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2019 College Changes Everything® (CCE) Conference

July 18, 2019 • 8 am - 4:30 pm

Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, Illinois

CCE 2019: Expanding Success for All Students – Every Community's Responsibility

We're pleased to announce our conference keynote speaker Merita Irby, Co-Founder of The Forum for Youth Investment, and also a chief architect of The Forum's signature initiative, Ready by 21®. She is managing partner of Big Picture Approach Training & Consulting and a coach to state and local partnerships. You can learn more about Merita's work with leaders in school districts, governmental departments, community collaboratives and non-governmental organizations nationwide and her other accomplishments here.

Preliminary Agenda

While the agenda for the 2019 CCE conference is still being finalized, a preliminary agenda is now available on the conference website. The agenda contains the conference schedule as it stands currently, and as such is subject to change. We will send an announcement when the final agenda is available.


Registration is $40.00, and only credit card payments are accepted. Space is limited and fills quickly – Register now! Please share this e-Message with your colleagues so they can register, too.

Stay tuned for further updates regarding the 2019 conference! See you in Tinley Park!

2019 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 State Board of Education
  • Illinois College Access Network
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Advance Illinois
  • Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University
  • Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University
  • Generations Serving Generations
  • ACT Now
  • Women Employed

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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