March 21-22, 2024

2024 National Conference

The third National Conference of the Coalition for Transformational Education (CTE).

Please join us for two days of exceptional learning. Our keynote speakers include acclaimed journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Paul Tough; Wendy Suzuki, Dean of NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences and renowned expert in mental health and brain plasticity; and Corey Keyes, pioneer in positive psychology, author and expert on flourishing.  


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Open to everyone


Two day conference with a
key note speaker each day


Georgetown University, Washington DC


March 21-22, 2023


The CTE is a growing coalition of diverse but like-minded institutions that are aimed at higher education’s “grand challenge.”  Over the past decade, colleges and universities have focused their efforts on student success as measured by increased graduation rates and reduced time to degree. These efforts have led to major gains, and they are ongoing. They also lead naturally to the next frontier in higher education which is success as measured by impact on students after graduation.  This goal is as appropriate to small liberal arts colleges as to regional and national public flagships with a dual mission of human development and work force development. If college is meant to prepare students to achieve financial viability, find meaning in their human relationships and their work, and contribute to the common good, higher education needs to figure out which experiences during a student’s education are most likely to lead to these life-transformative outcomes.  And it needs to make these experiences available to all students at scale. This is the grand challenge for higher education that animates the work of the Coalition for Transformational Education.

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