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    • 07/24/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Washburn University, Topeka, KS
    Registration is closed

    Location: Washburn University Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center


    8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. - Check-in and Grab and Go Breakfast

    9:00a.m. - 9:30a.m. - Introduction and KACE Business

    9:30a.m. - 10:45a.m. - The Importance of Brand - Marketing to a New Generation

    Caleb Asher, President & CEO of Sprout Creative, Topeka, KS

    Your brand isn't just important for marketing your programs and services, it's also critical in attracting the right type of employee. As a new post-millennial generation of students are heading to college and into the workforce, are you positioned to attract top talent? Learn how to connect through your brand and marketing.

    10:45a.m. - 11:00a.m. - Break

    11:00a.m. - 11:45a.m. - Panel Discussion: Supporting and Recruiting Underutilized Candidates Returning to the Workforce

    Gary Westerman, Veteran’s Employment Service Manager for Kansas Department of Commerce

    Dan Decker, Director of SNAP Employment Services for Kansas Department of Children and Families

    Bettina Sparkes, Alternative Workforce Specialist for Kansas Department of Commerce & Kansas Department of Corrections

    11:45a.m. - 12:45p.m. - Lunch

    Presentation by Visit Topeka

    1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. - Kansans Can School Redesign Project

    Randy Watson, Commissioner, Kansas Department of Education

    Kansans are demanding higher standards in academic skills, employability and citizenship skills, and the need to move away from a system that relies exclusively on state assessments. The Kansans Can Redesign process is focused on creating learning environments that develop those skills and encourage long-term student success. Learn more about how this project prepares Kansas students the workforce and college experience.

    2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. - Have a Cookie and Network/Exchange Ideas

    3:00p.m. - 3:15p.m. - Wrap up and Evaluations

    • 12/04/2019
    • 12/06/2019
    • Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, Kansas City, MO

    We're excited to invite the College & Employer community together again to the 2019 KACE Annual Conference.  Come join us for great presentations on best practices, in employer/college engagement and career services.  Hosted at the beautiful Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, this year's event is sure to be one of our best ever. 

    Save the Date, REGISTRATION coming soon.

    Book your room at Hampton Inn & Suites today! Call (816) 448-4600 and reference the KACE conference. Rooms $128.00 a night and must be booked before November 14th.


    We are still seeking program proposals - submit yours here - DEADLINE is June 28th


    Nominate a colleague for a KACE award.


    Become an event sponsor!


    ***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!

    CONFERENCE AGENDA (details coming soon)

    Wednesday, December 4th

    Industry Tours and Evening Mixer

    Thursday, December 5th

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

    8:30am - 4:45pm: Keynote, programming, and more

    There will also be Networking & Dinner, as well as evening entertainment

    Friday, December 6th

    8:30am- 12:15pm: Keynote, programming, & more

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