Today, more than 8,000 institutions, including high schools, colleges and universities, rely on Parchment for the secure and trusted delivery of academic credentials. This network of sending and receiving organizations make up the Parchment Network, the largest network of secondary and postsecondary institutions. To bring high school counselors, college admissions officers and university registrars together to meet their peers, Parchment hosts a series of regional user conferences, each called Parchment Connect.
Parchment Connects are one-day, free events bringing the Parchment secondary and postsecondary network together to learn best practices from peers, discuss emerging trends in academic credentials and network with others within the region. Since 2014, Parchment has hosted nine regional Parchment Connects in Arizona (2), California, Colorado (2), Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Attendees from past Parchment Connects rave about their experience. “Hands down your conference was the BEST I have ever attended! Your team was professional, knowledgeable and personable. I left excited about your product and what I could do to make the most of it. Additionally, I LOVED how there was a Parchment staff member at each table. I truly felt valued as a client during the conference,” Cherie N., Michigan.
Session topics and conference highlights include:
- Emerging trends in academic credentials presentation
- Member panel discussion
- Best practices breakout sessions
- Q&A with the Parchment Product and Member Development teams
- Member networking opportunities
- Lunch provided
- Campus Tour (optional)
Six Parchment Connect events remain in 2016. Sign up is available for most events today:
- Tuesday, October 4: Parchment Connect Kentucky hosted by University of Louisville. To learn more and register today, click here.
- Tuesday, October 11: Parchment Connect Pennsylvania & Delaware hosted by West Chester University in West Chester. To learn more and register today, click here.
- Thursday, October 13: Parchment Connect Texas hosted by Frisco Independent School District. To learn more and register today, click here.
- Wednesday, October 19: Parchment Connect Georgia hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta. To learn more and register today, click here.
- Friday, October 21: Parchment Connect South Carolina hosted by Greenville Technical College. To learn more and register today, click here.
- Wednesday, October 26: Parchment Connect Indiana will be hosted by Ball State University. Registration is not yet open, however, we will send an email to all Indiana schools once available.