Thirty-fourth annual conference will enable attendees to connect and network, change approaches for enrollment and student success, and experience Chicago virtually.
June 2, 2020—Cedar Rapids, IOWA. RNL, the leading provider of higher education enrollment management, student success, and fundraising solutions, will transform its 34th annual national conference into an immersive virtual event for higher education professionals. The event will be held July 8-9, and 500 people have already registered, with an estimated participation of 1,000 attendees.
The 2020 RNL National Conference will present a wide range of topics on enrollment management and student success for undergraduate, graduate, and online students, including campus marketing, student recruitment, financial aid, student persistence, and educational completion. The event will provide three key experiences to engage, inform, and entertain the attendees.
- Connect: Virtual networking will allow participants to interact with other attendees from across higher education, conference presenters and experts, and vendors from leading higher education firms.
- Change: The sessions will help prepare attendees for the “new normal” of a post-COVID higher education environment, with sessions addressing digital engagement of students, online learning, and keeping students on the path to enrollment and completion.
- Chicago: The 2020 conference was originally planned for Chicago, so instead RNL will deliver that experience virtually through Chicago-themed environments for sessions, virtual tours of historic landmarks, and events such as virtual yoga.
The conference will also inspire and entertain attendees. The opening keynote will be delivered by Liz Murray, bestselling author of the memoir From Homeless to Harvard and founder of the nonprofit The Arthur Project. Singer Katie Kadan, a finalist on The Voice, will also deliver an exclusive performance for participants.
“The RNL National Conference has done more to illuminate what’s working in enrollment management and student success than any other higher education conference,” said Ann Oleson, senior vice president for marketing at RNL. “The 2020 event will allow the hundreds of attendees who typically come to the physical event to still have an exciting and illuminating experience that will energize them as they prepare for coming academic year.”
Sessions will be broadcast on July 8-9 and then available to attendees on demand after the conference ends. For more details on the 2020 RNL National Conference, visit www.RuffaloNL.com/Conference2020.
RNL (Ruffalo Noel Levitz) is the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions. More than 1,900 colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations rely on RNL for advanced analytics, personalized engagement, and industry-leading insights to achieve their missions. The firm is focused on the entire lifecycle of enrollment and fundraising at the undergraduate and graduate levels, assuring students find the right college or university, graduate on time, secure their first job in their chosen field, and give back to support the next generation. RNL conferences, research reports, papers, and articles help clients stay on top of current trends.