Palm Desert, CA
July 16-18, 2018


For many years, Hobsons has sponsored two separate users’ conferences - the Naviance Summer Institute for our K12 community, and Hobsons University for higher education clients. In 2018, we will be bringing these two marquee events together, under one roof, for the first time. We hope you will be able to join us!



Monday, July 16th - Wednesday, July 18th
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Palm Desert, CA


The 2018 Hobsons Summer Institute (HSI) will bring together education professionals from middle schools, high schools, districts, colleges and universities that use Hobsons’ award-winning college and career readiness, college matching, and student success solutions. Within the HSI, we will offer focused tracks for more than 1000 high school counselors, teachers, administrators, admissions counselors, advisors, deans and provosts during three days of high-quality product training, knowledge sharing, and networking.

Keynote Speakers

Wes Moore

Best Selling Author
Founder & Chairman, BridgeEdU
CEO, The Robin Hood Foundation


Sara Goldrick-Rab, Ph.D.

Professor of Higher Education & Sociology, Temple University


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5 Reasons to Attend


Get Inspired

Our keynote speakers will inspire, motivate, and help you to gain a new perspective on your important work.

Increase Productivity

Learn new techniques to become more efficient and productive in your role. Gain insight into best practices to share with your colleagues when you go back to your school or campus.



Go In-Depth

Hands-on sessions led by Hobsons experts and client power users will provide you with the knowledge you need to make the most of the solutions used at your institution.


We offer ample opportunities for networking and building professional connections. You’ll be surrounded by educators supporting students on their journey to postsecondary success.



Build Team Strengths

Bring your team to set goals and discuss successes and lessons learned. Talk with institutions similar to yours and discover which strategies they have used effectively to expand your options for achieving goals.