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RNL National Conference

RNL National Conference
Register by May 4 by June 15 after June 15
1 to 5 from an institution $795 each $825 each $855 each
6 to 15 from an institution $775 each $805 each $855 each

The most comprehensive higher education conference

July 8-10, 2020 | Chicago, Illinois

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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 more than 130 sessions for everyone on campus covering:

  • Traditional undergraduate enrollment management featuring sessions on innovations in student recruitment and marketing, financial aid management, and more.
  • Graduate, online, and adult student enrollment management sessions focusing on the unique aspects of recruiting these populations.
  • Student success sessions covering student retention planning, melt prevention, assessments and interventions, and career services.
  • Campuswide strategies including strategic enrollment planning, campus positioning, and institutional sustainability

See the agenda at a glance below. More details about the 2020 conference will be posted soon. Register now and receive an early registrant rate.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Wednesday, July 8

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

Thursday, July 9

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. 12 concurrent breakout sessions
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. 12 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. 12 concurrent breakout sessions
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 12 concurrent breakout sessions
5:00 p.m. Free evening to enjoy Chicago

Friday, July 10

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. 12 concurrent breakout sessions
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Keynote session
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 12 concurrent breakout sessions
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. 12 concurrent breakout sessions
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Closing reception
4:00 p.m. Conference adjournment

Opening keynote: Liz Murray

Liz Murrary From homeless to Harvard…it is an unlikely turn of events. Liz Murray’s life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big. By age 15, Murray’s mom had died and she was homeless—living on the streets, riding the subway all night, and eating from dumpsters. Determined to take charge of her life, Murray finished high school in just two years and was awarded a full scholarship to Harvard University, all while camping out in New York City parks and subway stations. Today, Murray is a passionate advocate for underserved youth, working to end generational poverty through relationship-based learning. Her story is exhilarating and inspirational as she takes audiences on a very personal journey where she achieves the improbable.

More details about keynote speakers will be revealed soon.

Accommodations: Sheraton Grand Chicago

2020 RNL National Conference Sheraton Grand Chicago

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Rate: $229/night. Must book by June 21.
Address: 301 E. North Water Street | Chicago, IL 60611

All conference sessions will take place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, which will also provide overnight accommodations for guests.

Located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, the Sheraton Grand Chicago is a short walk from many of Chicago’s best attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. Conference guests will receive a rate of $229/night. Reservations must be made by June 21 to receive the rate. However, rooms are expected to sell out sooner, at which time they will be on a space- and rate-available basis.

What attendees say about attending the RNL National Conference

“Inspiring data and information for higher education. Thought provoking for future planning.”

“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.”

Watch the opening session from the 2019 RNL National Conference

The 2019 conference set a record with more than 1,600 attendees. See the opening session from RNL President and CEO Dr. Sumit Nijhawan as he discusses why personalization will be crucial for campuses to reach their enrollment goals.

RNL 2019 Sumit Nijhawan

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