Kamilah Lewis

Washington, DC

March 5-6

MARCH 5-6, 2024

Exploring the Future of Higher Education Partnerships

Join us for an engaging symposium focused on the evolution of public-private partnerships in higher education after the online program manager era.

The symposium will bring together university leaders, top consultants, practitioners, and journalists to delve into crucial topics, including:

  • The intricacies of cost and regulation in student acquisition initiatives.
  • Technology infrastructure to support blended and online learning.
  • Exploring the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence on the cost structure of higher education.
The symposium is designed to foster a high-level conversation among all participants. This elevated dialogue will provide a platform for sharing valuable perspectives, exchanging ideas, and gaining insights into the future trajectory of higher education collaborations.


Distinguished Speakers Bringing Their Insights and Expertise to the Symposium

Mariana Amatullo, Ph.D.

Vice Provost & Academic Dean for Continuing & Professional Education
The New School

Lee Bradshaw

Rhodes Advisors

Patrick Brothers


Jill Buban, PhD

Chief Growth Officer
EdPlus at Arizona State University

Dr. Evangeline Cummings

Strategic Leader & Experienced Higher Ed Administrator

Tonya M. Drake, Ph.D.

Chancellor & Regional VP
Western Governors University

Lee Gardner

Senior Writer
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Lev Gonick

Enterprise CIO

Stephen Green

Chief Partnership Officer

Stephanie Hall

Acting Senior Director for Higher Education
Center for American Progres

Benjamin Harvey, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO
AI Squared

Phil Hill

Educational Technology Consultant
Phil Hill & Associates

Beth Hollenberg


Michael Kelly

Chief Data Officer
University of South Carolina

Dr. Joshua Kim

Director of Online Programs & Strategy
Dartmouth College

James Richard Kvaal

Under Secretary
U.S. Department of Education

Doug Lederman

Editor & Co-Founder
Inside Higher Ed

Melissa Loble

Chief Academic Officer

Ted Mitchell

American Council on Education

Glenda Morgan

Edtech Analyst for Online Program Management (OPM)

Jason Palmer

Democratic Candidate For President 2024 & Ed-tech Entrepreneur

Jarvis Racine

VP Strategic Partnerships, Workforce Development & Government Affairs
Herzing University

James Sparkman

Alpha Education LLC

Gautam Tambay

CEO & Co-founder

Dr. Morris Thomas

Assistant Provost/Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Assessment
Howard University

Julian Thompson

Senior Director, Strategy Development
UNCF Institute for Capacity Building

Kate Valenti

Chief Executive Officer

John Vielot

Partner Lead

Ramon Vinluan

U.S. Head of Education and Government, Marketing Solutions


LOCATIONThe Willard Washington D.C.

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