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The Univeristy of California San Diego is honored to host the 2023 Lean in Higher Education International Conference, October 18-20, 2023. We are excited to bring our Lean HE global community back together in person for the first time in four years! We hope you will join us "On the Edge..." in our beautiful facility, The Robert Paine Scripps Forum, part of the UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

This annual conference supports the Lean HE community and provides unparalleled opportunities for attendees to share insights and solutions regarding continuous improvement to bring about increased effectiveness and efficiency and thereby support the transformative power of Higher Education.

  • In-Person Conference & In-Person Speakers
  • 3 Days of Sessions, Learning and Interaction
  • Beneficial for Individual or Institutional Lean Journeys
  • Inclusive for All Experience Levels
  • Engage and Create Lasting Connections with Colleagues

Registration Is Open

Conference registration for attendees is now open! Get in on the Early Bird rate, or gather 4+ colleagues from your institution for the discounted Group rate.

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Video Invitation

You are invited by the Mayor of San Diego and UC San Diego leadership to join us in person "On the Edge..." for the 2023 Lean HE International Conference!


Call for Sessions - CLOSED

The 'Call for Sessions' is closed.  We had a wonderful response rate - Thank you! The selection process now begins to bring your informative and imaginative session proposals to San Diego!

  • Share your insights to help our institutions thrive
  • Enrich participants with practical takeaways
  • Increase knowledge of current or emerging trends

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What's Coming Up...

We're busy planning your San Diego Lean HE experience! Here's what to look forward to:

  • Session / Speaker Announcements
  • Pre-Conference Activites Announcements
  • Keynotes & Program Details