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RNL National Conference

Jul 25-Jul 27, 2023 Nashville, TN Enrollment, Student SuccessRegister Now

RNL National Conference

Join us for the 37th Annual RNL National Conference


Nashville, TN | July 25-27, 2023

Attend the 2023 RNL National Conference and discover the insights, innovations, and inspiration that will help you reach your goals at your institution.

The conference will feature more than 120 sessions across six conference tracks:

  • Undergraduate marketing and recruitment
  • Graduate and online enrollment
  • Student success
  • Financial aid management
  • Strategic enrollment planning
  • Innovations and analytics

Who should attend?

  • Presidents, provosts, and chancellors
  • Chief enrollment officers
  • Chief academic affairs and student affairs officers
  • Directors of admission
  • Directors of financial aid
  • Deans with responsibility for student retention
  • Campus marketing professionals
  • Campus retention teams

Early Bird Registration Fees

$745 per person (1-5 registrants)

$645 per person (6+ registrants)

Bring a team to spark discussion and create momentum for implementing new strategies. Register by May 8 for the most savings.

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Location Details

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Rate $255 (inclusive of resort fee). Cut-off date: July 3 but may sell out sooner

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Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a one-night room and tax penalty charge.

Keynote Speakers

Brandon P. Fleming
Former Debate Coach at Harvard University and Founder & CEO of The Veritas School of Social Sciences

Brandon P. Fleming is a renowned speaker, nationally acclaimed educator, and author of MISEDUCATED: A Memoir. His story of struggle, success, and service has inspired millions around the world. An at-risk youth and college dropout turned award-winning educator, Brandon Fleming is a former debate coach at Harvard University and Founder and CEO of The Veritas School of Social Sciences, formerly known as the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project.

Over the past five years, he has raised over a million dollars to enroll over 150 students of color into Harvard’s international summer debate residency on full scholarship. He recruits under-served youth with no prior debate experience who he then trains to compete against hundreds of elite debaters from over 25 different countries around the world. For five consecutive years, since the program’s inception in 2017, every cohort trained by Fleming has won the international competition.

At the age of 29, Forbes Magazine named Fleming to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. In 2020, The Root Magazine named him one of the top 100 most influential African Americans in the United States. And in May 2021, North Carolina Wesleyan College bestowed upon him the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III
President Emeritus of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President Emeritus of UMBC, served as president from 1992 to 2022. His research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. He chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the 2011 report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.

In 2012, he was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. His 2013 TED talk highlights the “Four Pillars of College Success in Science.” In 2022, Dr. Hrabowski was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and he was also named the inaugural ACE Centennial Fellow, to be served upon his retirement from UMBC.

In addition, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) also launched the Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program ($1.5 billion) to help build a scientific workforce that more fully reflects our increasingly diverse country. In October 2022, he was named the inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Speaker by Harvard.

Dr. Hrabowski’s appearance arranged through Gotham Artists.


Schedule At-A-Glance

More details about the conference sessions will be posted soon. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Registration check-in will be open Monday, July 24 4:00-7pm CT. All times below are Central Time (CT). If you have any questions, please contact us.

Tuesday, July 25

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Registration Check-In/Exhibits Open
12:30 – 1:30 PM 
Breakout sessions (Choose from 12 sessions)
2:00 – 3:00 PM 
Breakout sessions (Choose from 12 sessions)
3:30 – 4:30 PM 
Breakout sessions (Choose from 12 sessions)
5:00 – 6:30 PM 
Conference Welcome & Opening Keynote Session
6:30 – 7:30 PM 
Opening Reception

Wednesday, July 26

7:00 – 8:00 AM 
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration Check-In/Exhibits Open
8:15 – 9:15 AM 
Breakout sessions (Choose from 12 sessions)
9:45 – 10:45 AM 
Breakout sessions (Choose from 12 sessions)
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Keynote Session
12:30 – 1:45 PM 
Hosted Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 PM 
Breakout sessions (Choose from 12 sessions)
3:30 – 4:30 PM 
Keynote Session
3:30 – 4:30 PM 
Breakout sessions (Choose from 12 sessions)
5:00 – 6:00 PM 
Nashville Happy Hour Experience
6:00 PM 
Free Evening to Enjoy Nashville

Thursday, July 27

7:00 – 8:00 AM 
7:00 – 2:00 PM 
Registration Check-In/Exhibits Open
8:15 – 9:15 AM 
Breakout sessions (Choose from 12 sessions)
9:45 – 10:45 AM 
Plenary sessions (Choose from 2 sessions)
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM 
Breakout sessions (Choose from 12 sessions)
12:15 – 1:45 PM
Lunch on Own
1:45 – 2:45 PM 
Breakout sessions (Choose from 12 sessions)
3:00 – 4:00 PM 
Closing Keynote Session
4:00 – 5:00 PM 
Closing Reception

Enjoy the conference in the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort


Our host hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort, is a luxurious location for the 2023 conference.

The hotel is located near Nashville Intl Airport, downtown, and attractions like the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium for guests wishing to explore Music City.

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Latte Art Experience!


Michael Breach

World-renowned artist Michael Breach will join us again this year to create Nashville-inspired art, pet portraits, campus logos, and other requested latte art LIVE!

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Photo: Internationally renowned coffee artist Michael Breach

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