WCET 35th Annual Meeting

  • Timezone : US/Central
  • Date : October 25, 2023 1:00 PM - October 27, 2023 12:00 PM
  • Location : New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District, 859 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA, 70130
  • Meeting Type : Annual Meeting

The WCET Annual Meeting brings together higher education professionals to share advances in digital learning practices and to explore emerging policy challenges facing institutions and organizations today. The meeting will be held in person and does not have a virtual component.

This year, we are thrilled to host the first Annual Summit for Women in eLearning (ASWE), formerly known as IFWE, in conjunction with the WCET Annual Meeting. Please see below for an outline of events for the Annual Meeting and ASWE.

Additionally, the State Authorization Network (SAN) will host its annual SAN Coordinator Meeting and SAN Member Gathering on October 24. These events are reserved for SAN members.

New WCET members receive $200 off one member registration. Join today!

About the Annual Meeting Program and Audience

Using a variety of formats, the Annual Meeting program reflects WCET’s priorities of community, equity, policy, and practice. Session formats are intended to provide attendees an opportunity to engage with speakers and each other in a meaningful way.

The Annual Meeting audience represents leaders and practitioners in digital learning in higher education who bring incredible insights and experiences, creating opportunities for meaningful dialogue.

About the ASWE Program and Audience

ASWE conference participants represent a wide array of diverse constituencies and digital learning modalities. The ASWE program includes inspiring presenters, collaborative sessions, opportunities for networking, and the infamous Pajamarama. It is designed to tap into resources that include mentorships, digital learning programs and products, and an opportunity to share ideas and learn from experts in the profession about relevant topics. ASWE attendees gain a better understanding of how to be a successful leader, up-and-coming leader, or support person in digital and online learning.


Outline of Events

Tuesday, October 24 Wednesday, October 25 Thursday, October 26 Friday, October 27 Saturday, October 28
Morning – Noon SAN Coordinator Meeting WCET Pre-conference Sessions WCET Annual Meeting WCET Annual Meeting + ASWE Sessions

WCET Closing Keynote / ASWE Opening Keynote

ASWE Sessions and Closing Keynote with Brunch
Noon – Afternoon SAN Coordinator Meeting

WCET Steering Committee

WCET Annual Meeting WCET Annual Meeting

ASWE Pre-conference Sessions and Book Club

ASWE ASWE Post-conference Sessions
Evening SAN Coordinator Gathering

WCET Steering Committee Reception

WCET Welcome Reception WCET Networking Dinners

ASWE Welcome Reception and Roundtable Dinners

ASWE Pajamarama Networking Event

Registration Details

2023 Registration Rates – WCET Annual Meeting Only

Register by July 19 Register by September 6 After September 6
WCET Member* $750 $800 $850
Speaker $750 $750 $750
Non-Member $950 $1,000 $1,050
Student $300 $325 $350

2023 Registration Rates – ASWE Only

Register by July 19 Register by September 6 After September 6
Speaker $450 $450 $450
Standard Attendee $450 $500 $550

2023 Registration Rates – WCET Annual Meeting + ASWE

Register by July 19 Register by September 6 After September 6
WCET Member* $950 $1,000 $1,050
Speaker $950 $950 $950
Non-Member $1,150 $1,200 $1,250
Student $450 $500 $550

*Active membership at the time of the Annual Meeting required.

Bring 5 or more attendees from your institution and receive 10% off.

Annual Meeting registration includes:

  • Welcome reception on Wednesday.
  • Deluxe full breakfast on Thursday and Friday.
  • Awards and Networking lunch on Thursday.
  • Mobile program app.
  • Access to all Annual Meeting sessions.
  • Pre-conference workshops are included with registration for WCET members.

ASWE registration includes:

  • ASWE welcome reception on Thursday.
  • Breakfast and Pajamarama on Friday.
  • Closing brunch on Saturday.
  • Mobile program app.
  • Access to all ASWE sessions, including pre- and post-conference workshops.

Sponsorship Opportunities

WCET is grateful to our annual sponsors and supporting members for their investment in our events and programs, including the WCET Annual Meeting. If you are interested in sponsoring WCET, ASWE, and the upcoming Annual Meeting, please see our sponsorship page or contact Megan Raymond for more information.

Note About the WCET Annual Meeting Being Held in Louisiana

When WCET selected New Orleans, LA for our 2023 Annual Meeting, Louisiana was not included on the list of states that California does not allow travel to. We have a significant number of members in California and certainly don’t want to exclude them from being able to attend our conference. We also have a significant number of members in Louisiana and want to be able to support the 31 members located there.

By agreeing to host our meeting in New Orleans, we are not condoning restrictive policies against any population. In fact, we typically do not send requests for proposals for states with anti-transgender or restrictive reproductive rights and have not held a WCET Annual Meeting in one of those states in the past. The list of banned travel states from California does weigh into our decision making, and we understand that other states are considering retaliatory legislation as well. We strive to be member-focused, and every venue and every state has pros and cons that are thoroughly considered.

We know that many of our community members may not be able to attend the 2023 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. We do hope that our 2024 event, which will be held in Long Beach, California, provides the opportunity for all who are interested to attend.

For more information, contact:

Kim Nawrocki

Assistant Director, Events and Programs, WCET