2017 Summit for Online Leadership

June 14 - 16, 2017
San Diego, CA


The Summit for Online Leadership convenes key campus leaders – presidents, provosts, deans, and teams directly engaged in the management and delivery of online programs – to define and develop their institutional strategy for online learning. 

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Navigating the new UPCEA Website!

Welcome to the brand new upcea.edu! We want to be sure you understand the changes that occurred with the site, and some of our past processes have changed, so we always want to be sure our members are up-to-date and ...

2017 Summit for Online Leadership

June 14-16, 2017 -- San Diego, CA The Summit for Online Leadership convenes key campus leaders – presidents, provosts, deans, and teams directly engaged in the management and delivery of online programs – to define and develop their institutional strategy ...

2017 Online Leadership Roundtable

June 14, 2017 --  San Diego, CA Join Jeff Selingo, Bridget Burns, Entangled Solutions, and other chief online learning officers (COLOs) for the 2017 Online Leadership Roundtable on June 14, 2017. The morning will be filled with compelling conversations on ...

Brand New! Hallmarks of Excellence in Professional and Continuing Education

Check out the new UPCEA Hallmarks in Professional and Continuing education.

2017 West Region Conference

September 25-27, 2017 --  Seattle, WA

2017 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

October 4-6, 2017 --  New Brunswick, NJ

2017 South Region Conference

October 11-13, 2017 --  Richmond, VA

2017 Central Region Conference

October 18-20, 2017 --  Detroit, MI

2017 New England Region Conference

October 23-25, 2017 --  Portland, ME

26th Annual Marketing And Enrollment Management Seminar

December 5-7, 2017 --  Washington, DC The annual UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar is the premier event for leaders and practitioners responsible for professional, continuing, and online education marketing and enrollment management at colleges and universities around the world. ...

Why Join UPCEA?

The growth of the adult market and online learning is transforming higher education.
Are you ready to lead the transformation at your college or university?
Is your institution poised to capitalize on the opportunities these challenges present?

Join UPCEA for a depth of knowledge and resources for colleges and universities serving the non-traditional market.

Research & Strategy

The UPCEA Center for Research and Marketing Strategy offers the gold standard of research and benchmarking information in the professional, continuing, and online education field. Under the experienced leadership of Jim Fong, the Center conducts several free studies per year on timely issues for the benefit of the UPCEA membership at large, in addition to numerous custom studies for individual members that are considerably more affordable than the private sector.

Online Leadership

UPCEA's national Center for Online Leadership is uniquely focused on the factors that are crucial to a successful online enterprise: leadership strategy, financial models, marketing and program development, student services, and effective partnerships. Founding Director Ray Schroeder is a leading expert in online education whose insights are transforming the way institutions leverage online education as a critical strategic asset.


UPCEA members have access to a wealth of resources focused on supporting both continuing education and quality online and blended programs. Whether through timely online publications addressing cutting-edge trends and topics, frequent webinars on actionable subjects, or extensive on-demand access to conference session content via the Online Pass, UPCEA has the resources you need.

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UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. Founded in 1915, UPCEA now serves more than 400 institutions, including most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. For 100 years, the association has served its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities and timely publications.

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