GradLeaders annually hosts multiple events for the career service professionals and employers in our network.


In addition to our annual Connections Conference and Regional Roundtables, GradLeaders attends and sponsors a wide variety of industry-related events throughout the year.

Here are the events on our schedule this year:

AACC 100th Annual Convention

March 28-30 in National Harbor, MD - CANCELED

The 2020 Annual AACC Convention will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 165 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD  20745.

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CEIA Annual Conference

March 29-31, 2019 in San Diego, CA - CANCELED

The 57th Annual Cooperative Education & Internship Association Conference will celebrate the heart of our profession: students. Coast to Coast: Empowering Student Success will serve as the central theme to highlight accomplishments and new strategies of expanding access to quality, work-integrated learning experiences. 

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SHRM Talent Conference 2020

April 19-21, 2020 in Orlando, FL - CANCELED

Nothing will impact your organization’s culture or bottom line more than employing the right people. When you bring in the right talent, you enhance your organization’s brand in an authentic way, which helps you retain high performers and create a positive employee experience. But the world of talent management is constantly evolving. New strategies are changing the way top organizations and brands recruit, engage and retain employees. It’s essential that you stay on top of trends and innovations in order to remain competitive. Attend SHRM Talent to stay current, reach untapped or under-leveraged talent pools, retain high performers and connect with the brightest minds in recruiting and talent management. 

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GradLeaders Connections 2020

May 11-13, 2020 in Columbus, OH - CANCELED

On March 12, 2020, we made the difficult decision to cancel Connections 2020, scheduled for May 11-13th in Columbus, Ohio. As travels bans and restrictions increased, we followed the lead of our esteemed higher ed and employer partners’ efforts to reduce non-essential travel and "stay at home" in hopes of limiting coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) exposure. Instead, GradLeaders is hosting several virtual presentations on behalf of our employer and career center partners. Each presentation will be a bit different, as each company and school certainly is, but you and your team will gain such specific takeaways such as...

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OCEA Annual Conference 2020

May 13-15, 2020 in West Chester, OH

We hope you will join us for the 2020 OCEA Conference near Cincinnati. What you can expect to see at this year’s conference?

  • Opportunities to network with higher education professionals and employers
  • Tours of local employer sites
  • Keynote speakers discussing: best practices when working with students with autism and diversity/inclusion
  • Education sessions on best practices and innovative practices within the field of co-op/internship
  • Pre-conference workshop on utilizing the Strengths assessment when working with students
  • Opportunities to learn from colleagues and professionals from around the state!

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NACE 2020

June 2-5, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN - CANCELED


Make new connections. Connect with peers. Choose from more than 90 professional development workshops. Find new business solutions in the world-class Expo Hall.

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MBA CSEA Global 2020

June 23-26, 2020 in New Orleans, LA - CANCELED

Join us in a city rich with culture and history to “Unmask Your Potential" at our 2020 Global Conference! Employers and career services professionals will gather to engage in compelling conversations around the challenges and solutions for educating and recruiting MBA/Masters students. We warmly invite you to connect with over 500+ colleagues from education and industry for the largest gathering of employers and MBA/Masters career management professionals in the world!

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Midwest ACE Conference 2020

July 27-29, 2020 in Columbus, OH - CANCELED

The 2020 Midwest ACE Annual Conference is the must-attend event of the year! Our Conference gives members the opportunity for professional development growth and the opportunity to network with other members. We offer workshops that focus on new trends and technologies, best practices, and products and services that benefit your institution. In addition to our educational sessions, the Annual Conference will also hold social events such as the movie-themed reception & dinner for members to have fun with colleagues.

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NSEE Conference 2020

September 21-23, 2020 in Salt Lake City, UT

National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is a nonprofit membership organization composed of educators, businesses, and community leaders. Founded in 1971, NSEE also serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.

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Stay tuned for more information about other upcoming conferences and events.

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