Well, it’s not quite as big as the Lady Gaga tour, but representatives from the career college sales and marketing teams will be hitting quite a few industry events this summer.   Not only are these conferences great for meeting others in our field who share our passion for online collaboration and learning, but also help us keep on top of where the career college industry is heading so we can better meet those demands. Will we see you at…? BbWorld 2011 July 12-15 Las Vegas, NV Blackboard’s annual user conference brings together over 2,000 instructors, administrators and technical experts to share best practices, network with peers and gain new insight in teaching and learning with technology.  The conference will emphasize practical, hands-on training and development on topics including change management, scalability, and ways to best leverage the latest Blackboard technology.

Annual Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA) Conference July 20-21 Valley Forge, PA The Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA) represents the more than 320 private career colleges and schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania before the legislature, state agencies and professional associations.  This conference will cover industry topics including admissions, marketing, administration, career services, and teaching techniques.

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools (FAPSC) Annual Conference August 3-4 Aventura, FL The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) has been the voice of career schools in Florida since 1956.  They serve all of the licensed private career schools and colleges in Florida, providing leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education.  Conference sessions will cover topics ranging from management, to financial aid, to student services.

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