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Tech Moving Forward: Learn more about GTPE's expanded virtual course offerings and virtual event services.

Affordable Degrees-at-Scale Symposium

September 3-5, 2019

Join the Movement

Affordable Degrees-at-Scale Symposium LogoJoin Georgia Tech Professional Education for an intensive in-depth conversation on creating, sustaining, and growing affordable at-scale degree programs. 

Featured experiences from:

  • Georgia Tech (Online Master of Science in Analytics, Computer Science, and Cybersecurity)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (iMBA)
  • Other institutions with at-scale program initiatives

The symposium will feature big picture plenary conversations with parallel sessions and workshops for deep-dive conversations. Registration fee is $500 per person and includes meals, reception, and refreshments.

The symposium will start at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3 with an opening session and reception. The main symposium will conclude on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. There will be workshops on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 5.

Symposium Location

The symposium will be held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Midtown Atlanta in the heart of Tech Square - Atlanta's thriving innovation community. Easily accessible from Interstates 75/85 and just 15 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Attached to the Center is The Tech Square parking deck that offers convenient hourly and daily rates.

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Outside of Global Learning Center at intersection of 5th and Spring Streets

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of current at-scale programs
  • Quality assurance
  • Platform partnerships
  • Financial models
  • Learner support and technology
  • Learner engagement
  • Market analysis and marketing
  • Learner design
  • Learner science and research
  • Faculty experience
  • Institutional buy-in and governance
Male and female coding professional collaborating on computer

How You Will Benefit

Participants will leave with an increased understanding and framework for planning at-scale, affordable programs for their own institutions. There will be plenty of cross-learning opportunities and to connect with institutions and teams with similar initiatives. One hundred percent of past attendees strongly agreed that this event was beneficial to them. We encourage institutions to bring functional teams to work on real initiatives.
Electronic warfare learner listening in classroom course


This is an invite-only event. Institutions who are new to the event will need to submit a request to join before officially registering. This ensures the program matches the interest of the attendees and continues to be a success.