-presenter, a sponsorship at a minimum level of $10,000 is required.

Technical Standards

To successfully deliver your content, we will require each presenter to:

Provide presentation materials for posting to the NCCI website.

Inform NCCI with more than two weeks notice if an unavoidable conflict arises, making every attempt to record or substitute a presenter.

Grant NCCI permission to distribute and subsequently utilize all session content without any expectation of rights, remuneration, or interest unless otherwise specified and agreed upon in writing with NCCI.

Be publicly listed as a session presenter.