JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Deadline Extended – Submit Your Proposal


2024 College Changes Everything Conference

Community Health

In an effort to be responsive to the level of interest from participants, we are extending our priority consideration date to submit interest session proposals to Monday, April 15, 2024. We hope this will give those who require it additional time to finalize their proposals for the conference. Please complete the online session proposal form, which – along with more information about interest session submission – is available on the conference webpage. We also want to acknowledge the people who have already submitted their interest session proposal. Thanks so much to you all!

As a reminder, the annual College Changes Everything® (CCE) conference gathers a wide range of participants, and we encourage proposals that cover a wide range of themes related to college access and completion such as, but not limited to: college and career readiness; student retention, persistence, and completion; education, business, and the economy; and college costs and affordability. Sessions should provide in-depth information, practical ideas, and specific strategies for the audience, and demonstrate and promote positive steps taken to address college access, completion issues, and career readiness and sharing of specific lessons learned. Session proposals should also explain how the information shared contributes to community health. You're invited to complete the online session proposal form on the conference web page, where you'll also find additional event information.

We look forward to seeing you on July 18, 2024, at the Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. Registration for the conference will open later this spring.

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2024 College Changes Everything Conference Planning Committee

  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois College Access Network
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Advance Illinois
  • Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University
  • ACT Now
  • Women Employed
  • iCan Dream Center

The College Changes Everything® Conference is sponsored
by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Helping Illinois reach its Goal 2025: to increase the proportion
of adults in Illinois with high-quality college degrees and
postsecondary credentials to 60% by the year 2025.


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