Call for Proposals

Professional, continuing, and online education is a fast-paced, ever-changing environment that requires forward-thinking strategies to stay on the cutting edge.

Our profession’s history is full of those who took risks, jump-started innovation, and created new dimensions for learning. Join us in Seattle as we create a dynamic forum for continuing, professional, and online units to explore challenges, learn new solutions, and engage in stimulating discussions with colleagues and peers.

  1. How are we looking to the future in new and fresh ways?
  2. What impact are we having?
  3. Who do we serve, and how do we offer them convenient learning options?

We want to hear from you. Tell us about an innovation, framework, partnership, or leadership initiative you are working on that highlights our industry’s evolution. Submit a proposal today!

The submission period has ended. Thank you to all who submitted proposals. We will be contacting you shortly.


  1. Share successes at your institution.
  2. Attract and build new partnerships.
  3. Challenge your professional self and build your resume!

Back by popular demand! – We are accepting proposals for 15-minute micro-sessions! If you ever wanted to host your own “TED Talk,” here’s your chance: propose a WEST Talk!
60-minute session proposals are also being accepted and SESSION FORMATS can be:

  1. Individual Presentation
  2. Multi-institution Panel
  3. Interactive Workshop
  4. Roundtable Discussion
  5. Presentation with an External Service Provider

Proposal submission opens May 15, 2017.
Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2017.

Presentation topics can align with UPCEA’s six Networks:

  1. Business and Operations
  2. Community and Economic Engagement
  3. International
  4. Marketing, Enrollment, and Student Services
  5. Online Administration
  6. Program Planning and Implementation


Submitting a proposal is easy. You only have to answer a few questions:

  1. Title
  2. 175-word description
  3. 3 key takeaways
  4. Recommended attendees/audience
  5. Name of the presenters

The submission period has ended. Thank you to all who submitted proposals. We will be contacting you shortly.


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