SCUP 2024 Annual Conference - July 21-23 in Philadelphia, PA

SCUP 2024 Annual Conference

July 21-23, 2024
Philadelphia, PA
Program Updates:

Future Dates:
SCUP 2025 | July 13–15 | Honolulu, HI
SCUP 2026 | July | Minneapolis, MN
SCUP 2027 | July | Raleigh, NC

SCUP’s annual conference connects higher education professionals from all across campus and the community to share integrated planning strategies that are breaking down silos and creating sustainable solutions.

Whether you’re new to planning or a seasoned professional, you won’t want to miss the largest event of the year! You’ll walk away feeling empowered to lead your team, unit, department, or entire institution toward a culture of integrated planning.

SCUP 2024 Annual Conference

We’re excited to invite you to join us in Philadelphia where you’ll meet and learn from professionals just like yourself who are trying to navigate the challenges of today and traditions from years past using integrated planning practices—boundary spanning, cross-functional teams, and resource alignment. These stories will motivate, connect, and ignite new ideas to help you prepare for whatever is next. Together we are spreading the reach and energy that integrated planning practices can do for campus leaders and student success!

Be part of the experience that is changing the way campuses are planning for the future!

Conference Highlights


From Disruption to Opportunity: Embracing the AI Revolution

Ethan Mollick
Innovation Expert & Artificial Intelligence Thought Leader; Professor of Entrepreneurship; The Wharton School


Climate Change, Demographic Shifts, and Polarization, Oh My!

Bryan Alexander, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC | Shannon Dowling, Ayers Saint Gross | Edward Venit, EAB | Allison Wilson, Ayers Saint Gross

2-Hour Workshop: Engage in dynamic brainstorming and discover how you can advocate for impactful responses to current trends, ensuring that your campus is prepared for tomorrow.


Planning in 2040: Using Foresight Analysis to Look Ahead, Adapt, and Innovate

Lisa Jasinski
Associated Colleges of the Midwest

Unraveling the complexities of tomorrow, this session leverages strategic foresight to uncover research-backed trends, enabling higher education planners to navigate plausible future scenarios and fortify resilience through real-time engagement and actionable insights.


Leadership Lessons Learned: Assessing Strengths, Skills, and Knowledge

Barbara Gellman-Danley
Higher Learning Commission

A higher education leader’s decades of experience are leveraged to offer strategies for becoming a strong administrator at any level, guiding you to assess your skills, position yourself for current and future roles, and embody true leadership that transcends titles.


Higher Education, Congress, and the Administration in 2024

Sarah Spreitzer
American Council on Education (ACE)

Get an overview of what has been happening in Congress, with the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies, and what the 2024 elections might mean for higher education.


AI’s Biggest Questions, Myths, and Mysteries

Powered Productivity: Super Tech Tools to Get Stuff Done

Beth Ziesenis
Author. Speaker. Nerd.

She’s back! You won’t want to miss her energy, humor, and practical tips! She’ll explore some of AI’s biggest question, myths, and mysteries.


Reading Terminal Market! Philly’s most electrifying dining experience.

Don’t miss a delicious closing reception at the iconic Reading Terminal Market, where you’ll get to sample tasty treats from over 20 amazing food vendors as you take in the sights and sounds of this historic Philly landmark. This mouthwatering foodie event promises a thrilling culinary adventure you won’t want to miss!


Experience the History and Excitement of Local Iconic College Campuses!

Select from 11 fascinating campus tours! Marvel at stunning architecture like the Mint at CCP and UPenn’s original College Hall. Witness the ambitious expansion of these hallowed grounds of education. Immerse yourself in the rich history and exciting future of the local campuses. Feel the energy of today’s students. Get an insider’s look at these living monuments to education and the planning behind it. Register today and explore with your SCUP community!

SCUP 2024 Annual Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors