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

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FEBRUARY 4-6, 2020

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

New Orleans, LA

UPCEA New England Regional Package - Boston - March 17-18
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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Throughout 2020

2020 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow

 Multiple Locations 

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

Virtual Fireside Chat: Recognizing Microaggressions in Institutions of Higher Education

January 22, 2020 at 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Hosted by the UPCEA Diversity and Inclusion Committee

UPCEA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites you to join Virtual Fireside Chat: Recognizing Microaggressions in Institutions of Higher Education, in which strategies for evaluating and reducing their impact will be discussed. Be a part of the conversation by following joining the Zoom meeting link below at that time. 

Webinar: SOLA+R: What to expect at this year’s conference

January 28, 2020 at 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Are you new to the Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable (SOLA+R)? Still deciding if you want to register? Interested in knowing more about the content featured at SOLA+R in February?

Join Julie Uranis as she shares the highlights of this year’s SOLA+R event and gives some insider tips on getting the most out of the event. After over a year of planning, she’s happy to share all the exciting sessions and events taking place in New Orleans in a few weeks!

Quarterly Conversation in Online Administration: Interface Design for Online Learning

January 28, 2020 at 2:30-3:00 pm ET
Hosted by the UPCEA Online Administration (OA) Network

Wouldn’t it be great to see how other colleges and universities set up their online courses? Couldn’t we learn from each other on best interface practices in specific LMSs? What about OER courses? Join Stevie Rocco from Penn State University to look at interfaces from a variety of schools and discuss them--and even consider submitting your own! To submit a screenshot of an interface, simply email us with a .jpg, .png, or .pdf of your interface. File names should include the school and the person who submitted the image. To look at some samples click here!

Webinar: Recruiting and Training Online Faculty Members

February 12, 2020 at 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Hosted by the UPCEA Online Administration (OA) Network

Recruiting, screening, and hiring high quality online faculty comes with unique challenges: teaching online requires new skills, potential online faculty are located around the country, and adjunct faculty cycle in and out of the role each semester as their availability shifts. To address these challenges, Columbia University School of Social Work created a five-week Institute on Pedagogy and Technology for Online Courses. This Institute prepares future instructors and teaching assistants (TAs) to become excellent educators with our Online Campus, which offers a fully online MSW degree. This session will share the details of this Institute, and how it serves as a tool to both recruit and train online faculty members.

Presenters:
Matthea Marquart, Columbia University
Johanna Baez, Columbia University

Coffee Chat: Engaging Diverse International Learners: From High School to Working Professionals

February 13, 2020 at 4:00-4:30 pm ET
Hosted by the UPCEA International Network

Join this coffee chat to discuss the emerging models and effective strategies of working with diverse population of international learners through a range of programs. As a reminder, chats are not recorded. 

Webinar: Building an Online Learner Community: What to Stop, Start, and Continue

February 18, 2020 at 12:00-1:00 pm ET
Hosted by Mentor Collective

Online students are considered the “new traditional student” and come to an institution with a specific set of challenges. The drop out rate is much higher and program engagement lower because, while juggling a course load, they must often balance an already full personal and professional life. In fact, getting a degree may be a distant third priority to family and career. Building an Online Learner Community: What to Stop, Start, and Continue is a webinar for provosts, deans, and other senior leaders of online programs. Panelists Bob Hansen, CEO of UPCEAJulie Thalman, Executive Director and Dean of Undergrad at West Virginia University Online, and Brian Fleming, Vice President, Innovation and Strategy at Southern New Hampshire University will offer a variety of perspectives on how to increase sense of belonging and community among online learners.

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.

Webinar: Apprenticeships and Higher Education

February 26, 2020 at 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Hosted by the UPCEA Community and Economic Engagement Network

Hosts Laurel Hogue, Vice Provost of Extended Studies, University of Central Missouri, and Gale Spak, retired New Jersey Institute of Technology Associate Vice President for Continuing and Distance Education, will focus the discussion on apprenticeships at 4-year institutions. Key speakers include:
  • Eric Seleznow, Senior Advisor, Jobs for the Future Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning
  • Nick Toth, Assistant Director in the Office of Apprenticeships, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Jeanne Caldwell, Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning Manager, Office of Postsecondary Policy, Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development

Coffee Chat: Career-Focused Issues in Recruiting

February 27, 2020 at 2:00-2:30 pm ET
Hosted by the UPCEA Marketing, Enrollment and Student Services (MESS) Network

Join the MESS Network for an informal coffee chat on career-focused issues in recruiting! Many of our prospective students are interested in a career transition and have questions about how our programs can help them achieve that goal. Some units may have a dedicated career services office that can help explore these questions, while others may rely on recruiters to have those conversations. We'll consider a variety of career-focused issues that arise in conversations with prospective students and share resources recruiters can use while guiding them towards (or perhaps away from) a particular program.

Past Events

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

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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