CollegeSource Annual Conference – A Future Reimagined

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The 2022 CollegeSource Annual Conference has ended, and we could not be happier with the results! This year’s annual conference was hybrid and split into two events: an in-person conference in San Diego, California, in June and a virtual conference in July. Holding two conferences three weeks apart required a significant amount of work. However, we were excited to provide two opportunities for our user community to be able to participate during a time when many schools are still facing travel and budget restrictions. The lingering uncertainty from the last couple of years led us to Reimagine the Future, our theme for this year’s conference.

As pleased as we were with the outcome, attendees had even better things to say. Here are just a few of the positive comments we received:

“I am so impressed with CollegeSource. I have been to other conferences, and your company is top notch. 

 “This is the best conference I’ve ever attended. The content is applicable. The networking is like no other. The atmosphere is cheery and relaxed. The experts are friendly and approachable. I love coming to this conference. 

 “I’ve been to several virtual conferences and this is hands down the best.”

Highlights from the Annual Conference

In-Person Conference in San Diego (June 27-30)

The annual conference kicked off June 27th through 30th at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. Our first in-person annual conference since 2019, this meeting was a little different from our usual format. Our goal easing back in was to host an intimate and intentional meeting for attendees. We scaled down and reworked the program but were still able to offer 45+ sessions, three concurrent breakout sessions, a pre-conference certification workshop, a networking happy hour, and two outdoor yoga sessions. The new schedule worked out perfectly for the approximately 140 clients who joined us from 77 institutions in 24 states.

Tuesday’s Opening Session featured our CEO Kerry Cooper and President Troy Holaday, who shared updates on our products and company. Additionally, we acknowledged the Sourcies Awards winners, and the recipients took the stage to accept their awards, share a few words about their superior work, and thank their colleagues for their contributions. The rest of the conference included a Welcome Reception with tarot card readers and handwriting analysis experts, sessions highlighting product features and enhancements, and plenty of training and networking opportunities.

Watch the recap of the in-person CollegeSource Annual Conference and check out the 2022 photo album on Facebook and “Like” your favorites!

 

Virtual Conference (July 18-20)

This year’s virtual conference was held three weeks after the in-person event, July 18th – 20th. It included 22 live sessions and access to 30+ on-demand session recordings split into two tracks: Transfer Solutions and Degree Achievement. We hosted 510 attendees from 41 states and territories, with a total of 250 institutions represented. Altogether there were 356 first-time attendees.

Kerry and Troy reprised their Opening Session to start the conference on Monday. The next three days were full of training opportunities, product updates, networking roundtables, and even virtual chair yoga sessions. Altogether, 84% of the registrants logged into the Virtual Hub, with Opening Session receiving the highest overall attendance. Additionally, User-Added Courses in TES: It Works Both Ways was the highest attended session in the Transfer Track, and uAchieve 5.0 General Updates was the highest attended session for the Degree Achievement Track.

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Did you miss a session? No worries! Access to the session recordings and the Virtual Hub will remain open through November 30th, 2022.

Are you interested in purchasing access? You can still register to view the conference session replay, which includes 45 sessions covering TES, Transferology, and uAchieve Degree Audit & Planner, for just $99 (through November 30th).


2023 CollegeSource Annual Conference

Planning is underway for next year’s CollegeSource Annual Conference, which will take place June 26 – 30, 2023, at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California. We will provide more information in the next couple of months.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this another successful annual conference. We hope to see you next year in San Diego!