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 UPCEA Annual Conference | April 7-9, 2021 | Virtual Event | #UPCEA2021
APRIL 7-9, 2021

2021 UPCEA Annual Conference

2021 ThinkTank Roadshow
Throughout 2021

2021 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow

 Multiple Locations
APRIL 11-14, 2022

2022 UPCEA Annual Conference

Orlando, FL

Updates Coming Soon!

Webinars & Chats

Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET

Webinar | Get ON BOARD in 2021: How to Fully Utilize Your UPCEA Membership and Benefits

Join this webinar to learn the ins and outs of what is included in an UPCEA membership and how to get the most out of UPCEA! 

Attendees will learn:

  • Information about UPCEA’s website
  • How to use your member portal and member benefits it provides
  • Facts about UPCEA conferences and what members receive
  • Details on how to use CORe, UPCEA’s networking platform and home to UPCEA research
  • Where to find your “professional home” in an UPCEA Network and how to join
  • Volunteer leadership opportunities within UPCEA and how to grow within the Association
  • How to showcase your department or an individual with our highly respected Awards Program 


  • Kim Zaski – Vice President, Membership and Strategic Partnerships, UPCEA
  • Brandan Kaiser – Director of Membership and Corporate Engagement, UPCEA
Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET

Coffee Chat | Future-focused Leadership: Insights, Ideas, and Innovations

Hosted by the UPCEA Business & Operations Network
Former, current, and future B&O Network chairs will come together for an informally moderated discussion that will cover several subjects and will feature “rapid fire” sharing of insights and ideas. This virtual session will explore future-focused leadership that is geared toward the new normal, post-pandemic world, and will include timely topics such as flexible workspace; staffing adjustments; innovation (grown out of necessity due to the pandemic); and building a data-driven, digitally centered organization. Click here to join the conversation at 2 PM ET on Thursday, March 11.

Panelists will include:

  • Patrice Miles, Georgia Tech, Assistant Dean, Business Operations
  • Ed Howard, Virginia Commonwealth University, Director of Operations
  • Nicole Westrick, Temple University, Associate Vice Provost
  • Teri Markle, University of Denver, Assistant Dean, Business & Operations
  • Mike Jones, University of Connecticut, Director of Finance and Operations

Moderator: Lyla Garner, Mississippi State University, Business Manager

Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET

Coffee Chat | What We’ve Learned About Flexibility by Piloting Hyflex During a Pandemic

Hosted by the UPCEA Marketing, Enrollment and Student Services Network & the UPCEA Online Administration Network

Join us to discuss the flexible learning approaches implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, our presenters will share about a pilot project of 150 Hyflex course sections offered at Southeast Missouri State in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Together, we’ll discover what we’ve learned at the institutions represented on the call, and decide best approaches for moving forward in this flexible learning reality. Click here to join the conversation at 2 PM ET on Thursday, March 18.


  • Dr. Julie Weathers, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Matthea Marquart, Columbia University School of Professional Studies


  • Chelsea McNeely, Southeast Missouri State University
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET

Coffee Chat | A 360 View of Launching New Programs

Hosted by the UPCEA Marketing, Enrollment and Student Services Network

Please join us to explore key considerations when launching new programs. Together, we’ll discuss the process of launching programs from testing the programs validity, implementation, and marketing. Specifically, we’ll explore how to align staff job responsibilities, communication and advising, inclusive programming and partnerships, and data-driven programming. Our session leaders will share their expertise and offer opportunities for audience participation and collaboration. Click here to join the conversation at 2 PM ET on Tuesday, April 13.


  • Tammy Craig, University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Robert Weis, University of Illinois at Springfield


  • Dan Morris, Southeast Missouri State University
Stay Tuned

More Webinars Coming Soon!

Past Events

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