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AALHE 2024 Conference

June 3-6, 2024 | Portland, Oregon

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About the Conference Theme

The AALHE Annual Assessment Conference is an exceptional forum for assessment practitioners in higher education. Small session sizes with diverse topic offerings and multiple opportunities to interact with others in the assessment community and leading thinkers in the field make this one of the best resources for those doing assessment in higher education.

Conference attendees choose from sessions that showcase new research and innovation in assessment practices, participate in interactive skill development workshops, discuss promising practices during dialogue and panel sessions, and engage with leading thinkers in assessment throughout the conference. 

The AALHE Assessment Conference is designed to:

  • Provide professional development opportunities for the advanced assessment practitioner and newcomers to the field;
  • Connect assessment professionals with colleagues across the field; and,
  • Lead and advocate for promising practices in assessment.

Educators and assessment practitioners of all levels and institution types are encouraged to attend the AALHE Conference.  

Trailblazing, Traversing, and Transforming: Cultivating Student Learning Through Effective and Innovative Assessment encapsulates the fostering of an environment of belonging through scholarship, advocacy, engagement, and networking. "Trailblazing" signifies breaking new ground in assessment through evidence-based methodologies and exploring uncharted scholarly territories to improve student learning. "Traversing" emphasizes the journey of navigating obstacles and building intentional assessment systems that affirm all learners and ensure that these systems value the wisdom and ways of knowing of individuals and communities. "Transforming" underlines the power of assessment narratives that demonstrate evidence of student learning. This theme invites educators to exchange ideas, share successes, and collectively harness the potential of assessment to enhance student learning.


  • Anticipated Notification to Proposal Authors: February 19, 2024
  • Conference registration opens:  February 1, 2024
  • Proposal Authors Acceptance Confirmation Due: February 23, 2024
  • Presenter Registration Required: March 29, 2024
  • Session Materials and Presenter Profiles Due: May 19, 2024
  • Conference registration closes:  May 30, 2024

Hotel & Travel

All meeting sessions and exhibits will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton - Portland. The hotel is in Portland’s Lloyd District, within a half-mile of the Moda Center. The event is also one block from Lloyd Center shopping, and the local MAX Light Rail station, linking to downtown Portland and the airport. Multnomah Grille offers a wide breakfast menu daily. Enjoy small plates, classic favorites, and a wide selection of beverages at Gather Food & Drink. Many gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options are available.

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DoubleTree by Hilton - Portland

1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97332

Hotel reservation can be made by CLICKING HERE.

A block of rooms is being held at the hotel starting at $215 – Run-of-House, per night. Be sure to make your reservation before Thursday, May 2nd, 2024, to secure this rate. The above room rate does not include state and local taxes, services fees, or hotel fees, and is subject to availability.

Pre-Conference Workshops

This year we have one FULL DAY pre-conference workshop and two (2) AM and four (4) PM pre-conference workshops to choose from. Lunch will be provided for those who register for a full day workshop OR two half-day workshops. Learn more about the individual sessions by CLICKING HERE.

Keynote Speaker

This year, our Keynote Speaker will be José Antonio Bowen, Ph.D., F.R.S.A. He will be speaking about Thinking with A.I. and the Future of Assessment. Learn more about the keynote speaker and presentation by CLICKING HERE.

Networking Excursions

We have several opportunities available while attending the 2024 AALHE Annual Conference! If you're arriving on Monday, June 3rd, there are two Service Impact & Community Outreach opportunites. On Tuesday evening, June 4th, there is a sunset dinner cruise on the Willamette River. And on Wednesday, June 5th, there is a haunted hotel tour and a haunted pub crawl! 

There are also two opportunities that don't require registration - "Books for prisoners" book donation and a trip to Powell's Bookstore and Voodoo Doughnuts!

Learn more about these community outreaches and excursions by CLICKING HERE.

Conference Program Schedule

Learn more about the many sessions and networking events by reviewing the Schedule-at-a-Glance by CLICKING HERE.

Conference Volunteers

Get more engaged by volunteering during the event - help at the Registration Desk, guide attendees to sessions, or moderate speaker presentations. Participating as a volunteer during the conference can be a rewarding way to engage with AALHE. We greatly appreciate your support in making the 2024 AALHE Conference a resounding success.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Exhibitors and sponsors are welcome to join us in Portland, Oregon! AALHE is your connection to an engaged community of 400+ assessment practitioners from higher education institutions across the nation and the world. More information will be coming soon. Learn more about our exhibit and sponsorship opportunities by CLICKING HERE.

Donate to our 2024 AALHE Travel Grants
AALHE is pleased to offer a limited number of grants to support members in good standing who wish to attend the AALHE Annual Conference. We believe in fostering inclusivity and accessibility for all our members, and we invite our members to join us in this mission by contributing to our conference grant initiative. Your support will directly impact the professional development opportunities available to our members, ensuring that a diverse range of voices and perspectives are represented at our conference. Together, let's make the AALHE Annual Conference an enriching experience for all. 

To donate, submit your donation GIVE HERE.

Request funds from our 2024 AALHE Travel Grants
AALHE is pleased to offer a limited number of grants to support members in good standing who wish to attend the AALHE Annual Conference. Pre-conference workshops, networking dinners, and excursions are not covered by grant support.

To apply, please complete the application HERE.
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2024.  Grant recipients will be notified in writing by April 1, 2024.



Questions about the AALHE 2024 Conference? Contact [email protected].

Past Conferences

Past Conference Program books are available for review. Members may also access Conference Proceedings from past conferences.