Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming 2024 Conferences

WCET Annual Meeting
October 8-10 | Long Beach, CA | $750

AECT International Convention
October 19-23 | Kansas City, MO
Registration not open, 2023 was $395

OLC Accelerate Conference
November 18-21 | Orlando, FL
Registration not open, 2023 was $850

Professional Memberships

The following organizations offer a range of professional development resources for online and digital education, described in excerpts from their websites. Many offer exclusive professional development benefits to UIUC faculty and staff members through established institutional memberships. Faculty and staff can access member pricing on conferences and events, professional certificates, reduced or complimentary workshop participation fees, and other valuable perks, including peer networking and early access to research publications. To learn about these resources, please click the membership links below.

AACE logo
AECT logo
ISTE logo
OLC logo
WCET logo

Disclaimer: Before joining any organization, it’s recommended to review the current benefits offered and assess how they align with the specific needs and goals of individual professionals in broadly defined online education in higher education contexts. Checking the latest updates on the organization’s website or contacting the organization directly will provide the most accurate and current information.

Updated 4/3/2024