Conference Circuit: University Education

The University Professional & Continuing Education Association’s 2018 Annual Conference begins next week in Baltimore. Around 800 are expected to attend.

Close to 800 deans and other senior university leaders, key staff, and teams responsible for the management, administration, and growth of professional, continuing, and online education programs are headed to Baltimore to discuss the most pressing topics in the field and to network with colleagues.

Organization: University Professional & Continuing Education Association

Conference: 2018 UPCEA Annual Conference

Venue: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

City: Baltimore

Following board and committee meetings, the 2018 UPCEA Annual Conference begins on Wednesday afternoon with an opening general session featuring Donna Harris. The cofounder of the global incubator 1776 will discuss her journey from engineer to entrepreneur. Also worth noting:

Around the table. Research Roundtables are table-based, small-group, guided discussions about a specific and timely topic, question, or issue facing the industry. Roundtable presenters share their experiences and ideas and promote the sharing of thoughts, solutions, and questions among attendees.

Get involved. Attendees who are wondering how to get involved with UPCEA as a volunteer leader can chat with the Network and Region Ambassadors during networking breaks. These volunteers will help them figure out their best path to involvement.

What’s next? During the final general session, the intersection of higher education, employer demands, and corporate training will be explored. Three panelists from each of those industries will discuss how work is changing, what commonalities are emerging in terms of employer needs, and what technologies are required.

Head to Facebook and Twitter (#UPCEA103) for more details.

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Samantha Whitehorne

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