We are excited to have you join us for our first ever virtual IACCT Annual Conference. Iowa Community College Trustees, Presidents, and staff are all welcome to register at no cost thanks to our generous sponsors!

Conference attendees will enjoy our keynote session, presented by Anna Maria Chávez, attorney and community leader, as well as our federal policy session, presented by Jee Hang Lee, Senior Vice President of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and David Baime, Senior Vice President for government relations and policy analysis for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). We have exciting breakout sessions planned, covering topics such as diversity and inclusion, College and Career Transition Counselors, mental health, and Manufacturing 4.0. Our conference will also highlight each of our Community Colleges and their unique offerings and programs during our session, 15 Ideas from 15 colleges. Last but not least, winners of our IACCT awards will be announced by none other than Mike Rowe, host of "Dirty Jobs" and advocate for skilled jobs training and workers.

Event Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m.

    Virtual Coffee Hour with our Sponsors

    Join attendees from across the state for conversation and networking on specific topics.

  • 9:00 a.m.

    Welcome Session with IACCT Board Chair Alan Jensen, Executive Director Emily Shields, and special guest, Governor Kim Reynolds

  • 9:30 a.m.

    Keynote Session: A Conversation with Anna Maria Chávez

    Anna Maria Chávez is an attorney, inspirational speaker, writer and community leader. Chávez served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of the USA and was the first woman of color to head the organization. She will share her personal narrative and leadership experiences as well as her ideas for how Community Colleges can help reshape the future of our country.

  • 10:30 a.m.

    Break

  • 10:45 a.m.

    What's Happening in Washington: Policies Affecting our Colleges

    Join the federal advocacy leaders from the Association of Community College Trustees and the American Association for Community Colleges for a discussion of Community College proposals and discussions happening at the federal level. Lee and Baime will cover everything from relief funding to free Community College to expanded Pell grants. Find out how you can engage and get your questions answered.

  • 11:30 a.m.

    15 Ideas from 15 Colleges

    We couldn't pass up the chance to showcase our 15 amazing Colleges. Join us for a session with videos submitted by each to get insight on new programs, innovations, intiatives, and the results from all their hard work.

  • 12:30 p.m.

    Lunch

  • 1:00 p.m.

    Annual Membership Meeting

    All Trustees are asked to attend for an update on our organization and to vote on our legistlative platform.

  • 8:00 a.m.

    Virtual Coffee Hour with our Sponsors

    Join attendees from across the state for conversation and networking on specific topics.

  • 9:00 a.m.

    Welcome from Emily Shields, Executive Director of IACCT

  • 9:15 a.m.

    Breakout Sessions

    Pick one of 4 sessions to join, covering topics such as College and Career Transition Counselors, inclusion on our campuses, advocacy, and the wellbeing and mental health of our students and staff.

  • 10:30 a.m.

    Breakout Sessions

    Pick one of 4 sessions to join, covering topics such as Manufacturing 4.0, online faculty development, sustainable campuses, and the work of the Department of Education.

  • 11:45 a.m.

    Closing and Awardee Spotlight

    Join us in recognizing and telling their stories of this year's awardees along with a special message from Mike Rowe.

  • 12:30 p.m.

    Lunch

  • 1:00 p.m.

    IACCT Board Meeting

Meet Our Speakers

Anna Maria Chavez

Mark Rowe