Can't-miss insights into AI, data analytics, and retention best practices in EdTech—plus actionable ideas you can use immediately!

We’re kicking off Anthology Together ‘24 with the Strategic Leadership Summit for higher education leaders. This year, topics will center on the power of AI and data insights, as well as a discussion on retention, understanding the challenges and identifying opportunities to grow. Join us to discover and share forward-thinking ideas and best practices in EdTech among peers and industry influencers.

Immerse yourself in vibrant, sunny Orlando as you share creative solutions and possibilities with like-minded thinkers and leaders. Discover the brightest strategies and best practices as you hear from our lineup of passionate higher education leaders. And bring the good vibes back to your institution with ideas you can apply right away!

We’ll start off the Summit with a thought-provoking look at higher education trends, followed by an expert panel discussion on student retention, data, automation, co-curricular outreach, and other important topics. You’ll also hear from a panel of Anthology AI Advisory Council members, learn about US federal updates, and participate in a group discussion.

We’ll wrap up the Summit with a VIP evening reception that includes Anthology senior leadership, also offering a great time to network with colleagues you’ve met during the day.

What to expect at the Strategic Leadership Summit

AI, data, and retention

Hear from executive higher education leaders as they address these pressing topics. Share information and best practices, learn strategies to improve student retention, and gain insight into AI and data privacy policies and implementation.

Networking opportunities

The Summit is designed to allow friends and colleagues to catch up with each other, as well as add new associates to their networks. Strategic leaders at institutions share similar challenges, so hearing from peers and discovering opportunities is one of the many advantages of attending.

Strategic Leadership SummitEmceed by Phil HillEducational Technology Consultant and Leading Industry Analyst
Lead at Phil Hill & Associates and publisher of the On EdTech blog



7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m. | Registration and breakfast

8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m. | Welcome from Anthology CEO Bruce Dahlgren

8:45 a.m.–9:45 a.m. | Higher education trends presented by James Wiley, vice president of product and research, ListEdTech

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. | Student retention and success panel

  • John Bowie, associate dean of student financial services, Central Maine Community College
  • Maree Dinan-Thompson, deputy vice chancellor, James Cook University
  • Dorothy Jones, executive director, Norfolk State University
  • Sherry Olsen, associate vice chancellor of the online division, Keiser University

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | AI in higher education
Confirmed Panelists (more to be announced):
  • Szymon Machajewski, associate director of learning technologies & instructional innovation at technology solutions, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Andy Shean, chief learning officer, Penn Foster
  • Carolyn Speer, director of the Office of Instructional Resources, Wichita State University

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. | Lunch and networking

12:45 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | Data, AI, and retention challenges

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | US federal updates presented by Christopher Murray, partner, Thompson Coburn, LLP

2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m. | Closing remarks

3:00 p.m. | Break to head over to AT24 general session

5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Summit VIP reception

Please note this agenda is subject to change.

After the Summit ends, the inspiration in Orlando will continue. Attend Anthology Together ’24 for keynotes by industry insiders, stimulating sessions, and more networking opportunities.

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