Virtual Registration


It's not too late to attend the Summit virtually!

UPCEA is offering an exciting new way to participate in and explore the 2016 Summit for Online Leadership, even if you can’t be there in person. Attend all six General Sessions as well as six concurrent sessions (one per concurrent session block) virtually! Via Virtual Registration, you can attend Summit sessions virtually in real time, and/or view archived session recordings through December 31, 2016. The live stream of all concurrent sessions also includes a live chat for participants. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the 2016 Summit, even if you can’t join us in Washington!

Schedule (all times are Eastern)

Monday, June 27

2:00 – 3:30 PM           Opening General Session
Access, Affordability, and the Completion Agenda
Zakiya Smith, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

4:00 – 5:00 PM           Concurrent Session I:
Making Online Student Retention a Priority
Beth Mulherrin, University of Maryland University College
Thomas Porch, University of Maryland University College
Moderator: Sheila Thomas, California State University System
This session includes live chat!

Tuesday, June 28

8:30 – 9:30 AM           General Session
Federal Update: Setting the Stage for Online Higher Education Leaders
Chris Murray, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP
Vince Sampson, Special Counsel, Cooley LLP

9:45 – 10:45 AM         Concurrent Session II:
What Leaders Need to Know about Instructional Design
Ryan Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Extension
Melody Buckner, University of Arizona
Moderator: Camille Funk, George Washington University and UPCEA
This session includes live chat!

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Concurrent Session III:
Change We Must: The Future of Online Learning
James Hilton, Univrsity of Michigan
George Otte, City University of New York
Ray Schroeder, University of Illinois, Springfield and UPCEA
Moderator: Vickie Cook, University of Illinois, Springfield
This session includes live chat!

12:30 – 1:45 PM         General Session
Disruption Analogies: What Can Higher Education Learn from the
Health Care Industry?

Darrell Kirch, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges

2:00 – 3:00 PM           Concurrent Session IV:
Access, Innovation, and General Education
Burck Smith, Straighterline
Jason Palmer, Gates Foundation
Amy Laitinen, New America
Moderator: Deborah Seymour, American Council on Education
This session includes live chat!

3:15 – 4:15 PM           General Session
Social Media and Its Influence on a Student’s University Decision
Rob Humphrey, Education Vertical, LinkedIn
Meagan Rochelle, Client Partner of Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook
Christa Watson, Director of Paid Search, Social & Conversion, Pearson

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.           General Session
Presidential Panel      
Javier Miyares, President, University of Maryland University College
Cathy Sandeen, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin Colleges & University of Wisconsin-Extension
Moderator: Doug Lederman, Editor and Founder, Inside Higher Ed

Wednesday, June 29

8:30 – 9:30 AM           Concurrent Session V:
Financial Outlook Part 2: Policymakers
Thomas Harnisch, AASCU
Michael Maul, Commonwealth of Virginia
George Pernsteiner, SHEEO
Moderator: Ali Eskandarian, George Washington University
Discussant: Vickie Cook, University of Illinois, Springfield
This session includes live chat!

10:15 – 11:15 AM       Concurrent Session VI:
The Leadership Lens
Chris Bustamante, Rio Salado College
Renata Engel, The Pennsylvania State University
Dick Senese, Capella University
Moderator: Lawrence Ragan, The Pennsylvania State University
Discussant: George DiGiacomo, University of Virginia
This session includes live chat!

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Closing General Session
The Role of STEM and Engineering Teams in Leading Online Initiatives
Kathy Pugh, Vice President, Education Services, edX
Paul Marca, Executive Director, Center for Professional Development, Stanford University
Ricardo Gutierrez Mercado, Institutional Effectiveness Director, Technológico Monterrey
Moderator: Nelson Baker, Dean, Professional Education, Georgia Institute of Technology

Archived Programming
Virtual Registration provides access to archived Summit programming after the event. Archived sessions will be available a minimum of 24 hours after the live session.  

Virtual Registration Rates

UPCEA and ACE* Members:            $395
Non-members:                                    $495
One individual Virtual Registration entitles you to one login. This login may not be used on more than one computer. Individual registration does not include permission to rebroadcast or redistribute the Summit. Thank you for your cooperation.
*ACE Members: Please call the UPCEA offices at 202-659-3130 for a promotional code to receive UPCEA member pricing.


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