Schedule at a Glance  

Wednesday September 28

8am – 9am                         Continental Breakfast
9-11am                               Emerging Leaders Pre-Conference Program (included in registration)
11am – noon                     Newcomer’s Welcome Session
Noon – 1pm                      Welcome Luncheon  
1pm – 1:30pm                   Exhibit hall open, networking
1:30pm – 2:30pm              Concurrent Sessions I
2:30pm – 2:45pm              Exhibitor showcase, networking
2:45pm – 3:45pm              Concurrent Sessions II
3:45pm – 4pm                   Exhibitor showcase, refreshment break, networking
4pm – 5pm                        General Session: Jobs of the Future and the Emergence of Alternative Credentials

  • Jim Fong, Director, Center for Research and Marketing Strategy, UPCEA

5:15pm – 6:30pm             Opening Reception and Hawks Aloft Presentation
                                                      (presentation hosted by the University of New Mexico)
6:30pm                              Dinner on Your Own / Optional Dinner Groups

Thursday September 29

8-9am                                Networking Breakfast
9am – 10:00am                  Keynote Session: A Personal Journey of Leadership and Service

10:00am-10:30am             Exhibitor showcase, networking
10:30am-11:30am             Concurrent Sessions III
11:45-1:15pm                    Awards Luncheon
1:30pm – 2:30pm              Concurrent Sessions IV
2:30-3:00pm                       Exhibitor showcase, refreshment break, networking
3:00 – 4:00pm                   General Session: Diversity and Inclusion in Online Education: A Panel Discussion

  • Melody Buckner, PhD, Director of Digital Learning and Online Education, University of Arizona
  • Anne Guptill, PhD, Director, M.S. Ed, option in Online Teaching and Learning, Cal State University East Bay
  • Christopher Phillips, Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Coordinator, Utah State University
  • Igor Akpovo, Instructional Designer, Outreach Credit Programs, University of Wyoming

4:00 – 4:30pm                   Prize Drawing and Announcements
5:00pm – 9:30pm             Offsite excursion and dinner
                                                     (hosted by the University of New Mexico)

Friday September 30

8:30-9:30am                     West Business Breakfast Meeting
10:00 – 11:15am              Dean’s Panel
11:15am – noon               Wrap up and Grand Prize Drawing
Noon                                   Adjourn


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