14 October 2008

Upcoming Conferences with Registration Deadlines

Conference notices sometimes scream This Will Sell Out if you read between the lines (and some will tell you explicitly). In the past week, I've reacted to three such notices [my reactions are embedded in the list below]. It's hard to keep up with higher ed conferences so the following list is incomplete, of course. I will admit to being drawn to only the most affordable so you'll see <$500 offerings.

TaskStream free Fall Harvest Dinner at IUPUI Conference

27 October 2008, 6:45p
Indianapolis, IN
[My reaction: I wish I were going! The TaskStream invitation reads, "...dinner, open bar, live music and a ridiculous amount of good cheer." The free dinner tickets are nearly gone but Lyn Cooperman, 800-311-5656 x259, will try to accommodate if you call by October 15. The IUPUI Conference closed registration last week so this note is of value only to folks already set to travel to Indianapolis.]

NEEAN: New England Educational Assessment Network

Fall Forum: How Assessment Improves Teaching and Learning
7 November 2008, 8:30a - 3pm
NEW LOCATION: Worcester State College, Worcester, MA
$130 includes breakfast and lunch
Registration should be received by October 24

South Carolina Formative Assessment Conference

9-11 November 2008
Myrtle Beach, SC
$250 for 2 days; $150 for 1 day
Last day to register: October 31

SACS Annual Meeting

6-9 December 2008
San Antonio, TX
Registration ends November 3

Claremont Graduate University

2009 Stauffer Symposium on Applied Psychology
24 January 2009, 8:45a - 6:45p
CGU, Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles)
$45 professionals; $25 students

[My reaction: A $45 conference that includes Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi? Deal of the century. Sure enough, the web site states, "Seats are still available today. However, we do expect this event to sell out."]

Savannah College of Art and Design

MUSE: Measuring Unique Studies Effectively
8-11 February 2009
Savannah, GA
$300; Pre-conference institute $150

Texas A&M Assessment Conference

22-24 February 2009
College Station, TX
$175 + low-cost pre-conferences and roundtable

[My reaction: The lunch-provided "SACS Roundtable General Education Competencies: Reviewer Expectations" will undoubtedly sell out. Worth the $25 add-on.]

New Mexico Higher Ed Assessment & Retention Conference

26-27 February 2009
Albuquerque, NM
$85; pre- and post-conferences for $65 each

Association of American Colleges and Universities

General Education, Assessment, and the Learning Students Need
Network for Academic Renewal Conference
26-28 February 2009
Baltimore, Maryland
$400 early bird price by February 3

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