Employer Relations Summit

Be a part of the 9th Annual SoACE Employer Relations Summit!
June 14-16, 2023 | Kansas City, MO 
Summit Location: Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza 



Registration Costs:  Early Bird Pricing; Register prior to May 12                           Regular Pricing; Register after May 12
                                     $225 for SoACE Members                                                       $250 for SoACE Members
                                     $275 for Non SoACE Members                                               $300 for Non SoACE Members



Room Rate: $169.00 

Hotel Reservations: If needing to secure a hotel room after May 23, email [email protected] for assistance. 

 Schedule at a Glance

Day 1: Wednesday, June 14
1:00pm – 2:00pm - Networking - Conference Connector Meetup 
2:00pm – 3:45pm - Optional Employer Site Visit- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (sign up via the app!)
4:00pm – 4:15pm - Conference Welcome 
4:15pm – 5:15pm - Roundtables

Day 2: Thursday, June 15
8:30am - 9:30am - Breakfast
9:30am – 11:00am - Welcome and Keynote presented by Matt Berndt
11:00am – 11:15am - Quick Break
11:15am – 12:15pm - Breakout Session 1, 2, & 3
12:15pm - 1:45pm - Lunch & Knowledge Group Panel
1:45pm – 2:45pm - Breakout Session 4, 5, & 6
2:45pm – 3:00pm - Quick Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Breakout Session 7 & 8
4:00pm - 5:30pm - Employer Showcase
6:00pm- 7:00pm Social


Day 3: Friday, June 16
8:30am – 11:15am - Optional Employer Site Visit - Chicken N Pickle (sign up via the app!)

2023 Conference Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policy:

To transfer a registration to a colleague, please contact the SoACE Office at [email protected].
Please note: additional charges may apply if a registration is transferred from a member to a nonmember.

All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing.

  • Any refund request received on or before May 31 will receive a 50% refund.
  • Any requests received on or after June 1 will receive no refund.
  • No-shows at the SoACE Conference are not eligible for a credit or refund. Please send requests to the SoACE Office.

The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, registration fees will be refunded; however, SoACE will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies.

SoACE is not responsible for weather-related travel delays or other issues in regard to personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences.

2023 Summit Committee

Chair: Alicia Low, Oklahoma State University

Assistant ChairNyree Brockman, UT at Tyler

Knowledge Group Director: Renard Miles, William & Mary

Communications & Marketing: Jin Kim, Black Hills University

Breakout Sessions and Roundtables: Leslie Walton, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

Employer Site Visit/Campus Tour: Xavier Jones, University of Texas at Dallas 

Employer Showcase: Kyle O'Neal, Louisiana State University

Employer Panel: Nicole Montgomery, University of South Carolina

Questions? Contact the SoACE Office by email or phone 1-855-946-1013.


Thank you 2022 - 2023 Annual Association Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors ($10,000)


Platinum Sponsors ($7,500)


Gold Sponsors ($5,000)  

Silver Sponsors ($3,000)

Bronze Sponsors ($1,000)


Friends of SoACE ($500)