Conference & Events Calendar for Penguin Random House Higher Education

By Sara Clemens | March 30 2018 | Conferences

Penguin Random House Higher Education will be attending the upcoming conferences and events.





Conference on the First Year Experience (FYE)

Washington, D.C.

The Annual Conference of The First-Year Experience provides an ongoing forum where higher education professionals can share experiences, concerns, and accomplishments related to supporting student learning, development, and success within their first year of college. The conference aims to promote a comprehensive and engaging community open to a diversity of ideas, in which all delegates are given the opportunity and resources to grow personally and professionally.

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Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC)

MARCH 25 – MARCH 28, 2020
Milwaukee, WI

The conference for the College Composition & Communication boasts more than 3000 higher education faculty from across the nation that come to converse, share, network, and learn about issues that influence the scholarship and teaching of composition. The program sessions cover such topics as the grading and assessment; issues of gender, race, and class; the use of contingent, adjunct, and part-time faculty; the tenure debate; intellectual property; and the way technologies are reshaping the teaching of the discipline.



Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

MARCH 19 – MARCH 22, 2020
Boston, MA

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America and features 443 sessions, a book exhibition, and has over 3300 attendees. The AAS Annual Conference is the must-attend event for anyone interested in the study of Asia.




The Organization of American Historians (OAH)

APRIL 2 – APRIL 5, 2020
Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. The mission of the annual conference is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and the equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.



National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

APRIL 2 – APRIL 5, 2020
Boston, MA

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.



Association for Psychological Science (APS)

MAY 21 – MAY 24, 2020
Chicago, IL

The 30th APS Convention will bring together more than 4000 scientists from disciplines spanning the full spectrum of psychological science. Those who attend will gain insights into research and trends from world-renowned psychological scientists, a chance to improve a multitude of skills, an opportunity to deepen knowledge, and a space to forge life-long collaborations with colleagues.



Advanced Placement (AP)

JULY 16 – JULY 19, 2020
Boston, MA

For more than 60 years, the College Board’s AP Program has grown by fostering collaboration among professionals working to develop students’ college-level knowledge and skills. In 2017, over 2.7 million students representing both public and private schools around the world took over 4.9 million AP Exams.


American Sociological Association (ASA)

AUGUST 8 – AUGUST 11, 2020
San Francisco. CA

As the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.




American Political Science Association (APSA)

September 10 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2020
San Francisco, CA

For over 100 years, the APSA has supported over 12000 members from more than eighty different countries by bringing together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe to deepen our understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship throughout the world. The annual meeting gives attendees the opportunity to strengthen the professional environment for political science, recognize outstanding work in the discipline, and encourage the application of rigorous ethical and intellectual standards in the profession.




National Orientation Directors Association (NODA)

OCTOBER 27 – OCTOBER 30, 2020
Minneapolis, MN

NODA was chartered in 1976 and continues the tradition of orientation, retention and transition professionals who have met annually for over 40 years. Today, NODA is an international association comprised of professional administrators, students, faculty and related organizations. The Association strives to attract a pluralistic membership and leadership and endeavors to facilitate the professional development of its members. NODA is further dedicated to inter-association cooperation, the advancement of professional and ethical standards, and the production of scholarly works.





National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)

Denver, CO

For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, publications, and resources; to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events.





American Academy of Religion (AAR)

Boston, MA

In a world where religion plays so central a role in social, political, and economic events, as well as in the lives of communities and individuals, there is a critical need for ongoing reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions, and values. The American Academy of Religion’s mission is to promote such reflection through excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of religion.




National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

December 4 – December 6, 2020
Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies is the largest professional association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. With members in all the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 69 foreign countries, NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, civics, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education. The NCSS membership represents K-12 classroom teachers, college and university faculty members, curriculum designers and specialists, social studies supervisors, and leaders in the various disciplines that constitute the social studies.




Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)

Washington, D.C.

The Association for Jewish Studies is a learned society and professional organization whose mission is to advance research and teaching in Jewish Studies at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, and to foster greater understanding of Jewish Studies scholarship among the wider public.






American Historical Association (AHA)

JANUARY 7 – JANUARY 10, 2020
Seattle, WA

The American Historical Association (AHA) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research. As the largest historical society in the United States, the AHA provides leadership and advocacy for the profession, fights to ensure academic freedom, monitors professional standards, spearheads essential research in the field, and provides resources and services to help its members succeed. The AHA serves more than 14,000 history professionals, representing every historical period and geographical area.



Modern Language Association (MLA)

JANUARY 9 – JANUARY 12, 2020
Seattle, WA

Featuring more than 800 sessions on language, literature, and culture while drawing nearly 7000 attendees, the MLA convention is the largest scholarly meeting in the humanities. Members and non-members alike are welcome to network, learn, and expand their professional careers.