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2024 SDHEA Fall Conference
2024 SDHEA Fall Conference
Get ready for an exciting journey towards the future of South Dakota higher education. This year’s theme is “Navigating the Future”. Register for the conference, book your hotel, and submit your proposal. Have questions? Connect with us at for more information.
Oct 02, 2024, 8:00 AM MDT – Oct 03, 2024, 5:00 PM MDT
Western Dakota Technical College,
800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City, SD 57703, USA
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Call for  Proposals

Deadline Extended until June 1

South Dakota Graduate

We are excited to be able to offer eight $200 scholarships to South Dakota graduate students to help offset the cost to attend the annual conference.

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Graduate Student Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of our 2023 conference guests, we raised over $1,400 through our silent auction. These dollars will assist South Dakota graduate students in attending our 2024 conference.


We are pleased to offer eight $200 scholarships and waive registration costs for the recipients.


To apply, please submit your information by August 1, 2024, and awarded recipients will be notified after August 1, 2024.

Hotel Reservations
Courtyard Rapid City

Book by September 01to secure state rates ($75/night)

Hotel Reservations (October 01 - October 03) are available at the Courtyard Rapid City, 580 WaTiki Way, Box Elder, South Dakota 57719. Reservations at the state rate ($75) are available if reserved by September 01, 2024, and must be made by calling 605-791-0945 and referencing that you are with SDHEA or online here.

The Courtyard by Marriott Rapid City is happy to host the guests of the South Dakota Higher Education Association. Guests must book by Sunday, September 1, 2023. Individuals may book their reservation at the contracted rate below or can call our hotel directly at 605-791-0945 and request a reservation for the South Dakota Higher Education Association. The Courtyard allows individual cancellations without penalty up to 48 hours prior to arrival date. Policy is enforced regardless of what automated emails or Marriott websites list.

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  Past Presidents' Social  

October 01, 2024 7-9PM MT

We are excited to invite you to the pre-conference social on October 1, 2024, from 7-9 pm MT at Downtown Rapid City. This event, called the Past Presidents' Social, will be hosted by the past presidents of SDHEA.


Join us at the tentative location, Pour 54 Taphouse, for light refreshments and your first drink on us. This will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow members and kick off the conference in a relaxed setting.


We look forward to seeing you there!

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