Room of people at a FLVC 2020 conference



When: February 19 & 20, 2020

Where: Hilton Daytona Beach, Oceanfront Resort

What: The Florida Virtual Campus is excited to host the FLVC Summit.  During this summit, we will take a deep look into the current state of higher education and explore strategies for the future. FLVC has invited guest speakers from around the country to share some of the best thinking and success stories that can help us all navigate the future of higher education.

Where We Are

Colleges and universities are facing increased criticism brought on by increasing tuition and fees, and accompanying student loan debt, changing workforce needs, significant demographic shifts resulting in declining enrollments, and a loss of public confidence. Many assert that the current higher education business model is unsustainable in its current form. As a result, there has been a significant increase in mergers, acquisitions, and closures of postsecondary institutions; declining enrollments; loss of state funding and the suggestion that the online education market has become saturated in some areas of study.


What to Expect

This summit will explore and consider the changing context for postsecondary education and the threats to the current business model by bringing together some of the best thinking and successful strategies for navigating this dynamic and challenging period in Florida education. Summit attendees will participate in a range of interactive presentations and discussions which will focus on:

  • Shifting demographics and enrollments
  • Understanding the impact of changing federal policy
  • The current state of online education and emergent instructional models
  • Considering "the degree” in light of the movement toward more discrete and skills-based credentials
  • How colleges and universities are already changing to meet increased competition
  • What the future might bring

Summit participants will engage with some of the best thought leaders available, enjoy time to discuss and share ideas with colleagues on the major issues and discover relevant resources that can be used in addressing their own local institutional challenges. In addition, a major goal of the summit is to help identify specific topics for further investigation and follow-up after the summit.


Who Should Attend

  • Education Leaders
  • College and University Presidents, Vice Presidents, Provost
  • Program Directors
  • College Deans
  • Policymakers
  • Anyone who wants to better understand the future of higher education.


Featured Speaker Lineup

Doug Lederman - Editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed

Dr. Belle Wheelan - President, SACS: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Phil Hill - Co-Founder of MindWires

Dr. Leah Matthews - Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

Russ Poulin - Executive Director, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), Vice President for Technology-Enhanced Education, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)


Registration is Open

Don't wait as seats will fill up fast. Check back often as we will be adding more information about speakers, agendas, topics, and more. This is a summit that Florida education leaders will not want to miss.  Join us in Daytona Beach on February 19 – 20, 2020, for this important summit on Florida higher education!


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