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

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 2023 Annual Conference | March 22-24, 2023 | Washington, DC
MARCH 22 - 24, 2023

2023 UPCEA Annual Conference

Washington DC

Washington Hilton

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

2023 Convergence: Credential Innovation in Higher Education

A joint presentation by UPCEA and AACRAO

Washington DC
Capital Hilton

Webinars & Chats

December 7, 2022 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Attracting & Serving the Growing Some College No Credential Population

Hosted by EducationDynamics

This year's Higher Ed Landscape Report revealed that the number of people classified as "Some College No Credential" has experienced significant growth in the past few years. Rather than viewing these as lost students, there is an opportunity to treat them as an important group of potential students. The life, values, and motivations of a majority of modern students look nothing like that of an average student from 30 years ago. These students require a different path – one that is designed to fit their needs and address their objectives.

Join EDDY and UPCEA for a conversation on the new landscape in higher ed and addressing Some College, No Credential students in 2023.

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • The economic landscape and the correlation between the unemployment rate, educational attainment, and more
  • The demographics of the "some college no credential" population
  • The reasons why "some college no credential" students drop out in the first place
  • The trends of online learning in higher education
  • The current job market and societal shifts in behavior and lifestyles
  • The shifts and changes in overall student enrollment
  • The long-term enrollment projections for 2023 and beyond

Presenters:

  • Katie Tomlinson, Sr. Director, Analytics and Business Intelligence, EducationDynamics
  • Jim Fong, Chief Research Officer & Founding Director, Center for Research and Strategy, UPCEA
December 7, 2022 | 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Alternative Credentials Network Coffee Chat: Alternative Credentials and DEI: Opportunities and Emerging Practices

Hosted by the UPCEA Alternative Credentials Network

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront of our conversations now. As we strive to promote inclusive thinking in all aspects of our work, how can we apply that thinking to the rapidly-evolving area of alternative credentials? Join us for an open conversation about DEI in the alternative credentials realm. Are there opportunities to rethink approaches to program design, credential naming, requirements for credential awards, and promotion strategies for alternative credentials? This initial discussion is designed to challenge our assumptions and get the conversation started. Never been to a Coffee Chat? These are informal opportunities to connect with colleagues thinking about similar issues. No formal agenda, but some guiding questions and time to question, share, or just listen.

Click here on December 7 at 4 PM ET to access the session or download the calendar hold below.  

December 8, 2022 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET

New Economy Series - FinTech: The Confluence of Finance and Technology

Hosted by ThriveDX and Lightcast

Everyday, millions of people leverage Financial technology (FinTech), often without knowing it. Services like PayPal, Venmo, and their underlying technologies have blurred the line between finance and technology. With the rapid development and implementation of FinTech, regulators are attempting to keep up. How do institutions of higher education best capitalize on this critical field while also keeping consumer and institutional financial data and technology processes safe?

UPCEA, in partnership with ThriveDX and Lightcast, has produced a series of webinars to address new topics and industry developments in the new economy. The webinars will focus on understanding these industries, skills professionals need to succeed in these fields, and the role higher education will need to play to make the best and most secure uses of these rapidly developing opportunities. The second of these webinars will focus on FinTech and will detail emerging technologies, cybersecurity components and considerations necessary for safe usage of the technologies, regulations, occupational demographics, and hiring and skill development needs that are coming to attention as FinTech usage grows.

Presenters:

  • Roy Zur, ThriveDX
  • Jim Fong, UPCEA
  • Bruce Etter, UPCEA
  • Gabrielle Kappes, Lightcast
  • Morgan Markley, Lightcast
December 13, 2022 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Marketing, Enrollment, and Student Success Network Coffee Chat: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Marketing Audit: Findings, learning and our path forward

Hosted by the UPCEA Marketing, Enrollment, and Student Success Network

Ali Casqueiro Duerfeldt is the assistant director of marketing with Oregon State University Ecampus. Ali will share OSU Ecampus marketing team’s experience engaging in a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion audit of marketing materials, including key findings and ways the team has moved forward to improve their marketing practices to be more equitable and inclusive.

Facilitator:

  • Ali Casqueiro Duerfeldt, Oregon State University Ecampus

Click here on December 13 at 2 PM ET to access the session or download the calendar hold below.  

December 14, 2022 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Online Program Management (OPM) Considerations

Hosted by the Online Administration Network

Online Program Managers (OPMs) are multi-billion dollar companies representing one way that institutions are addressing this financial pressure. OPMs represent outsourced providers that simultaneously remain a mystery and arouse passion with many institutions. This session presents research related to institutional satisfaction with OPMs. The session will also discuss regulatory considerations for leaders at institutions who may be considering engaging an OPM in the near future.

January 17, 2023 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Community and Economic Engagement Network Coffee Chat: Apprenticeships

Hosted by the UPCEA Community and Economic Engagement Network

You are all invited to join Laurel Hogue, from University of Central Missouri and past chair of our CEE team when she will guide an informal conversation about apprenticeships. Topics will include an exploration of different models, the role of a 4-year institution, how to think about existing college programs that may lend itself to DOL registration, and how to get started.

Facilitator:

  • Laurel Hogue, University of Central Missouri  

Click here on January 17 at 2 PM ET to access the session or download the calendar hold below.  

Past Events

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

AC-2020-SQuare-cancelled
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