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Conference Tracks

Track 1: Recruiting and Retaining Adult Learners

Best practices in admissions and recruiting, academic advising and other support services, student life, career services, and veteran affairs

Track 2: Teaching Theory and Practice

Best practices for teaching adult learners in higher education

Keynote Speaker

Matt Bergman, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic Innovation, Student Ready Strategies

Matt Bergman is the vice president of academic innovation at Student Ready Strategies and the author of Unfinished Business: Compelling Stories of Adult Student Persistence. Dr. Bergman’s research and practice are focused on student persistence, prior learning assessment, leadership, and degree-completion programs. His work has been highlighted in international media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, NPR, and TIME Magazine.

His program was the recipient of the ACHE Distinguished Program Award, AAACE Curriculum Innovation Award, and the AAACE Malcolm Knowles Award for Adult Education Program of the Year.

Dr. Bergman was awarded a number of prestigious honors during his 17 years as a professor at the University of Louisville (UofL), including the ACHE South Outstanding Faculty Award and the Metroversity Outstanding Faculty for Adult Learners. He was also a top-4 Faculty Favorite at UofL. He is an ambassador for the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and serves as a teacher, administrator, and ambassador of degree attainment both locally and nationally.