Conference Information


Join us in 2018
ICCCA and ICCFA Conference
November 14-16
Embassy Suites-East Peoria, Illinois

Room Reservations
2018 Conference Schedule

Aspiring Leaders: The Aspiring Leaders cohort is designed for individuals interested in serving in leadership positions in the community college.  There will be 20 participants selected for this year’s cohort.  There will be a deadline for payment. All participants will be required to register for the ICCCA Fall 2018 Conference. Participants will be asked to complete preparatory work prior to the conference. Attendance is required for all sessions developed for the cohort.

Applicants are required to fill out the application (form attached) and submit one recommendation document (form attached).  Both forms are fillable pdfs.

All application materials can be emailed to Amy Maxeiner at


Keynote Speakers: The ICCCA and the ICCFA are pleased to announce the following Keynote Speakers for the 2018 Conference PULLING TOGETHER FOR STUDENT SUCCESS IN TURBULENT TIMES.


Dr. Matthew Hora, Assistant Professor of Adult and Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present at the ICCCA/ICCFA Opening General Session on Thursday, November 15. The title of his keynote is Beyond the Skills Gap: Preparing College Students for Life and Work in Turbulent Times. Hora is the author of the book of the same title.

Dr. Hora is also the founding Director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. His research focuses on the cultural aspects of skills development, the impacts of college internships on student outcomes in the US and China, and teaching and learning issues in the college classroom.


Traci Ellis, JD, will present at the ICCCA/ICCFA Closing Luncheon on November 15. Her topic will be Turbulent Times, Drastic Measures: Dismantling Structural Racism, Power, and Privilege for Student Success. Ellis is an attorney and Certified Human Resource Professional and the author of The Exceptional Negro: Racism, White Privilege and the Lie of Respectability Politics. 

Ellis spent seven years on the school board of the second largest school district in Illinois and is a fierce social justice activist, especially for educational equity and the disruption of systems of oppression.