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APLU Annual Meeting

The Age of Disruption: Navigating, Innovating, and Excelling

2017 Annual Meeting
November 12-14, 2017
Washington, DC


The age of disruption has arrived with breathtaking speed. Public universities find themselves navigating a rapidly changing landscape that demands innovative and creative approaches to excel.

The teaching, discovery, and engagement mission of public research universities is timeless, but that hardly makes their work immune from the forces disruption. Reduced public funding and shifting political dynamics, new technology, an increasingly diverse student body, and constantly evolving needs from those who employ our graduates are just some of the challenges institutions face.  Our world is changing rapidly and so must our institutions.

Join us November 12-14 in Washington, DC for the 2017 APLU Annual Meeting to tackle these and other challenges public research universities are facing as they work to adapt to age of extraordinary change. The meeting will also feature plenty of time to network with fellow public research university leaders. The meeting’s theme – The Age of Disruption: Navigating, Innovating, and Excelling – will examine how public research universities must reform to thrive in the 21st Century and in so doing help our communities thrive too.

The APLU Annual Meeting has become the premier event for public university leaders to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from across the country and all of North America, learn about the latest challenges and opportunities facing public universities, and develop new ideas and initiatives to further strengthen our work. The APLU Annual Meeting provides great opportunities to strengthen your institution along with ample networking opportunities—learn about best practices and share your institution’s story.

Register today!

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