• New schedule. Workshops will be held at the end of the conference this year - Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19. 
  • SCUP Planning Institute 1 is offered twice - Saturday and Wednesday. Hint: You can complete PI1 and PI2 at the conference.


Setting the Stage For The Future of Higher Education Planning.

Dust off your planning boots and join your colleagues in Nashville for SCUP 2018 where planning is not just words on paper, it's stories about real people and real institutions who are rethinking the way they make decisions - the people they collaborate with, the resources available, and ultimately the future of the students. Let's create a new rhythm of planning together!

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

Save $200! Register by April 27, 2018.

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Maximize Your Experience

Expand your circle. Expand your knowledge. Learn what happens when problem solving cuts across the campus and community. 

What to Expect

Proof that good planning makes a difference.

Who You'll Meet

Leaders who are rethinking the way they make decisions and work across the institution to improve their effectiveness on campus.

Keynote Speaker

Doris Kearns Goodwin
World-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (November, 2013). Winner of the Carnegie Medal, The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air.

They're Back! New Content You Won't Want to Miss.

Beth Ziesenis | Author. Speaker. Nerd. | @NerdyBFF

2 Nerdy Sessions!

Session: Nerds Choice: Tech Tool Deep Dive

Session: Advice to Action: The Best Apps to Grow Your Career

Ken Steele | Higher Ed Monitor and Futurist | @kensteele

"...Ken has a comprehensive understanding of the latest trends, opportunities and challenges facing higher education.”
Steven E. Franklin, President & Vice-Chancellor, Trent University

Session: Divergent Futures: The Spectrum of Higher Ed Innovation

Terry Hartle | Senior VP, Government Relations & Public Affairs | ACE

One of America’s most effective and experienced advocates for higher education.

Session: Higher Education, Congress and the Trump Administration: What has happened and what should we expect?

Scott Jaschik | Editor | Inside Higher Ed | @ScottJaschik

A leading voice on higher education issues.

Session: New Challenges for Higher Education

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors