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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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

UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Map | West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York
OCTOBER 5-7, 2020

2020 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

 Philadelphia PA

UPCEA West Region Map | New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
OCTOBER 12-14, 2020

2020 West Region Conference

UPCEA New England Region Map | Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
OCTOBER 21-23, 2020

2020 New England Region Conference

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

2020 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar | Dec 2-4, 2020 | Portland, OR
December 2-4, 2020

2020 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

2021 UPCEA Annual Conference | April 7-9, 2021 | Washington, DC
APRIL 7-9, 2021

2021 UPCEA Annual Conference

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APRIL 12-14, 2022

2022 UPCEA Annual Conference

Orlando, FL

Webinars & Chats

April 8, 2020 @ 2:00 PM ET

Webinar: Continuing Education in the Time of Corona(virus) - Flipping the switch to online education quickly and effectively

Hosted by Fullstack Academy & UPCEA

No one anticipated the coronavirus or that it would upend the world so quickly. Schools and institutions of higher learning are adapting in different ways, but one of the largest themes to emerge is an accelerated switch to online delivery. For many, their hand was forced into trying this new medium, while for others, the online modality is a familiar one. Louisiana State University, The University of San Diego, and Fullstack Academy flipped the switch on several programs a month ago, leveraging years of experience in delivering synchronous programs online. In this session, they will share the process, tips for student success, and pitfalls to avoid, and also answer your questions.

This session is ideal for continuing education leaders looking for ways to deliver programs in a post-COVID-19 world, especially those considering switching operations to online.

Presenters:

  • Andy Drotos, The University of San Diego
  • Lisa Verma, Louisiana State University
  • Mogan Subramanian, Fullstack Academy
April 8, 2020 @ 3:30 PM ET

UPCEA Ask Me Anything (AMA) - Summer Sessions

As we consider various models, predictions, and shelter in place requirements PCO leaders are building summer programming scenarios with rapidly evolving variables. How are we to plan when so little is known? How do we communicate to our communities that have come to rely on us for pre-college programs, summer terms, summer camps, and the like? Join Linda Kingston, Assistant Vice President of Distance Learning and Summer Session at Winona State University as she shares what summer session leaders are thinking and planning for 2020 summer sessions and beyond.

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  • Linda Kingston, Assistant Vice President of Distance Learning and Summer Session at Winona State University

UPCEA AMAs are a series of 30-minute virtual chats during which speakers will answer questions submitted by participants in a more informal setting. Speakers will share insights on a specific topic relevant to professional, continuing, and online postsecondary operations. After registering, participants will have an opportunity to contribute questions and up-vote the questions post by others using slido. UPCEA AMAs are not recorded. 

April 16, 2020 @ 3:00 PM ET

Webinar: The Online Student's Needs and Expectations - Are Students and Staff Aligned?

UPCEA Webinar Series: Leadership and Strategy in Challenging Times
Sponsored by Emsi

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, UPCEA and InsideTrack surveyed nearly 6,000 online students and 500 staff from 25 participating institutions in an effort to better understand what support is most important for online learners, along with preferred communication formats, satisfaction, challenges and demographics. Given the new reality of most learners being remote, the study’s objective couldn’t be more urgent: to enable institutions to better understand how aligned they are with the needs and preferences of online learners. Critical analysis of common gaps, strategies to close them and insights shaped by the current landscape will be shared.

Presenters:

  • Jim Fong, UPCEA
  • Dave Jarrat, InsideTrack
  • Moderator: Robert Wagner, Utah State University
April 23, 2020 @ 1:00 PM ET

Webinar: Rethinking Study Abroad: Alternative Models Offering Greater Accessibility & Affordability

UPCEA Webinar Series: Leadership and Strategy in Challenging Times
Sponsored by Symbiosis

Study abroad is a transformational experience for most students: the opportunity to gain a global perspective that can be applied to multiple situations is an essential element of higher learning and critical thinking. Given the new reality of the pandemic, wherein the scope of international education is changing massively, what does study abroad look like into the future? What financial models exist in this new normal? How can institutions plan for new and alternative models that address the current landscape? A panel consisting of UPCEA International Network leaders will share alternative affordability models that can be operationalized in various institutional contexts. Consideration will be given to policies and planning, infrastructure, global partnerships, external grants, and community engagement, especially in light of recent policy changes. The panel will share best practices, answer questions, and engage in discussion with attendees on action steps for implementation.

Presenters:

  • Marissa Lombardi, Education First (EF)
  • Terry Borg, Northern Illinois University 
  • Breeda McGrath, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Moderator: Adam Fein, University of North Texas 

Past Events

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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.

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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

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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