Community College Futures Assembly

Engage with the 2025 Bellwether Award finalists judged to be the top 30 programs from a national pool of college submissions and by an expert field of judges.

Join us in an exciting and final round of judging where you will learn about innovative, evidence-based, and outcomes-driven initiatives. A select group of college CEOS, trustees, and college practitioners will present on their respective college program, service or model and vie to be selected as a 2024 Bellwether Award recipient. Hear from respected keynote speakers, enjoy the Bellwether Finalists Showcase & Opening Reception, participate in your choice of 30 Bellwether Finalist presentations and take part in the culminating keynote presentation and Bellwether Award Ceremony. You won’t want to miss it!

The 2025 Community College Futures Assembly will take place in February 2025, in San Antonio, TX!

There will be 10 presentations in each of the three award strands:

  • Instructional Programs & Services
  • Workforce Development
  • Planning, Governance and Finance

We look forward to hosting the Futures Assembly in beautiful San Antonio!

Registration will open soon


Community Colleges Futures Assembly - A Look Back


Welcome to the 2024 Community College Futures Assembly! On this 30th anniversary of the Futures Assembly, we celebrate our founder, Dr. Dale F. Campbell, who established a national award competition to recognize the value and importance of promoting replicable and scalable community college innovations that produce measurable successes. In 2009, Dale established the Bellwether College Consortium to ensure these award-winning colleges could share ideas and replicate proven practices and programs. This year marks our largest assembly, with 30 community colleges vying for the Bellwether Awards and eight community colleges competing for the Legacy Award. We salute the Bellwether and Legacy finalists for their tremendous and tireless efforts to address critical issues and look forward to learning more about their evidence-based innovations.


Digital Program    Event Photos


Welcome to the 2023 Community College Futures Assembly! How lucky we are to come together on this 29th anniversary of the Futures Assembly and to have 30 teams share their award-winning programs with consortium members. The Bellwether College Consortium is a family of community colleges that address critical issues with evidenced-based innovations deemed worthy of replication by an esteemed jury of judges.


Event Program     Event Photos


Welcome to the 2022 Community College Futures Assembly! As much as 2020 proved challenging, our past year was equally difficult. Still, many of our community colleges made it their mission to build better opportunities for personal care and professional growth for their staff and students. Our Assembly's theme, Breakthroughs and Bold Moves: Celebrating our Tenacity and Resourcefulness, honors these indelible moments.


Photo Album        Event Program 


Welcome to the 2021 Virtual Bellwether College Consortium Policy

Summit and Community College Futures Assembly! As we ring in a new year and transition to life under a new presidential administration, we reflect on the challenges both personal and professional that 2020 dealt us. We re-envisioned teaching and learning, provided record numbers of students with food pantry items, hotspots, laptops, and emergency aid all while spearheading the transition of roughly 5.4 million community college students to remote education.

Event Program    


Welcome to the 2020 Bellwether College Consortium (BCC) Policy Summit and Community College Futures Assembly. In this 26th year of serving as an independent policy think tank, we come together to share important trends, to serve as a conduit for conducting vital research, and to hear from business and industry partners who play a significant role in increasing the value and applicability of a community college credential. Both the summit and the assembly feature respected leaders in our community college family. These individuals personify the conference’s theme – Embracing an Entrepreneurial Spirit: Taking Risks and Achieving Success.

Photo Album        Event program    



Contact Us



We are here to address your questions and share our latest news. Reach out to us if we don’t reach out to you!

For general questions:

Rose Martinez, PhD