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HEDS 31st Annual Conference
June 13–17, 2015
Portland, Oregon

Important Update - Book your room by May 22 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower to get the conference rate. Rooms at the conference rate at Embassy Suites are sold out. 

The 2015 HEDS annual conference will take place at the Embassy Suites in downtown Portland, Oregon. The annual conference brings together people from small colleges and universities in an informal setting to present on and discuss topics related to assessment, institutional research, and institutional effectiveness. We welcome participants from all colleges and universities—you do not have to be from a HEDS institution or an institutional researcher to attend this conference.

Conference Highlights

Preconference Workshops

Saturday, June 13
Responding to Data from the HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey

Sunday, June 14
Best Practices for Reporting and Using IPEDS Data to Improve Office Efficiencies
CIRP's Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) Survey: Campus Climate and Student Outcomes

Keynote Speakers and Topics

  • William C. Hiss, principal investigator, on his study about optional testing policies for college admissions
  • Gina Johnson (University of Denver) on the future of institutional research 
  • Jon McGee (College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University), Frank A. Boyd, Jr. (Illinois Wesleyan University), and Rick Detweiler (Great Lakes College Association) on the marketplace for higher education
  • Josipa Roksa (University of Virginia) on postcollege outcomes

Poster Session and Reception

Optional Activities

Sunday Dinner at Mama Mia Trattoria
Tuesday Evening Best of Portland Walking Tour or Brewvana Brewery Walking & Tasting Tour

For more information about the conference sessions and activities, see the preliminary schedule.

Registration Information

Registration for the conference is $500 plus applicable fees. You must register before May 31 to avoid a late fee. Before you register, we recommend you visit the registration page to review what is covered in the cost. You can also download the information packet to review this information. If you are ready to register, please fill out our online form.