Member-Only Events

WCET periodically hosts virtual events exclusive to our members; some events are also open to members of the State Authorization Network. Available recordings of these events can be accessed via wcetMIX.


WCET’s Virtual Summits are a deep dive into digital learning topics impacting postsecondary education and are reserved for WCET members. The 2024 Virtual Summit will be announced soon.

Closer Conversations

Held the fourth Friday of most months, these informal, topic-focused discussions offer members a more intimate opportunity to ask questions directly of experts and peers. Audience size is limited to 50. Recent topics include:

  • Fostering Community and Belonging Beyond the Workplace Water Cooler.
  • Open Educational Resources.
  • How to Create a Sense of Community When There Is No Community.
  • Ensuring Quality in Digital Learning.

Policy Seminars

WCET holds policy seminars where our policy experts guide members through an exploration of the key policy topics facing institutions today. Our recent event for WCET and SAN members provided an update on several key regulatory and policy issues such as regular and substantive interaction, newly released rules from the Department of Education, and a glimpse into potential election implications on higher education policy.

Member-Only Webcasts

WCET hosts member-only webcasts throughout the year to provide members with an exclusive and intimate opportunity to ask questions of experts and authors. Recent topics include:

  • Educational Innovations That Have Transcended the Pandemic.
  • The “DETA” Behind Inclusive EdTech Practices: A Research Review from DETA and WCET.

Upcoming Member-Only Events

“Waze” to Find the Detours and Fast Lanes to Understand New U.S. Department of Education Guidance and Regulations

15 Nov 2023

*Exclusively for Members* This WCET and SAN member-only webcast will give you real-time updates on emerging Federal actions regarding postsecondary digital learning. In 2023, the U.S. Department of Education...

Previous Member-Only Events

Culturally Responsive Digital Learning

29 Sep 2023

Join WCET members to discuss the importance of culturally responsive digital learning. During this Closer Conversation, Angela Gunder, CAO with OLC, will lead a facilitated conversation surfacing good practices...

Understanding the Decline in College Enrollments and How Institutions Are Reacting

28 Jul 2023

Join this month’s member Closer Conversation and WCET friend, Phil Hill, as he explains the data behind the impending decline in college bound students, how the demographics of college...

Navigating Obstacles on a Microcredential Journey

16 Jun 2023

In this month’s Closer Conversation, the WCET Steering Committee work group on microcredentials will highlight some of the key findings in the recent WCET + EDUCAUSE quick poll survey...

Wellness and Work

19 May 2023

In this month’s Closer Conversation, we will discuss strategies for self-care and modeling wellness as leaders as we head into summer. Good leadership requires skills for managing stress and...

Digital Divide 2.1: Improving Access for All Learners

28 Apr 2023

In this month’s Closer Conversation, we will discuss what members are doing to improve access to digital learning for all learners. Attendees will discuss:  Strategies for narrowing the digital...

Digital Learning and Distance Education Definitions – Where there is clarity, confusion, and what matters to the students?

31 Mar 2023

In this month’s Closer Conversation, we will discuss some of the key insights from WCET’s forthcoming report “Definitions of Distance Learning” about the need for effective, student-centered polices around...

Elements of Evolving Business Models of Higher Education

09 Mar 2023

WCET’s Virtual Summits are a deep dive into digital learning topics impacting postsecondary education. The 2023 Virtual Summit on March 9 will cover an array of topics affecting the...

Artificial Intelligence Is Here, Now What?

24 Feb 2023

In this month’s Closer Conversation, we will come together to share and learn about the role that generative AI like ChatGPT might play in the classroom. There has been...

For more information, contact:

Kim Nawrocki

Assistant Director, Events and Programs, WCET