General Information

Charleston: “Where History is a Foundation for Innovation!” The Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) proudly invites you to the 2018 Annual Conference in Charleston, SC, April 16-18, 2018.

This year’s conference offers an outstanding conference program with ample opportunities for professionals in the field to share their Diverse Ideas and High Impact Practices. Conference program highlights include:

  • Three days of programming to support your professional development needs
  • A variety of networking opportunities, from discussion groups to evening activities, to help foster relationships with colleagues from across the country
  • Diverse ideas shared by informative keynote and plenary speakers
  • Programming to serve beginning, intermediate, and experienced professionals
  • Roundtable discussions and interactive breakout sessions
  • New member mingle for conference attendees new to CEIA
  • Regional meetings to develop relationships with colleagues closer to home
  • In-depth workshops on Monday, such as Nuts & Bolts of Co-ops and Internships
  • Digital lounge with informative tech sessions
  • President’s Welcome Reception on Monday night
  • Seasoned practitioner’s roundtable
  • Gala Awards Dinner on Wednesday night

Many Charleston activities to explore:

  • Famous golf courses, top-rated tennis courts, pristine beaches, monumental battleships and beautifully preserved architecture barely scratches the surface of attractions in Charleston;
  • Stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War, come face to face with a giant sea turtle, take a tour of an antebellum mansion, or climb aboard a WWII aircraft carrier;
  • World class food and local breweries – Some would say Charleston tastes as good as it looks;
  • Hotel is a short distance from the Tanger Outlets.

For more information, please check our conference site or email

Hotel Information:
5055 International Boulevard,
North Charleston, South Carolina, 29418
Hotel phone: 843-747-1882

Enjoy a convenient location at Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center. Take the complimentary shuttle to Charleston International Airport just two miles away and walk to over 30 restaurants in the local neighborhood.

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