RTM Spring Higher Education Academic Congress

Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine, San Diego, CA
April 7th
- 9th

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About The Program

The Spring Higher Ed Academic Congress will focus on 35 c-level executives on the academic side of higher education (Provosts, VP of Academic Affairs, CAO’s). These leaders are mainly focused on the conduct of admissions, financial aid for students, and the quality and practices associated with undergraduate, graduate, and professional study at the college/university. Conference sessions will address how academic leaders can improve their institution’s finances, academic programs, support services, and organizational design to drive innovation and help students from all backgrounds succeed.

Topics Of Discussion

Alternative funding options, optimizing learner pathways, improving CFI, technology positioning, and shaping agility and market alignment for academic programs.
Leveraging changing learning theories, technology, policy, operational approaches, and other means to improve student learning.
Identifying common challenges for minority students and exploring strategies to maximize inclusivity on college campuses.
Exploring ideas and strategies concerning the structure of higher education institutions.
Intentionally integrating AI and ML to address course content generation, performance metrics, adaptive feedback, skills mapping, and more.

Guiding higher education institutions in fostering professional development while preventing burnout.

Overall Experience
RTM Staff Rating
Value of time OOO

86.66% of delegates said this is the best event they’ve attended all year

Keynote Speakers

A dynamic roster of keynote speakers drives innovation at our congress events. Discover thought leaders and game-changers whose invaluable insights foster growth and excellence in each of our delegates.

Dr. Cameron McCoy
Provost and Chief Academic Officer,
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology


Marcella David
Senior Vice President and Provost,
Columbia College-Chicago, IL
Dr. Jacquelyn Elliott
Central Arizona College, AZ
Dr. Jose Fierro
Cerritos College, CA
Dr. Xuanning Fu
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs,
California State University-Fresno, CA
Dr. Robert Pimentel
Fresno City College, CA

The Schedule

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Registration

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Opening Keynote

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

3:35 pm - 3:15 pm

Afternoon Refreshments and networking

3:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Strategy Session/Business Meeting/Round tables Discussions/Workshops

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome drinks and Dinner

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Morning Keynote/Panel Session

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning Refreshments and networking

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop/Roundtable disccussions

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Roundtables/Business meetings/Workshops

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon refreshements and netwotking

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Closing Day keynote

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free time

6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Drinks and Dinner

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Morning Refreshments and networking

8:20 am - 9:05 am

Workshop/Roundtable disccussions

9:10 am - 9:55 am


10:05 am - 11:05 am

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Closing Keynote

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Our Commitments to You

Maximized Networking Opportunities

Cultivate meaningful relationships with peers and thought leaders via networking opportunities and functions, strategically designed and planned by our team ahead of the event.

A personal, customized itinerary

Participants customize their schedule by selecting from various sessions, tracks and private meetings that align specifically with their business needs and goals.

Exclusive qualified attendance

In order to facilitate the most optimal networking and meeting opportunities, participation is invitation only and strictly limited to Senior Level Administrators & Executives.

return on time and objective

Your time and the objectives you have set are our top priority. We strive to facilitate the right meetings and introductions to ensure your time with us is being justified with real value.

Delegate Testimonials

Kettering University, MI

This was absolutely the best to start networking with fellow Higher Ed administration and learn about others challenges. This was also a good way to connect with vendors that could provide impactful solutions that didn't feel like a sales pitch.

Hood College, MD

RTM continues to elevate the quality of experience and conversation for senior leaders in higher education. I can’t thank them enough for providing an outstanding environment to discuss complex issues.

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