2018 NCAN National Conference

The 2018 NCAN National Conference Building Bridges to Success will take place Sept. 24-26 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, PA. The NCAN Hotel Rate is $165.00 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. More details on travel and hotel registration will be available soon. More than 1,000 people attended the 2017 NCAN National Conference in San Diego, CA where we presented four pre-conference sessions and over 70 workshop sessions. We anticipate the same success this year. 

The major topics of discussion at the 2018 NCAN National Conference will be: 

  • Connecting College and Career Success
  • Data Into Practice 
  • Equity and Opportunity
  • Financial Aid and Literacy
  • Management and Leadership
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Postsecondary Access and Readiness
  • Student Success in Postsecondary Education 

For a detailed description of each topic, click here

This year, we’ll again offer conference sessions in two formats: 

  • Effective practices sessions are traditional conference sessions with a panel and/or presentation and time for audience Q&A. Participants should come away with a new idea or strategy to implement when they get home. Effective practices sessions may be 60 or 75 minutes in length.
  • 7-14-28 presentations include a series of seven-minute talks featuring a maximum of 14 PowerPoint slides, with a minimum 28-point font size. These fast-paced, concise talks showcasing ideas, research, outcomes and solutions are grouped together by theme and presented consecutively in one session, during which audience members listen to each presentation and then have time to ask questions and discuss their thoughts and learnings.

Click here to see examples of the sessions that were presented at the 2017 conference.

Conference Registration 

Conference registration will open the first week of May. Early bird member rates are $625 and non-member rates are $725. Please check back soon for further details.

Conference sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are now available! Download the brochure or contact Elizabeth Morgan at

We hope to see you in Pittsburgh!