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A Message from the Co-Chairs


Where has the year gone?! Early Bird registration for the 2016 MPACE Conference in Denver is just a few weeks away (September 16th).  Our committees have been hard at work planning a conference that will surely be one of the most creative, innovative, and disruptive conferences yet! We are so excited to announce the return of Employer Site Visits to this year’s conference. Our Keynote speakers are sure to challenge your conventional way of thinking and push you to break the mold in your own offices after returning home. Of this we have no doubt! And let’s not forget that this year, we not only get to visit the beautiful city of Denver but we also have an arranged “Taste of Colorado” coordinated for your enjoyment by our entertainment committee.


With all the work that’s been done, there is still a lot more and we would love your help as a dedicated MPACE member. Below are a couple ways that you can get involved to help us with the last leg of planning and execution as well as a few conference highlights. Thank you in advance and on behalf of the 2016 MPACE Conference Committee, we can’t say enough how excited we will be to see you in Denver December 7-9!!!






  Katie Flint, Conference Co-Chair, Colorado State University








 Rebecca Lupp, Conference Co-Chair, Enterprise Rent-A-Car













  Eric Bloomquist, Volunteer Chair, University of Utah


Running a seamless conference would not be possible without the help of volunteers. As we draw nearer to the conference, I’ll be matching volunteers to areas of need and would love your help! If you’re interested in volunteering at this year’s conference, let me know on this form!)








  Heather LaPerle, Publicity Co-chair, San Diego State University






  Richard Rathburn, Publicity Co-chair, University of California, San Diego



Help us get the word out to your employer contacts. Feel free to email or post on any social platform, the following message:


Looking to Create, Innovate, and Disrupt business as usual?  The Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE) 2016 Conference will provide this and much more in Denver, CO December 7-9. Learn about best practices in recruiting while connecting with college professionals and fellow recruiters from around the western U.S. Keynote speakers include 5x Grammy award winner Victor Wooten on fostering creativity in business, Pamela Meyer on creating agile leaders and teams, and Dave Rendall on letting your inner ‘freak’ out to create needed organizational change. Breakout topics include innovative interviewing techniques, LinkedIn best practices presented by LinkedIn, creating inclusive hiring practices, how to use data to inform your recruiting and much more! We hope you join us in Denver. For more information and to register, go to the MPACE website.”







  Jane Mall, Site Visits Chair, University of Denver


Employer Site Visits are coming back to the MPACE 2016 Conference!  There are two treks that will visit three organizations each on Tuesday, December 6th.  Learn about career opportunities and meet hiring managers at some of Denver metro’s top employers.  To see the list of organizations and for more information click here. We are so excited to bring back this pre-conference activity for MPACE members to visit local organizations!








  Ashton Barber, Programs Co-Chair, Foresters Financial








 Hema Paliwal, Programs Co-Chair, Cal State Fullerton- College of Business


A conference would not be a conference without its programming! We are very excited for you to hear from our amazing keynote speakers and workshop presenters! Performance Learning Concepts, Pamela Meyer, and Dave Rendall will inspire you to innovate, create, and disrupt in your everyday lives. Breakout session topics will include strategic career services best practices, career counseling tips and techniques, LinkedIn best practices presented by LinkedIn, how to use data for recruiting, and much more!








  Jennie Hedrick, Scholarships Chair, University of Wyoming


New this year is the MPACE Conference Scholarship!  My committee and I are very excited to provide this opportunity for MPACE members.  With budget cuts, this is a great way to help get you to the MPACE 2016 Conference by covering your registration fee.  For more information, click here  Deadline is September 23rd.  We look forward to reviewing your application!







 Lisa Lovett, Entertainment Co-Chair, University of Colorado, Boulder






 Lauren Payne, Entertainment Co-Chair, University of San Diego



Putting together the perfect conference networking reception is our labor of love!  We are so excited to announce "Taste of Colorado" will take place on Thursday, December 8th at the McNichols building at the Civic Center Park.  It will be a time to connect with colleagues while enjoying local food, beer, wine, and music from 90's Band, Gin Doctors.  We look forward to seeing you there!




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