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Dear Colleagues,

We are looking forward to gathering with you in-person this spring for UPCEA’s Annual Conference and the Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable (SOLA+R), April 11-14, 2022 in Orlando, FL, at Disney’s Coronado Springs. 

For many of us, the Annual Conference and SOLA+R will be the first in-person events since before the pandemic. Since our community’s health and safety are of the utmost importance, we wanted to update you on UPCEA’s plans and policies for these events. 

UPCEA’s in-person events draw members and attendees from across North America and the world. It is our responsibility to our community—our members, your families, your colleagues and students, our event and venue staff—to return to in-person events from a position of risk mitigation. Each of our members and attendees will have to make the choice for themselves as to whether attending the conference in-person makes sense for them. 

Our 2022 in-person event policies are aligned with event practices at leading higher education membership organizations, as well as the larger association industry. UPCEA is also committed to following all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state, local, and venue guidelines.

Accordingly, UPCEA will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for attendees to participate in the 2022 UPCEA Annual Conference and the Summit for Online Leadership & Administration + Roundtable. For those who are unable to provide proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to checking in at the UPCEA registration desk will be accepted.

Options for providing documentation:

  • Original copy of vaccination card
  • Digital photo of vaccination card on your phone
  • Digital vaccination card via the Clear or VaccineCheck app
  • Printed or digital copy of a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours prior to checking in at the UPCEA registration desk

Hosting the two events together in Orlando is such an exciting opportunity for colleagues to gather with old friends, and to make new connections. We hope you are able to join us to immerse yourself in the latest content and new ideas from our vibrant field, sharing challenges and lessons learned with peers from institutions near and far. 

We look forward to us being together again in April. 


Nancy Coleman
2021-2022 Board President, UPCEA

Bob Hansen

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