For Speakers/Moderators

Congratulations again on being selected to present at the 2017 UPCEA Summit for Online Leadership in San Diego June 14-16, 2017!

Your session has been placed into the conference schedule.  Please review for the exact date and time

A few important details:

Registration: Presenters are reminded to register for the conference before May 24, 2017. Click here to register today!

Reservations at the conference hotel, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, may be made directly with the hotel by calling 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) and mentioning the group code, "UPCEA", or clicking here. UPCEA's special conference rate ($269 per night for both single and double occupancy) is guaranteed through May 17, 2017. Click here to learn more.

Speaker Agreement Form:
Please take a moment to complete a Speaker Agreement Form, which confirms your intent to present the accepted session and share presentation slides/materials, and verifies presenter media needs. Click here to fill out the form.  Please submit your form no later than Friday, May 12, 2017. 

Presentation Reminders: 

  • Please keep in mind the participants’ take-aways from the session. These do not need to be physical items, but rather ideas or perspectives that participants can act on upon returning to their offices.
  • Speakers are asked to keep their prepared remarks to 30-40 minutes, allowing time for discussion or workshop-type activities.
  • Please consider submitting resources to our curated list of resources for the Summit. We are deploying flipped-classroom pedagogy so participants have a good foundation on which to gain knowledge during the Summit – allowing speakers to present on more advanced ideas and areas of practice. Please submit any resources you would like posted on by May 31, 2017.

Slides:  If you plan to utilize slides, please use the UPCEA template (see attached).  Slides will be uploaded to your session room laptop and the conference mobile app.

Note: if you will not utilize slides, please email Julie Uranis at and we’ll instead have a welcome slide in the room noting presenter/moderator names and session title.

  • Slides are due by May 31, 2017 in order to guarantee they will be available to attendees prior to the conference.  Please upload your slides to our Summit for Online Leadership Google Drive folder.  Please paste this link in your browser to access the google drive folder:
  • Naming convention:  "[Session Title] - [Last Names of Presenters]"
  • Please bring a back-up copy of your presentation with you on a flash drive, especially if you did not meet the deadline or made last-minute changes. 

Additional information and logistics will be provided after you have completed the Speaker Agreement Form.

Speaker Check-in: Please check-in at the UPCEA Registration Desk which located in the Sapphire North West Foyer on the Fourth Floor of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. There you’ll receive your speaker badges, printed event program, and other pertinent information for your session. 

Handouts: Speakers are welcome to bring printed copies or handouts as desired. For planning purposes, concurrent sessions may have up to 60 attendees present.  Please note that UPCEA does not reimburse for printed copies.  We are happy to post these to the mobile app if you provide them to us in advance, as well as to CORe after the conference.  

Guidebook App: Be sure to download the event app, once available, to connect with attendees and exhibitors, to have the most up to date schedule and alerts, to give feedback about sessions you attend, and to view presentation materials.  Please keep an eye out for more information on the mobile app as we get closer to the conference. 

Social Media: Speakers and Moderators are invited to share news of their upcoming presentations on Twitter or to connect with Summit attendees on-site via the event app with the event hashtag, #UPCEASOL, or to tag @UPCEA in their posts.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Julie Uranis ( or Joe Fedak ( with questions.

See you in San Diego!

Julie Uranis, Ph.D.

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