2017 Annual Conference

Hotel Reservations:

Please call to reserve rooms at the Argosy Hotel before November 23rd, 2017. Reference the KACE conference when you call to book.  All rooms (double or single) are $129 per night. This includes basic wifi and parking. Call 1-800-270-7711.

Registration:

Registration for the KACE Conference closed Nov. 30. For inquiries or questions, please email Dana at nordyke@k-state.edu.

***Important Notice: When you pay for your registration via PayPal, it is possible you will receive an error message after you process your payment. Please do not pay again. It is likely your payment went through, and if you would like to confirm this, please email Carol Gard at cgard@jccc.edu.

Registration deadline is November 30th, 5:00 p.m.

  • KACE member registration fee: $150
  • Graduate student registration fee: $60
  • Non-KACE member registration fee: $200

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Event Schedule:

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Map of Argosy Hotel Casino & Spa

Wednesday, December 6th

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Tour 1: Roasterie Coffee Production Facility - 1204 W. 27th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

3:30 – 3:50 p.m.: Travel

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Tour 2: Dairy Farmers of America - 1405 N. 98th Street, Kansas City, KS 66111

5:15 p.m.: Dinner with friends at Granite City (pay on your own) - 1701 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111


Thursday, December 7th

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Registration / Check-in – Argosy Hotel, Floor 2, Marrakesh

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.: Breakfast – Marrakesh

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.: Welcome from KACE President – Marrakesh

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.: Morning Icebreaker / Introduction of New Members – Marrakesh

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.: KEYNOTE ADDRESS – The Importance of Shared Experiences – Matt Baysinger, Owner of Breakout KC – Marrakesh 

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.: Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.: Breakout Session 1

  1. Breaking Up Is(n't) Hard to Do: Best Practices for Evaluating New Career Management Platforms -- June Coleman and Robyn MacGregor, Emporia State University and Brian Austin, Wichita State University – Marrakesh 
  2. Student Internship Tracking Initiative – Dr. Kerri Day Keller, Kansas State University - Barcelona 
  3. Do the Hustle: Preparing Students for the Gig Economy – Ellen Lind, The University of Kansas - Malta 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch / Annual Meeting and Awards – Prefunction Hotel Room

1:10 – 2:00 p.m.: Breakout Session 2

  1. Out and About: Discovering Resources for LGBTQ Students – Andrew Kohls, Kansas State University - Marrakesh 
  2. Online Career Courses - From Approval to Evaluation and Everything in Between – Erin Wolfram, The University of Kansas - Barcelona 
  3. Using the Career Center to Build Your Employer Brand – Erin Christensen, University of Missouri - KC - Malta 

2:00 – 2:10 p.m.: Break

2:10 – 3:00 p.m.: Breakout Session 3

  1. Creating and Implementing a Student/Alumni Mentoring Program – Ashley Kruger, The University of Kansas - Marrakesh 
  2. Diversity Awareness and Inclusion Practices in Higher Education – Pat Hudgins and Dr. Cheryl R. Grice, Kansas State University - Barcelona 
  3. Can’t Decide on a Major? We Have a Class For That! – Gary Handy - Washburn University - Malta 

3:00 – 3:10 p.m.: Break

3:10 – 4:00 p.m.: Breakout Session 4

  1. Supporting Students with Disabilities: Encouraging Personal Strategies for School to Work Transitions – Ashley Kuznia, The University of Kansas - Marrakesh 
  2. Recruiter Roundtable – Tiffany Fercho and Julie Anderson, OMNI - Barcelona 
  3. Because I'm Happy!: Putting Positive Psychology Coaching to Work for Your Students – Nikita Haynie, The University of Kansas - Malta 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Reception & Networking (open bar) – Cordoba

6:00 p.m.: Catered Dinner – Cordoba

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Entertainment by Devin Henderson, Magician & Humorist – Cordoba


Friday, December 8th

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast – Marrakesh

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.: Minutes at the Mic: Brief Recruitment Overviews – Marrakesh

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.: Breakout Session 5

  1. Job Shadowing Events: What We Have Learned – Cheryl Webb, Lindsey McCaig, and Alicia Green, The University of Kansas - Marrakesh 
  2. Best Practices for Hitting the Career Jackpot Through College Recruiting – Jodi Aanes, FreightQuote and Alex Arend, Marks Nelson CPA - Barcelona 
  3. Career Coaching with Students Who Can Do Anything and Everything – Carly Klynsma, The University of Kansas - Malta 

9:50 – 10:00 a.m.: Break

10:00 – 10:25 a.m.: Minutes at the Mic: Brief Recruitment Overviews – Marrakesh

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Organizational Oblivion: Challenging Our Traditions and Assumptions to Achieve Equity and Access – Dr. Shannon Portillo – Marrakesh 

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.: Conference Wrap-up – Marrakesh


Past Conference Information

View details and presentations from the 2016 KACE Conference.

View details and presentations from the 2015 KACE Conference.

View details and presentations from the 2014 KACE Conference.

View details and presentations from the 2013 KACE Conference.