2021 DREAM CONVENING GOES VIRTUAL
For 16 years, Achieving the Dream has been bringing together community college leaders, content experts, policy makers, and thousands of practitioners in an annual convening designed for interactive learning and networking.
For 2021, ATD has developed a new, immersive virtual experience that includes flexible schedules, single-focus topics, and plenaries led by national experts who focus on current issues and challenges.
Taking DREAM 2021 online will enable colleges inside and outside of the national network to bring larger teams of faculty, staff, and other campus leaders to engage with peers from across the country and world at a critical moment for our sector. A new pricing structure includes group discounts and tiered registration fees. ATD remains committed to delivering content that is relevant, valuable, and actionable to our Network and to the field.
Speakers share expertise on Racial Equity, Culturally Responsive Learning Experiences, The Power of Place, Harnessing Potential
Renowned authors, distinguished faculty and administrators, and foundation leaders will feature in DREAM 2021’s plenaries. These prominent thinkers will provide fresh perspective and inspiration to enable a deeper understanding of priorities for community colleges today, and in the future.
Join us to hear:
THE FUTURE IS NOW: HOPE AT THE FOREFRONT OF CHANGE
Jesmyn Ward, MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner; professor, Andrew W. Mellon Professorship in the Humanities, Tulane University
THE POWER OF PLACE: CONNECTIONS THAT FOSTER STUDENT OPPORTUNITY AND COMMUNITY WELL-BEING
Dr. David Treuer, Pushcart Prize winner and best-selling author; professor of English, University of Southern California
Stephanie Hammitt, president, Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College
Gregory Haile, president, Broward College
RETHINKING THE INTERSECTION OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND WORK IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A ROADMAP TO CREATING MORE INCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITIES
Jamie Merisotis, author; president and CEO, Lumina Foundation
Dr. Shanna L. Jackson, president, Nashville State Community College
Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, president, Amarillo College
FOSTERING TEACHING & LEARNING EXCELLENCE: CREATING INCLUSIVE, RELATIONSHIP-RICH, CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
Dr. Peter Felten, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, assistant provost for teaching and tearning, and professor of history, Elon University
Dr. Laura Rendón, professor emerita, University of Texas-San Antonio
Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, associate vice president, retention & student success, Southwest Tennessee Community college
View the DREAM 2021 program .