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UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Map | West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York

2019 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

October 2-4, 2019 --  Pittsburgh, PA Navigating Reinvention is the theme of the 2019 UPCEA Mid-Atlantic conference, inspired by our host city, Pittsburgh. Developing from its frontier colonial origins into an industrial powerhouse in the 20th Century, the Steel City ...
UPCEA South Region Map | Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia

2019 South Region Conference

October 14-16, 2019 --  Orlando, FL This year's South Region Conference brings together leaders and professionals who are devoted to the field of higher education. This year's conference will offer opportunities to expand our knowledge, increase connectivity, and to hear ...
UPCEA Central West Super Regional 2019 Conference Denver

SUPER 2019: Central & West Regional Conference

October 23-25, 2019 --  Denver, CO At this year's SUPER 2019: UPCEA Central and West Regional Conference, the Central and West Regions join forces to bring you unlimited opportunities to access, explore, discover, share, discuss, and reflect. This is your ...
2019 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

2019 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

December 4-6, 2019 --  New Orleans, LA 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 ...

2020 SOLA+R – Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable

February 4-6, 2020 --  New Orleans, LA SOLA+R (Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable) is the leading event focused on the online enterprise – from both strategic and operational perspectives. Online learning is integral the delivery of innovative ...
UPCEA New England Region Map | Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine

2020 New England Regional Package

Boston, MA -- March 17-18, 2020 The New England Regional Package is a mini-conference that leverages the UPCEA Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, with a specially-priced option for members in the New England region.

2020 UPCEA Annual Conference

March 18-20, 2020 --  Boston, MA The UPCEA Annual Conference is the most significant assembly of thought leaders and practitioners today in the field of professional, continuing, and online education. Join us March 18-20 in Boston for engaging keynote speakers, ...
2019 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow Square

eDC ThinkTank Roadshow

The eDC ThinkTank Roadshow introduces eDesign Collaborative (eDC) members to various types of design shops models and practices, allows members to collaborate to find best practices, and support the networking needs of eDC members. By partnering with universities throughout the country the ...
CORe - UPCEA's Online Community

CORe – UPCEA’s Member Community

CORe is UPCEA's member community and online networking space where you can ask, answer or search for questions on relevant topics. Get advice, answers and ideas from your colleagues online.
UPCEA Convening on the Future of Alternative Credentials (alt-creds)

UPCEA Convening on The Future of Credentials: Post-Event Executive Summary

Read the Executive Summary from the November 16, 2017 convening on “The Future of Credentials,” summarizing the key themes and takeaways, identifying trends and the state of the field and current practice, as well as opportunities for future action.

News & Blogs

Cybersecurity, FaceApp, and Higher Ed

July 19, 2019

I admit it. I did the FaceApp thing and I shouldn’t have been surprised that the “old me” looks a…

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Creating a great learner experience for professional education

July 12, 2019

By SmartBrief Editors This post is produced in partnership with UPCEA. An effective and efficient professional education onboarding experience is…

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What Matters More: Skills or Degrees?

July 12, 2019

We increasingly hear employers, prospective students, and futurists saying that it is all about the skills, not about the degree. …

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UPCEA and U.S. News Hold Joint Focus Group About Online Program Rankings

July 9, 2019

UPCEA (the University Professional Continuing Education Association) and U.S. News & World Report recently hosted a lively and important discussion…

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Leadership at the Crossroads

July 5, 2019

The state of higher education today is new for most institutions and disruptive for many.  Having to lead through disruption…

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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.

Benchmarking & Research Studies

The UPCEA Center for Research and 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 Education is Pivotal for Modern Universities

The National Council for Online Education 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.

Leaders in Higher Ed Choose UPCEA Membership

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 access to professional development through conferences and seminars, 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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