Conference Schedule

Times and events are preliminary and subject to change. Times listed below are EST.


Pre-conference Programming

Wednesday, November 18

1:00pm - 2:00 pm -- Employer Conference Preview (Webinar) -- Read more

Monday, December 7

12:00pm - 1:00pm -- New Member Orientation

Tuesday, December 8

12:00pm - 1:30pm -- New Professionals Session

Wednesday, December 9

12:00pm - 1:30pm -- Emerging Leaders Session

Thursday, December 10

12:00pm - 1:30pm -- Directors' Think Tank Session

Friday, December 11

12:00pm - 1:30pm -- Emerging Technology Session

Official Conference Programming

Monday, December 14

9:00am - 12:00pm --  APEX Summit

1:00pm - 2:30pm  --  Welcome and Opening Keynote

2:45 pm - 3:45pm --  Concurrent Sessions - View Descriptions

2:45pm - 4:15pm -- MEGA SESSION: Coming out of the Pandemic: 10 Things Employers are Planning

4:00pm - 5:00 pm --  Networking Meetings

Tuesday, December 15

7:30am - 8:30am -- Group Exercise

9:00am - 10:00am --  Concurrent Sessions - View Descriptions

10:15am - 11:30am -- KG Meetings

11:45am - 12:30pm -- Exhibitor Chats

12:45pm - 1:30pm  -- Business Meeting & Awards

1:45pm - 2:45pm  -- Thought Leader Panel, hosted by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

3:0 pm - 4:00pm --  Concurrent Sessions - View Descriptions

4:15pm - 5:15pm --  Roundtables - View Descriptions

6:30pm - 8:00pm -- Virtual Social Event

Wednesday, December 16

7:30am - 8:30am -- Group Exercise

8:00am - 8:45am --  Exhibitor Chats and Prize Drawings

9:00am - 10:00am --  Concurrent Sessions - View Descriptions

10:15am - 11:15am --  Concurrent Sessions - View Descriptions

11:30am - 12:45pm --  Closing Keynote and Conference Closing

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm --  Employer Spotlights

Employer Conference Preview

This informative and interactive webinar discusses the benefits of joining SoACE as an employer. For the past seven months, talent acquisition professionals and their organizations have pivoted their strategic plans to adapt their services and programs amidst a pandemic. Not only were hiring schedules disrupted, but budgets have been restructured, and engagement has moved to a virtual format. Navigating this new landscape has presented challenges for career centers, employers, and students as we have sought to make sense of this unprecedented year. Attending this webinar will allow you to take a deeper dive into the upcoming SoACE Virtual Conference, learn more about the Employer Knowledge Group, and engage in a collaborative discussion on employer relevant topics such as virtual recruiting, sourcing candidates, and diversity recruitment initiatives.


Director's Think Tank

The Directors Think Tank provides an informal, open forum for Directors and others in career services with administrative responsibilities to discuss relevant topics and issues facing today's career centers and share ideas and solutions for success.

APEX: The Black Professional Summit

APEX will provide intentional professional development, fellowship, and a networking session among graduate students, entry-level, mid-level, and senior-level professionals of Black, African American, and African descent. The summit provides participants opportunities to explore and center their identity as a Black professional through virtual networking spaces, a multi-industry panel, and a featured speaker. The summit aims to cultivate a space where Black professionals remain committed to the profession and build capacity to become the future leaders of tomorrow.

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