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San Diego & Online
Nov 17-19, 2021

An annual convening of leaders from across the education-to-career ecosystem

Now in its 47th year, the CAEL Annual Conference is widely known as the leading place for leaders to connect and network with industry experts from postsecondary education, workforce and economic development, and industry. This year's conference will take place in San Diego at the Hotel Del Coronado from November 17-19.

CAEL is designing an exciting hybrid experience to accommodate both in person and virtual participation, held in accordance with all local and national safety regulations in place for the fourth quarter of 2021. This event is a unique opportunity to meet the best minds in adult learning, inside and outside of postsecondary education. The conference convenes attendees with a common desire to improve the connections between education and career that drive adult learner success and equitable economic growth.

Presenting at the Conference

If you ran out of time in March to submit by the deadline, we've left the submission form available for an extra few days to give you a second chance to share your proposal with us. Please submit ASAP as the committee has started their consideration process.


CAEL’s 2020 Virtual Conference attracted over 2000+ attendees. Join us in November and become part of our community.

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Join postsecondary educators, public and private organizations, and workforce systems at CAEL’s 2021 conference in San Diego. Learn from creative and motivated thought leaders and practitioners new solutions that positively impact adult learners seeking social and economic mobility.
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Christine Carpenter
SVP, Engagement

Sponsor the Conference

Every year, we're fortunate to have an amazing lineup of sponsors who are enthusiastic about getting their message in front of the most engaged audience of post secondary leaders, workforce dynamos and HR rockstars for synergy.

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