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2018 LAND Conference
Theme: Bridges

The 2018 LAND Conference will also include the LAND Institutional Excellence Award, Creative Expressions Night, Creative Writing Workshops, Science and Math Roundtable, a Higher Learning Commission Presentation, Student Scholars Lightening Talks, Student Awards Presentations, an amazing Student Art Exhibit, great food and great opportunities to meet colleagues – all in our effort to create BRIDGES!

The LAND theme is always general to allow for a wide variety of interpretations. This year is no different. Consider the idea of Building Bridges or perhaps Breaking Down Walls or Barriers; Bridges on Which We Take a Stand; Bridges Across Which We March Together; Structural Integrity; Architectural Design; Networking; Dividing. . .

We are OPEN to your ideas! Please send them our way!

The 2018 LAND Conference will be held from February 21-23, 2018 at the Shoreline Inn in Muskegon, Michigan.

Hotel Information

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Our thanks to Muskegon Community College for helping to host LAND 2017 and 2018!

Lightning Talks

  • are inspirational
  • can be focused on a best practice
  • may also amuse and delight
  • report on research
  • highlight something in the presenter’s classroom or campus
  • be on something that worthwhile in the Liberal Arts

Lightning Talks are ten-minute presentations related to the Liberal Arts and the conference theme.Proposals for Lightning Talks are accepted from full-time and part-time faculty, administrators, and staff.

Submissions for Lightning Talks Proposals is open until November 8, 2017.

2017 Conference Program
Check out the great lineup of colleague presentations, a Guided Pathways Initiative panel, creative writing workshops, and a discussion of the Higher Learning Commission with HLC Reviewer Rob Spohr. This will give you an idea of what to submit for and expect from the 2018 Conference. As soon as the 2018 Conference Program is available, we will post it here!

Creative Expressions

Hosted by Clark Iverson (The Man with the Top Hat), Creative Expressions will be held Thursday, February 22, 2018 in the evening at the hotel. This is an open mic for conference participants to share their own creative writing. Student winners of the creative writing categories who attend the conference are especially welcome to share their writing at this event.