Employer Relations Summit

Be a part of the 10th Annual SoACE Employer Relations Summit!
June 12-14, 2024 | Savannah, GA 
Summit Location: The DeSoto Hotel

Get ready to ignite connections, share best practices, and shape the future of recruitment at this can't-miss event. The SoACE Employer Relations Summit is all about fostering powerful partnerships between career services professionals and employers. We'll provide you with innovative resources, top-notch professional development, and ample networking opportunities – all while keeping the focus on building strong, lasting relationships.

What's in store for you?

  • Inspiring keynote: Get fired up with insights from a captivating speaker.
  • Engaging panel discussions: Dive deep into hot topics with industry experts.
  • Practical peer presentations: Learn from colleagues' real-world experiences.
  • Fun social events: Make connections and build relationships outside of sessions.
  • Unique site visits: Get a taste of Savannah's charm and culture.

2024 Tentative Agenda    *Schedule subject to change, updates will be posted here*
Day 1: Wednesday, June 12
12:00 - 2:00 - Potential employer site visit (TBD)
2:30 - 3:00 - New member/First time attendee meet-up
3:30 - 3:45 - Conference welcome 
3:45 - 4:45 - Employer panel
4:45 - 6:00 - Employer showcase/Networking

Day 2: Thursday, June 13
8:00 - 9:00 - Breakfast & Updates from the SoACE Board & Knowledge Groups
9:00 – 10:15 - Keynote
10:15 - 10:30 - Break
10:30 – 11:30 - Breakout Session 1 & 2
11:30 - 1:00 - Lunch - Employer Panel
1:15 – 2:15 - Breakout Session 3 & 4
2:30 - 3:30 - Roundtables
3:30-4:00 - Break
4:00 – 5:00 - Breakout Session 5 & 6
6:00 - Social Event (TBD)

Day 3: Friday, June 14
9:00 - 12:00 - Employer Site Visit (TBD)

Registration rates: $300 for SoACE members and $350 for non-members.


Hotel Information

The DeSoto Savannah Hotel
15 East Liberty
Savannah, GA 31401

Hotel room rates: $194.00 plus applicable taxes.


The deadline to guarantee the SoACE group rate of $194 is Friday, May 17. Please email [email protected] if having any issues reserving your room.

Call for Proposals

Calling all career services professionals passionate about building strong employer relationships! We're seeking your expertise to shape the program for the upcoming Employer Relations Summit. This is your chance to share your knowledge, ignite discussions, and leave a lasting impact on your colleagues.

What we're looking for:

  • Engaging sessions (1 hour): Dive deep into critical topics affecting employer relations, university recruiting, and campus engagement.
  • Actionable takeaways: Equip participants with practical strategies and resources to implement positive change.
  • Collaboration is key: Joint presentations from employers, career service professionals, and representatives from multiple institutions are highly encouraged.

Hot topics we're buzzing about:

  • Best practices: Share tried-and-true methods for success in recruitment, relationship building, and program development.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives: Discuss innovative approaches to fostering inclusive and equitable campus partnerships.
  • Tech & data-driven strategies: Explore how technology and data analytics can optimize your employer relations efforts.
  • Building powerful partnerships: Share best practices for collaboration between career services, faculty, alumni, parents, and employers.

Ready to submit your proposal?

  1. Craft a compelling title and session description (max 200 words).
  2. Outline a clear learning objective.
  3. Share your CV and bio (and your co-presenter's, if applicable).
  4. Submit your proposal by April 1st through the link below.

Questions? Contact the SoACE Office or the Breakout Session Committee:

Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to a dynamic and impactful conference. We look forward to receiving your proposals!


Thank you 2023 - 2024 Annual Association Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors ($15,000)


Platinum Sponsors ($10,000)


Gold Sponsors ($7,500)  

Silver Sponsors ($5,000)

Bronze Sponsors ($2,500)

Friends of SoACE ($1,000)