Preview Conference Schedule

Below is a tentative outline of the 2020 conference schedule.  Please continue to check the conference site and your CEIA NewsBrief for updates about keynote speakers and breakout sessions. If you are interested in submitting a session proposal, please visit the call for proposals page.

Saturday, March 28

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CEIA Board of Directors Meeting
2019-2020 CEIA Board of Directors meet to discuss the business of the association.

2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Managing You: An Intensive Training for Mid-Career Professionals
Managing You is a CEIA Academy pre-conference offering for experiential learning professionals who have moved beyond the initial phase of their career and are looking for ways to keep up the momentum of their professional development with the goals of maximizing their effectiveness in their current roles and potentially aiming for higher-level leadership positions. This workshop begins on Saturday at 2 and ends Sunday at 3.  Please note that this workshop requires a separate registration from the conference.  Additional information on this workshop can be found on this site: https://www.ceiainc.org/events/annual-conference-2020/register-for-academy-pre-conference/.

 

Sunday, March 29

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CEIA Board of Directors Meeting
2020-2021 CEIA Board of Directors meet to discuss the business of the association.  

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Managing You: An Intensive Training for Mid-Career Professionals (continues from Saturday)

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Planned Activities
The Local Arrangements Committee is organizing planned activities if conference attendees would like to explore San Diego together. Visit the Explore San Diego and Planned Activities page for updates, especially since most planned activities will require an RSVP and registration fee (seperate from conference registration).  

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration
Check-in for the conference on Level 2 in the Ballroom Foyer.

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Exhibits Open
Learn about new products and services for your programs in the exhibit area (Level 2 in the Ballroom Foyer). 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
In-Depth Pre-Conference Workshops
Four workshops, each led by experienced practitioners and researchers, will be offered that allow attendees to take a deeper dive into a critical topic in career, cooperative education, internships or experiential learning. There is no additional charge to attend these workshops.  However, registration is required. The conference committee is considering offering these workshops.  Please note these topics are subject to change.  Please check this site for updates.

  • Demystifying the Research Process: An Introductory Guide to Conducting & Publishing Research
  • Supporting in the World of Work for LGBTQIA+ Students
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Co-Ops and Internships (designed for newcomers)

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Network Meetings
Every member of CEIA is encouraged to join a network to learn and share best practices in a more specific area of our profession.  Choose one of the following networks that most closely relates to your responsibilities:    

  • Cooperative Education
  • Employer
  • Internships
  • Two-Year
  • Global

Each network meeting led by a CEIA Board of Directors member, allows meeting attendees to explore emerging trends, challenges and needed resources to enhance their programs.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
New Members’ Welcome Mingle
New members to the association and first-time CEIA conference attendees are invited to learn more about the association, how-to-get involved and tips for making the most of the conference.  Plus, this is an opportunity to meet your colleagues from across the country and expand your network.  

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
CEIA Academy Reunion (formerly known as National Academy of Work-Integrated Learning or NAWIL)
For more than fifteen years, CEIA has hosted a two-day training for professionals new to work-integrated learning.  If you completed the Academy or the National Academy of Work-Integrated Learning (NAWIL) stop-by to network with past alumni of this program.

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Regional Meetings
Choose from one of the following facilitated by the Regional VPs of the CEIA Board of Directors:

  • Region 1 (Northeast)
  • Region 2 (Mid-Atlantic)
  • Region 3 (Southeast)
  • Region 4 (Midwest):
  • Region 5 (Southwest)
  • Region 6 (Mountains and Plains)
  • Region 7 (Western)
  • Region 8 (Global)

6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
President’s Reception
All attendees are welcome to join 2019-2020 CEIA President Julie Hutt to network around the rooftop pool from the opening conference reception.  Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

Monday, March 30

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration & Exhibits Open

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Conference Welcome & Opening Remarks
The 2020 Conference Committee will kick off the first full-day of the conference previewing planned activities, programming, and speakers in addition to highlighting exhibitors and sponsors.  

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Keynote Speaker
TBA

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break
Learn about new products and services for your programs in the exhibit area, network with colleagues, and recharge your mobile devices in the Digital Lounge.  

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
In this one hour block, choose from six to seven different sessions offered in one of two formats: a traditional session (presenter with slide deck) or an Interactive Hot Topic Roundtable Discussion (facilitator shares context or a best practice of an emerging issue in our field and then leads discussion among attendees). 

12 p.m – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Buffet & Annual Business Meeting

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
In this one hour block, choose from six to seven different sessions offered in one of two formats: a traditional session (presenter with slide deck) or an Interactive Hot Topic Roundtable Discussion (facilitator shares context or a best practice of an emerging issue in our field and then leads discussion among attendees).   

3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Break
Learn about new products and services for your programs in the exhibit area, network with colleagues, and recharge your mobile devices in the Digital Lounge. 

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m
Pecha Kucha Showcase
The Programs Committee will select 10 – 15 presenters to deliver Pecha Kucha sessions (each presenter presents 20 slides in six minutes and 40 seconds).  Following the Pecha Kucha session, these presenters will be assigned tables and then all attendees will have the chance to network with follow-up questions on their presentations.  

OPEN EVENING
Sign-up for pre-arranged activities by the Local Arrangements Committee or explore “America’s Finest City” on your own.  

Tuesday, March 31 

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration & Exhibits Open

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Announcements from the Conference Committee

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Plenary Speaker
TBA

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break
Learn about new products and services for your programs in the exhibit area, network with colleagues, and recharge your mobile devices in the Digital Lounge.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Break
Learn about new products and services for your programs in the exhibit area, network with colleagues, and recharge your mobile devices in the Digital Lounge.

12 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Planned Programming
Topic: TBA

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
In this one hour block, choose from six to seven different sessions offered in one of two formats: a traditional session (presenter with slide deck) or an Interactive Hot Topic Roundtable Discussion (facilitator shares context or a best practice of an emerging issue in our field and then leads discussion among attendees).

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Break
Learn about new products and services for your programs in the exhibit area, network with colleagues, and recharge your mobile devices in the Digital Lounge.

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
In this one hour block, choose from six to seven different sessions offered in one of two formats: a traditional session (presenter with slide deck) or an Interactive Hot Topic Roundtable Discussion (facilitator shares context or a best practice of an emerging issue in our field and then leads discussion among attendees).

5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Award Banquet Reception
Prior to the awards banquet, network with your colleagues.  A cash bar will be available.

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
CEIA Annual Awards Banquet
Each year, CEIA concludes the annual conference recongizing outstanding achievement by educators, employers, researchers and students in the field of work-integrated learning.  

Wednesday, April 1

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
TBA: Employer Site Visits
The conference committee is currently researching and contacting local employers for site visits.  Please check conference website for updates. These site visits, once arranged, will require additional registration separate from conference registration.