The NCSPOD 2014 conference ‘The Dawn of Learning’ will be held in Chicago, October 26-28, 2014.
The conference will be hosted at the landmark Palmer House Hotel in downtown Chicago.













Greetings fellow NCSPODer’s!

We can hardly believe the 37th Annual NCSPOD Conference – Dawn of Learning is only weeks away.  We do hope your fall semester is off to a successful start!  This will be a perfect time to engage in your own professional development by joining your colleagues in Chicago.  This year’s NCSPOD conference will be filled with lots of learning for ALL!

Please join us in Chicago for “The Dawn of Learning.”

In a thought provoking video clip titled, “Learning to Change – Changing to Learn” that critically assesses the current educational landscape, Stephen Heppell concludes that we are at a point where perhaps “it is the death of education and the dawn of learning.” We draw our conference theme, the Dawn of Learning, with a forward looking view to this emerging landscape in higher education.


Palmer House Hotel | Chicago, IL Dates: October 26 – 28, 2014

Plenary Speakers

This year we will have  2 plenary speakers—Mark Milliron will open the conference on Monday morning and Marcia Jackson will close the conference on Tuesday afternoon.  There is some introductory information here about these two educational leaders.

Conference Excursion

We are planning a fun and entertaining evening on Sunday, October 26th.  We’ll be participating in a mystery dinner theater event.  You can learn more about this here.

NEW! – RISK Fellowship

Over the past year we know that each of you have done amazing things, taken a risk, and experienced amazing results! We’d like to encourage you to submit your experience under our new RISK Fellowship recognition award program. Categories include:

  • Research
  • Innovation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Knowledge Enhancement


Further details and the application are available here.


If you have any questions regarding registration, hotel bookings, or the conference program, please contact one of the following individuals:

Your NCSPOD Board looks forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Zafar Syed
President NCSPOD



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