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

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

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 West Region Map | New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
OCTOBER 20, 2022

2022 UPCEA West Region Salon

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 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

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

Webinars & Chats

October 4, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Voice of the Online Learner: What Current Preferences May Signal for the Future

Hosted by Wiley University Services

It comes as no surprise that the landscape of online learning is changing. As the pandemic has accelerated online and hybrid course model adoption across campuses, we see that the behaviors and preferences of two very different online learner demographics are also shifting. 

UPCEA and Wiley University Services have partnered with higher education experts to share the most recent insights from an annual survey of over 2,400 prospective, current, and recently graduated online learners and what their evolving preferences may mean for the future of online learning.  This lively discussion will feature key data, actionable insights, and posit important questions for how institutions make decisions about their online learning experiences moving forward. 

Participants: 

  • Jim Fong, Chief Research Officer and Director, Center for Research and Strategy, UPCEA
  • David Capranos, Director of Market Strategy and Research, Wiley University Services
  • Vickie Cook, Director of the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University of Illinois Springfield
  • Sean Gallagher, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy, Northeastern University
October 5, 2022 | 3:00-4:00 PM ET

UPCEA & University of Louisville OPM Research Briefing Webinar

In early 2022, UPCEA partnered with researchers at the University of Louisville to explore Chief Online Learning Officers' (COLO) perspectives on Online Program Managers (OPMs). This mixed methods study is unlike others as it focuses solely on the informed perspective and experiences of COLOs and the decisions surrounding OPM collaborations.

The Council for Chief Online Learning Officers (C-COLO) invites UPCEA members to register for this presentation and discussion, exploring the role OPMs play in postsecondary education. The research team will present findings and provide insights on future projects focused on OPMs.

Speakers:
Jeffrey C. Sun, J.D., Ph.D., Professor and Distinguished University Scholar
College of Education & Human Development, University of Louisville

Heather Turner, Ph.D.,
Director of Research and Policy, SKILLS Collaborative, Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development (LEAD), University of Louisville

Moderator:
Todd Nicolet, Ph.D.. Vice Provost for Digital and Lifelong Learning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

October 6, 2022 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET

OA Network Coffee Chat: What is XR and How Can We Use It at My Institution?

Hosted by the UPCEA Online Administration Network

Please join the Online Administration Network as they host a discussion of:
  • What is AR, VR, Meta?
  • Getting it off the ground at your institution
  • Adoption challenges

Facilitators:

  • Mel Edwards, Purdue University
  • Olysha Magruder, Johns Hopkins University
  • Paul Huckett, Johns Hopkins University

Click here on October 6 at 2PM ET to access the session or download the calendar hold below.  

October 18, 2022 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET

New Economy Series: Cybersecurity

Hosted by ThriveDX and Lightcast

While much has changed as a result of the pandemic, including the rapid adoption of digital currencies and electronic payments, issues around cybersecurity are largely unchanged. As a result, employers and consumers need to be prepared now, deploying preventable measures earlier than anticipated. The demand for new systems, improved processes, preventative tools and capable staff to combat cyberattacks has never been higher. Guarding our assets has become more critical as a result. However, to do so, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals who can leverage the new tools and technologies available to them must be addressed, as well as developing processes that are impenetrable.

UPCEA, in partnership with ThriveDX and Lightcast, is sponsoring a series of webinars to address industry developments in the new economy. Webinars will focus on skills professionals need to succeed in these fields and the role of higher education. This initial webinar on cybersecurity will highlight industry challenges, occupational demographics and pathways, and hiring and skill development needs.

Speakers:

  • Jim Fong, Chief Research Officer, UPCEA
  • Caroline Stedman Effinger, Research Lead, Applied Research – Talent, Lightcast
  • Desiree Young, Executive Vice President of Global Partnership and Strategic Innovation, Thrive DX
October 31, 2022 | 3:00-3:30 PM ET

eDC Network Coffee Chat: Instructional Design Horror Stories

Hosted by the UPCEA eDesign Collaborative Network

Come share your instructional design horror stories! Were you assigned a course at the last minute? Have you worked with challenging subject matter experts? Did an LMS change or upgrade go wrong? Tell us how you overcame obstacles and hear how your peers have dealt with their own challenges.

Click here on October 31 at 3PM ET to access the session or download the calendar hold below.  

Stay Tuned

More Webinars Coming Soon!

Past Events

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