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Atlanta, GA | April 25 - 27 


We have crafted a personalized and strategically helpful career center growth experience for conference attendees. We believe that genuine connections, a refreshing atmosphere, cohesive and applicable content, and replicable take-home strategies are the cornerstones of an outstanding educational gathering. . . so we’ve blended them into The Collective 2023 conference experience. 

Join us to recharge, reconnect, and reimagine your career center's future in Atlanta, a refreshingly diverse city (and the birthplace of Martin King Jr.) that is full of community and inspired by creativity. You'll enjoy the inspiration of local musicians infused into the conference, and the luxurious accommodations of the new The Starling Atlanta, a Curio Collection by Hilton, located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Other fun facts about this destination:

  • The Starling Atlanta is a 4-star Art Deco hotel near Mercedes-Benz Stadium, connected to a shopping center.

  • It is within a mile of the High Museum of Art, MODA, Piedmont Park, and Atlanta Botanical Gardens

  • Downtown attractions, in including the World of Coca-Cola, are less than 15 minutes away.

  • Did you know Atlanta boasts two Nobel Peace Prize and Medal of Freedom winners? You can also visit The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, the restored King birth home, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum!



Day 1 - 4/25/23

Registration open 8:00-5:00

High Impact Forum 9:00-11:00

Pre-conference sessions (3) 12:30-2:30

Mastermind + Aspire + Kickstart Reunions 2:30-3:30

Opening Keynote 4:30-5:30

Opening Reception 5:30-6:30

Day 2 - 4/26/23

Continental Breakfast 7:30-8:30

Designing our Future 8:30-9:45

Breakouts 10:00-10:45

Networking Break 10:45-11:15

Breakouts 11:15-12:00

Lunch 12:00-1:30

Breakouts 1:30-2:15

Breakouts 2:30-3:15

Day 3 - 4/27/23

Big Breakfast 8:00 - 8:45

Breakouts 9:00 - 9:45

Breakouts 10:00 - 10:45

Closing Keynote 11:00-12:00


NOTE: The room block rate is $199, and there is limited availability at this rate.

This is a vibrant, upscale escape for creative souls who set the status quo aside. Rethinking the urban experience in every sense, The Starling reveals detailed spaces that put the '”art” in “state of the art”—from its bold decor and see-and-be-seen terrace pool to the sweeping skyline views found in every room.



Use the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.


The Starling is located less than 15 minutes from Downtown attractions, and a five-minute walk from the Arts Center MARTA Station with easy access to ATL Airport.

Start your conference with a two-hour session intended for college and university administrators, faculty, and career service staff teams who are intent on understanding, measuring, and strategically growing equitable career success on their campus.  

April 25, 2023 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

In this session we'll outline the 

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The Career Leadership Collective developed the National Alumni Career Mobility (NACM) survey in order to assist higher education with understanding alumni career mobility and making more strategic decisions to prioritize career readiness. The NACM survey had 3 consecutive years of survey administration yielding alumni data on over 30,000 alumni from 250+ campuses. The NACM research to date has created a Career Mobility Index to discover the most significant high impact career practices, and in this session we'll share insights we've gathered, including:

  • The case for high impact career practices on the college campus

  • The research regarding high impact career practices

  • Clarifying the most significant high impact career practices

  • Campus examples of maximizing the high impact practices

  • Creating a future of high impact career practices that will leave a lasting legacy on the college experience

PRE-Conference Sessions

Ready for a deep dive? Choose from one of our three pre-conference options! 
April 25, 2023 | 12:30-2:30

This session will focus on strategies for leveraging staff and faculty across the campus ecosystem to fully integrate career into the student experience.


Data is an increasingly significant part of all of our lives. In this session we'll present methods for using your data to tell a compelling story for internal and external stakeholders.

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This session is focused on ways to educate students about the the value ofsocial capital and illuminating the hidden curriculum for first gen students and students of color.



Individual In-Person Conference registration: 
member $799
non-member $950
High Impact Career Practices Forum: 
Pre-Conference Session: 
Choose from: 
  • Data Storytelling

  • Maximizing your Career Champions on Campus

  • Teaching Social Capital 

We no longer have exhibitors & sponsors at our in-person and virtual events. Our events are only for college and university employees.