Exciting news about our upcoming District Conference
Professional development and networking are an important part of our CASE membership experience. With the uncertainty around COVID-19 and tighter budgets, CASE and volunteer leaders from each of the eight US/Canada Districts are taking advantage of the opportunity to work together to develop a single comprehensive online District conference program, rather than the traditional eight separate conferences. This new format will maximize resources, provide the tools and information needed to advance education at your institution or school, and allow you a chance to broaden your CASE network in a unique way. It is a very exciting project!
The new online conference for all districts will be presented February 16–18, 2021. It will bring together eight districts for a robust learning agenda, opportunities for personal and group interaction, and events that engage our professional partners.
Our own Stefanie Seslar, assistant director, Yale Clubs at Yale University, will be leading the registrant engagement effort and is serving on an executive committee for the conference alongside other volunteers who originally stepped up to serve as conference chairs in their districts.
Within the next three weeks, CASE will launch a call for sessions for this unique offering and I encourage you to think about how you might be part of it. Information about the conference agenda, registration, platform, and other details will be shared as it becomes available.
On behalf of CASE, let me share how truly grateful we are for the ingenuity, flexibility, and determination of our volunteers. Their roles have changed considerably since they committed to being part of the conference planning team, and all of us are looking forward to what they will create together.
Mo Cotton Kelly
Vice President, Alumni Relations and Communications
Chair, CASE District I
About the author(s)
Mo Cotton Kelly is senior vice president for stakeholder engagement and chief operating officer (SVP-COO), with responsibility for driving operational and capital campaign strategy, overseeing key administrative functions, guiding a culture of inclusivity, and managing alumni engagement for UConn’s 255,000-plus alumni worldwide. Cotton Kelly oversees the departments of alumni relations, marketing and communications, and annual giving. She joined the UConn Foundation in 2014 with a national reputation for strong leadership built over two decades in higher education advancement. Previously she was executive director of Bowling Green State University’s Alumni Association. Mo received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BGSU. She is active in the Council for Alumni Association Executives and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).