Community College Futures Assembly

Engage with the 2023 Bellwether Award finalists judged to be the top 30 programs from a national pool of college submissions and by an expert field of judges.

Join us in an exciting and final round of judging where you will learn about innovative, evidence-based, and outcomes-driven initiatives. A select group of college CEOS, trustees, and college practitioners will present on their respective college program, service or model and vie to be selected as a 2023 Bellwether Award recipient. Hear from respected keynote speakers, enjoy the Bellwether Finalists Showcase & Opening Reception, participate in your choice of 30 Bellwether Finalist presentations and take part in the culminating keynote presentation and Bellwether Award Ceremony. You won’t want to miss it!

There will be 10 presentations in each of the three award strands:

  • Instructional Programs & Services
  • Workforce Development
  • Planning, Governance and Finance

We look forward to hosting the Futures Assembly at the Menger Hotel in beautiful, warm San Antonio!


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Community Colleges Futures Assembly - A Look Back


Welcome to the 2022 Community College Futures Assembly! As much as 2020 proved challenging, our past year was equally difficult. Still, many of our community colleges made it their mission to build better opportunities for personal care and professional growth for their staff and students. Our Assembly's theme, Breakthroughs and Bold Moves: Celebrating our Tenacity and Resourcefulness, honors these indelible moments.


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Welcome to the 2021 Virtual Bellwether College Consortium Policy

Summit and Community College Futures Assembly! As we ring in a new year and transition to life under a new presidential administration, we reflect on the challenges both personal and professional that 2020 dealt us. We re-envisioned teaching and learning, provided record numbers of students with food pantry items, hotspots, laptops, and emergency aid all while spearheading the transition of roughly 5.4 million community college students to remote education.

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Welcome to the 2020 Bellwether College Consortium (BCC) Policy Summit and Community College Futures Assembly. In this 26th year of serving as an independent policy think tank, we come together to share important trends, to serve as a conduit for conducting vital research, and to hear from business and industry partners who play a significant role in increasing the value and applicability of a community college credential. Both the summit and the assembly feature respected leaders in our community college family. These individuals personify the conference’s theme – Embracing an Entrepreneurial Spirit: Taking Risks and Achieving Success.

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