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2024 Summit for Online Leadership & Administration and Distance Teaching & Learning Conference (DT&L)

Monday, July 22, 2024 - Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Minneapolis, MN
Building on the success and insights from 2023 event attendees, the 2024 Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable (SOLA+R) and Distance Teaching and Learning (DT&L) Conference are once again co-located to create a comprehensive, holistic, and unique opportunity for digital learning innovators to learn and network in one location. We willl celebrate the 40th Anniversary of DT&L and look forward to the next 40 years of innovation and transformation in beautiful Minneapolis, MN.
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2024 COLO/IR Roundtable: The COLO Perspective on AI: Uses within Online Enterprises and the Creation of Institutional Policies

Monday, July 22, 2024 (9:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Minneapolis, MN
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in all forms has the potential to change online teaching, learning, and administration in post-secondary education. Many Chief Online Learning Officers (COLOs) are being tasked with integrating AI at their institution while struggling to keep up with the lightening fast changes and advancements. Join your colleagues and friends as we consider the opportunities and guardrails that guide AI at our institutions.

Using AI to benefit the online enterprise and internal processes/work (staff/practitioner focus)
Sharing is Caring: Peer sharing AI policies (institutional focus)
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Streaming Package: 2024 SOLA+R and DT&L

Monday, July 22, 2024 - Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Delve deeper into the crucial nexus of digital transformation and online leadership in higher education from the convenience of your desk! With the Streaming Package: 2024 SOLA+R and DT&L, you can engage with 25+ sessions from the Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable (SOLA+R) and the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference (DT&L) July 22-24 affordably and virtually. This comprehensive learning experience brings together all the elements of the online enterprise in a holistic way—from teaching and learning to leadership and administration—preserving the salient issues for these two distinct professional communities, while catalyzing dialogue across all facets of the larger field. Register for the Streaming Package for the content you need from the convenience of your laptop, and to learn from speakers from across the online enterprise.
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2024 Convergence: Credential Innovation in Higher Education

Monday, September 30, 2024 - Wednesday, October 2, 2024
New Orleans, LA
Convergence: Credential Innovation in Higher Education examines new and emerging trends and models, especially at the institutional level, in the emergent field of alternative credentials.  

Presented jointly by UPCEA and AACRAO, two of the organizations most critical to the future development and implementation of innovative credentials, this event brings together key campus stakeholders in credential innovation—deans of professional education, chief online learning officers, registrars, and their staff—to define and develop their institutional strategy with respect to alternative credentials.
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2024 UPCEA MEMS | Marketing | Enrollment Management | Student Success

Tuesday, December 3, 2024 - Thursday, December 5, 2024
Philadelphia, PA
The annual UPCEA MEMS conference is the premier event for leaders and practitioners responsible for professional, continuing, and online education marketing, enrollment management, and student success at colleges and universities around the world. For over 25 years, the UPCEA conference has drawn professionals from institutions of all sizes to showcase thought leadership in our field and to explore trends in adult student recruitment and retention. Designed for both senior leaders and practitioners, the conference offers high level, strategically-focused presentations as well as sessions which spotlight the tactical components of marketing and enrollment management in today’s higher education landscape.
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2025 UPCEA Annual Conference

Monday, March 24, 2025 - Wednesday, March 26, 2025
Denver, CO
The Annual Conference convenes deans and other senior university leaders, key staff, and teams responsible for the management, administration, and growth of professional, continuing, and online education programs. Attendees have access to targeted sessions spanning the top areas of practice in our field (aligned with UPCEA's seven professional Networks), led by higher education experts and colleagues.
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