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Now in its 46th year, the CAEL Conference is widely known as the leading place to support adult

learners through PLA and Credit for Prior Learning advancement. But it's also a place where leaders

across the work-learn-earn spectrum make necessary connections between education and career

success to generate the powerful ideas that promote sustainable and equitable economic growth to

transform individuals and help communities thrive.

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“The coronavirus has acted as an accelerant in our transformation to digital. Within two weeks of the World Health Organization declaring this a global pandemic, entire companies transitioned to distributed workforces while full school systems from K-12 through higher ed and learning and development organizations converted to online learning. This is incredible adaptation at scale showing us a glimmer of what we are capable of doing.”



“As a result of the global pandemic, millions of adults are finding themselves unemployed or underemployed. Many of them will turn to higher education as a path to a credential and better job opportunities, and it’s imperative that institutions are ready to support them. I’m excited to share strategies that will help colleges and universities put needed structures in place, making it possible for more adult learners to meet their academic goals and get back into the workforce.”

Calling for a global convening of leaders, experts and changemakers

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the CAEL Conference has been reimagined as a virtual event, free to all CAEL members. We'll gather as one community, risk-free, to chart the course to recovery where every adult has a pathway to lifelong learning and meaningful work.

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5 days
98 speakers
7 tracks

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Texas Two-Year College Faculty Perceptions of Prior Learning Assessment November 05, 2020, 04:15 PM
Chantel Reynolds Regional Manager, Higher Education, Cambridge Assessment International Education
Overcoming Educational Trauma and Re-engaging Adult Learners with Life-changing Diplomas and Degrees November 06, 2020, 07:40 PM
Nori Barajas & Howard Liebman InStride & Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE)

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