Speaking Engagement

Credential Engine to Present at NCAN 2019 Conference

September 16, 2019

On September 18, Credential Engine’s Scott Cheney will join representatives from Higher Learning Advocates and Dominican University of California to speak to education leaders at the National College Access Network 2019 Conference in Indianapolis, IN. Their session, “Innovation, Quality, and Today’s Students: How Advocacy Can Support Student Success,” will explore the intersection of innovation in education delivery, the demographics of today’s students and the ways in which we can be advocates for federal policy change that will ensure student success.

About this event:

The conference attracts 1,200 individuals from around the country who help more underrepresented students enter and complete postsecondary education, including:

  • National, state, regional, and local nonprofits
  • Colleges and universities
  • K-12 public and charter schools
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Foundation and corporate funders

Topics addressed at this conference will help attendees stay up to date on issues that will help them serve their students and communities more effectively. These topics include:

  • Postsecondary access and completion strategies for low-income students and students of color
  • Financial aid and college affordability
  • Cross-sector collaboration to increase postsecondary attainment rates and employment
  • Relevant local, state, federal policy and advocacy
  • Social and emotional competencies
  • Achieving equity for historically underserved students
  • Career readiness
  • Partnerships with school districts
  • Strategic giving for community foundations, and
  • The value of the full range of postsecondary credentials, up to and including the bachelor’s degree.

The NCAN conference is an opportunity to learn from the best in the field. Attendees will also choose from more than 80 workshop sessions presented by veteran postsecondary access and success professionals from around the country and selected through a competitive national call for proposals.

To learn more about this conference, please visit the event site here.