From the CEO

Musings on trends and updates from UPCEA CEO Bob Hansen. 

Regional conferences go virtual ⁠— and are free for members!

Exciting news: All five of our 2020 UPCEA Regional Conferences this fall will now be fully virtual AND are free of charge to our members! Choose one or all five regions for this new conference experience—Virtually Together: 2020 UPCEA Regional Conference Series. All are open and complimentary for members this year. Gather your team and join us!

Though we won’t be together in person, attendees will have opportunities to engage in peer-led sessions, hear from a terrific line-up of keynote speakers, recognize and connect with award recipients, and network with peers. There will also be plenty of opportunities to connect with companies providing needed services and solutions.

Conference dates will stay the same; times will shift slightly as we prepare for this new conference experience. Visit for more information and to register.

Our complimentary Regional Conferences are available exclusively to UPCEA members that renew for 2020-21. We hope you take advantage of this great value and join us this fall.

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Bob Hansen is the CEO of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). Since 2010, Hansen has reinvented the century-old organization – creating the Center for Research and Strategy in 2011, establishing a number of initiatives focused on the association’s unique role in online leadership and management, and positioning the association as an important advocate for policy issues related to non-traditional and online learners. The association has more than doubled in size during Hansen’s tenure by successfully diversifying revenue. Hansen previously served as Associate Provost for University Outreach at the University of Southern Maine, and as Assistant the Governor for Education in Illinois. He holds a Ph.D in English from the University of Notre Dame.