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THE COLLECTIVE 2022
ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

ATTENDANCE OPTIONS

1. In-Person Boutique Experience: Limited Capacity

June 14-16, 2022

Fort Collins, CO

 

2. Virtual: Campus Wide or Individual Access 

June 17, 2022

3. Both In-Person and Virtual

ABOUT

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE - For your whole staff and more! 

June 17, 2022    
 

The Collective's virtual conference, which hosted nearly 1,100 registrants last year, is accessible to anyone on your campus via our highly discounted campus-wide pass, and offers a wide range of speakers and breakout sessions on relevant topics affecting career services professionals today. Register today! See our breakout session call for proposals below! 

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO IN-PERSON CONFERENCE

June 14-16, 2022 (includes individual access to virtual conference and all recordings)
 

We have crafted a personalized and strategically helpful career center growth experience for in-person conference attendees. We believe that genuine connections, 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 2022 conference experience. 

Join us to recharge, reconnect, and reimagine your career center's future with the beauty of the Rocky Mountains in the distance, the inspiration of local musicians infused into the conference, and the luxurious accommodations of the new Elizabeth Hotel (a Marriott property), all in the beloved city that is the official HQ for The Collective, and:  

  • Inspired Walt Disney to design Main Street, U.S.A. inside the main entrance Disneyland parks around the world.

  • Is the home of over 20 breweries with notables such as Anheuser-Busch, New Belgium Brewing Company, and Odell Brewing Company. 

  • Offers a tantalizing dining selection to satisfy your appetite with more restaurants per capita than most cities in America. In fact, we will recommend about 20 amazing restaurants all within walking distance of the conference hotel. 

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

FORT COLLINS

Tuesday, June 14, 2022    
 

Travel Day + Dinner on your own with colleagues: we highly recommend you arrive mid-day and enjoy old town Fort Collins with colleagues. 

 

7:00-8:30pm   Opening Network Reception

Wednesday, June 15, 2022    
 

9:00-10:00     Opening Main Stage Session - featuring 

                        Jeremy Podany, CEO of The Collective
10:00-10:45   Breakout Sessions
10:45-11:15   Snack Break + Networking
11:15-12:00   Breakout Sessions
12:00-1:00     Lunch
1:00-2:00       High Impact Career Practices: Design Session
2:00-3:00       Your Career Office Critical Growth Plan
3:00-3:30       Break on your own
3:30-5:30       Off-site reception
5:30+              Dinner on your own in Fort Collins

Thursday, June 16, 2022       
 

8:00-9:00       Breakfast and networking
9:00-10:00     Main stage Keynote: Dr. Tony Frank, Chancellor, Colorado State

                        University System
10:00-10:45   Main stage panel: Priorities for Career Services
10:45-11:05   Snack Break + Networking
11:05-12:00   Main stage closing session: Fireside Chat with Dr. La'Tonya Rease Miles

VIRTUAL

Friday, June 17, 2022 
All Times listed are Eastern Time for the Virtual Conference   

 

11:00-12:00    Opening main stage session: Jeremy Podany
12:00-12:30    Breakouts
12:30-1:00      Main stage session: Dr. Angel Perez
1:00-1:45        Special Collective Breakouts
1:45-2:15        Breakouts
2:15-3:15        Panel: College President Perspectives on

                        Career Outcomes and Readiness Today
3:15-3:45        Breakouts
3:45-4:00        Break 
4:00-4:30        Breakouts
4:30-5:15        Closing main stage session: Fireside Chat

                         with Dr. La'Tonya Rease Miles

College President Perspectives on Career Outcomes and Readiness Today

VIRTUAL

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Lynn Perry Wooten 

PRESIDENT

Simmons College

See bio

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John R. Swallow 

PRESIDENT

Carthage College

See bio

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Ora Hirsh Pescovitz, M.D. 

PRESIDENT

Oakland University

See bio

Enrollment Trends and Career Development: Toward a more accessible and equitable future for higher education 

VIRTUAL

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Dr. Angel B. Pérez 

CEO

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

See bio

The Path Forward for Higher Education 

IN-PERSON

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Dr. Tony Frank 

Chancellor

The Colorado State

University System

See bio

FIRESIDE CHAT:

Equity, Belonging, and Strategies for Connecting First-Gen Students to the Workforce

Jeremy Podany, CEO of The Collective will interview Dr. La'Tonya Rease Miles, one of the nations leading voices on first generation college students, and former Dean of Student Affairs at Menlo College. 

VIRTUAL + IN-PERSON

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Dr. La'Tonya Rease Miles 

Partner & Director of

Scale and Support

Career Launch

See bio

MAIN STAGE PANEL:

Priorities for Career Services

IN-PERSON

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Jennifer Benz 

Assistant Vice President

Miami University

Dr. Joslyn Johnson 

Assistant Dean for Student Development and Career Initiatives,

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

University of Michigan

Eddy Cruz 

Assistant Dean & Executive Director

Tulane University

BREAKOUTS:

IN-PERSON

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Thy Nguyen 

Associate Vice Provost, Career Services

Illinois Institute of Technology

Breakout Topic:

Strategic Planning 

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Faith McClellan

Dean of Career Services

Smith College

Breakout Topic:

Strategic Planning 

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DJ Washington

Director of Employer & Regional Engagement 

Notre Dame

Breakout Topic:

Employer Relations

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Jenna Hubbard 

Brand + Experience Strategy Lead

University of Buffalo

Breakout Topic:

Career Data

CONFERENCE MUSIC BY: 

VIRTUAL + IN-PERSON

DAVES HIGHWAY 

Daves Highway is a Mississippi-born trio comprised of siblings Delaney, Zachary and Erika Daves. This is their 3rd performance for The Collective. They are beloved by our members. 

JULIA KIRKWOOD

Julia, a talented 15 year old, will give you glimpse into the future college student through her soulful original music that reflects a sense of purpose and human connection.

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Saja Butler

SAJA BUTLER

Saja Butler is the owner of Urban Monk Studios in Fort Collins, CO. Since 2007, Saja has taught thousands of people to play guitar, banjo, ukulele and how to sing beautifully.

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RUSSICK SMITH

Cellist Russick Smith is lauded as “uniquely Colorado” by Governor Jared Polis, as he creatively explores landscapes both musical and geographical. 

SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE

VIRTUAL + IN-PERSON

SETH BUTLER

Seth Butler facilitates dialogues with the goal creating unity and helping others grow in their understanding of race relations in our society. He creates and delivers spoken word poetry in his various platforms as a catalyst to engage in difficult conversations. 

 

Seth also currently serves as the Director of Intercultural Student Services at the University of Findlay where he spearheads conversations and initiatives around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.


 

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BREAKOUTS

VIRTUAL

Infusing High Impact Career Data and Practices across Campus

Karyn McCoy and Mark Sorenson-Wagner

University of St. Thomas

Career Readiness as a Cornerstone for a University Strategic Plan

Joy Asher and Ellen Goldey

Centre College

The Importance of Sharing Career Data across Campus

Melissa Wilson and McKenna Pfeiffer

University of Wisconsin River Falls

 

Development is ALL around us: Moving beyond the walls of a Career Office

Megan Ellis  

Ohio Wesleyan University

Early Career Engagement: The Journey to Reach 100% of First-Year Students

Lexie Avery  

Binghamton University

Crunching the Numbers: Data-driven reflections on Changes in the Career Services Profession

Mike Caldwell     

TCU

The Enhancement of Career Everywhere

Nancy Bilmes and Amelinda Rossitto

University of Connecticut

Professional Perspectives Panels- Utilizing the Spirit of Giving Back

Jill Storm and Muge Tuna

Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

How Our Website Has Been a Driver of Stakeholder Buy-In, Funding, & Inclusion

Briana Randall     

University of Washington

Researching the Intersections of Identity & Career Development

Tara Malone and Lisa Famularo

University of Connecticut

Internships Abound: Connecting with local businesses to support student learning/career engagement

Tiffany Cullen    

Savannah College of Art and Design

The Pivot to Empowering Students on a Diverse Campus to be the CEO of their Career Goals

Makesha Dockery  

Georgia State University

A Design-Thinking Approach to 24/7 Access to Career Advice

Margaret McGee-Newton and Jessie and Miller

DePaul University

                       Special Collective Breakouts

Increasing Equity: Using Career Launch to Amplify Support for First-Gen Students

Dr. La'Tonya (LT) Rease Miles

Career Launch

Increasing your Career Data Saaviness

Dr. Kimberly Yousey-Elsener

The Career Leadership Colllective

CONFERENCE HOTEL & TRAVEL

Hotel:     
 

Please book your room immediately after registering for the in-person conference. Conference registration does not guarantee room availability.

The Elizabeth Hotel is a Marriott Autograph Collection property in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado. This new luxury hotel features a music theme and offers guests the opportunity to check-out both musical instruments and vinyl records for use on the record player in their room.

 

The hotel rate is $229.00 per night on June 14 and June 15 for guests of The Collective 2022 in-person conference. 
 

TRAVEL TO FORT COLLINS   
 

Use Denver International Airport (DEN).

 

Fort Collins Colorado is located 50 miles north of Denver Colorado. We recommend renting a car, perhaps sharing your car with colleagues, to drive from Denver Airport to Fort Collins. Airport Shuttles are also available, but please plan extra time. 

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REGISTRATION

PRICING OVERVIEW

PRICE
Individual In-Person Conference registration: 
includes individual access to virtual conference and all recordings. Only available to college and university employees). 
member $1,300.00
non-member $1,500.00
Individual Virtual Conference registration
 member $275.00
non-member $325.00
Campus-wide Virtual Conference registration: 
member $1,300.00
non-member $1,500.00
We no longer have exhibitors & sponsors at our in-person and virtual events. Our events are only for college and university employees.