Events

Attend or view webinars on your schedule, and connect with peers in your area at a regional event — 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 2023 Annual Conference | March 22-24, 2023 | Washington, DC
MARCH 22 - 24, 2023

2023 UPCEA Annual Conference

Washington DC
Washington Hilton

2023 Distance Teaching & Learning (DT&L) and Summit for Online Leadership and Strategy + Roundtable (SOLA+R) Presented by UPCEA and University of Wisconsin-Madison July 25-27, 2023 Madison, Wisconsin
JULY 25 - 27, 2023

2023 Distance Teaching & Learning (DT&L) and Summit for Online Leadership and Strategy + Roundtable (SOLA+R)

Presented by UPCEA and University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

Convergence: Credential Innovation in Higher Education | November 1-3, 2023 | Washington, DC
NOVEMBER 1-3, 2023

2023 Convergence: Credential Innovation in Higher Education

Presented by UPCEA and AACRAO

Washington DC
Capital Hilton 

UPCEA Logo Swirl Grey
NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 1, 2023

2023 UPCEA MEMS | Marketing | Enrollment Management | Student Success

Portland, OR

Webinars & Chats

February 1, 2023 | 2:00 3:00 PM ET

Micro and Digital Credentials in the Global Landscape: Thinking Beyond Borders

Hosted by the International Network

The growing demand for micro-credentials and digital technologies that capture, recognize and validate learning outcomes accelerated during the pandemic. These innovations are here to stay and will define the trajectory of how internationalization meets career-oriented priorities in higher education.

  • Breeda McGrath, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Moderator: Margaret Cook, StudyPortals

February 2, 2023 | 3:30-4:30 PM ET

Using ROI for Strategic Planning of Online Education: Strategy and Tactics

Strategy and Tactics

ROI as a concept lives between the institutional mission and operational plans. Historically, it has been all but overlooked in discussions about the institution’s strategic direction and the pathway to successful outcomes. Too many strategic plans do not artfully articulate ROI as integral to the strategic planning process, particularly where it involves an analysis of online education. Depending on what types of return institutions seek from the investment made in developing online programming, a variety of tactics can be employed to improve ROI. This webinar explores the dimensions of ROI in terms of online programming and strategic planning measurement and examines various best practices colleges and universities can institutionalize to set goals and identify benchmarks for increasing and measuring payback.

Facilitators:

  • David Schejbal, President, Excelsior University
  • Laurie Hillstock, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Hillstock & Associates
  • Marie Cini, Provost and CAO, University of the People
February 7, 2023 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET

eDesign Collaborative Network Coffee Chat: Creating and Evaluating Authentic Assessments

Hosted by the UPCEA eDesign Collaborative Network

Authentic assessments are a powerful way to evaluate student learning as well as give them the opportunity to connect course content to their personal experiences and work. Join us for a 30-minute conversation to discuss authentic assessments. If you have designed an authentic assessment before, come to share an example and your experience. If you are new to authentic assessments, come with questions you have about design or buy-in from subject matter experts. We hope to see you there!

Click here on February 7 at 2 PM ET to access the session or download the calendar hold below.  

March 2, 2023 | 3:30-4:30 PM ET

Using ROI for Strategic Planning of Online Education: Constituents and Players

Constituents and Players

In the past, online professionals in higher education were considered secondary, or bench players on a college’s administrative team. This is no longer the case. They have become equal partners in developing institutional strategy as it relates to online ROI, and that new clout is giving them the freedom and the flexibility to experiment with innovative ideas. These new ideas incorporate inclusivity, diversity, and equity from institutional stakeholders to the communities served. This webinar focuses on the influence of previously overlooked constituents and players and their increasingly significant role in affecting the ROI of online programs.

Facilitators:

  • Rod Hewlett, Educator and Author
  • Cindy Rowland, Founder and Executive Director of WebAIM and the National Center on Disability and Access to Education
  • Barry Sugarman, Vice President, Curriculum Design and Learning Solutions, UMGC Ventures
March 15, 2023 | 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Navigating the Annual Conference: Newcomers, Navigators or Pros

Join us to hear some ideas about how to navigate the 2023 Annual Conference. We’re not new to UPCEA, but we’re new to our roles and look forward to sharing new perspectives with you. This fast-paced coffee chat will get you up to speed, and give you an opportunity to ask questions, too. Come make a friend and plan your conference adventure.

Click here to join the coffee chat on March 15 at 3PM ET or download our calendar invite below. 

April 6, 2023 | 3:30-4:30 PM ET

Using ROI for Strategic Planning of Online Education: Special Cases and Considerations

Special Cases and Considerations

This webinar examines newer initiatives within the field of online learning in which determining ROI is still more of an art than a science. In the face of a recession, state budget cuts, and decreasing enrollments, the potential to generate revenue becomes a key driver in whether a program will succeed or fail. Key factors in identifying and defending the ROI of newer and often intangible investments, such as accreditation and competency-based education, will be highlighted.

Facilitators:

  • Leah Mathews, Executive Director, Distance Education Accrediting Commission
  • Lisa McIntyre-Hyte, Vice President of Learning Innovation, Guild Education
  • Holly Zanville, Research Professor and Co-Director, Program Skills, Credentials and Workforce Policy, George Washington University

Past Events

MEMS | Marketing, Enrollment Management, and Student Success | United for Success | November 30 - December 2, 2022 | New Orleans, LA
NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2, 2022

2022 UPCEA MEMS | Marketing | Enrollment Management | Student Success

New Orleans, LA

The Ritz-Carlton

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 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 West Region Map | New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
OCTOBER 20, 2022

2022 UPCEA West Region Salon

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 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

The 38th Distance Teaching and Learning Conference | August 3-5, 2022 | Virtual
AUGUST 3-5, 2022

2022 Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

May 3-4, 2022 2022 UPCEA Annual Conference REACH
May 3-4, 2022

2022 UPCEA Annual Conference REACH

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

2022 UPCEA Annual Conference

Orlando, FL

Disney Coronado Springs

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

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

Orlando, FL

Disney Coronado Springs

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

MEMS 2021: Marketing | Enrollment Management | Student Success

REgions
OCTOBER 18-21, 2021

2021 Regions Week

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