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Register today for the 2024 ATD Data & Analytics Summit. Virtual pre-conference sessions will be held on Monday, September 23. The in-person main conference will be held on Wednesday, September 25–Friday, September 27, 2024, at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Explore the intersection of AI, data, socio-economic mobility, and labor market relevance.

ATD’s 10th annual Data & Analytics Summit will bring together hundreds of higher education professionals and national experts. Together, we will explore the following:

  • The promise and perils of AI in higher education
  • The path to economic and social mobility paved by next-generation metrics
  • The relevance of programs and credentials in today's dynamic labor market landscape
  • The relationships between workforce outcomes and economically vibrant communities

Secure your spot now to be at the forefront of this transformative discussion!

Featured Speakers

Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc, Co-founder of Human Systems, a new AI and education company. Dr. LeBlanc spent the last 20 years as the president of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), where he remains as a researcher, writer, and advisor. During his tenure, SNHU grew from 2,800 students to over 250,000. It is the largest non-profit provider of online higher education in the country. Dr. LeBlanc previously served as senior policy advisor to Under Secretary Ted Mitchell at the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. LeBlanc is the author of two books, including Students First: Equity, Access, and Opportunity in Higher Education (2021), which won the 2022 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature.


Diane Cheng headshotDiane Cheng, vice president of research and policy at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), will present “Shining a Light: Post-Completion Metrics and the Path to Social and Economic Mobility.”

Prior to joining IHEP, Diane served as the research director at The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), where she conducted research on college affordability, student debt, and student success. She has participated in several technical review panels for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to improve higher education data and served as a technical advisor for two of ED’s negotiated rulemaking committees.

All times are in Eastern Standard Time

  • Monday, September 23: Virtual pre-conference workshops
  • Wednesday, September 25: In-person special sessions and welcome reception
  • Thursday,September 26–Friday, September 27: In-person sessions and collaborative peer learning

For a detailed schedule, visit the Schedule tab.

Summit Learning Outcomes

Attendees will develop meaningful connections with like-minded peers committed to empowering themselves and others with data. They will also deepen their knowledge of the following:

  • The promises and perils of AI for community colleges, including:
    • The future of AI inside our colleges
    • AI data empowerment opportunities
  • The power and potential of next-generation metrics, including:
    • Why upward mobility and return on education (ROE) are among the new end goals for higher education
    • How to define and measure economic and social mobility
    • Importance of program debt-to-income ratios
    • Steps colleges can take to improve workforce outcomes for students/graduates
    • Links between workforce outcomes and economically vibrant communities
  • The practices and processes to enhance program and credential relevance in today's dynamic labor market landscape


What Attendees Said About the Recent ATD Data & Analytics Summit

"I gained some helpful perspective on how to reframe difficult data conversations."

"Always awesome to see what other institutions are doing, and getting to hear about the advancements in the field brings positivity to the forefront. Through the use of data in higher education, we are beginning to tell our own stories."


What to Expect at the ATD Data & Analytics Summit

In addition to engaging plenary and concurrent sessions, participants in this year’s Data & Analytics Summit will benefit from the following:

  • A new ATD data workbook that includes new metrics customized to their college and community. Participants will be guided through important context and strategies for using their workbook in their own work and with colleagues. Note: Workbooks will be provided only to active ATD Network colleges (those with current annual Network benefits). One workbook will be provided per active ATD Network college, whether the college sends one person or a team.

  • Independent and structured opportunities to connect with peers engaged in tackling the critical topics we’ll be discussing at this year’s summit.

  • A track of sessions designed to elevate the expertise and learning from the Tribal Colleges and Universities that work with ATD. TCUs will benefit from learning from their peers, while non-TCU attendees will benefit from new perspectives and approaches to equitable and community-focused learning.

Who Should Attend?
We encourage the attendance of higher education professionals and teams who want to use data in more equity-minded ways to inform decisions that improve student outcomes and build institutional capacity. This includes individuals in the following fields and positions:

  • Institutional Research

  • Institutional Effectiveness

  • Research and Planning

  • Information Technology

  • Student Affairs

  • Faculty

  • Senior Leaders

  • Mid-Level Leaders (DEI leaders, student services directors, deans, etc.)

Registration Fee:

Registration for the 2024 ATD Data & Analytics Summit includes access to all in-person sessions taking place Wednesday, September 25-September 27. 

Attendees can also register for the virtual pre-conference workshops on September 23. Pre-conference workshops require an additional fee.

Pre-conference workshops will take place on Monday, September 23 and are open to those registered for the Data & Analytics Summit (for an additional fee) as well as to those not attending the in-person summit. (See below for registration fees for pre-conference workshops.)

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In-person conference registration (September 25-27)
ATD Network: $695
Out-of-Network: $845

Virtual pre-conference workshops (September 23)
ATD Network: $199 per session
Out-of-Network: $249 per session


Teams of three of more receive a 10% discount (automatically deducted at checkout when registering three or more people at the same time).

For Active ATD Tribal Colleges and Universities:Through Project Success, ATD is able to cover two complimentary summit registrations as well as travel for two participants per TCU. ATD will send TCU Presidents and Data Team Leaders their colleges’ complimentary registration code by Monday, July 1. 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received after Thursday, September 12, are subject to a $150 administrative fee. Substitution requests may be submitted in writing to events@achievingthedream.org by Thursday, September 19 and will be confirmed via return email.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please contact Dayna Gilliard at dgilliard@achievingthedream.org or call 240-450-3805.

Bronze Level Sponsors                                                                                                                                                                                                      




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Achieving the Dream (ATD) is a partner and champion of more than 300 community colleges across the country. Drawing on our expert coaches, groundbreaking programs, and national peer network, we provide institutions with integrated, tailored support for every aspect of their work — from foundational capacities such as leadership, data, and equity to intentional strategies for supporting students holistically, building K–12 partnerships, and more. We call this Whole College Transformation. Our vision is for every college to be a catalyst for equitable, antiracist, and economically vibrant communities. We know that with the right partner and the right approach, colleges can drive access, completion rates, and employment outcomes — so that all students can access life-changing learning that propels them into community-changing careers.


         Register today!


Event Starts:
September 23, 2024
Event Ends:
September 27, 2024


College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Hyattsville, Maryland 20783