600 Atlantic Ave
Boston, Massachusetts

You've been hearing each day about ups and downs in world financial markets and how that yo-yo swing will affect college prices, college accessthe very future of New England's higher education enterprise and its knowledge economy.

Join leaders of education, business and government for a daylong discussion on the recent economic volatility, its impact on higher education institutions and students and some strategies New England campuses are pursuing to not only survive the crises ... but to thrive!

Speakers include:

James E. Glassman, Senior Economist, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Roger Goodman, Vice President, Moody's Investor Services

Katharine Bradbury, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Sue Menditto, National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

Brian Sigritz, National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)

Dr. Philip Day, President/CEO of National Assoc1ation of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Mark Kantrowitz, Publisher, Finaid.org

Members of the New England Congressional Delegation (TBA)

Gary Sasse, Director, Rhode Island Department of Revenue

Richard Doherty, President, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts (AICUM)

Thomas Graf, Executive Director, Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)

Terry Hartle, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, American Council on Education (ACE)

Kathleen Dawley, President, Maguire Associates

Jim Markel, CEO, Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium

You'll hear from financial experts, economists, higher education leaders and policymakers on the following pressing questions:

* What conditions created the worst economic downturn in modern U.S. history?

* How will state budget cuts impact New England higher education?

* What will be the consequences for students and their families?

* What impact will the current economic crisis have on higher education management and resources?

* How can colleges leverage the current crisis to cut costs while serving students and their communities?

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Added by nebhe on November 11, 2008

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