2020 CHEA Annual Conference-Registration is Now Open!

Event Date
January 27, 2020 - January 29, 2020
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January 27 - January 29

Accreditation and Quality Assurance in the Next Decade

Capital Hilton Hotel • Washington, DC

Preliminary Program (As of 1/15/20) 

--Program Subject to Change--

Monday, January 27

Special Workshop:
New Realities for Accrediting Organizations and Postsecondary Systems

Opening Reception

Tuesday, January 28

Welcome and Introductions

The Federal Government and Accreditation

The National Quality Dialogue: Addressing Quality in Higher Education

Quality and Borderless Education

Students - Integral Participants in the Accreditation Process

Accounting for Teaching's Value

Blockchain and Preventing Academic Corruption

Data, Accreditation and Equity

Special Session:
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation Recognition Policy and Procedures

Wednesday, January 29

2020 Elections, Higher Education, Accreditation and Quality Assurance

On What Will Accreditation Focus in the Future: Perspectives from Accreditation Leaders

Alternative Credentials and Alternative Providers

Predictive Analytics and Accreditation

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January 29 - January 30

Quality Assurance: On What Do We Need to Focus?

Capital Hilton Hotel • Washington, DC

Preliminary Program (As of 1/15/20) 

--Program Subject to Change--

Wednesday, January 29

Welcome and Overview of CIQG Activities

Challenges for U.S. Accreditation: Changes in Federal Law and Regulation


Thursday, January 30

Higher Education, Digitization and Skills: Is Quality Assurance Adapting and How?

Higher Education, Quality Assurance and Growing Regionalization Trends

  • African Standards and Guidelines: An African Perspective
  • The ASEAN Quality Assurance Framework: Developmental Needs

Quality Assurance and Societal Engagement

Quality Award Ceremony

Innovative QA: Highlights from Egypt and India

Academic Freedom and Institutional Autonomy: Responding to Challenges and the Purposes and Quality of Higher Education

Quality Assurance and Medical Education

Confirmed Speakers

  • Betsy DeVos, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education
  • David Wasserman, House Editor and Senior Election Analyst, The Cook Political Report
  • Nadia Badrawi, Vice President, Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  • Youhansen Eid, President, National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education
  • Richard Garrett, Chief Research Officer, Eduventures, Inc.
  • Jonathan Gyurko, President, Association of College and University Educators
  • Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert
  • Michelle Van Noy, Associate Director of Education and Employment, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Peter Wells, Chief, Section of Higher Education, UNESCO


Register now!

The 2020 Conference will be hosted at: Capital Hilton Hotel
1001 16th St. NW Washington, DC 20001

Book your room at the special conference rate.
There is no hotel deadline: The conference rate is valid until the room block is filled.

Please note the following:

  • The registration fee covers receptions, meals and conference materials.
  • A confirmation email will be sent following receipt of registration.
  • Spouse fee includes receptions and conference meals.
  • Payment to CHEA must accompany registration. Registrations are not considered confirmed until payment is received.
  • In the event of registration cancellation, fees paid in advance are refundable less $50 service charge, provided that written notice is received by CHEA by January 10, 2020. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after January 10, 2020. There will be no refunds for no-shows. All refunds will be processed after the conclusion of the conference and annual meeting.
  • If you have special needs and require assistance, please contact Selwyn@chea.org with your specific requirements at least 72 hours prior to the event.