HACC organized this year's silver anniversary conference with conference sessions at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey and the C. Ted Lick Wildwood Conference Center on HACC's Wildwood Campus in Harrisburg. Session topics focused on partnerships, innovative projects, budgets and fundraising. HACC transported the group to HACC's Community Center for Technology and the Arts for a tour of the college's industrial/manufacturing and crafts marketing programs. Afterward the group traveled to Penn Center, a building formerly owned by the now-closed Polyclinic Hospital. After renovations the building is now home to HACC allied health programs, some temporary until the new Select Medical Health Education Pavilion is completed, adult basic education, the Healthcare Academy with High Schools, and workforce and economic development programs including the Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies.
Dr. Larry W. Tyree, executive director for the Alliance identifies the purpose for NACTC: "Alliance members foster a fresh, diverse but unified community dedicated to outcomes that will enhance community and technical college leadership, programs, and student-centered success." Tyree is also president emeritus of Santa Fe Community College and professor in the department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations.