- HIGHER EDUCATION
- Adult Student Success
- WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
- RESEARCH COUNTS
- CAEL Conference
- PD and Training
- ABOUT US
- CONTACT US
“As COVID-19 radically changes every aspect of our work, it's more important than ever to gather as learning institutions, employers and workforce economic developers to collaborate, build and sustain pathways for learning and career growth for adults all across the country. In times of uncertainty, CAEL is providing solutions with free registration for all members to the 2020 CAEL conference.”
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the CAEL Conference has been reimagined as a virtual event, free to all CAEL members. We'll gather as one community, risk-free, to chart the course to recovery where every adult has a pathway to lifelong learning and meaningful work.
This year, our focus is delivering an extraordinary experience for the CAEL 2020 conference. If you're interested in joining us for this groundbreaking virtual experience, please fill out the form below and we'll keep you informed on all of the exciting developments.
“The coronavirus has acted as an accelerant in our transformation to digital. Within two weeks of the World Health Organization declaring this a global pandemic, entire companies transitioned to distributed workforces while full school systems from K-12 through higher ed and learning and development organizations converted to online learning. This is incredible adaptation at scale showing us a glimmer of what we are capable of doing.”
“As a result of the global pandemic, millions of adults are finding themselves unemployed or underemployed. Many of them will turn to higher education as a path to a credential and better job opportunities, and it’s imperative that institutions are ready to support them. I’m excited to share strategies that will help colleges and universities put needed structures in place, making it possible for more adult learners to meet their academic goals and get back into the workforce.”
Now in its 46th year, the CAEL Conference is widely known as the place for PLA advancement. But it's also a place where leaders across the work-learn-earn spectrum can make the necessary connections and generate the powerful ideas that will transform their communities. As we face rebuilding post COVID-19, there's never been a more important time for the mission of this conference.
Here's why past attendees say you belong at the CAEL Virtual Conference this year.
“The CAEL Conference is one of the best knowledge sharing and networking events for those who serve adult learners. I returned recharged with valuable insights and actionable takeaways.”
—Devin Andrews, MAED Vice President, Office of Admissions & Evaluation University of Phoenix
“The CAEL conference convenes forward thinking professionals in higher education and workforce development. A must attend conference for participants interested in connecting bridges for all learners and lifelong learning.”
Project Recruitment Counselor
Educational Opportunity Center, Chicago State University
Executive Director, TRIO Programs
Chicago State University