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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

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

2019 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

New Orleans, LA

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FEBRUARY 4-6, 2020

2020 SOLA+R (Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable)

New Orleans, LA

UPCEA New England Region Map | Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
MARCH 17-18, 2020

2020 New England Regional Package

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MARCH 18-20, 2020

2020 UPCEA Annual 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

2020 Central Region Conference

Columbus, OH

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

2020 West Region Conference

Phoenix, AZ

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

2020 South Region Conference

Atlanta, GA

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

2020 New England Region Conference

Portsmouth, NH

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December 2-4, 2020

2020 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

Portland, OR

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APRIL 7-9, 2021

2021 UPCEA Annual Conference

Washington, DC

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APRIL 12-14, 2022

2022 UPCEA Annual Conference

Orlando, FL

Webinars & Chats

Coffee Chat: Pricing/Budgeting for Program Planning

November 5, 2019, 3:00-3:30 PM ET
Hosted by the Business & Operations Network and the Programming Planning and Implementation Network

Join the Program Planning and Implementation Network and the Business & Operations Networks for a joint Coffee Talk on Pricing/Budgeting for Program Planning. We invite you to grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us to discuss topics related to program planning, development, and implementation. The chat is a place to ask questions, learn about each other’s challenges, and share strategies to overcome those challenges.  Questions and topics we will discuss include:

  • Tools/methods to benchmark pricing
  • Pricing for non-credit vs. credit programs
  • Factors that impact pricing and budgeting such as market and competition, online vs. face-to-face, discounts
  • and the other topics that you bring to the discussion

Coffee chats do not require registration. They are not recorded but live, informal chats utilizing video conferencing technology.

Coffee Chat: Innovative Partnerships

November 12, 2019, 2:30-3:00 PM ET
Hosted by the Community and Economic Engagement Network

Laurel Hogue, Vice Provost for Extended Studies at the University of Central Missouri, and George Calderaro, Director of Outreach Programs at Columbia University's School of Professional Studies, will facilitate the conversation. How are professional and continuing education units developing partnerships to encourage interdisciplinary research or entrepreneurial approaches to delivering skills, knowledge and training. Perhaps units partner for state-of-the-art equipment or to complement and optimize their university’s community engagement and economic development outcomes. We’ll discuss a couple of partnership examples from institutions within the CEE Network. As always, bring your questions, thoughts, and experiences and be ready to share! Coffee chats do not require registration. They are not recorded but live, informal chats utilizing video conferencing technology.

Webinar: Developing Your Online Growth Strategy

November 14, 2019, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

In partnership with JMH Consulting + Education Dynamics

You want to focus on growing your online and non-traditional student programs. Being successful requires an investment in time and resources with sometimes uncertain results. Do you grow by growing your internal resources and team, or do you buy and partner with a vendor? There are pros and cons to both options. In this webinar we will look at:

  • How to evaluate your position to make the best decision
  • Understand the pros and cons of buying versus building for growth
  • If you are buying, what is the best way to structure the relationship

Melissa Lubin, Dean of Professional & Continuing Education at James Madison, has been on both sides of this question and can share her experiences and best practices when considering this question. Nicole Foerschler Horn, Vice President of University Partnerships with EducationDynamics, will also join to discuss expectations for a partner and how to ensure success.

Key Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the pros and cons of buying or building an enrollment management process
  2. Share a list of questions to ask yourself when considering a new process
  3. Learn best practices for outsourcing
  4. Know when to reevaluate

Webinar: Connecting the Dots: How to Use Your Marketing and Enrollment Data to Make Better Decisions

November 19, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

In partnership with MindMax

One of the hardest parts about understanding your impact on enrollments and revenue is getting the right data, in the right place. When faced with important decisions, is the relevant data you need easily available and actionable?

In this webinar, we’ll walk you through an integrated platform that tracks prospective students and their activities as they move through your enrollment funnel. With the right data and analysis in place, you can gain powerful insights about enrollment trends, ad spend allocation, lead conversion rates, revenue to date, and more. We’ll put this data into action during this webinar and will help get the answers to your most pressing questions. Submit a question below, and we’ll answer it live using our data.

Attend this webinar and learn how to:

  • Enable your team to extract meaningful insights and make strategic marketing decisions
  • Reach your enrollment goals by using a data-driven approach
  • Optimize your marketing activities based on costs and conversion rates

Presenters:

  • Lee Maxey, CEO + Founder, MindMax
  • Kiersten Warendorf, Senior Business Analyst, MindMax

Webinar: An Introduction to the Higher Education Transparency Initiative

November 20, 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Hosted by Credential Engine

Recent years have seen explosive growth in the number and types of postsecondary credentials that document learning. Increased understanding of credentials, and the learning they each represent, is of critical importance for colleges and universities in their efforts to support student success and enhance institutional performance.

During this webinar, participants will receive:

  • An overview of the Higher Education Transparency Initiative
  • An introduction to the concept of credential transparency
  • A peek into the tools and resources available to pursue credential transparency
  • Access to experts for questions on how to get involved

eDesign Exchange: Accessibility

November 21, 2019, 2:30-3:30 PM ET
Hosted by the eDesign Collaborative

What challenges do you face when attempting to make your courses accessible? Do you have administrative support or is there an institutional policy related to accessibility? Are you able to work proactively with your student disability office? Join us to share challenges and success stories related to designing accessible courses. Exchanges are not recorded.

Coffee Chat: International Online - Maximizing Potential of Degree and Non-degree Programs

November 21, 2019, 4:00-4:30 PM ET
Hosted by the International Network

Join International Network Vice Chair for Professional Development and Executive Vice President of Global Engagement at StudyPortals, Rahul Choudaha for this chat. Rahul will facilitate a conversation about online programming. The objective is to explore emerging models and effective strategies in both online degree and non-degree programs as it pertains to international learners around the world. Coffee chats are not recorded.

Webinar: The Business of Innovating Online - Innovative Financial Models for Online Education to Encourage Stakeholder Buy-In

December 10, 2019, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

In partnership with Oregon State University Ecampus

To keep online education affordable while maintaining a high standard of quality and innovation, institutions of higher education have needed to explore a range of financial models. In this webinar, Rovy Branon of the University of Washington, Nelson Baker of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Lisa Templeton of Oregon State University share some of the key components to consider in online education financial models. Based on their chapter from The Business of Innovating Online, they also offer examples of innovative incentive and cost-saving structures and provide suggestions for administrators who are considering making changes to the financial models of their online programs.

Past Events

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

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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

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

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

2018 New England Region Conference

 Providence, RI

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

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

SUPER 2018: UPCEA Mid-Atlantic & South Regional Conference

 Greater Washington DC

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

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

2018 eDesign Collaborative ThinkTank Roadshow

Virtual & In Person

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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