Fact Sheet

The Liberal Arts Illuminated Conference was hosted by the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn. and Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minn. on July 11-13, 2016.

  • 215 people registered for the conference (as of July 7), representing 54 colleges/universities and 20 other organizations (associations, foundations, media, consultants, firms).
  • 25 states and three countries are represented at the conference, with the top locations being: Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Washington, D.C., New York, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Alberta (Canada).
  • The conference attendee profile by position includes: faculty (75), college/educational organization leaders (74), college/educational organization staff (38), trustees (12), students (12), media (4).
Liberal Arts Illuminated is hosted by the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University with support from the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, the Council of Independent Colleges, Academic Impressions, the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation and the Minnesota Private College Council, with special funding from U.S. Bank, The Lawlor Group, Baker Tilly, William F. Knese and Suzan-Oda Crokin Knese, and Lee and Vicki Morgan.