Events

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

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

UPCEA Central Region Map | Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2022

2022 UPCEA Central Region Conference

Columbus, OH

Sheraton Columbus at the Capitol

UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Map | West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York
OCTOBER 12-14, 2022

2022 UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

Philadelphia, PA

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

UPCEA West Region Map | New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
OCTOBER 19-21, 2022

2022 UPCEA West Region Conference

Phoenix, AZ

Kimpton Hotel Palomar

UPCEA New England Region Map | Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
OCTOBER 26-28, 2022

2022 UPCEA New England Region Conference

Providence, RI

Renaissance Providence

UPCEA South Region Map | Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
NOVEMBER 2-4, 2022

2022 UPCEA South Region Conference

Atlanta, GA

JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

UPCEA Logo Swirl Grey
NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2, 2022

2022 UPCEA MEMS | Marketing | Enrollment Management | Student Success

New Orleans

The Ritz-Carlton

Webinars & Chats

November 30, 2021 1:00 - 1:45 PM ET

Navigating Data-Driven Enrollment Marketing in our New World of Digital Privacy and Industry Restrictions

Hosted by Thinking Cap

Engaging with your future students—through the right channels and at the ideal time when students are in the mindset to receive your information—drives results. Identifying who you want to reach is important for enrollment marketing, but translating those targeted personas effectively into a permission-based, data-driven digital media strategy is more critical than ever. Privacy regulations and newly implemented targeting restrictions, combined with platform policing, have changed how we leverage data and buy digital media.

Register for the webinar to learn what these new and impending restrictions mean for digital marketing in continuing education—and what methods you can (and should!) use to influence prospective students in this new, complex ecosystem.

Speaker:

  • Tim Gerstmyer, President, Thinking Cap Agency
December 8, 2021 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Meeting the Needs & Expectations of Learners & Staff

Hosted by Salesforce.org

The dynamic of students in professional, continuing, and online education programs is rapidly evolving. Institutions are looking for new ways to streamline communication and improve support for professional learners.

Join Salesforce.org, UPCEA, and institution leaders to:

  • Discover the next iteration of research findings exploring the new professional learner’s needs and expectations
  • Hear staff sentiment on approaches to student support and retention
  • See how continuing education programs are innovating with Salesforce

Speakers:

  • Jim Fong, Chief Research Officer & Director, UPCEA’s Center for Research and Strategy
  • Stephanie Platteter, Executive Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management, College of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Minnesota
  • Jim Morris, Associate Vice President for Continuing Studies, Rutgers University
  • Anni Schleicher, Director, Industry Solutions, Salesforce.org
January 26, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Conversations With Colleagues: Hiring when you know that they* know that remote work is possible, but it’s just not happening. (*Both Candidates and Administrators)

Hosted by eDesign Collaborative Network

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed that feats previously believed impossible, such as moving the majority of university operations online, could be accomplished. In that spirit, both employees and candidates recognize that previous arguments against remote work proved to be unfounded with the success of pandemic-necessary flexible work arrangements. Fueled with the evidence of successful remote work experiences, the postsecondary workforce now demands more flexibility and opportunities for remote work. These expectations often do not match those of senior leaders attempting to ‘get back to normal’ by having employees return to campus. Nowhere is this disconnect more evident than in online design teams that have historically worked independently or collaborated with faculty remotely (and in off-hours). Join the eDesign Collaborative Network as we discuss the findings from their 2020 and 2021 Remote Work surveys and focus on the issues some institutions are having hiring and retaining staff.

As with all Conversations with Colleagues sessions, the event will kick-off with a 15-20 minute facilitated conversation, 25-30 minute focused breakout discussions where participants will engage with their peers, followed by 10-15 minutes of debrief. Conversations with Colleagues events are not recorded to allow for candid discussions. Materials from the session may be available after the event and will be posted and announced via UPCEA’s online member community, CORe.

Panelists/Facilitators:

  • Dan Arnold, Oakland University
  • Christie Kittle, Washington State University

Moderator:

  • Julie Uranis, UPCEA

Resources:

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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)

thinktank20
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
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 2, 2020

Virtually Together: 2020 Central Region Conference

AC-2020-SQuare-cancelled
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