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Georgia Highlands College

5441 Highway 20, NE

Cartersville, Georgia 30121

2024 Presidents' Conference

Beyond 2030 in Higher Education:

Preparing Leadership Change Agents

for the Decade Ahead

Monday, September 30, 2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT) to Tuesday, October 1, 2024 at 3:30 PM


Join the community of entrepreneurial and innovative chancellors and presidents focused on entrepreneuring the future of their institutions and higher education!

We all know that the higher education landscape is changing at warp-speed and that the academy needs to be radically transforming itself. But what does that mean in terms of specific actions for each institution and its leadership? Where does the focus need to be and what does each college or university need to consider in their own unique transformation process?

This conference focuses on future trends, research findings, actionable solutions and proven processes, entrepreneurial and innovative methods, emerging technology opportunities and more to help leaders manage change and forge a successful path into the future.

Registration Options

Early Bird Registration Fee (Thru July 1, 2024): $550

Standard Registration Fee (After July 1, 2024):  $700

Registration includes in-person general sessions, concurrent sessions, an evening reception, luncheons, and daily dessert/coffee breaks.

Annual Awards

The Higher Education Innovation Awards honor and celebrate: (a) individuals for their lifetime achievement as leaders in higher education and (b) institutions for their excellence in entrepreneuring.

  • HEI Lifetime Leadership Award

  • HEI Institutional Award for Entrepreneuring Excellence

Nominate an individual or institution by July 1, 2024.

Call for Proposals Open

Share your expertise with other entrepreneurial and innovative leaders! Submit a proposal focused on future trends, research findings, actionable solutions and proven processes, and entrepreneurial and innovative methods in one of the following tracks:

  • Futuristic Enrollment and Retention Strategies

  • Future of Work and Innovative Academic/Workforce Programming

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership and Partnerships

  • Creative Revenue Stream Diversification and Expansion

  • Emerging Technologies

  • Community Network Development

The deadline for submission is April 15, 2024.

Hotel Information


Courtyard Cartersville

5460 Highway 20

Cartersville, Georgia


Start Date: Sunday, September 29, 2024

End Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2024

Last Day to Book a Room at the Group Rate: Thursday, August 29, 2024

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