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Upcoming events

    • 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

    2:00pm-3:30pm: Tour 1 - Chance Rides

    3:30pm-3:50pm: Travel

    4:00pm-5:00pm: Tour 2 - Hyper Pet

    5:30pm - 7:pm: Dinner with KACE friends - TBA

    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!”- Identity 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. Sneak Peek: Strategies for Discovering Work Place Culture - CS/E

    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 Setting  - CS

    3.  Host a Kegger!  - CS

    6:00pm - 7:30pm: Reception, Networking & Dinner at Mosely Melodrama

    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.  Strategically Marketing and Branding Your Career Center  - CS

    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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