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Attend or view webinars on your schedule, and connect with peers in your area at a Regional Conference — especially useful for new or mid-level professionals. Share your lessons learned with colleagues by presenting a conference session, and get involved with the association by becoming a volunteer leader. Connect with other high-level leaders through fantastic networking opportunities during the Annual Conference and all our events. Webinars are free for UPCEA Members, and membership also provides discounts to all of our conferences and other events.

Conferences and Seminars

OCTOBER 18-21, 2021

2021 Regions Week

Virtual (Free to UPCEA Members!)

2021 MEMS | Marketing. Enrollment Management. Student Success. | December 1-3, 2021
DECEMBER 1-3, 2021

MEMS 2021: Marketing | Enrollment Management | Student Success

SOLA+R 2022 - April 11-12, Orlando, FL
APRIL 11-12, 2022

2022 SOLA+R - Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable

2022 UPCEA Annual Conference - April 11-14, 2022
APRIL 11-14, 2022

2022 UPCEA Annual Conference

Webinars & Chats

September 28, 2021 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ET

Membership Matters: How to Fully Utilize Your UPCEA Membership and Benefits

Join this presentation to learn the ins and outs of what is included in UPCEA membership and how to get the most out of UPCEA!  If you can't attend, the webinar will be recorded.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • How to use your member portal and member benefits it provides
  • Facts about UPCEA conferences and what members receive
  • Details on how to use CORe, UPCEA’s networking platform and home to UPCEA research and recorded content 
  • Information about UPCEA's Professional Development Courses
  • Where to find your “professional home” in an UPCEA Network and how to join
  • Volunteer leadership opportunities within UPCEA and how to grow within the Association
  • How to showcase your department or an individual with our highly respected Awards Program 


  • Kim Zaski - Vice President, Membership and Strategic Partnerships, UPCEA
  • Brandan Kaiser – Director of Membership and Corporate Engagement, UPCEA
September 29, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

The Federal Rulemaking Process: How to Follow and Inform Colleagues about the Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking Meetings and Outcomes

Hosted by WCET/State Authorization Network (SAN) and UPCEA

Learn how to follow the upcoming negotiated rulemaking process and how to keep colleagues informed about the negotiated rulemaking meetings and the possible outcomes for the development of new Federal regulations.


  • Cheryl Dowd; Senior Director, Policy Innovations, WCET/SAN


  • Ricky LaFosse; Compliance and Policy Lead, University of Michigan; Policy Committee Chair, UPCEA


  • Russ Poulin; Executive Director, WCET
  • David Schejbal; President, Excelsior College
October 6, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

How to Continually Engage and Support New and Continuing Adult Online Undergraduate and Graduate Students in 30 Days

Hosted by the UPCEA Marketing, Enrollment and Student Success Network (MESS)

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • Strategies for student engagement and retention
  • Resources for building outreach and consistent communication
  • Tips for proactively providing support
  • Tools to identify at-risk students
  • How to create and foster a community between coach, student, and academics


  • Justin Smith, Student Engagement Manager, Saint Louis University
  • Eboni Chism, Academic Coach, Saint Louis University
  • Sharon Spicer, Academic Coach, Saint Louis University
October 7, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Online Program Management and Public Policy: Understanding the Future of Digital Partnerships

This webinar is hosted in partnership with UPCEA and the participating organizations.

The role of digital partnerships within the U.S. higher education system is evolving, as is the regulatory and political landscape surrounding them. Register now to join expert panelists Danny Sepulveda, Vice President for Global Government Partnerships and Public Policy at Wiley, Greg Ferenbach, 2U’s Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, and Patrick Brothers, Co-CEO at HolonIQ, as they provide a basic overview of the Online Program Management (OPM) sector, the negotiated rulemaking process at the U.S. Department of Education, and discuss potential impacts to your institutions and online degree programs.

Topics covered will include:

  • How the OPM market evolved, prevailing trends, and business models
  • The regulatory framework surrounding these partnerships
  • What to expect from the U.S. Department of Education in the rulemaking process with regard to online programs
  • How federal rulemaking changes may impact your institutions, including related state regulation and accreditation requirements for your programs
October 26, 2021 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Coffee Chat: Instructional Design Horror Stories

Hosted by eDesign Collaborative Network

Come share your instructional design horror stories! Were you assigned a course at the last minute? Have you worked with challenging subject matter experts? Did an LMS change or upgrade go wrong? Tell us how you overcame obstacles and hear how your peers have dealt with their own challenges.

Meeting ID: 975 6958 0461
Passcode: 347632

Click here on October 26th at 2:30PM ET to access the Coffee Chat.

Stay Tuned

More Webinars Coming Soon!

Past Events

2021 ThinkTank Roadshow
Throughout 2021

2021 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow

 Multiple Locations 

2021 UPCEA Annual Conference | April 7-9, 2021 | Virtual Event | #UPCEA2021
APRIL 7-9, 2021

2021 UPCEA Annual Conference

SOLA+R 2021 - Summit for Online Leadership Administration + Roundtable | February 2-4
FEBRUARY 2-4, 2021

2021 SOLA+R (Summit for Online Leadership Administration + Roundtable)

Throughout 2020

2020 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow

 Multiple Locations 

2020 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar December 2-4 | Virtual
December 2-4, 2020

2020 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

UPCEA South Region Map | Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
OCTOBER 27-29, 2020

Virtually Together: 2020 South Region Conference

UPCEA New England Region Map | Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
OCTOBER 21-23, 2020

Virtually Together: 2020 New England Region Conference

UPCEA West Region Map | New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
OCTOBER 12-14, 2020

Virtually Together: 2020 West Region Conference

UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Map | West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York
OCTOBER 5-7, 2020

Virtually Together: 2020 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

UPCEA Central Region Map | Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

Virtually Together: 2020 Central Region Conference

MARCH 18-20, 2020

CANCELLED - 2020 UPCEA Annual Conference

UPCEA New England Regional Package - Boston - March 17-18
MARCH 17-18, 2020

CANCELLED - 2020 New England Regional Package

UPCEA eDesign Collaborative ThinkTank Roadshow: Oakland University

February 21, 2020 at 1:00-3:00 pm ET
Hosted by the UPCEA eDesign Collaborative Network

Online learning and instructional technology are a continually evolving field. With that evolution, there are opportunities to change not only the approaches we use to assist students and faculty, but also the tools we use to facilitate teaching and learning. The e-Learning & Instructional Support department at Oakland University has embraced many of these changes, notably in digital accessibility and virtual reality. We invite you to hear our story, learn about our challenges and successes, and explore possibilities for your own department.

The eDC ThinkTank Roadshow introduces eDesign Collaborative (eDC) Network 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.

SOLAR 2020 - Summit for Online Leadership and Adminstration + Roundtable | February 4-6, 2020
FEBRUARY 4-6, 2020

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

New Orleans, LA

2019 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar
DECEMBER 4-6, 2019

2019 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

New Orleans, LA

UPCEA Central West Super Regional 2019 Conference Denver
OCTOBER 23-25, 2019

SUPER 2019: Central & West Regional Conference

UPCEA South Region Map | Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
OCTOBER 14-16, 2019

2019 South Region Conference

2019 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow Square
Throughout 2019

2019 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow

 Multiple Locations 

eDesign Collaborative ThinkTank Roadshow: Brigham Young University

Modified Agile Development & Workflow Processes to Improve Your Course Development

October 4, 2019, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

If you are involved in instructional design, you know that working through the trials of content development to design a course is challenging on its own. When you mix in the myriad of process steps and consider all the handoffs and back and forth; the SME, editing, QC, media, the waiting, more back and forth, etc. you wonder if the course will ever hurdle all the barriers and get out the door. 

While not the “silver bullet” to solving all design process challenges, BYU’s Continuing Education Academic Services Department has made a concerted effort to improve its design process by implementing a new design and development approach to minimize the handoffs, the waiting, the back and forth, etc. Minimizing these hurdles by using a modified Agile Development process, as learned from the software development world, some order to the chaos that is instructional design has emerged. 

Combining the modified Agile Development process and its stages of course development (approval, design, development, pilot) with an electronic workflow process and tracking system Academic Services appears to have experienced: a more efficient workflow, speedier course delivery, more visibility to key milestones, and much more accurate resource and project completion projections.

With replicable processes and approach, the information shared will provide very practical ideas for how participants can apply similar principles to address the challenges of getting their courses out the door. Please join us!

UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Map | West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York
OCTOBER 2-4, 2019

2019 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

 Pittsburgh, PA

2019 Annual Conference - Seattle WA | March 27-29
MARCH 27-29, 2019

2019 UPCEA Annual Conference