Call for Proposals

Professional, continuing, and online education is a fast-paced, ever-changing environment that requires forward-thinking strategies.

Our profession’s history is full of those who took risks, jump-started innovation, and created new dimensions for learning. As UPCEA enters its second century, and as professional, continuing, and online education explores new frontiers, let’s have a discussion about what’s new, what’s next, and what’s happening now.

  • How are we looking to the future in new and fresh ways?
  • What impact are we having?
  • 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!


  • Share successes at your institution.
  • Attract and build new partnerships.
  • 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:

  • Individual Presentation
  • Multi-institution Panel
  • Interactive Workshop
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Presentation with an External Service Provider


Proposal submission opens May 25, 2016.
Deadline for submissions is July 25, 2016.


Presentation topics can align with UPCEA’s seven Networks:

  • International
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Marketing, Enrollment, and Student Services
  • Online Leadership and Administration
  • Outreach, Engagement, and Economic Development
  • Program Innovation
  • Small and Specialized Institutions


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

  • Title
  • 175-word description
  • 3 key takeaways
  • Recommended attendees/audience
  • Name of the presenters

Ready to submit a proposal?

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