Employer Relations Summit

Be a part of the 6th Annual SoACE Employer Relations Summit!
June 24 - 26, 2020
The Hilton Fort Worth (Event Venue)
Fort Worth, TX

2020 Employer Relations Summit Call for Programs

Deadline: March 15, 2020

SoACE Professional Development Committee is hosting the annual Employer Relations Summit June 24 - 26, 2020 at The Hilton Fort Worth in Fort Worth, TX. This entire event will focus on employer relations!

The Program Committee is looking for current critical topics relevant to Employer Relations. Our mission is to craft a program that addresses topics pertinent to the needs of career services professionals and employer campus recruiters specializing in employer relations and university recruiting, respectively.
Click Here to Submit a Program

What you need to submit:

  • Presenter CVs and Bios
  • Session Title
  • Session Proposal Summary (200 word max)
  • Brief proposal for conference program (75 word max)
  • Learning Objective (at least 1)
Sessions for the summit can be in one of two formats:
  • Breakout sessionsThese 1 hour sessions should offer an in-depth exploration of the chosen topic and allow time for participants to actively participate through group work, development of plans, or other relevant tangible takeaways. Breakout sessions will take place Thursday, June 25, 2020.
  • Networking roundtablesThese roundtable sessions let participants dip quickly into topics in an open environment for idea sharing, benchmarking and guided discussion. Roundtable hosts/moderators should be prepared to facilitate discussion and have talking points already established, but not make a formal presentation. Hosts should also be prepared to collect contact information and compile notes to send out to attendees after the conference. Roundtable sessions will take place Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
Topics for any of these formats should address one or more of the needs of Employer Relations professionals. Preference will be given to programs in the areas of best practices, utilizing technology and data analytics in employer relations, and student, faculty, parent and alumni partnerships. Additionally, joint presentations are encouraged between employers and career service professionals or representatives from multiple schools. 
  • Best Practices: Highlighting strategic employer development and unique programming in employer relations and talent development. 
  • Utilizing technology and data analytics: How do you use technology and data to tell your story to campus, faculty, and employer partners? Include strategy, software/technology used and impact on employer relations goals.
  • Student, faculty, and alumni partnerships: How do you engage students, faculty, and alumni in employer relations?  Peer advisor and ambassador programs, alumni networking events, faculty advisory boards, corporate sponsorships and student focus groups. 
Additional topics to be considered may include:
On Campus/Career event strategies, experiential learning programs, and employer development/engagement strategies.

We very much look forward to receiving your breakout and/or roundtable proposals, and we thank you in advance for having the interest and taking the time to submit your program!

If you have questions or any problems accessing the form, please be in touch with the SoACE Office, or the Summit Chair, Kim Satz.


Registration is now open. 

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Registration Fees:

  • SoACE Members: $250.00
  • Non-Members: $300.00

Registration Fees Include:

  • University Site Visit, Wednesday
  • Networking Roundtables, Wednesday
  • Networking Reception, Wednesday
  • Continental Breakfast, Thursday
  • Lunch, Thursday
  • Keynote Speaker, Thursday
  • Breakout Sessions, Thursday
  • Site Visit, Friday

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing. Any refund requests received before May 25 (5 PM EST) will receive a full refund less a $75 cancellation fee. Any refund requests received May 25 - June 8 will receive a 50% refund. Any requests received after June 8 at 5 PM EST will receive no refund. Cancellation requests must be received in writing to the SoACE Office: [email protected]

The Summit may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, registration fees will be refunded; however, SoACE will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. SoACE is not responsible for weather-related travel delays or other issues in regard to personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences.


The Summit will be held at The HIlton Fort Worth. SoACE attendees will receive a group rate of $155.00 plus applicable taxes.  This block will be open through June 2, subject to availability. 

Book Your Hotel

Conference Location:
The Hilton Fort Worth Hotel

815 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

 Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, June 24
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Preconference Tour (Optional)
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Conference Welcome
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Roundtable Discussions
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Networking Reception

Thursday, June 25
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Morning Announcements
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session 1
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Employer Panel
1:30 p.m - 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Breakout Session 3
7:30 p.m. - Optional Evening Meet-Up

Friday, June 26
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Local Employer Site Visit

Questions? Contact the SoACE Office by email or phone 1-877-946-1013.