Conference Schedule

Times and events are preliminary and subject to change.

Sunday, December 8

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM -- Registration Open

Monday, December 9

8:00A - 6:00P -- Registration Open
9:00A - 12:00P -- Preconference Workshop 
9:00A - 12:00P -- Preconference Workshop 
9:00A - 12:00P -- Preconference Workshop 
9:00A - 12:00P -- University Site Visit 
12:30P - 3:30P -- Preconference Workshop 
2:00P - 6:00P -- Exhibit Set Up
2:00P - 3:30P -- Career Management Technology Meet-Up
4:00P - 5:00P -- New Member/First Time Attendee Orientation
4:00P - 5:00P -- Director's Think Tank (hosted by the Admin KG; Pre-register only)
5:00P - 6:30P -- [email protected] Sessions (Sign up during registration)
7:00P - 9:00P -- President's Reception

Tuesday, December 10

6:30A - 7:30A -- Wellness Activity - Body Blast Workout 
7:00A - 5:00P -- Registration Open
7:30A - 8:45A -- Presidents' Breakfast (State ACE/Consortium Leaders Only)
8:00A - 9:30A -- Exhibit Area Open
8:00A - 4:15P --  Silent Auction Open 
7:30A - 8:45A -- Attendee Continental Breakfast 
8:45A - 9:15A -- President's Welcome & Conference Kick-Off
9:15A - 10:15A -- Opening Keynote
10:30A - 11:30A -- Breakout Sessions
11:00A - 4:00P -- Exhibit Area Open
11:30A - 1:00P -- Lunch/Business Meeting/Awards
1:15P - 2:15P -- Breakout Sessions
2:15P - 2:30P -- Networking Break  in Exhibit Hall
2:30P - 4:00P -- Hot Topics Roundtables
4:15P - 5:00P -- State Networking Meetings
5:00P - Until --   Evening on your own

Wednesday, December 11

6:30A - 7:30A -- Fun Run
7:00A - 5:00P -- Registration Open
7:00A - 8:15A -- Attendee Continental Breakfast - Special exhibit networking tables!
7:00A - 11:00A -- Exhibit Area
7:00A - 2:30P -- Silent Auction
8:15A - 9:15A -- Breakout Sessions
9:30A - 10:30A --  Breakout Sessions
10:30A - 10:45A -- Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
10:45A - 11:45P -- KG Meetings
11:45P - 1:00P -- Lunch
1:30P - 4:30P -- Exhibit Area
1:15P - 2:45P -- Interactive Presenter
2:45P - 3:00P -- Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
3:00P - 4:00P -- Breakout Sessions
4:00P - 5:30P -- Come Together with Diversity & Inclusion Networking Mixer
6:30P - 10:30P -- Evening Event 

Thursday, December 12

7:00A - 1:00P -- Registration Open
8:15A - 9:15A -- Breakout Sessions
9:30A - 10:45A -- Closing Speaker (Includes Breakfast Buffet)
10:45A - 11:00A -- Closing Remarks
11:00A -- Hotel Check Out
11:45A - 4:00P -- Employer Site Visit
12:00P - 2:00P -- Employer Site Visit 

Event Descriptions


Career Management Technology Meet-Up

Whether you use Handshake, GradLeaders, 12Twenty, Purple Briefcase, or Simplicity, the Technology Knowledge Group knows that you want to get the most out of your investment.  During this special session, participants will break out into small groups and interact with company representatives as well as each other to learn about best practices, tips and tricks, and implementation ideas.  This session is a great opportunity to connect with likeminded members and learn more about these platforms! 

Director's Think Tank

The Directors’ Think Tank provides an informal, open forum for Director’s and others in career services with administrative responsibilities to discuss relevant topics and issues facing today’s career centers and share ideas and solutions for success. 


[email protected] Sessions

Something new!! 5 @ 5 Sessions – Would you like to get five new ideas in an hour? Join us at 5:00 pm for these innovative sessions where you can choose a topic and hear from five expert speakers about new ideas, resources, programs, etc. centered around that topic. After each speaker presents a brief talk, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their ideas. 5 @ 5 attendees will leave this fast-paced session with five different perspectives and ideas to bring back to their organization.

If you would like to attend one of the free 5 @ 5 sessions, please indicate the topic during registration.

  • Diversity & Inclusion (hosted by Diversity & Inclusion Committee)
  • Experiential Education (hosted by the Experiential Education KG)
  • Assessment in Career Services (hosted by the Assessment KG).

Fun Run

Looking to get some fresh air and exercise to start the day?  Join your friends for the annual SoACE Fun Run and Walk!  Runners and walkers of all speeds are welcome.  We will identify a turn-around point for a 3-mile there-and-back route.  As always, please shorten (or lengthen) your route as appropriate.  We’re looking forward to another great memory!  Please direct any questions to Charlie Wilder at [email protected].  

Wednesday Night Event (6:30 P - 10:30P)

2018 Sponsors - Thank you!

Diamond Level ($10,000+)

Platinum Level ($5,000+)


Interactive Speaker/
Closing Keynote Sponsor

Business Lunch Sponsor


Meeting Space Wi-Fi Sponsor


Gold ($2,500+)

Keynote Speaker

Pamphlet Sponsor

President's Reception

Name Badges


Silver ($1,000+)

Metro Chamber Event
Featured Speaker

Employer Breakout Session

Adam Peck Breakout Session

[email protected] Session

Metro Chamber Event

Metro Chamber Event

App Sponsor


Energy Break

Metro Chamber Event


       First Time Attendee /
New Member Orientation


Bronze ($500+)