Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, DC

October 24 - 26, 2016

PromiseNet is a convening of practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to learn more about the College Promise movement. 

We’re bringing together stakeholders who are committed to expanding access and affordability throughout higher education. PromiseNet 2016 will enable discussions around local place-based scholarship programs, community economic development models, and efforts underway to replicate and scale the College Promise with state and federal support.


PromiseNet 2016 is hosted by the College Promise Campaign. 

The College Promise Campaign is an initiative of the nonprofit Civic Nation, working to guarantee a funded community college education for every responsible, hard working student. 


Why Attend?

1.  Networking Opportunities

Meet professionals in the Promise network who can share their experiences with you.

2. Field Trainings

Want to start a Promise program? Attend trainings led by established programs to learn best practices.  

3. Content-Specific Conversations

Talk with practitioners and policy professionals to learn more about how to start and maintain the success of your Promise program.


PromiseNet 2016 will run from Monday, October 24th to Wednesday, October 26th, 2016.
To view the full agenda of the conference, please click here

12:00-3:00pm: Registration opens at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
3:00-5:00pm: Opening night of PromiseNet 2016
6:30-8:00pm: Evening welcome reception in the Cannon Caucus Room at the U.S. House of Representatives   
8:00-10:00pm: Swag swap Mesa Deck Room at Tortilla Coast                                                               

8:00am: Continental breakfast available at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
8:30-5:30pm: Day two of PromiseNet 2016

9:00am-12:00pm: Close PromiseNet 2016 by joining the College Promise Campaign and The United State of Women of the Voices of Educational Opportunity Forum at Holland & Knight LLP (breakfast will be provided).

Breakout Tracks

You can participate in three breakout sessions during PromiseNet 2016. To guide your selection, there are five breakout tracks to fit your interests. We encourage you to follow one track for all three sessions, or build your own experience.

Click here for a list of breakouts within each track and for descriptions of each.