Rates & Registration Updates

With the ongoing changes and virtual format, this year’s conference team and UNC CAUSE Board members have been evaluating how to best handle registration and fees for 2020 UNC CAUSE.

Given that this is a challenging time for all, we have elected to change to a one-time, per-institution registration fee to provide more manageable costs and to make it easier for people to attend the virtual conference.  We are still asking that individual attendees submit registrations so that we can interact with you in an individualized way!

NEW 2020 UNC CAUSE Rates

  • $500 Rate – Campuses with > 10,000 students
  • $100 Rate – Campuses with < 10,000 students 

Please see our registration page for more information about how to proceed and where to follow up on any questions.

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Proposal Extension

We understand that concerns over COVID-19 and an in-person conference may have kept people away from submitting this year, so we are providing one final extension for proposals.  Proposals can now be submitted until July 31st! We hope that the change to a virtual format has made this decision easier for many of you, and we look forward to additional submissions.

After reviewing the current submissions, we are highly interested in presentations around the topics of:

  • Innovation
  • Customer Support & Engagement
  • Leadership & Professional Development

If you feel you may have an interesting presentation that you would be willing to share with your peers across the UNC System, we strongly encourage you to apply today!

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Virtual Conference

Conference Update

Due to the continuing circumstances around statewide travel policies and in response to Fall semester plans released by many of the UNC System schools, the conference planning team has made the decision to move the 2020 UNC CAUSE conference to a virtual format.

We are still in the early stages of the transition and we are exploring options to maximize the value of the conference through remote delivery. Pending some additional feedback from stakeholders, we plan to have details out soon regarding format and availability.

Presenters Wanted!

For those interested in presenting, we are utilizing the existing submission platform for submissions in a virtual format. Now that we are formally switching to remote delivery, we want to encourage anyone who may have held off submitting a presentation due to concerns over an in-person conference to sign up for a virtual presenter spot.

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The conference is expected to return to its regular in-person format for 2021, and we hope to share more information about this soon. We want to thank everyone who has provided feedback and support for this decision and the conference planning team is excited to host the first ever virtual UNC CAUSE! 

Call for Proposals is open

The 2020 UNC CAUSE Call for Proposals is now open! This year’s conference will be held virtually. To submit a proposal and learn more about this year’s conference, please visit: https://2020.unccause.org/call-for-proposals/.

The deadline for proposal submission is Tuesday, June 30th 2020.

We are accepting proposals within the following conference tracks.

Session Categories

  • Customer Support & Engagement
  • Infrastructure & Operations
  • Innovation
  • Leadership & Professional Development
  • Security & Compliance
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Special Interest Group sessions
  • Vendor sessions

This year has been full of opportunities for UNC System schools to blaze trails and develop amazing solutions that have helped our institutions maintain momentum during a global crisis. Let’s hear about it! Do you have a tip or trick you’ve been working on, but you think it might be useful to a smaller crowd? Propose a “lightning talk!” Did you collaborate with colleagues at other institutions? Consider a panel discussion! Maybe you participated in a poster session and you’d like to share it? Our goal is to encourage content in any form, and our Program Committee will be working to be more flexible about content types for this year’s schedule.

We look forward to this year’s submissions and are excited to see what’s to come. Please keep an eye on https://2020.unccause.org/ for the latest information regarding the conference, including updates on COVID-19.

UNC CAUSE is continuing a permanent, multi-year theme of More than a Conference. The planning committee for this year’s conference would like attendees to focus on networking and building relationships with attendees from other universities to keep the conversation going all year. After all, that’s what UNC CAUSE is all about!

COVID Update

The UNC System Office has been monitoring the situation with COVID-19 closely and has provided the UNC CAUSE Planning Committee with guidance regarding campus activities, events, and conferences. Our campuses and communities have changed rapidly over the past few weeks as we seek to understand the impact and implications of the COVID-19 virus in the short and long term.

At this time, the committee is continuing plans for 2020 UNC CAUSE for this fall.  The committee anticipates opening up the call for proposals in mid-May and early-bird registration by June 1.  In the event that 2020 UNC CAUSE must be canceled this fall, full refunds will be issued.

Please feel free to contact us with any specific questions or concerns. 
Please check this website frequently for updates and further information.  

SIG Advisement

For Special Interest Groups that traditionally host in-person meetings during the Spring semester, it is currently advised to transition these sessions to remote solutions until such time as the UNC System can resume normal gathering rules.

As a reminder, UNC CAUSE offers support to SIG as defined in our SIG Event Guide. For SIGS who have questions or support requests in light of these modified meeting circumstances, please contact the UNC CAUSE SIG Chair via email at sigs@unccause.org.