Conferences and Seminars

For instructional designers UPCEA offers multiple virtual and in person events for professional development
THROUGHOUT 2018

2018 eDesign Collaborative ThinkTank Roadshow

Virtual

September 21 | Oregon State University
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UPCEA Central Region Map | Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2018

2018 Central Region Conference

 St. Louis, MO

South Mid Atlantic Joint 2018 Regional
OCTOBER 1-3, 2018

SUPER 2018: UPCEA Mid-Atlantic & South Regional Conference

 Greater Washington DC

UPCEA West Region Map | New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
OCTOBER 15-17, 2018

2018 West Region Conference

 Long Beach, CA

UPCEA New England Region Map | Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
OCTOBER 24-26, 2018

2018 New England Region Conference

 Providence, RI

2018 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar | Long Beach, CA | Conference on higher education marketing and enrollment management best practices.
NOVEMBER 7-9, 2018

2018 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

 Long Beach, CA

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MARCH 27-29, 2019

2019 UPCEA Annual Conference

Webinars

AUGUST 1, 2018 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

How UC-Davis is Assessing the Market for Non-Degree Programs Targeted at Career Advancers

Hosted by Emsi and UPCEA

Identifying marketable skills is a key step in continuing and professional education program development. Job postings signal the skills and competencies employers and hiring managers expect in new hires.  As such, jobs data is an important proxy for market demand for a skill. But what if a learning program is targeted at people looking to develop or improve skill to work in the job they currently have? While useful, job postings do not count the jobs in a region that are filled and the people who may want to enhance their skills in role. Combining job postings data with professional profile data and government occupation data provides greater visibility into this population.  Alex Lowrie, Senior Director of the Center for Program Innovation at UC Davis Extension, will share his use of Emsi to understand skill requirements, develop learner personas, and assess market demand for a program. 

Presenters:

  • Alex Lowrie, University of California, Davis
  • Aaron Olanie, Emsi
AUGUST 8, 2018 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Philanthropic Giving Patterns of Online Alumni

Hosted by the Online Administration Network

With the growing number of alumni completing online educational experiences, we need to be thinking about the long-term implications to higher education. The potential for development continues to grow with this population and in time could be a significant and badly needed source of revenue for colleges and universities across the country. While it may sound like your advancement office's responsibility, the academic function has an important role to play in leading this effort.

This discussion features an on-going multi-institutional research project being led by the University of Wisconsin-Extension which examines the giving patterns of alumni of online degree programs as compared to alumni of campus-based programs. Researchers will address misconceptions surrounding alumni of online programs, what is known from existing literature, the biggest hurdle to the research, and what has been learned thus far on these giving patterns from five participating institutions of higher education.

Presenters:

  • Faye Lesht, Associate Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Wisconsin-Extension
  • David Schejbal, Dean, Continuing Education, Outreach, E-Learning, University of Wisconsin-Extension
  • Roxanne Shiels, Director of Alumni Strategy, Penn State University
AUGUST 15, 2018 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

The Millennial Manager

Hosted by the UPCEA Center for Research and Strategy

The Millennial Manager graduated college during the Great Recession. They had debt from college and struggled to find meaningful employment. With the odds stacked against them, did their struggles influence their opinion of higher education for the future…and for their employees? Now, they are in their thirties and many are in or about to move into a management roles. Will they adopt new priorities in hiring and training employees, shifting away from traditional modes of education? Does the Millennial Manager appreciate the value of a degree? They may believe that traditional providers could increase the value of non-degree credentials, but may prefer other providers of learning. This webinar is a pre-cursor to a more in-depth session that will be presented at the 2018 UPCEA regional conferences. Attend this webinar to learn more about this increasingly influential generation and the effect they will have on higher education and learning in the workplace.

Presenter: Jim Fong, Chief Research Officer and Director, UPCEA Center for Research and Strategy

AUGUST 22, 2018 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

2018 UPCEA Marketing & Enrollment Management Seminar Content Preview

Hosted by the Marketing, Enrollment, and Student Services Network

AUGUST 29, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Digital Badges & Enhancing Employment Potential

Hosted by Credly and UPCEA

Credly and UPCEA are joining forces to bring you a free, live webinar that will showcase the value of leveraging credentials for entry into employment. You'll learn how credentials can be used for up-skilling and re-skilling to either increase pay or get promoted.

Join Brenda Perea, Director of Education and Workforce Strategies at Credly, Kim Moore, the Director Workforce, Professional and Community Education at Wichita State University and Mike Macklin from the Colorado Community College System, where they'll host a lively discussion about creating digital badges that directly benefit the communities and businesses they're in.

Past Events

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JUNE 18-20, 2018

2018 SOLA+R - Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable

 Washington, DC

UPCEA Annual Conference for Professional Continuing and Online Education - March 14-16 2018 Baltimore MD
MARCH 14-16, 2018

2018 UPCEA Annual Conference

DISCOVER 2017 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar - #MEMSinDC
DECEMBER 5-7, 2017

26th Annual Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

 Washington, DC

UPCEA New England Region Map | Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
OCTOBER 25-27, 2017

2017 New England Region Conference

UPCEA Central Region Map | Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
OCTOBER 18-20, 2017

2017 Central Region Conference

UPCEA South Region Map | Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
OCTOBER 11-13, 2017

2017 South Region Conference

UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Map | West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York
OCTOBER 4-6, 2017

2017 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

 New Brunswick, NJ

UPCEA West Region Map | New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2017

2017 West Region Conference

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JUNE 18-20, 2017

2017 Summit for Online Leadership

 San Diego, CA

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JUNE 14, 2017

2017 Online Leadership Roundtable

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MARCH 22-24, 2017

102nd UPCEA Annual Conference

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NOVEMBER 8-10, 2016

25th Annual Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

 West Palm Beach, FL

 

UPCEA New England Region Map | Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
OCTOBER 26-28, 2016

2016 New England Region Conference

 Newport, RI

 

UPCEA Central Region Map | Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
OCTOBER 17-19, 2016

2016 Central Region Conference

 Indianapolis, IN

 

UPCEA South Region Map | Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
OCTOBER 13-15, 2016

2016 South Region Conference

 Dallas, TX

 

UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Map | West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York
OCTOBER 5-7, 2016

2016 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

 Annapolis, MD

UPCEA West Region Map | New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2016

2016 West Region Conference

 Albuquerque, NM

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JUNE 27-29, 2016

2016 Summit for Online Leadership

 Washington, DC

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Awards of Excellence

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