Cooley lawyers and senior professionals participate in and speak at several education industry conferences throughout the year.


February 15–16
CAEL Workshop Series – Atlanta, GA
CAEL is offering a two-day workshop series. Cooley State Regulatory Services Advisor, Jeannie Yockey-Fine, will lead a presentation during Thursday’s luncheon regarding the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.


March 7
FAPSC: Complying with Updated Audit Guidelines – Webinar
This webinar will discuss the key changes to the Audit Guide and tips on how to prepare for the new testing requirements and to begin work with your CPA early on to ensure a smooth transition. Jonathon Glass, Partner, Katherine Lee Carey, Special Counsel, and Rebecca Flake, Higher Education Services Advisor, will be presenting the webinar.

March 22–24
UPCEA 2017 Annual Conference
 – Chicago, IL
The Annual Conference convenes deans and other senior university leaders, key staff, and teams responsible for the management, administration and growth of professional, continuing, and online education programs. Vince Sampson, Special Counsel, will be speaking on a panel, “Preparing for the Higher Education Act Reauthorization: Effective Leadership During Change” during the conference.


April 2–5
NASASPS 2017 Annual Conference – Lexington, KY
The National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools’ (NASASPS) mission is to improve and promote effective state regulation of private postsecondary education.

April 29-May 2
COSUAA Annual Conference – Albuquerque, NM
The theme of the 2017 COSUAA Annual Conference is “Uncharted Territory” and will provide critical information and spark meaningful dialog about the many changes in the upcoming year. Rebecca Flake, Higher Education Services Advisor, will be speaking on a panel, “Sharing Financial Aid Application Data: Best Practices and Legal Issues” during the conference.


May 7–10
EASFAA 2017 Annual Conference – Burlington, VT
The EASFAA Conference provides valuable, updated information on the student aid programs. Cooley Higher Education Services Advisors, Marjorie Arrington  and Rebecca Flake, will be presenting during the conference.

May 8–10
ASU GSV Summt 2017 – Salt Lake City, UT
The ASU GSV Summit brings together the most impactful people from diverse constituencies—entrepreneurs, business leaders, educators, policymakers, philanthropists and university and district leaders—to create partnerships, explore solutions and shape the future of learning.


Jun 6-8
CECU Annual Convention – Las Vegas, NV
Join hundreds of sector leaders at the 2017 CECU Convention to connect to colleagues, innovative ideas, employer partnerships and new members. Partners, Blain Butner and David Mills, and Special Counsel, Vince Sampson, will be presenting during the convention.

June 25–28
NACUA Annual Conference – Chicago, IL
The NACUA Annual Conference focuses on current issues and legal developments in the field of higher education law. Plenary sessions address challenges in the field, while panel and small discussion sessions focus on specific issues of importance to higher education lawyers and their institutions.

June 26–29
NASFAA 2017 National Conference – San Diego, CA
The NASFAA National Conference is the premier event serving the student financial aid community. Student aid professionals from across the nation attend the NASFAA National Conference each year to teach, learn, network, and share best practices. Blain Butner, Partner, Katherine Lee Carey, Special Counsel, Rebecca Flake, Higher Education Services Advisor, and Associates, Naomi Harralson May and Paul Thompson, will be speaking during the conference.