SCUP Annual Conference in Vancouver, B.C.

Kathleen Benton
Associate Director, Strategic Alliances

Higher Education Planners Discuss Reinventing Higher Education at Society for College and University Planning’s Annual, International Conference in Vancouver, BC

July 5, 2016, Ann Arbor, Michigan – More than 1,300 higher education planning professionals from colleges, universities, private sector, and government agencies in 17 countries will be attending SCUP–51, the Society for College and University Planning’s (SCUP) annual, international conference, July 9-13, 2016, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

“College and universities face difficult and critical choices as they prepare their students for new career paths while striving to keep their institutions sustainable and thriving,” said Mike Moss, SCUP’s president. “This year’s conference is designed to explore new ways of thinking about how campuses can innovate and succeed in a relentlessly shifting higher education environment.”

More than 100 educational sessions and discussions will address topics including the impact of America’s changing demographics, the evolving transformation and value proposition of higher education, technology’s role in learning, and the future of the college and university built environment.

The conference opening keynote at 5:30 pm, Sunday, July 10, features Roger Martin, Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, and the Premier’s Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness at the University of Toronto, who will discuss how colleges can win and prosper in today’s environment.

On Monday, July 11 at 8:30 am, Cathy Davidson will challenge higher education’s long- standing structures and divisions of knowledge into fields and disciplines.

Additional information on SCUP’s annual international conference can be found at:

The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) develops individual and organizational planning capacities to strengthen and transform institutions of higher education –