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We are thrilled to announce that we're hosting The 2024 Career Leadership Collective Conference in Austin, Texas!


Join us in Austin to invigorate your perspectives, reignite valuable relationships, and envision the trajectory of your career center. Austin, renowned for its vibrant culture and role as an innovation hub, will set the stage for our event this year. Immerse yourself in the city's artistic vibrancy and pioneering spirit as we convene at the heart of creativity.


Prepare to be captivated by the talents of local musicians and indulge in the refined comfort of the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center.



Destination highlights:


  • The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is a 4-star hotel with a rooftop pool, fitness center, and spa. You'll have access to the city's vibrant attractions, including the renowned Zilker Park, the captivating Austin Botanical Gardens, and the lively cultural scene that Austin is celebrated for.

  • The hotel is located on the University of Texas at Austin campus, just steps from the Texas State Capitol and the Austin City Limits Music Festival grounds.

  • Other nearby attractions include the University of Texas Tower, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the LBJ Presidential Library.


We are committed to delivering an event that inspires innovation, authentic connections, and actionable insights, now set against the backdrop of Austin's distinct allure. We hope to see you in April 2024!


Day 1 - Monday, April 22, 2024

10:30 - 5:00 | Registration open

12:30 - 2:30 | Pre-conference sessions 

4:15 - 5:30 | Opening Keynote

5:30 - 6:30 | Opening Reception

Day 2 - Tuesday, April 23, 2024

7:30 - 8:30 | Breakfast

8:30 - 9:45 | Morning Session

10:00 - 10:45 | Breakouts

10:45 - 11:15 | Networking Break

11:15 - 12:00 | Breakouts

12:00 - 1:30 | Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 | Breakouts

2:30 - 3:15 |Breakouts

3:30 - 4:30 | Mastermind + Aspire + Kickstart Reunions +  Networking Sessions

3:30 - 4:30 | Women of Color/Men of Color Networking

Day 3 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

8:00 - 9:00 | Breakfast

9:00 - 9:45 | Breakouts

10:00 - 10:45 | Breakouts

11:00 - 12:00 | Closing Keynote

Check out last year's sizzle reel!


Women of Color/Men of Color Networking Event

We are meeting up…in Austin!
Women and Men of Color in Career Service will host its second in-person gathering on Wednesday, April 23, from 3:30 to 4:30 at The Collective 2024 Annual Conference.

During this meet-up, we will discuss shared experiences, ideas, and insights while supporting and encouraging each other.



The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is the grand hotel of The University of Texas at Austin. Architecturally, the Texas limestone archways mimic the iconic University of Texas Tower.

(use link below to get conference room rate)



Use the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).


The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is a 12-mile UBER/LYFT ride from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).



Transforming Career Success Across the University Ecosystem

The Career Leadership Collective is stimulating a national conversation and leading innovative change strategies for college and university upper administrators focusing on students' career and future preparation. Our work seeks to provide senior university administrators who oversee career services - including provosts, deans, and VPs - with insights, community, and transformative practices that elevate the career preparation of their students, impact recruitment and retention, and bbetter understand their alumni career data and outcomes.


In this session, we will explore innovative models for weaving career readiness into student life, academic affairs, and admissions to support student success. We will provide attendees with insights, community, and transformative practices that elevate the career preparation of their students and better understand their alumni career data and outcomes. Some of the topics we’ll cover include:


  • Connecting career success to ROI for key university priorities

  • Scaling career success throughout the university ecosystem and student experience

  • Holistically serving underrepresented students

  • Integrating career success into the curriculum and co-curriculum

  • Connecting career development to wellness, belonging, and student success

  • Empowering faculty to provide career support to students





Individual In-Person Conference registration:

*Registering 4 or more staff from your team? Use 4ORMORE for a 10% discount on all registrations!
member $799
non-member $950
We no longer have exhibitors & sponsors at our in-person and virtual events. Our events are only for college and university employees.


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Calling all innovators!

Submissions are NOW open for Breakout Session Proposals for the Collective 2024 Annual Conference in Austin, Tx, from April 23 - 25, 2024. We are hoping to share a diversity of perspectives on scaling career services, career curricula, creative employer engagement, innovative student engagement models, faculty champions, and so much more.


A quick guide to what we look for in proposals!


  1. Relevance, Replicability, and “Freshness”
    We want you to submit proposals that will allow you to show others how to do what you did, so it might benefit their campus. We also want you to offer your perspective and insights on relevant topics such as: innovative uses of data, DEI, scaling career services, partnerships with admissions, academic integrations, and more.


  2. Clear Learning Outcomes
    What do you want your audience to gain from your presentation? Be specific about what you want your presentation to “produce” and how you will make this happen. Conference participants want knowledge and skills to take back to their home campuses.


  3. Metrics or Measurements
    What measures of success did you apply? How did you use metrics to evaluate the success of your goals for this project, and what did you learn? It can also be helpful to identify unexpected outcomes - not just the goals you made at the start of the process.

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