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 info@p3edu.com.

P3•EDU 2019 Starts in:


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 www.gmu.edu

Past Speakers
2020 Speakers to be announced soon.

Tim Kaine

United States Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia

Mark Becker

President, Georgia State University

Ángel Cabrera

President, George Mason University

Millie Garcia

President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Belle Wheelan

President, Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges

Rafael Bras

Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Sylvia Burwell

President, American University; former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

Ted Mitchell

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

Javier Miyares

President, University of Maryland University College

Ruth Watkins

President, University of Utah

Goldie Blumenstyk

Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Steve Fireng

CEO, Keypath Education

William Hansen

President & CEO, Strada Education Network

Ritu Kalra

Managing Director, Head of Western Region & Higher Education Public Sector & Infrastructure Finance, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Jay Vaughan

Partner & Chair of the Education Practice, Cooley LLP

Katie Blot

COO, Vemo Education

Dennis Gephardt

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

Brian Napack

President & CEO, Wiley

Brad Noyes

Executive Vice President, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Jamie Wilhelm

Executive Vice President, American Campus Communities

Michael Amiridis

Chancellor, University of Illinois Chicago

Ryan Craig

Managing Director, University Ventures

John Katzman

CEO, Noodle Partners

Michelle Marks

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

Pete Wheelan

CEO, InsideTrack

Anant Agarwal

CEO, edX

Janine Davidson

President, Metropolitan State University of Denver; former Under Secretary of the United States Navy

Doug Lederman

Editor, Inside Higher Ed

Chip Paucek

CEO, 2U Inc.

Rosemarie Rae

Vice Chancellor of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, University of California, Berkeley

Wes Bush

Chairman, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Brian Edelman

President, Purdue Research Foundation

Carol Kissal

Senior Vice President, Administration & Finance, George Mason University

Rick Miranda

Provost & Executive Vice President, Colorado State University

S. David Wu

Provost & Executive Vice President, George Mason University

Past Attendees

2020 Attendees to be announced soon.

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, April 13

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Welcome reception 

Top of The Hay
The Hay-Adams
800 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

Day 2

Tuesday, April 14

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, April 15

8 am
Continental breakfast

8:30 am
Keynote address; Morning sessions

12 pm
Closing remarks; Lunch

Day 4

Program Highlights

Peer universities share their experience in partnering with private companies across a range of areas, including:

  • Enabling the design and growth of online degree programs
  • International student recruitment and pathways programs
  • Student retention and success coaching
  • Predictive analytics for institutional decision making
  • Innovative student housing and campus infrastructure projects

Accreditors and rating agencies provide their perspective on the academic and financial risks involved with public-private partnerships

Leading company CEOs and venture capitalists offer their views on partnering with colleges and universities

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


What are the dates of the conference?

Conference dates are all day Tuesday, April 14, and the morning of Wednesday, April 15, 2020. A welcome reception will be held the evening of Monday, April 13, 2020.

What does my registration fee include?

Registration fees include access to all conference activities and meals:

Monday, April 13 – Welcome Reception
Tuesday, April 14 – Full Day Program; Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Reception
Wednesday, April 15- 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 info@p3edu.com 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 info@p3edu.com 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 p3edu@wilsonwest.com.

How do I make changes to my registration?

If you need to make any changes to your registration, please email p3edu@wilsonwest.com.

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

Cancellations will be accepted with a full refund if submitted on or before March 10, 2020. No refunds will be given after March 10, 2020. Please email p3edu@wilsonwest.com 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 p3edu@wilsonwest.com.


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, April 13, as well as to and from George Mason University Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15. 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.