Since it was cancelled in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been working on an alternative to July’s in-person annual College Changes Everything® (CCE) conference.  Working with our partners and colleagues, we have put together an online conference that included a series of live sessions and recorded sessions. Our series of live sessions have concluded and have been added to the collection of recorded sessions.

RegistrationTo access the recorded sessions as your schedule allows, please complete the registration process to create a username and password. To see a list of the recorded sessions, please click here.

Thank you for your patience during this time as we’ve reimagined what the CCE conference looks like in an online format. With the impact of the pandemic, it’s even more important for stakeholders from all aspects of students’ communities to work together to provide them with the support, knowledge, and opportunities needed to successfully transition from education to employment.

This online opportunity showcases programs and services available to help with increasing college access and success, as well as career readiness. While this year’s conference cannot include the in-person, face-to-face interactions that have grown to be a key part of the event, we are pleased to still be able to share information and resources from state and national experts that can help you in your work in supporting student success.

We thank everyone who submitted an interest-session proposal prior to the pandemic. We’ve been working with those partners whose proposals were selected to determine if they could provide a recording of their session to post on the conference website. We appreciate those who were able to submit a session, and understand that the disruption in normal work schedules and workloads may have made it difficult for others to provide a recording.

2020 College Changes Everything Conference Planning Committee

  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Illinois Community College Board
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois College Access Network
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Advance Illinois
  • Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University
  • Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University
  • Generations Serving Generations
  • ACT Now
  • Women Employed

The College Changes Everything® Conference is sponsored
by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Helping Illinois reach its Goal 2025: to increase the proportion
of adults in Illinois with high-quality college degrees and
postsecondary credentials to 60% by the year 2025