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 ThinkTank Roadshow
Throughout 2021

2021 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow

 Multiple Locations 

OCTOBER 19-21, 2021

2021 Regions Week
DECEMBER 1-3, 2021

2021 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar
APRIL 11-14, 2022

2022 UPCEA Annual Conference

Orlando, FL

Updates Coming Soon!

Webinars & Chats

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET

Webinar | Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning, and Self-Care for Higher Ed Faculty and Staff

Hosted by the Online Administration Network

Join us for an interactive conversation that's highly relevant for our pandemic age. The panelists will share the principles of trauma-informed teaching and learning (TITL), ways to apply TITL principles to online teaching, and self-care strategies for faculty and staff. The panelists are authors of recent articles on these topics, and will invite participants to share their own examples and experiences.


  • Dawn E. Shedrick, LCSW-R, Adjunct Lecturer, Columbia University School of Social Work and CEO of JenTex Training & Consulting
  • Jalana S. Harris, PhD, LCSW-R, Lecturer, Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Johanna Creswell Báez, PhD, LCSW, Manager of Course Development, Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Matthea Marquart, MSSW, Assistant Dean, Online Education, Columbia University School of Social Work
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET

UPCEA eDesign Collaborative ThinkTank Roadshow: Washington State University (WSU)

The Right Questions: Facilitating Meaningful Dialogue with Faculty about Assessments

As instructional designers, faculty rely on us for guidance in tackling a variety of learning outcomes and course needs. In this session, we will discuss the what and why of assessment, covering a variety of modalities including – emergency-response remote, fully online, hybrid, and in-person. We will also engage in both large and small group conversations focused on previous discussions with faculty regarding assessment.

We will explore considerations like: how do you help guide faculty in determining which assessment type is ideal? How do you encourage and support the implementation of authentic assessment? What strategies do you use to ease faculty concerns about a strategy being too much work? We encourage you to come with your questions and experiences to share.

Stay Tuned

More Webinars Coming Soon!

Past Events

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)

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

Virtually Together: 2020 Central Region Conference

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