Wednesday, June 21

11:00 - Registration and Lunch

1:00 - Program Start

1:20 - Welcome Remarks

1:30 - Welcome Address
Michael Saylor, President, CEO and Chairman, MicroStrategy, Trustee, Saylor Academy

2:30 - Keynote | "How Implementing Solutions for Student Success is the Best Way to Improve Institutional ROI"
Heather Hiles, Deputy Director of Post-secondary Success, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

3:30 -  Panel | "Alternative Credentials vs. Degrees : Entree, Complement, or Replacement?"

  • Katie Hall (moderator) | Director of Communications, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
  • Jeremiah Shifflett | Database Administrator, Lord Fairfax Community College/
  • Mike Adams | Co-Founder, MissionU
  • Stephanie Krauss | Director of Special Projects, Jobs for the Future

4:45 - Concurrent Breakouts | Session 1

  • Cracking the Textbook: OER as a Driver of Innovative Learning Models
    Cathrael Kazin, Kris Clerkin (Exploring Alternatives)
  • Helping Adult Students and Near Completers Reach the Finish Line with Credit for Prior Learning and OER
    Tracy Robinson (Lowering Costs)
  • OER as a Bridge to Higher Education for Adult Diploma Seekers
    Kevin Corcoran  (Increasing Access)
  • ePortfolios Based on Competency Models: Connecting Academia to the Workplace and Back
    Dr. Stella Porto (Exploring Alternatives)

6:00 - Dinner Reception

Thursday, June 22

8:00 - Networking Breakfast

9:00 - Panel | "Employers as Higher Education Partners:  A New View into Degree Completion" 

  • Marc Singer (moderator) | Vice Provost, Center for the Assessment of Learning, Thomas Edison State University
  • Cody Cleverly | Manager of Academic Programs, JetBlue Airways
  • Kara Gwaltney | Director of Credit Evaluations, American Council on Education
  • Lisa Mahoney | Director, National College Credit Recommendation Service

10:30 - Panel | "Perspectives in Competency-Based Education"

  • Paul Fain (moderator) | Managing Editor, Inside Higher Ed
  • Mary Ellen Wiltrout | Digital Learning Scientist, MIT
  • Cathrael Kazin | Managing Partner, Volta Learning Group
  • Steve Phillips | Assistant Director, Center for the Assessment of Learning,  Thomas Edison State University

12:00 - OER Lightning Round | Lowering Cost

  • Marie Cini, Provost, University of Maryland University College
  • Richard Sebastian, Director, OER Degree Initiative, Achieving the Dream, Inc.
  • Wayne Mackintosh, Director of the OER Foundation and UNESCO-ICDE Chair in OER at Otago Polytechnic

1:15 - Keynote | "Global Opportunities in Digital Learning"
Dr. Vijay Kumar, Associate Dean, Office of Digital Learning, MIT

2:30 - Concurrent Breakouts | Session 2

  • Aligning Higher Education and Workforce: Broadening the Role of Business in STEM Transfer and Persistence
    Brian Fitzgerald, Debbie Hughes (Increasing Access)
  • Untold Barriers for Black Students in Higher Education: Placing Race at the Center of Developmental Education
    DeShawn Preston, PhD (Lowering Cost/Increasing Access) 
  • Integrated Learning: The Future of Learning, or Why is Knowledge Management Dead
    Robert Clougherty, Viktoria Popova (Exploring Alternatives)

3:30 - Concurrent Breakouts | Session 3

  • Exploring Opportunities for Credentialing/Badging Essential Leadership Skills
    Dr. Stephen Brand  (Exploring Alternatives)
  • AI for Learning Assessments, Credentialing, and Degree Completions
    Dee Kanejiya- (Lowering Cost)
  • Widening International Higher Education Access by Blending Open Online Education and Micro-learning Campuses
    Amanda Sanchez, Jooyoung Voeller, Steve Foerster (Increasing Access)
  • How Open Education Can Cross the Chasm to Educate a Billion Globally
    Dr. Andrew Sears (Lowering Cost)

4:30 - Event End