MSCHE 2020 Annual Conference: A Revised Call for Proposals/Deadline Extended

Call for Proposals is closed.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is impacting higher education institutions in unprecedented ways. Rapid adjustments are being made in real time throughout the nation and the world to deal with the effect of sudden campus closures, the shift to online learning, and continued operational changes. And like its institutions, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is changing too and finding new ways to support its members at all levels.

Given the current circumstances, MSCHE is reminding institutions of the Call for Proposals for the MSCHE 2020 Annual Conference: Learning from Change and Bringing the Future into Focus to encourage presentations that deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, emergency management, business continuity, and other important topics that can serve others in the region well when we come together on December 2-4, in Philadelphia, PA.

The MSCHE 2020 Annual Conference will highlight innovative and adaptive ideas, practices, and outcomes from member institutions that demonstrate evidence-based institutional change and lessons learned from change that serve to benefit the future of higher education.

A planning group for the MSCHE 2020 Annual Conference has extended the deadline for the Call for Proposals to May 8, 2020, and continues to examine all aspects of the conference and potential longer-term impacts that may reach into December.

Please note that in order to submit a proposal, the Primary Point of Contact is required to create an account or login to an existing account.

Call for Poster Sessions: The MSCHE conference planning group has also made the decision to postpone a planned Call for Poster Sessions from undergraduate and graduate students in recognition that their academic lives have been significantly disrupted. A special student rate will be offered to support student attendance at the 2020 Annual Conference, and the Commission hopes to host poster sessions for students at its 2021 Annual Conference instead.

Exhibitor Information

Becoming an exhibitor at the MSCHE 2020 Annual Conference, the Commission’s premiere event, will place you among a large, diverse group of individuals in the higher education industry as we celebrate this year’s conference theme Learning from Change and Bringing the Future into Focus.

This year, we are excited about the additional sponsorship and advertising opportunities that can elevate your exposure to our conference attendees. Those include an Exhibitor Spotlight SessionHotel Key Cards, and Charging Station packages in addition to other high-profile opportunities consistent with prior years. Our dedicated exhibitor space will remain a hub of activity throughout the conference from the Wednesday Night Welcome Reception to the session breaks throughout the conference to the Thursday lunch and to the conference continental breakfasts — all available for your sponsorship consideration.

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Note: MSCHE knows and understands that current disruptions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis impact not only our institutions, but also our exhibitor partners. The Commission is making every effort to support exhibitor attendance at the 2020 Annual Conference, and therefore the booth rates will remain consistent with last year’s.