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ANTSHE Conference 2019 Information

"Restructuring Higher Education for the Future, Transforming the Traditional College into the Non-Traditional College" 

APRIL 4 – 6, 2019 | Orlando, Florida

Program and Conference Tracks

The ANTSHE Conference 2019 is coming to Orlando, Florida! Join us for three amazing days of engaging sessions, intense networking, and celebration. Collaborate with leaders of adult learner programs and organizations whose focus is adult learner success, and get exposure to innovative ideas and leadership to help you and/or your adult learner program be successful.

The ANTSHE Annual Conference will convene administrators, advisors, nontraditional students, and other leaders in higher education to explore the topics and issues that we are passionate about. We will take a look at trends in higher ed, share ideas, and combat some of the tough challenges that adult learners face today. We will swap contact information through networking and gain peer support. 

Regardless of whether you participate as an individual or will be part of a team, make this a comprehensive experience and take advantage of the many opportunities below. 

Leadership Programming 

Keynote & Spotlight Speakers ANTSHE keynote and spotlight speakers will empower your organization, discuss important trends and issues within higher education, help you to accelerate change within your college/university, and maybe even help you get inspired.

Academic Leadership Panel A panel of leaders in higher education from different colleges/universities and organizations will participate in an engaging discussion to battle assumptions, discuss leadership issues, and will also take part in a moderator-led Q&A session.

Leadership Roundtable The ANTSHE Roundtable focuses on adult student questions, discuss important issues that have a direct impact on adult students, and engage in intensive networking with peers and experienced academic professionals and other leaders in higher education.

Other Resources and Activities On-Site

Hub Central

Common areas act as a meeting places in between plenary and breakout sessions, and offer these experiences:

Registration Area: The conference registration area will be open from 7:30am to 5:00pm on Thursday and Friday. 

ANTSHE Drop-In Station: Come and join us in between sessions for some informal networking with ANTSHE Board Members and attendees. Topics and times can be found on the conference schedule.  

Relax & Recharge: Need to recharge? Recharge yourself while you charge your device. Stop by the charging station and while you are waiting, pick up an energy bar or snack and recharge your mind and body. This is also a great time to meet others and chat, do some work, or to just take a moment and catch up on your day.

Collaborate: If you are looking to meet with others and need a space for a group meeting or to collaborate with others on different topics, meeting tables in this area can provide the perfect gathering place. 

Sponsor/Exhibitor Showcase

The ANTSHE Conference Sponsor Showcase features exhibitors specializing in campus solutions centered around and in support of the adult student, adult learner programs, and provide opportunities for student growth. In addition to exhibits, several activities can take place in the sponsor showcase, plus refreshment breaks.

Special Events: ANTSHE provides many opportunities for attendees to network, collaborate, learn, and gain the skills needed to support adult students and contribute to their success in a positive way. Whether it is an adult student learning ways to handle the every day challenges they face, trying to juggle work, life, and school, or an academic professional or organization that supports adult students or works with them in some capacity. ANTSHE Conferences are focused, educational, energized, and fun! During the conference, there will be plenty of time to meet people, network, and learn, but the end of the conference day can be another time to learn. You will have the opportunity to experience a different kind of learning outside of the conference with a few special events exclusive to the ANTSHE Conference 2019!  Join us for one or all of the following events, included in your conference fee. 

  • President's Networking Reception: The President's Reception is an annual tradition for ANTSHE that our organization hosts at the end of the first day of the conference. This reception is our way of showing appreciation for our members and supporters, our board members, and President. This is a great opportunity to meet the members of ANTSHE's Board of Directors as well as network with other conference participants.

  • Painting Party: Take advantage of this opportunity to relax and enjoy dinner, then immerse yourself into art to create a beautiful painting focusing on Orlando, Florida. No experience necessary. Your instructor will walk you through the painting step-by-step. No supplies are needed, but we do recommend you pack an old shirt (just in case)! It's sure to be a lot of fun so sign up today because seating is limited!

  • Trip to Disney Springs (Transportation Provided)! Welcome to Disney Springs—a truly amazing place featuring an eclectic mix of unique boutiques, one-of-a-kind eateries and jaw-dropping entertainment that will have you wondering where the day went. Shopping: Wander through vibrant walkways and uncover fashionable finds inside more than 50 brand name and Disney-themed shops, boutiques and kiosks. Dining: Savor a variety of culinary delights among a collection of waterside cafes, world-class restaurants and quick-service counters. Entertainment: Discover a host of fun-filled experiences, from smile-inducing specialty acts and diverse music to world-renowned shows with breathtaking talent. Springtime at Disney Springs It’s the perfect time of year to embrace fresh fashion, invigorating flavors and fun surprises. Visit Disney Springs:

Conference Tracks

Conference tracks have been carefully developed to focus on adult learner success and the issues facing them today. Presenters have extensive experience, are knowledgeable, and their topical discussions are categorized into the following tracks:

  • Track One- Changes in Teaching Methods and Curricula, Building Dynamic Classrooms for the New-Traditional Student
  • Track Two- Ownership of the Learning Plan for the Adult Learner-Equipping Students to Work with Emerging Technologies
  • Track Three- Techniques for Creating an All-Inclusive Environment for the Adult Learner on Campus and Online
  • Track Four-Veterans Shouldn’t Have to Fight to Get and Stay in the Classroom
  • Track Five- The Big Thing on Campus, Big Data, Is the Non-Traditional Student Lost in the Numbers?


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