Keynote

Monday, June 25 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM | Grand Ballroom DEFG

Jeffrey Selingo
Washington Post Editor & Bestselling Author

Jeffrey J. Selingo is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who helps parents and higher-education leaders imagine the college and university of the future and how to succeed in a fast-changing economy. His latest book, There Is Life After College (HarperCollins), explores how today’s young adults need to navigate school for the job market of tomorrow.

Jeff is also the author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, a New York Times bestselling education book in 2013, and MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why.

A regular contributor to the Washington Post, Jeff is a special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. He is the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, where he worked for 16 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles.

His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Slate, and he is a contributor to LinkedIn, where you can follow his blog posts on higher education. He has appeared on ABC, CNN, PBS, and NPR. He is a senior advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jeff’s work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press. He has been the keynote speaker before dozens of associations and universities and appears regularly on regional and national radio and television programs. Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in government from Johns Hopkins University. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

College (Un)Bound: The Next Decade in Higher Education

The demise of the traditional residential college campus is a popular refrain these days. What will the college of the future look like, how will students learn, what role will technology play, and what are the risks and opportunities for incumbent players. Selingo will take participants on a tour of the college of tomorrow showing what a redesigned bachelor's degree might look like, why institutions need to move to "just-in-time" education, not "just one time," and how colleges can prove their value in a crowded marketplace of choices. 

Attend the free book signing! Conference attendees receive a complimentary copy of Jeffrey Selingo's bestselling book, College (Un)Bound, or his latest release, There Is Life After College. (While supplies last.) Jeff will be signing books in the exhibit hall from 3:15 - 4:00 PM on June 25.