Conference Schedule

Times and events are preliminary and subject to change.

Saturday, December 12

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM -- Registration Open

Sunday, December 13

8:00A - 6:00P -- Registration Open
9:00A - 12:00P -- Preconference Workshop
9:00A - 12:00P -- Preconference Workshop
9:00A - 12:00P -- Preconference Workshop
9:00A - 12:00P -- University Site Visit
12:30P - 3:30P -- Preconference Workshop
1:00P - 2:30P -- Career Management Technology Meet-Up
1:00P - 2:30P -- Assessment & Data Analytics KG Meet-Up
2:00P - 6:00P -- Exhibit Set Up
2:45P - 3:50P -- New Member/First Time Attendee Orientation
4:00P - 5:00P -- Director's Think Tank (hosted by the Admin KG; Pre-register only)
5:15P - 6:45P -- [email protected] Sessions (Sign up during registration)
7:00P - 9:00P -- President's Reception

Monday, December 14

6:30A - 7:30A -- Wellness Activity
7:00A - 5:00P -- Registration Open
7:30A - 8:45A -- Presidents' Breakfast (State ACE/Consortium Leaders Only)
8:00A - 9:30A -- Exhibit Area Open
8:00A - 4:15P --  Silent Auction Open 
7:30A - 8:45A -- Attendee Continental Breakfast 
8:45A - 9:15A -- President's Welcome & Conference Kick-Off
9:15A - 10:15A -- Opening Keynote
10:30A - 11:30A -- Breakout Sessions
11:00A - 4:00P -- Exhibit Area Open
11:30A - 1:00P -- Lunch
1:15P - 2:15P -- Breakout Sessions
2:15P - 2:30P -- Networking Break  in Exhibit Hall
2:30P - 4:00P -- Hot Topics Roundtables
4:15P - 5:00P -- State Networking Meetings
6:00P - 9:00P -- Diversity & Inclusion Networking Night

Tuesday, December 15

6:30A - 7:30A -- Fun Run
7:00A - 5:00P -- Registration Open
7:00A - 8:15A -- Attendee Continental Breakfast - Special exhibit networking tables!
7:00A - 11:00A -- Exhibit Area
7:00A - 2:30P -- Silent Auction
8:15A - 9:15A -- Breakout Sessions
9:30A - 10:30A --  Breakout Sessions
10:30A - 10:45A -- Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
10:45A - 11:45P -- KG Meetings
11:45P - 1:00P -- Lunch/Business Meeting/Awards
1:30P - 4:30P -- Exhibit Area
1:15P - 2:45P -- Interactive Presenter
2:45P - 3:00P -- Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
3:00P - 4:00P -- Breakout Sessions
6:30P - 10:30P -- Evening Event 

Wednesday, December 16

7:00A - 1:00P -- Registration Open
8:15A - 9:15A -- Breakout Sessions
9:30A - 10:45A -- Closing Speaker,,(Includes Breakfast Buffet)
10:45A - 11:00A -- Closing Remarks
11:00A -- Hotel Check Out
12:00P - 3:00P -- Employer Site Visit
1:00P - 4:00P -- Employer Site Visit


Event Descriptions


Director's Think Tank

The Directors Think Tank provides an informal, open forum for Directors and others in career services with administrative responsibilities to discuss relevant topics and issues facing today's career centers and share ideas and solutions for success.

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[email protected] Sessions

5 @ 5 Sessions – Would you like to get five new ideas in an hour? Join us at 5:15 PM for these innovative sessions where you can choose a topic and hear from five expert speakers about new ideas, resources, programs, etc. centered around that topic. After each speaker presents a brief talk, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their ideas. 5 @ 5 attendees will leave this fast-paced session with five different perspectives and ideas to bring back to their organization.

If you would like to attend one of the free 5 @ 5 sessions, please indicate the topic during registration.

  • Diversity & Inclusion 
  • Employer Relations
  • Experiential Education 
  • Assessment in Career Services 
  • Career Advising and Counseling
  • Technology

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Fun Run

Looking to get some fresh air and exercise to start the day?  Join your friends for the annual SoACE Fun Run and Walk!  Runners and walkers of all speeds are welcome.  We will identify a turn-around point for a 3-mile there-and-back route.  As always, please shorten (or lengthen) your route as appropriate.  We’re looking forward to another great memory!  Please direct any questions to Charlie Wilder at [email protected].  

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Thank you 2019 Conference Sponsors!

Diamond Level ($10,000+)

Conference Diamond Sponsor:

Platinum Level ($5,000+)

Featured Speaker & Name Badge Sponsor:

  


Silver ($1,000+)
 

Diversity & Inclusion Mixer Sponsors:

Refreshment Break Sponsors:

        

General Silver Level Sponsors:

                          

Bronze ($500+)