Jeff engages audiences around the world. He’s as comfortable speaking at executive leadership retreats as he is delivering keynote speeches at national meetings, tailoring his insight and ideas as needed.

Jeff engages audiences around the world. He’s as comfortable speaking at executive leadership retreats as he is delivering keynote speeches at national meetings, tailoring his insight and ideas as needed.

Whether you want to tap his expertise in understanding college costs or managing financial investment strategies or you want to explore how human capital needs of the 21st century will impact tomorrow’s majors, he harnesses a bank of knowledge from his years monitoring, reporting and digging deep within the higher ed industry.

For inquiries about Jeff’s speaking engagements, please contact APB Speakers. Michele Fee Smith, senior vice president, mfeesmith@apbspeakers.com.

Upcoming Events

June 2019
    • Deloitte/Educause Convergence Forum, Toronto
    • Liaison User Conference, Boston
    • AASCU Summer Council of Presidents, Minneapolis


*Company or organization event not open to the public.

Suggested Topics

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    The Coming Disruption

    The Internet has disrupted other content industries – music, publishing, and bookstores. Is higher education next? This presentation outlines what’s most at risk for colleges in the coming years and how prospective students and their families can prepare.

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    The Value Gap

    Going to college is worth it, but going to any college at any price may no longer be worth it. For the vast majority of colleges, the time has come to prove their worth. Prospective parents and students want to know if their experience will be rigorous enough to justify the cost and reap the rewards in the job market. This presentation lays out why academic rigor will play a greater role in the value proposition, as a simple credential will no longer cut it in some employment circles.

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    The College of the Future

    As costs continue to rise, more and more students are looking for alternatives to the traditional undergraduate experience. Hybrid learning, three-year degrees, and no-frills colleges are going mainstream. Even for traditional students, the college of tomorrow will be much different than the undergrad days their parents fondly recall. This presentation takes the audience on a tour of the college of the future.

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    The Jobs of Tomorrow

    With the economy in a constant state of change, how are students to pick a major that is supposed to provide them lifetime employment? The very definition of a major is changing and employers are demanding to know more about what students have actually learned in college. This presentation on how colleges might fill human capital needs in the future can be aimed at either consumers or employers.

Selection of Past Events

  • SXSWedu. Austin, TX
  • T-Summit 2015. East Lansing, MI
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Academic Resource Conference. Los Angeles.
  • Association of College Unions International Annual Conference. Orlando.
  • Alliance 2014. Las Vegas.
  • Parchment Exchange Conference. Denver.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Public Affairs Forum. Nashville.
  • Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education. New Orleans
  • Annual Meeting, American Accounting Association. Anaheim, CA
  • Forum on the Future of Higher Education, George Mason University. Fairfax, VA
  • New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association. Saratoga Springs, NY
  • National Academies’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, “Reimaging the University.” Washington, DC
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Institute for Senior Communications and Marketing Professionals. Washington, DC
  • The Summer Seminar, Minneapolis
  • New York State Association for College Admission Counseling, Annual Meeting. Ithaca, NY
  • Council on Undergraduate Research, Annual Meeting. Washington, DC
  • Reboot:California Higher Education. Los Angeles
  • Leading Voices in Higher Education lecture series, Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH
  • National Summit, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, San Francisco
  • Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers, Annual Meeting. Baltimore
  • Association of Consortium Leadership, Annual Conference. Dallas
  • Society for College & University Planning, North Central Regional Conference. St. Louis
  • Association of Canadian Community Colleges Conference, Ottawa.
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference & Expo. San Diego.
  • Law School Admission Council, annual conference. Asheville, NC.
  • Higher Education Consultants Association. Portland, OR.
  • Keynote, Society for College and University Planning International. Pittsburgh.
  • Keynote, National Conference of State Legislatures. Minneapolis.

  • California State University Provosts Retreat
  • Washington University St. Louis senior leadership meeting
  • Amherst College Board of Trustees
  • Georgetown University senior leadership retreat
  • Franklin & Marshall Board of Trustees
  • Miami University (Ohio), Strategic Planning group
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chancellor’s cabinet
  • St. Michael’s College (VT), Trustees
  • John Carroll University. Cleveland
  • Texas A&M International University. Laredo, TX.
  • Ball State University. Muncie, IN.

  • Parent Education Speaker Series, Mountain View High School. Mountain View, CA
  • Maryvale Preparatory School, Lutherville, MD

About Jeff

Jeff Selingo has written about higher education for two decades. He is author of three books and a regular contributor to the Washington Post.

His newest book, There Is Life After College (HarperCollins, 2016), explores how today’s young adults need to navigate school in order to succeed in the job market of tomorrow. His first book, College (Un)Bound, was a New York Times best-selling education book. Read more about Jeff here.