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USC-System Advisors' Conference

Every year the Office of the Provost hosts a system-wide conference focusing on academic advising best practices, student support, and innovative strategies. All professional staff academic advisors, faculty academic advisors, and student support advisors are invited to attend the conference.

11th Annual Advisors' Educational Conference

Advising Through the Ages:

Past, Present, and Future

Friday, February 16, 2024

Russell House University Union, Main Ballroom

Register to Attend


View the 2024 Conference Booklet

Previous Conference Themes and Materials

For themes and materials from previous advisors conferences please see below.

The 2023 USC System Advisors’ Educational Conference explored the heart and art of advising and how a student-centered approach if often where the heart of advising is found.

View the 2023 Conference Booklet [pdf]

The 2022 USC System Advisors’ Educational Conference explored strategies that allow advisors to showcase how they are positively impacting advising at Carolina. 

View the 2022 Conference Booklet [pdf]

Every Student. Every Voice. One University. Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Advising was the theme for the 2020 conference held on February 14, 2020. Sessions were aimed at how academic advisors can best support our students in inclusive and diverse environments. 

2020 Conference Booklet [pdf]

Building Bridges: Mind the Gap was the theme for the 2019 conference held on February 15, 2019. Sessions were aimed at equipping advisors to help students navigate potential gaps in knowledge and experiences across all campuses. 

2019 Conference Booklet [pdf]

Advising Hacks was the theme for the 2018 conference held on February 16, 2018. The  conference aimed at providing academic advisors with the most essential information related to their position. Attendees  chose two of five tracks. 

2018 Conference Booklet [pdf]

Transfer Transitions was the theme for the 2017 conference held on February 10,2017. The conference focused on providing academic advisors with the knowledge and resources to assist transfer students toward a timely degree completion and included a keynote address by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Sandra Kelly. 

2017 Conference Booklet [pdf]

Next Generation Advising was the theme for the 2016 conference held on February 19, 2016. The program focused on the students, technology and advising practice required to advise our ever-changing student population.

The program also included comments from our new provost, Dr. Joan Gabel, a keynote address, lunch and breakout sessions to maximize participation by advisors from all campuses.

2016 Conference Booklet [pdf]

Keynote Address: EAB Next Generation Advising by Matt Pellish [pdf]

The Complete Advisor: Putting the Pieces together was the theme for the 2015 conference held on February 13, 2015.

2015 Conference Booklet [pdf]

Appreciative Advising was the theme for the 2014 conference held on February 28, 2014 and included a keynote address:  by Dr. Jenny Bloom on The Appreciative Advising Revolution. 

Poster Session Materials [pdf]

Keynote and Breakout Session Materials [pdf]

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