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JOIN US this May at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri for three outstanding days of learning and sharing about student persistence, retention, and success in higher education. This is our ninth annual International Conference focused on students, bringing together top researchers, policymakers, and professionals involved in student retention and success at secondary schools and postsecondary institutions.

This year's conference will feature plenary presentations by retention experts and professionals from around the US and Canada, as well as pre-conference workshops. Confirmed speakers include:


Participants from postsecondary institutions and other interested organizations will come together to share ideas and learn more about solutions to help students meet their personal and collective goals.

The CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS has been announced and the deadline for presentations is February 28, 2017.

Follow the links to the left for additional information. In the meantime, please contact us at if you have any questions. Discounts are provided for institutional groups of four or more participants.

I look forward to seeing you in St. Louis!


Best regards,

Dr. Watson Scott Swail
President and CEO, Educational Policy Institute