CECU Events

CECU hosts a variety of professional development offerings spanning from live to online events throughout the year for all members of the career education sector.

The Career Education Convention brings together sector leaders and industry experts in one space. Held in June, the Convention is the largest gathering of post secondary career education professionals nationwide. The CFO and Business Officer Symposium has been designed at the request of school leaders looking for additional resources surrounding all things accounting, finance, and compliance at their institutions. CECU's Hill Day event is an opportunity for institutions of higher education to get more involved in our political outreach program. The Hill Day agenda is designed to provide attendees the most recent and comprehensive update on the latest federal events and sector research.

Held annually in the fall, the Executive Summit (formerly known as the CEO Summit) is the meeting space for education executives to discuss sector leadership, share ideas and network. The Leadership Institute was established to further educate and develop emerging campus leaders. With over 35 years of history, it is the longest standing sector event. CECU hosts approximately two online webinars per month to the membership. Webinars are available in real time or archived for future reference and cover a variety of topics.

If you have questions about our events and/or webinar, please contact us at [email protected].

CECU Event Calendar

April 30, 2024

WEBINAR

Join the CECU Government Relations team as they review the latest policy developments and CECU advocacy efforts in Congress, the Administration, and the courts. We will discuss the impact of these policies on institutions, explain CECU's efforts to advance the sector's priorities, and answer your questions. 

Presenters:
  • Jed Brinton, SVP and General Counsel, CECU
  • Jordan Wicker, SVP Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, CECU
  • Joanne Zurcher, VP Government Relations, CECU

Start: April 30, 2024: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
End: April 30, 2024: 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time


May 16, 2024

WEBINAR

On December 13, 2023 the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted new rules to under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to limit unwanted and unlawful texting. The FCC order seeks to close the “lead generator loophole” by which lead generators rely on a single consent granted by the consumer to allow solicitation by multiple businesses at once. Now, prior express written consent can only apply to a single seller at a time and must be logically and topically related to the interaction the prompted consent. It also codifies the application of do-not-call rules to texting and seeks to limit fraudulent texts with further blocking requirements and optional opt-in email-to-text programs.  
While well intended as a consumer protection initiative, the rule will have direct impacts on the services provided by marketing companies and institutions’ requirements related to same. A panel composed of a marketing company leader, in house education counsel, and experienced lawyers will review the new rules and important risk mitigation considerations for stakeholders. The panel will also discuss the current status of texting class action litigation under the TCPA and recent multi-agency actions seeking to enforce misrepresentation laws in the sector.    

Presenters:
  • Mitch Talenfeld, President and CEO, MDT Marketing, Inc. 
  • Stephen Arthur, Director of Data Analytics, ECPI University
  • Michelle Hon Donovan, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
  • Katherine Brodie, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Start: May 16, 2024: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
End: May 16, 2024: 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time


June 11, 2024

IN-PERSON EVENT

The  Career Education Convention is the largest gathering of private career education professionals in North America. This event features well-known keynote speakers, experts leading concurrent sessions, and an environment to connect and network with others in the sector. Year after year, the Convention attracts a diverse audience of sector leaders from across the country. Join us in person for the 2024 Career Education Convention, we look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis!

Start: June 11, 2024: 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
End: June 13, 2024: 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Indianapolis, IN
United States

July 8, 2024

IN-PERSON EVENT

At the CECU Leadership Institute, attendees will be exposed to all aspects of operating a campus, including but not limited to: admissions, financial aid, marketing, campus finances/budgeting, academic support, leading staff, community and government relations, and more!

Start: July 8, 2024: 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
End: July 12, 2024: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Chicago, IL
United States

November 6, 2024

IN-PERSON EVENT

The Executive Summit is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for leaders in the postsecondary career education sector to connect with each other and share ideas. The summit allows for a forum for executives to share ideas, learn from each other, and strengthen relationships. It is an opportunity for attendees to consider new approaches to challenges facing their organizations and the sector and make connections with colleagues who are facing similar issues.

Start: November 6, 2024: 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
End: November 8, 2024: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

San Juan, PR
United States

May 27, 2025

IN-PERSON EVENT

The  Career Education Convention is the largest gathering of private career education professionals in North America. This event features well-known keynote speakers, experts leading concurrent sessions, and an environment to connect and network with others in the sector. Year after year, the Convention attracts a diverse audience of sector leaders from across the country. Join us in person for the 2024 Career Education Convention, we look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis!

Start: May 27, 2025: 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
End: May 29, 2025: 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Las Vegas, NV
United States

June 22, 2026

IN-PERSON EVENT

The  Career Education Convention is the largest gathering of private career education professionals in North America. This event features well-known keynote speakers, experts leading concurrent sessions, and an environment to connect and network with others in the sector. Year after year, the Convention attracts a diverse audience of sector leaders from across the country. Join us in person for the 2024 Career Education Convention, we look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis!

Start: June 22, 2026: 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
End: June 24, 2026: 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Cleveland, OH
United States