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RNL National Conference

RNL National Conference
Register by May 17 by June 21 after June 21
1 to 5 from an institution $715 each $735 each $785 each
6 to 15 from an institution $695 each $715 each $785 each

Join us for a comprehensive higher education conference featuring more than 150 sessions

2019 RNL National Conference session descriptions
Read the 2019 National Conference session descriptions

Read session descriptions for our enrollment, student success, and fundraising sessions.

Discover innovations, insights, and intelligence from campus professionals, higher ed thought leaders, and RNL experts who have worked with institutions of every size, type, and mission. You’ll find sessions for everyone on campus covering:

See the agenda at a glance below. Register now and receive an early registrant rate. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Hear nationally renowned keynote speakers

Wes MooreWes Moore
Bestselling Author of The Other Wes Moore

Michael SorrellMichael Sorrell, EdD
President, Paul Quinn College

Kim LearKimberly Lear
Researcher, speaker, Millennial behavior expert

Read more about our keynote speakers.

Conference agenda

Wednesday, July 24

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration check-in/Exhibit area open
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 13 concurrent breakout sessions
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 13 concurrent breakout sessions
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 13 concurrent breakout sessions
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Opening keynote session 
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Opening reception

Thursday, July 25

7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration check-in/Exhibit area open
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Hosted continental breakfast
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. 13 concurrent breakout sessions
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. 13 concurrent breakout sessions
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Keynote session
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Hosted lunch
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 13 concurrent breakout sessions
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 13 concurrent breakout sessions
5:00 p.m. Free evening to enjoy Nashville

Friday, July 26

7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration check-in/Exhibit area open
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Hosted continental breakfast
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. 13 concurrent breakout sessions
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Keynote session 
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 13 concurrent breakout sessions
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. 13 concurrent breakout sessions
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Closing keynote session 
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Closing reception
5:00 p.m. Conference adjournment

Accommodations: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Make accommodations at the Gaylord Opryland Resort
Book your accommodations at the Gaylord Opryland Resort

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Rate: $219/night
Reserve by: June 27

Hotel address:
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

All conference sessions will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, which will also provide overnight accommodations for guests.

The Gaylord Opryland is a short walk from the historic Grand Ole Opry and near the heart of downtown Nashville. The resort features the SoundWaves water entertainment experience, the 18-hole Gaylord Springs Golf Links, a full spa, and included amenities such as in-room wi-fi and access to the fitness center. Conference guests will receive a rate of $219/night. Note a one-night room deposit will be charged at time of reservation.

Reserve your room early

To receive this rate, guests must make reservations by June 27. However, rooms are expected to sell out sooner, at which time they will be on a space- and rate-available basis. Reserve now.

What attendees say about attending the RNL National Conference

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“This conference blew away my expectations in every aspect.”

“It’s a conference I’ll definitely attend again as the value and quality are awesome.”