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2018 Conference: Building Connections with Colleges & Employers

  • 11/28/2018
  • 11/30/2018
  • Hotel Old Town, Wichita, KS


Book your room at Hotel at Old Town today! Call 1-877-265-3869 and reference the KACE conference. Rooms range from $115 - $165 and must be booked before November 14th.


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***Notice: Members must be logged into the website to register as a member to get the member discount.

Registration fees (early registration through October 31st):

College member: $150

Employer member: $150

Graduate student: $60

Non-member: $200

***Conference fees increase $50 per person starting November 1st.

Registration deadline is November 12th!


***"CS" = career services professionals as primary audience

***"E" = employers as primary audience

Wednesday, November 28th

1:30pm (optional): Arrange rides to Tour 1 in hotel lobby

2:00pm-3:30pm: Tour 1 - Chance Rides, 4219 W. Irving Street, Wichita, KS 67209 (8 minute drive from hotel)

3:30pm-3:50pm: Travel

4:00pm-5:00pm: Tour 2 - Hyper Pet, 1315 W. MacArthur Road, Wichita, KS 67217 (12 minute drive from Chance Rides)

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Dinner with KACE friends (pay on your own) - River City Brewing Company

Thursday, November 29th

7:30am-9:00am: Registration/Check-in

8:00am-8:45am: Breakfast

8:30am-8:45am: Welcome from KACE President

8:45am-9:15am: Morning Icebreaker/Intro of New Members

9:15am-10:15am : KEYNOTE Todd Ramsey  - Apples and Arrows “Creating Work/Life and Positive Company Culture”

10:15am-10:30am: Break

10:30am-11:15am: Breakout Session 1

1. Best Practices to Reach Underrepresented Students  - CS/E

2. Professional Development for Career Services Administrators: Our Stories - CS

3. Building Connections Between First-Year Students and Careers with a Career- Readiness Learning Community  - CS/E

11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch/Annual Meeting and Awards

1:10pm-2:00pm: Breakout Session 2

1. “I’m an artist!”- Career Foreclosure in Student Populations  - CS

2. Are You There, Students? It’s Me…The Career Center  - CS

3. Building an Effective Corporate Engagement Plan  - CS/E

2:00pm-2:10pm: Break

2:10pm-3:00pm: Breakout Session 3

1. Downsized: Employer Events for Niche Industry Groups - CS 

2. Community College- Engaging Entrepreneurs & the Corporate World  -  CS/E

3. Undergraduate Peer Advisors in Career Services: Students Helping Students - CS

3:00pm-3:10pm: Break

3:10pm-4:00pm: Breakout Session 4

1. Employer Recruitment- Best Practices from a University’s Standpoint  - CS/E

2. Building Our Young Talent-Best Practices for Supervising Undergrads in Career Services Settings  - CS

3.  Host a Kegger!  - CS

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Networking & Dinner at Mosely Melodrama, 234 N. Mosely Street, Wichita, KS 67202

7:50pm-10:00pm: Mosely Street Melodrama Show - “Will Santa Drink Canada Dry? Or Go Tell it to the Mountie”

Friday, November 30th

8:30am-9:00am: Breakfast

8:45am-9:00am: Minutes at the Mic

9:00am-9:50am: Breakout Session 5

1. Engaging Industry/Workforce Partners  - CS/E

2. Zero Credit. What’s Up With That?  - CS

3.  Your Future Workforce - Developing Internship Programs  - CS/E

9:50am-10:00am: Break

10:00am-10:25am: Minutes at the Mic

10:30am-12:00pm: KEYNOTE Patti Bradley - WSU Center for Economic Development and Business - Research “Kansas Economic and Demographic Trends”

12:00pm-12:15pm: Conference Wrap-up

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