The National Small College Enrollment Conference (NSCEC) is the only educational and networking event focused on small colleges and universities. It’s the “Must Attend” conference of the summer, offering small college professionals essential education and support found nowhere else.

This year’s theme is “Sharing in Success”. Attendees can choose from sessions about admissions, enrollment management, retention, Slate CRM, financial aid, marketing, and more. You can attend all the sessions in a specific track or mix and match for a more customized experience. Altogether, your three days at NSCEC will cover cutting-edge strategies and practices to take back to your campus.

This conference is perfect for everyone on campus from presidents to enrollment officers to marketers to student success staff. And it’s not just for small colleges—we welcome attendees from schools of all sizes. No matter your expertise, there’s no better professional development opportunity than NSCEC.

Dates and Details

July 24-26, 2023
The Omni Charlotte hotel
Charlotte, NC

Cost of attendance: $500 per attendee
What's included: Access to the full conference plus breakfast, refreshments, hotel discounts and social events
What's not included: Travel expenses to the conference, lodgings.

Charlotte at Night reflected in pond

Welcome to Charlotte

Omni Charlotte, the venue for NSCEC 2023, is located in the heart of Charlotte’s walkable Uptown financial district. It’s the perfect starting spot to experience all that Charlotte has to offer.

The conference room rate is $209 per night. You can extend your stay and spend extra time exploring Charlotte – this rate is good from July 20, 2023 through July 29, 2023 (except Saturday, July 22). Make sure to book by June 5 to get the discounted rate.


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Conference Schedule

More sessions coming soon
• #StudentFirst: Transforming How Baker College Supports Students
• Approaches to Student Success
• Community College Retention
• Executing Integrated Retention Management: Limiting the Attrition Sieve for Enrollment Growth
• Financial Aid for Retention
• Financial Aid Strategies to grow Enrollment and Retention
• How We Won the AASCU Excellence and Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion During a Pandemic
• Retention: building student success from prospect to graduation
• Rethinking Thinking for the 21st Century University
• Strategies for Improving Graduation Rates
• Strategy in the Midst of Chaos
• Transitioning Between Enrollment Management Jobs
• A-Z Ideas in Uncertain Times
• Boosting Enrollment: How Small Colleges Can Harness the Power of TikTok
• Community College Enrollment Management
• Data Analysis and Free Statistical Tools for Enrollment
• Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
• EM Strategies For Increasing And Sustaining Enrollment Growth In The Student Journey
• Evaluating Vendor ROI
• Faculty! The "Secret Sauce" to Developing a Successful SEM Plan at Small Colleges
• Nice Story, Now Show Me the Data
• SEM Journey: From Silos to Collaboration to Enrollment Growth
• Transitioning Between Enrollment Management Jobs: Lessons Learned
• Campaigns
• Collecting and taking action on retention data
• Configurable Joins
• Convert your Slate Template Library/Local Queries to Configurable Joins
• Don't Forget Your Phone! Harnessing the power of Dynamic Layouts
• Essentials to planning a campaign launch or refresh
• How to Train Your Staff on Configurable Joins
• Improving University Advising Efforts with Slate for Student Success
• Reporting
• Slate CRM 101
• Slate Portals
• Take your data to the next level with Data Explorer
• Territory Management
• Automate so you can Relate (using AI)
• Building a Truly Student-First Transfer Pathway
• Community College Admissions
• Direct Admission Strategies
• Direct Admission: A Case Study
• Effective Graduate Admissions Strategies
• Engaging New Markets: Powerful Strategies to Reach Today’s Students and Families
• First-Gen: How to College from Scratch
• Individual Efforts Still Matter: Strategies for Optimal Territory Management
• Leveraging AI
• Open Houses and on-campus events
• The Enrollment Cliff – The A to Z prep list
• Transfer Admissions Strategies

Only $500  |  3 Days of sessions, networking and exhibits  | Focus on small college issues

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Carnegie is now the proud owner of NSCEC and is committed to ensuring the conference’s founding mission continues to thrive. Read More about this recent NSCEC news in the press release.