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2024 Convergence: Credential Innovation in Higher Education


The 2024 Convergence: Credential Innovation in Higher Education is being held at the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans in New Orleans, LA.

Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA  70112

Early Registration Fee
(by July 8)

Speaker Registration Deadline

Registration Fee (by August 26)

Late Registration Fee
(after August 26) 

On Site Registration Fee

UPCEA Member






$949 $999

Institutional Non-member





Corporate Non-member






To register other UPCEA members from the same institution, log in and click on "Manage Group Registration" below. (Group discounts not available.)

Registration & Fees          
To attend the 2024 Convergence conference and take advantage of the Early Registration Fee, you must fill out the online registration form and pay the registration fee by July 8, 2024. The Regular Registration Fee will apply beginning July 9, 2024 and ending August 26, 2024. To attend the 2024 Convergence conference and take advantage of the Regular Registration Fee, you must fill out the online registration form and pay the registration fee by August 26, 2024. The Late Registration Fee will apply beginning August 27, 2024. Payment for the full amount of the Late Registration Fee must be made by September 29, 2024.  The On-Site Registration Fee will apply as of the first day of the conference (September 30, 2024).

UPCEA reserves the right to cancel registrations that go unpaid prior to the conference, and charge the corresponding cancellation fee.  Access to the conference will not be granted until full payment is received. 

Need an invoice in order to pay by check?  Please fill out this form for assistance. Complete one form for each individual registrant which you'd like an invoice for.  (Available until Aug. 26, 2024 for UPCEA Members Only)

Event Description

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.


All registration cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing.  Full refunds will be granted for cancellations received by July 8, 2024.  A refund of the conference fee, minus a $200 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received between July 9– August 26, 2024.  No refunds or credits will be granted for cancellations after August 26, 2024. Please submit all requests to Jacqueline Romero at jromero@upcea.edu. Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may send a substitute from the same organization. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Please note that all cancellation fees apply even if initial invoice has yet to be paid.

Conference Photo Policy
Registrants of the 2024 Convergence conference agree to allow UPCEA and its official photographer to photograph them in the context of the conference. Footage captured by the official photographer may be used in future print and electronic promotional and archival materials. For questions or concerns, please call 202.659.3130 or email info@upcea.edu.

Affiliated Events Policy
The association has gone to great lengths and expense to negotiate and contract for a reduced room rate at conference hotels. That rate is based upon the projected attendance at the meeting. If corporate member and nonmember attendees elect to stay at other hotels, it subjects the association to attrition penalties that can cause significant financial loss to the association. We count on our corporate community to support the association, and one of the ways to do that is to honor our efforts to secure a sufficiently large room block at a reduced rate at a first class hotel/conference venue.   

For these reasons, corporate member and nonmember attendees are prohibited from holding any meetings (briefings, seminars, etc.) within a 25-mile radius, targeting professional, continuing, and online leaders in higher education during the scheduled hours of UPCEA events unless otherwise negotiated and scheduled with and by UPCEA. Any such meeting occurring within 36 hours before or after the UPCEA conference must be coordinated with UPCEA and, space permitting, be held at the conference hotel.  This policy helps ensure that the association’s contracted obligations to the hotel for guest rooms and food and beverage minimums are met, which is essential for the financial health of the association and its members. If UPCEA cannot find space for the corporate member or nonmember attendee’s event at the contracted hotel, we will work to help find alternative space.  In no circumstances, however, is it permissible for a corporate member or nonmember attendee to contract a separate hotel block, either at the conference hotel or elsewhere. 

UPCEA reserves the right to prohibit corporate member and nonmember attendees who violate this policy from exhibiting or participating at UPCEA events.

If you encounter any errors or need assistance with your registration, please contact us at 202-659-3130 or jromero@upcea.edu.

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