Innovation and Public-Private Partnership in Higher Education Postponed to October 26-28, 2020 | Arlington, VA Hosted by BY INVITATION ONLY

About the Event

P3•EDU is an invitation only event bringing together a select group of university leaders and a handful of private company CEOs to network and share best practices around public-private partnerships in higher education. For more information, please contact the host at

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About George Mason University

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls over 38,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Learn more at

2020 Speakers

Henry Cisneros

Chairman and Co-CIO American Triple I Partners; former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Terry McAuliffe

72nd Governor of Virginia

Adela de la Torre

President, San Diego State University

Tim Sands

President, Virginia Tech

Anne Holton

Interim President, George Mason University

Philip Regier

CEO, EdPlus at Arizona State University

Tony Miller

Managing Partner, Excolere Equity Partners; former Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Education

Don Kilburn

CEO, UMass Online

Carol Kissal

Senior Vice President, Administration & Finance, George Mason University

Robert Shireman

Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation; former Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education

Lou Pugliese

CEO, UMUC Ventures

Ted Mitchell

President, American Council on Education (ACE); former Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

William Hansen

President & CEO, Strada Education Network; former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

Doug Becker

Founder & Chairman of Cintana Education; Founder of Laureate Education

Brian Napack

President & CEO, Wiley

Michelle Marks

Vice President for Academic Innovation & New Ventures, George Mason University

Lorrie Clemo

President, D’Youville College

Dan Greenstein

Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Judith Eaton

President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Jay Vaughan

Partner & Chair of the Education Practice, Cooley LLP

Vivek Sharma

CEO & Founder, InStride

Lesa Roe

Chancellor, University of North Texas System

Dan Feitelberg

Principal, Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Advisory Sector Leader, KPMG

John Latham

CEO, INTO University Partnerships

Pete Wheelan

CEO, InsideTrack

Edward Seidel

Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation, University of Illinois System

Michael Le Roy

President, Calvin University

Peter McPherson

President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Ryan Craig

Managing Director, University Ventures

John Katzman

CEO, Noodle Partners

Helen Drinan

President, Simmons University

Geoffrey Chatas

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Georgetown University

Julie Skolnicki

Senior Managing Director of University Partnerships, Greystar

Brian Blake

Provost and Executive Vice President, The George Washington University

Marni Baker Stein

Provost & Chief Academic Officer, Western Governors University

Deborah Crawford

Vice President for Research, Innovation & Economic Impact, George Mason University

Suzanne Mellon

President, Carlow University

Harlan Sands

President, Cleveland State University

Peter Taylor

President, ECMC Foundation

Félix Matos Rodríguez

Chancellor, City University of New York (CUNY)

Dorothy Leland

Chancellor Emerita, University of California, Merced

Sally Amoruso

Chief Partner Officer, EAB

Farouk Dey

Vice Provost for Integrative Learning & Life Design, Johns Hopkins University

Rose Pascarell

Vice President for University Life. George Mason University

Brian Sedlak

Partner & Real Estate Practice Leader, Jones Day

Bryan Hancock

Partner and Global Talent Leader, McKinsey & Company

Bill Bayless

CEO, American Campus Communities

Jennifer (J.J.) Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, University of Virginia

Eric LaMott

Interim President, Concordia University, St. Paul

Amelia Parnell

Vice President for Research and Policy, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

Adrian Marrullier

CEO, Sextant Marketing

Makola Abdullah

President, Virginia State University

S. David Wu

Provost & Executive Vice President, George Mason University

Goldie Blumenstyk

Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ranch Kimball

Member, Board of Trustees, Boston University

Steve Fireng

CEO, Keypath Education

Doug Lederman

Editor, Inside Higher Ed

Matt Myllykangas

Director of Student Housing Development, Lendlease Communities

James Sparkman

Partner, Alpha Education

Todd Zipper

President, Wiley Education Services

Victor Hoskins

President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Mason Ailstock

Senior Principal, HR&A Advisors

David Burge

Vice President for Enrollment Management, George Mason University

Ben Wallerstein

CEO and Co-Founder, Whiteboard Advisors

Dennis Gephardt

Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service

Jeanne Contardo

Managing Director, Capital CoLAB, Greater Washington Partnership

Gates Bryant

Partner, Tyton Partners

Lee Gardner

Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Jay Hawthorn

Managing Director, Barclays Investment Bank

Brad Noyes

Executive Vice President, Brailsford & Dunlavey

2020 Attendees

Please join executive leaders from the following colleges and universities:
Invited guests are welcome to register by clicking the link below.


Unless otherwise noted, all activities shall take place at:

George Mason University  |  Van Metre Hall  |  3351 Fairfax Drive  |  Arlington, VA

Day 1

Monday, October 26

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Welcome reception 


Day 2

Tuesday, October 27

7:45 am
Registration; Continental breakfast

8:30 am
Opening remarks; Morning sessions

12 pm

1 pm
Afternoon sessions

4:50 pm

Day 3

Wednesday, October 28

8 am
Continental breakfast

8:30 am
Keynote address; Morning sessions

12 pm
Closing remarks; Lunch

Program Highlights

Peer universities share their experience in partnering with private companies across a range of areas, including:
  • Online programs
  • Student housing and campus infrastructure projects
  • Innovation districts
  • Energy and campus assets 
  • Global student mobility
Sample discussion topics:
  • Higher education: 2020 & beyond
  • Financial and academic risks involved with public-private partnerships
  • Partnerships as a catalyst for change management
  • The university and the future of work

Travel & Accommodations

P3•EDU will be held at George Mason’s Arlington, Virginia, campus approximately 15 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport (IAD).

To view a map of the George Mason University Arlington campus click here.

The Westin Arlington Gateway

801 North Glebe Rd.  |  Arlington, VA 22203


Van Metre Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201


Frequently Asked Questions

With the date change, what is the status of my conference registration and hotel reservation?


Your registration has been updated with the new conference dates. For those needing time to decide if they can still join us, a full refund will be available for all cancellations made on or before September 10, 2020. Please email event support at with any questions or requests.


If you had a hotel reservation at the Westin Arlington Gateway for the April conference dates, your reservation has been cancelled and a cancellation email sent to you from the Westin. If you made reservations at a different hotel, you are responsible for cancelling your own reservation. We will send you an updated hotel link to make your new reservation soon.


What are the dates of the conference?

Conference dates are all day Tuesday, October 27, and the morning of Wednesday, October 28, 2020. A welcome reception will be held the evening of Monday, October 26, 2020.

What does my registration fee include?

Registration fees include access to all conference activities and meals:

Monday, October 26 – Welcome Reception
Tuesday, October 27 – Full Day Program; Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Reception
Wednesday, October 28 – Half Day Program; Continental Breakfast and Lunch

What is conference attire?

Business or business casual attire

Are there sponsorship opportunities available?

Sponsorship is available by invitation only. Please contact if you are interested in sponsorship.


Who is attending the conference?

Attendance at P3•EDU is intended for college and university leaders including presidents, provosts, CFOs, VPs, and trustees. The event is by invitation only. Please contact if you are interested in attending.

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee for college, university and association attendees is $495. The registration fee for corporate and non-university attendees is $1,995.

Can my organization pay our registration fee by check?

Payment for P3•EDU is by credit card only. If you are unable to pay by credit card, please contact

How do I make changes to my registration?

If you need to make any changes to your registration, please email

If I need to cancel, how do I receive a refund?

Cancellations will be accepted with a full refund if submitted on or before September 10, 2020. No refunds will be given after September 10, 2020. Please email with any cancellation requests.

Why have I not received a registration confirmation?

All confirmations are sent via email at the conclusion of your registration. If you have not received an email confirmation, please check your spam or junk mail folder. If you still need a copy of your confirmation or receipt, please email


What airport do I fly into?

Two major airports serve the Arlington, VA, area: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is just 7 miles away and Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 21 miles away.

Does the conference hotel offer a room block with discounted pricing?

Yes. Please see Travel for a link to the hotel website.

What is the address of the conference?

George Mason University – Van Metre Hall – 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Will transportation be provided from the airport to the hotel?

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the hotel.

Will transportation be provided from the hotel to the reception & event?

Yes. We will have complimentary transportation available to all registered attendees staying at the Westin Arlington Gateway. Service will be provided to and from both the evening reception Monday, October 26, as well as to and from George Mason University Tuesday, October 27, and Wednesday, October 28. A detailed transportation schedule will be provided to all registered attendees in advance of the event.

Will parking be available at George Mason University?

Yes. All registered attendees will have free on-site parking for the duration of the event. To view a map of the George Mason University campus, click here.

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