Are You Future Ready?

Complete College America has shaped the future for more than a decade. Alongside our national Alliance and partner network, we’ve advanced bold ideas and strategies that have urged the postsecondary sector towards greater impact. We’ve supported future-ready leaders building future-ready institutions that prepare today’s students for whatever their future might hold.

This year, our work takes on deeper meaning as we confront – in the words of Dr. King – “the fierce urgency of now.”

Join us in Las Vegas for our most ambitious annual convening to date. Together, we’ll dive into the biggest opportunities and challenges in our field. We’ll hear from trailblazers and iconoclasts at colleges across the country who will inspire and equip you for the work ahead.

Across engaging sessions and roll-up-your-sleeves workshops, you’ll leave with a clear-eyed vision for leading systems change wherever you are. It’s a convening you won’t want to miss.

The event has sold out for 2023, but you can watch some sessions live on this page on December 11 and 12–and stay tuned for announcements about CCA’s 2024 Annual Convening!

Event Details

Check out the list of sessions and speakers for Future Ready, and more details below on timing and schedule.

Attending the Annual Convening? You can view the event schedule in the event app website.

December 10-12, 2023

Paris Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Late Registration (Nov 2nd- Event date)
    • Alliance members- $900
    • Non-Alliance members- $950

The event is now sold out, but you can watch some sessions live here on the Future Ready homepage on December 11 and 12.

Additionally, hotel rooms are now sold out at Paris Las Vegas. If you are registered for the event and need a hotel room, the Horseshoe is attached to Paris Las Vegas and may still have rooms available.

Group Discount

CCA encourages groups of four or more to register together in one transaction to earn 25% off current registration rates through November 1.

  • Enter your entire group during the same transaction and select “General” as registration type.
  • Begin with the first registration and on the Registration Summary page, you will be able to “Add Group Member.” The discount is automatically applied (no discount code needed) when you register four or more people. You will have the option to pay separately, if needed. Please select “Invoice Me” if paying separately or by check.
  • You may enter as many registrations as you wish during the transaction; four is not the limit, only the threshold for the discount.
  • If you register at an individual rate, per our policies, CCA will not adjust your rate retroactively to a group rate or process a refund for the difference.
  • The volume discount will not apply if you attempt to modify your original registration.


Preview the sessions and speakers confirmed for Future Ready, CCA’s 2023 Annual Convening. Even more sessions are being confirmed and added, and a full schedule of sessions will be released in October. 

Sunday, December 10

Time Topic
1:00-4:00 pm Pre-conferences for CCA project cohorts
1:00-6:00 pm Registration
4:15-5:15 pm CCA 101 Orientation Session

Student Success 101 Orientation Session

6:00-8:00 pm Welcome & Opening Reception


Monday, December 11

Time Topic
7AM- 5PM Registration
7:30AM- 8:30AM Breakfast
8:45AM- 10:15AM Plenary Session 1- Opening Keynote
10:30AM- 11:30AM Concurrent Sessions and Stan Jones Stage Invited Sessions
11:30AM- 1PM Lunch
1:15PM- 4PM Concurrent Sessions and Stan Jones Stage Invited Sessions
4:30PM- 5:30PM Regional Meetings
Dinner on your own

Tuesday, December 12

Time Topic
7AM- 9AM Registration
7AM- 8:15AM Breakfast
8:30AM- 9:15AM Plenary Session 2
9:30AM- 12PM Concurrent Sessions and Stan Jones Stage Invited Sessions
12PM- 1:30PM Networking Lunch
1:30PM- 2:30PM Concurrent Sessions and Stan Jones Stage Invited Sessions
2:45PM- 3:10PM Final Call to Action: “Complete College, America!”

The Stan Jones Legacy Award

Complete College America’s Stan Jones Legacy Award is given to those who have consistently embodied the vision of CCA and its founder. Stan Jones founded Complete College America in 2009 and was president for eight years, growing the organization and the CCA Alliance to become a leading voice in college attainment and completion, before his passing in 2017. The recipients of the Stan Jones Legacy Award have worked toward achieving the goals of increasing the number of students who earn credentials of value and have become a model for other institutions, individuals, and/or states to follow in their college attainment work.

CCA will give two awards this year: one individual award and one group award for an organization or state. Nominations are open until October 30. The 2023 honorees of the Stan Jones Legacy Award will be recognized on the mainstage at the Annual Convening in December.

Nominate an organization or individual for the 2023 Stan Jones Legacy Award.

Future Ready Sponsors

Complete College America is grateful to the supporters and sponsors of Future Ready, CCA’s 2023 Annual Convening.
Become a Future Ready sponsor.