Leaders in Professional, Continuing and Online Education

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

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

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

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

SUPER 2019: Central & West Regional Conference

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

2019 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

New Orleans, LA

2019 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow Square
Throughout 2019

2019 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow

 Multiple Locations 

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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

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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

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Webinars & Chats

Coffee Chat: Best Practices for Working with Advisory Boards

August 20, 2019, 2:30-3:30 PM ET
Hosted by the Community and Economic Engagement Network

Are you leveraging advisory boards within continuing and professional education to provide feedback on curriculum, develop marketing and outreach strategies, or gain seats on external advisory boards? Laurel Hogue, Vice Provost for Extended Studies, University of Central Missouri, and Dean Claud, Director of Online Program Development at Old Dominion University, will facilitate an informal conversation on August 20 at 2:30 EDT regarding advisory board best practices. We’ll discuss how institutions are using advisory boards, to include board membership, meeting frequency, primary board functions, gauge market labor demands, and external fundraising. Bring your questions, thoughts, and experiences and be ready to share! Coffee chats are not recorded.

Webinar: GO ON - A pedagogical, technologically friendly approach

September 18, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Hosted by the UPCEA International Network and RECLA

Bloom's taxonomy (to remember, to understand, to apply, to analyze, to evaluate and to create), the VARK model (visual, audiovisual, reading / writing and kinesthesia) and the ICT criterion (“ICT: Technology, Information and Communication” interaction, accessibility and reliability), are the fundamental criteria that govern the “GO ON” methodology, which through the research model (design, planning, implementation and evaluation) present an action plan that demonstrate how to apply it in face-to-face, virtual or mixed classes.

Coffee Chat: Personas of Students with Disabilities

September 19, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
Hosted by the Marketing, Enrollment & Student Services Nework

The Coffee Chat will feature Terry Watson, Assistant Director of Student Disability Services at Penn State World Campus, and focus on questions such as: How do we ensure that our marketing efforts reflect diversity without reinforcing stereotypes? How can we make sure that we are marketing to all groups and not only the majority? How can we prepare our student services team members to support students with disabilities in a way that is ethically responsible?

Watson will discuss how the development of “personas” can help “put a face” on the growing population of adult learners who receive accommodations due to a wide range of disabilities. He will share the work of the Accessibility Team at Penn State World Campus and how they use personas to facilitate conversations and training around best practices for designing and teaching online courses as well as around how to recruit and serve adult learners with disabilities by creating an inclusive, empathetic environment for learners with different abilities.

Terry Watson is also the founder and presenter of the Battle with Moses People (BWMP LLC), which looks to challenge the perspectives of others around racism and injustice while encouraging civil discourse for all. Coffee chats are not recorded.

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!

Past Events

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

Baltimore, MD

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

 Portland, ME

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

 Richmond, VA

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

San Diego, CA

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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