Veteran Success Jam- Online Brainstorming Event 5/3 – 5/6

April 28, 2010 | Conferences


Dear Colleagues,

Below you will find an official invitation to participate in the Veteran
Success Jam, a three day online brainstorming event centered on veterans
reintegrating into civilian life and transitioning to higher education. The
Jam will take place May 3-6, 2010. Registration is entirely free, and you
don’t need to download any software or plug-ins to participate

The national conversation will be centered on the seven topics listed
below. Each forum will be facilitated and hosted by subject matter experts
and leaders in that particular field.

The Jam is an online platform developed and run by IBM. IBM will analyze
the information presented throughout the Jam and generate a report
detailing recurring themes, existing barriers, and innovative solutions.
The information provided in the Jam by veterans, family members, the higher
education community, and other individuals will be used to create and drive
new initiatives supporting veterans as they pursue a college degree.

Please share this invitation with anyone you think may be interested in
participating in this national online convening—especially your student

Go here to register!

I hope you will join us in the Veteran Success Jam!


Elizabeth O’Herrin
Associate Director
American Council on Education
One Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036

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The American Council on Education (ACE) and the Kresge Foundation invite
you to participate in the Veteran Success Jam on May 3-6, 2010. This
three-day online brainstorming event will bring together thousands of
veterans and their families, service members, campus leaders, nonprofit
organizations, and government agencies to engage in a national conversation
about higher education’s role in the successful reintegration of returning

As a veteran or someone who supports veterans, do you have experiences to
share or ideas about how to improve veterans’ access to and success in
higher education? This event provides the opportunity for your voice to be
heard, a chance to affect change, and an opportunity to help your fellow
veterans navigate their way to and through college. Your participation is
essential to help identify existing barriers and shape new and innovative

When and How
You may join from any computer with Internet access. The event will be live
and available anytime over the span of three days
Launch: Monday, May 3, 2010 @12 PM ET
Close: Thursday, May 6, 2010 @12PM ET

Registration is FREE and only takes a moment.
Option 1:  If you have an email address that ends in .edu, .mil, or .gov,
click here to register for the Veteran Success Jam (or go to
Option 2:  If your email address does not end in .edu, .mil, or .gov (e.g.
.com), click here or go to https://www2.acenet.edu/jam/register/index.cfm).

What will be discussed?  The Veteran Success Jam will address critical
issues facing today’s veterans such as:
What makes an academic institution truly veteran friendly
Awarding academic credit for military training and occupations
The new GI Bill and other education benefits
How to support veterans and service members navigating their way to
How colleges, universities, and employers can support veterans
transitioning to their next career
Physical and psychological health challenges and how to better
understand and support veterans facing these challenges
Challenges and success stories of friends and families supporting and
encouraging veterans

For additional information on the Veteran Success Jam, please visit our
website at www.acenet.edu/Jam. If you have questions, e-mail the Veteran
Success Jam Team at Jam@ace.nche.edu.  You may also join us on Facebook by
searching “Veteran Success Jam” and on Twitter by following “@VeteranJam”
to stay updated on key activities leading up to the Jam.