Executive Leadership Symposium

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Join us this September for our Executive Leadership Symposium.

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA

Thank you for joining us in Boston for a two-day event geared toward academic executives. We hope you had the opportunity to gain insights and strategies to solve the issues of access, affordability, and achievement — the most critical and compelling matters that institutions face today.

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA

In Person

Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:15–9:00 p.m.

Attendees enjoy a group dinner

Friday, September 22, 2017

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast & registration

8:15–9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: Millennials, Revolutions, Employers, and Higher Ed
Chuck Underwood, Founder/Principal, The Generational Imperative, Inc

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Panel: Transition to Digital: Working with 3rd Party Partners
Tim Peyton
Panelists: Jennifer Solomon, Director, Market Development, VitalSource
Michael Gogliotti, Ed Tech Product Development & Strategy, Follett Higher Education
Jonathan Poole, VP East Region, Strategic Partnerships, Pearson

This panel discussion will focus on forming successful partnerships with content, bookstore, and platform providers. Topics will include:

•  Providers’ role in the process to best serve you

•  Challenges to overcome

•  Examples of institutions that have successfully transitioned

•  Institutions’ role in the process

10:00–10:15 a.m.


10:15–11:15 a.m.

Small group session: Putting You in the Driver’s Seat: Messaging & Communication
This interactive session will consist of small group engagement with each 3rd party partner.

•  Explain how you’d like them to position their services

•  Share what marketing messages best resonate with you as an institutional leader

•  Offer feedback on the ideal medium for communicating sales and marketing communications

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Spotlight session: New England Institute of Technology and University of Florida Share Stories: Successful Transition to Digital
Tom Thibodeau, Assistant Provost at New England Institute of Technology
David Looney, Associate Director, Business Services Division, University of Florida

12:00–1:00 p.m.


1:00–2:00 p.m.

Panel: Digital Delivery as an Access & Affordability Win for Lawmakers, Campuses & Students
Chuck Melley, Vice President, U.S. Government Relations, Pearson
Panelists: JC Considine, Director of Public Affairs, Eastern U.S., Pearson
Kevin P. Quinn, Partner, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP

Learn how to best collaborate with legislative contacts to positively impact access and affordability.

2:00–2:45 p.m.

Spotlight session: Data and Analytics: Leveraging Digital Courseware to Improve Student Success and Retention
Brian Buckley, AVP, Digital Delivery & Analytics, Pearson

Learn how analytics can help improve learning outcomes, retain students, and optimize resources.

2:45–3:00 p.m.

Closing remarks