Featured Speakers

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ACT, Inc. (Booth #72)
ACT is a not-for-profit organization that provides educational assessment, research, information, and program management services. We serve millions of students and educators worldwide in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies.  ACT's mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success. For more information to go www.act.org

Algonquin Books (Booth #56)
Algonquin Books has published bestselling fiction and nonfiction for thirty years, including In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and these Bellwether Prize-winners for Socially Engaged Fiction (founded by Barbara Kingsolver): Mudbound, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, and Running the Rift.

Alpha Lambda Delta (Booth #54)
Alpha Lambda Delta National Academic Honor Society for First Year Students recognizes and rewards academic excellence among students during their first year of college.Open to full-time students who earn a minimum scholastic average half-way between the two highest grades given by the school (i.e. 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale), Alpha Lambda Delta rewards academic excellence, promotes participation in honors programs, provides leadership development, and enhances student retention. Come by the exhibit to receive more information about starting a chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta and enhancing the academic environment among first year students.

Bedford/St. Martin's (Booth #1)
Bedford/St. Martin's is thrilled to publish a series of college success titles by John N. Gardner and Betsy O. Barefoot. These books fit well with our publishing philosophy, emphasizing innovation, quality, and a focus on the needs of students and instructors. We want to learn what is important in your college success or first-year experience course. Stop by our booth and let us know your thoughts.

Campus Labs (Booth #36)
Campus Labs is a leading provider of campus-wide assessment, retention, and student involvement technologies for higher education. Our platform includes Beacon, a web-based tool that identifies at-risk students and supports student success. We partner with institutions to connect meaningful data sets with student support services. To learn more, visit www.campuslabs.com

Campus ToolKit (Booth #66)

Cengage (Booth #39/40)

Consortium Book Sales (Booth #35)
Consortium is a full-service distributor for over 100 independent presses from around the world. We understand the importance of ideas, and our goal is to introduce those ideas -some that may otherwise not be heard - to the world. To our customers, Consortium represents a source for books of quality and distinction.

CPP, Inc. (Booth #67)
Effective career counseling begins with assessing your students’ interests & personality. CPP’s world-renowned assessments - including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) and the Strong Interest Inventory® assessments - provide time-tested & research-validated insights to help your students in their search for rich, fulfilling careers.

CRLA International Mentor Training Program Certification (Booth #33)
CRLA's International Mentor Training Program Certification offers college and university mentor programs the resources necessary to develop new mentor training programs and to revise and improve existing programs. CRLA representatives will be available to discuss the benefits of certification, an explanation of the application process, and tips on getting started.

EBI MapWorks (Booth #4)
EBI MAP-Works is dedicated to improving retention, student success, and the quality of the college student experience. Over 1,500 college and universities have been empowered to impact student development, learning, retention and satisfaction through the MAP-Works® student retention and success platforms, and through national benchmarking assessments for accreditation and continuous improvement.

Engineerica Systems Inc (Booth #20)
Engineerica Systems, Inc. offers a diverse family of software & database solutions! Accudemia: Cloud Based Student Tracking , Appointments & Referral System; AccuTrack & AccuSQL: Student Tracking & Appointments; AccuLite: Basic Tracking; iAccu: Portable iPhone attendance tracking; AccuTesting: Test Tracking: Conference Tracker for Conference Attendee Tracking. Visit us at: www.engineerica.com or Toll Free: 888.249.7227

Growing Leaders (Booth #28)
Growing Leaders, Inc. partners with schools to help them improve their leadership development programming and nurture a leadership culture on campus, beginning with first year students. Growing Leaders provides relevant resources including books, DVDs, on-line courses, assessments, on-campus equipping events and training kits for staff and students, including a comprehensive program designed specifically for the first year experience. To learn more, visit www.GrowingLeaders.com.

Hachette Book Group (Booth #45)
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, and Hachette Digital.

HarperCollins (Booth #43 & 44)
HarperCollins is a trade publishing group with books available on a wide range of topics. Over the years, we have had many of our titles widely adopted for Common Read programs. For more information on our company and to view our -Books for the First-Year Student- catalog, visit www.harperacademic.com

Hayden-McNeil (Booth #12)
The premier publisher of customized course materials. We create dynamic partnerships with educators through our unique ability to add exceptional value to their course content - in digital or print form, or both. Our commitment is inherent in our incomparable design and prepress services, author relationships, and spotless on-time delivery record.

Helping Students Find Their Purpose (Booth #48)
A partnership between Echoing Green, Making Good, Net Impact and Ashoka aimed at providing resources, books and programs that help students find their purpose and build careers that do good.

Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA(Booth #64)
The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA is the home of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), the nation's largest and oldest study of higher education, involving longitudinal data on 1,900 institutions and over 13 million students. CIRP consists of the Freshman Survey, Your First College Year Survey, the College Senior Survey, and the Diverse Learning Environments Survey.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Booth #18)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade and Reference Publisher is responsible for nearly two centuries worth of award-winning adult and children’s books, reference materials, eBooks and mobile apps. Our distinguished author list includes eight Nobel Prize winners, 47 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 13 National Book Award winners, and heralds some of the most renowned names in American literature, from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, and C. S. Lewis, to Philip Roth, Paul Theroux, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jonathan Safran Foer, Octavio Paz and José Saramago.

Human eSources (Booth #51)
Graduate more students when you add the CollegeScope Student Success Program to your first-year initiatives. Human eSources designed CollegeScope to be the most flexible, data-driven, interactive and easy-to-implement online college success textbook available. Visit www.humanesources.com/promo/fye to learn how CollegeScope has improved graduation rates at other institutions.

Innovative Educators (Booth #47)
Innovative Educators is dedicated to providing superior training focused on critical issues facing students and educators today. Our primary goal is to provide the information, training, and skills necessary to implement positive change on a personal, professional, and institutional level.

IPAT, Inc (Booth #53)

International Organization for Student Success (#76/77)
The College Portfolio for Success is an easy to use, modern textbook that relates well to the needs of today's students. This text has successfully prepared tens of thousands of students for their first year of college. The College Portfolio provides instructors with a turn-key user friendly style and the tools to focus on the individual needs of each student.

John N. Gardner Institute (Booth #3)
The non-profit Institute helps higher education institutions enhance accountability, coordination, and the delivery of efforts associated with undergraduate student learning, success, retention and degree completion. The Institute does so by facilitating the development of assessment-based action plans and by offering special topical institutes and conferences focused on first-year, transfer, and gateway course success / improvement

KaBOOM! (Booth #15)
KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America's children. Our mission is to create great playspaces through the participation and leadership of communities. Ultimately, we envision a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

Kendall Hunt (Booth #37 & 38)
Kendall Hunt educational materials help you provide quality instruction for first-year experience, student success, career planning, diversity, leadership, and more. Over 150 colleges and universities currently adopt our books, or participate in our custom publishing program. Visit our booth at this conference or our Web site at www.kendallhunt.com/success.

Knopf/Doubleday (Booth #29 & 30)
The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group publishes a broad selection of highly acclaimed fiction and non-fiction ideal for common reading programs. New titles will be displayed along with many titles popular with FYE programs around the country including The Warmth of Other Suns, Born to Run, Zeitoun, and Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Please stop by our booth to pick up complimentary copies of selected titles and learn about our Random House Speakers Bureau. www.randomhouse.com/academic/fyr

Life After Graduation (Booth #63)
Life After Graduation, LLC specializes in customized college transition guides that assist students achieve academic, financial and career success. Our publications can be used in Summer Bridge, Orientation, FYE, Senior Year Transition, and a variety of other college transition programs. We also offer a free newsletter, College Transition Times, which provides recipients free college transition articles.

Macmillan (Booth #13 & 14)
Macmillan and its imprints (Farrar Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, Picador, St. Martin's Press, Tor Books, Bedford/St. Martin's, Worth Publishers, and W.H. Freeman and Company) publish a number of texts appropriate for First-Year Experience courses and Common Reading Programs. Visit our website: www.MacmillanAcademic.com.

McGraw Hill (Booth #21 & 22)
McGraw-Hill publishes market-leading student success products supported by exceptional instructor resources. Our products provide a wide array of solutions from traditional textbooks to the latest in online and multimedia learning to customized content to meet your needs. For more information, please visit www.mhhe.com.

Melville House (Booth #17)
Melville House is an independent publisher located in Brooklyn, New York that publishes classic and contemporary literary fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks and poetry.

NACADA (Booth #19)
The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) promotes and supports quality academic advising to enhance the educational development of students at higher education institutions.  NACADA provides a forum for the discussion, debate, and exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous events and publications.  NACADA members include professional advisors/counselors, faculty, administrators, and students whose responsibilities include academic advising.  Visit the NACADA booth for information on our cost-effective professional development events and advising resources.

National Survey of Student Engagement - Indiana University (Booth #57)
The Center for Postsecondary Research hosts the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) and other surveys and tools to help institutions assess quality in undergraduate education and strengthen the learning environment in the first year of college and beyond.

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition (Booth #5 & 6)

NODA (Booth #11)

Noel Levitz (Booth #60)
A trusted partner to higher education, Noel-Levitz offers solutions for student success, recruitment, and strategic enrollment planning. Our retention services help campuses assess students, intervene early, and remove barriers to persistence. In addition, Noel-Levitz convenes conferences and workshops and provides resources to help campus leaders discover more effective strategies. Visit www.noellevitz.com or http://blog.noellevitz.com.

Pearson (Booth #26 & 27)
Pearson offers cutting edge educational materials and professional development opportunities paired with exceptional customer support for course solutions and leading technology. Review sought after revisions (Carter, Keys to Success) and newly released choices (Baldwin/Tietje, The College Experience and Sherfield, Cornerstones: Professionalism). Engage in our technology firsthand with MyStudentSuccessLab, CourseConnect, customized media, and even build-your-own-book with Pearson Custom Library!

Penguin Group(Booth#24 &25)
Penguin Group (USA) publishes trade fiction and nonfiction books through a wide range of imprints. Please visit http:/us.penguingroup.com for information on our titles, subject catalogs and upcoming academic conventions.

Perseus Books Group (Booth #34)
The Perseus Books Group is committed to enabling independent publishers to reach their potential. Member publishing programs include Avalon Travel, Basic, Da Capo, Running Press, Seal, Vanguard and Westview, as well as partnerships with PublicAffairs, Nation Books, and joint ventures with Weinstein Books and The Daily Beast. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution and Publishers Group West, PBG is also the leading provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent publishers.

Pharos Resources (Booth #74)
Pharos Resources provides Retention Intelligence solutions to improve the awareness and support of at-risk students. Our innovative software suite is a comprehensive approach to early alert, student care and retention - allowing you to identify at-risk students, provide a complete picture of their needs, increase engagement and share meaningful results.  The software package includes data integration, predictive modeling, early alert, case management, communication, reporting and analytics capabilities.  Please go to pharosresources.com for more information

Random House (Booth #31 & 32)
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest English-language general trade book publisher and includes an array of prestigious imprints that publish some of the foremost writers of our time. Many of our titles have already become mainstays in First Year Experience programs throughout the country.

School DateBooks (Booth #23)
School Datebooks has spent 25 years fine-tuning our process into a simple, worry-free experience designed to make things as easy as possible for you. It's about experience.

Simon & Schuster (Booth #9/10)
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats.

Sourcebooks EDU (Booth #49 & 50)
Sourcebooks is the home of the #1 going-to-college book, The Naked Roommate, which has now become the most affordable and student-friendly FYE program available. From Harlan Cohen, America's most trusted college life expert, this program is highly-engaging and fosters more successful students and higher retention rates.

Student Health 101 (Booth #16)
Student Health 101 is a web-based health and wellness outreach program that uses social media to communicate and deliver ongoing health and wellness messages to students. Used by over 450 campuses nationwide and in Canada, Student Health 101 is a turn-key solution that engages your students in making more positive decisions.

The Copia (Booth #2)

The Lampo Group, Inc. (Booth #52)
Dave Ramsey has helped people take control of their money for 20 years, and now he had brought his message to address financial struggles of college students.  By engaging students and teaching them practical, relevant financial skills our FOUNDATIONS curriculum  challenges the way students view money, keeps them enrolled on campus and helps to graduate students with a solid financial foundation.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (Booth #55)
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families by preventing teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults. Helping students avoid unplanned pregnancy-which places additional stress on their time, finances and relationships-can help them complete college. The National Campaign offers free publications and resources, including three online lessons, that college faculty can use to bring this topic to their campus.

The New York Times (Booth #73)

Thinking Beyond Borders (Booth #58)
Thinking Beyond Borders is an educational non-profit offering exceptional international programs for students in the college transition. By melding academic rigor with exceptional fieldwork placements and homestays, TBB programs represent the cutting edge of study abroad and gap year programming.

TOMS Campus Programs (Booth #65)\
TOMS Campus Programs provides resources to students and educators to host fun and educational activities/events that spread awareness of the TOMS movement. Teaching guides and multimedia resources are available for educators that would like to inspire students to think about business and giving in a new way.  Check out www.TOMSCampusPrograms.com

Toolwire (Booth #41)
Toolwire is a learning solutions provider specializing in products and services for experiential learning. Our immersive simulations and cloud-hosted services provide on-demand, personalized practice that meets the dynamic needs of today's learner. We believe that "learning by doing" provides the most effective way to develop skills and enhance student success.

University of Tennessee Extension - Family & Consumer Sciences (Booth #62)
Love Your Money is a free online financial education program designed to provide students with the tools they need to manage money, set goals, and save and invest wisely. The Love Your Money program was developed and is coordinated by University of Tennessee Extension's Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

W.W. Norton (Booth #42)
W. W. Norton & Company has been independent since its founding in 1923, and today stands as the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. From classics, to cutting-edge thinking from leaders in their fields, to contemporary stories, the Norton list offers books to engage, stimulate, and inspire first-year students.

Wiley (Booth #61)
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is an independent, global publisher of print and electronic products. Wiley specializes in scientific and technical books, journals, textbooks and education materials, and professional and consumer books and subscription services.www.wiley.com

XanEdu (Booth #59)