Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event! Event limited to the first 500 higher education institutional registrants.

This conference, which is dedicated 100% to CBE, will help you understand, plan or enhance competency-based education through facilitated sessions, focused on listening, learning and leading.

Registration Rates

Early Bird Registration Ends May 1, 2019.


  • Fall Convening and CBExchange (Member): $759; Early Bird until May 1: $579
  • CBExchange (Non-Member): $929; Early Bird until May 1: $779
  • Fall Convening Oct 21-22 Only (Member): $459


CBTE 2019 | Competency-Based Theological Education International Conference


CBTE is partnering with C-BEN to offer a competency-based theological education track at CBExchange 2019. Learn more at 


Attend one conference and get the best of two:

• Connect with experts and peers on competency-based theological education (CBTE)
• Learn from thought leaders and peers on latest CBE research, design models and materials
• Attend CBTE-dedicated sessions alongside 100+ additional CBExchange presentations


October 22-25
(Member-only Convening October 21-October 22)


Palm Springs, California
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

At CBExchange You Will:

  • Share experiences, questions and lessons with event organizers, funders and researchers who want to hear from you.
  • Learn from thought leaders and peers about the latest CBE research, design models and materials.
  • Return with new resources and contacts to help you lead CBE at the programmatic, institutional, or state-system level.

You Should Attend If You Are:

  • Interested in, or developing a competency-based education program at an institution of higher education.
  • Already managing a CBE program that hasn’t grown to full-scale.
  • Looking for a way to connect with others who are developing a CBE program or who are already managing one.
  • Anxious to share your lessons learned and challenges.
  • Wanting to get your hands on the latest research and tools to help you with your CBE work.

You’ll Learn About:

  • Results from the largest survey to date of institutions developing CBE programs.
  • Baseline data from institutional partners to help shape your CBE programs.
  • Essential CBE practices and design elements.
  • Preview and utilize new resources designed to help field leaders like yourself.
  • A host of learning outcomes in every interactive session.

Refund policy: Full refund up to 30 days prior. 50% refund between 15-30 days prior. 0% refund within 2 weeks of conference.

Travel / Hotel

Hotel Reservations

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa is the ideal retreat where you can relax, play, and indulge. Nestled in 45 acres of lush desert scape, our resort offers a wonderful variety of leisure pursuits, including two championship golf courses, tennis, swimming pools, private poolside cabanas, and a deluxe spa.

Click here to book your accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa at the conference rate of $209 before September 20, 2019.

Looking for fun things to do in Indian Wells and Palm Springs? You’ll find a rich assortment of arts and culture, including various art museums, an air museum, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, and the Children’s Discovery Museum. If you’re into some outdoor adventure, tee off on the 36-hole Indian Wells Golf Resort, adjacent to the property, or explore one of the desert’s hiking trails. Try your luck at one of the casinos surrounding our resort or test your need for speed at the nearby BMW Performance Center.


Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa is located in greater Palm Springs, California. The Resort sits in the heart of Indian Wells and a taxi ride from the El Paseo Shopping and Dining District.

Airport Transportation

Guests planning to stay at our spacious Indian Wells resort hotel may choose from three airports serving our desert community. The concierge team at can assist you with making reservations in advance of your arrival for transportation to and from Palm Springs International Airport, Ontario International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Enjoy ease of access and unsurpassed convenience to all neighboring airports when you stay at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.

Distances From Hotel

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP): 15 miles, 30-40 minutes
Ontario International Airport: 86 miles, 1.5 hours
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 140 miles, 2.5 hours

Service First Transportation

Service First has a variety of professional vehicles available for transport to/from the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Drivers are prompt, punctual, efficient, and accommodating. Personal Palm Springs transportation service provided by Service First is also available 24-hours a day once you have arrived at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. To reserve Service First transportation now, please call (760) 285-5906.


Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers several parking options to make your stay even more convenient. Feel at ease regarding the safety and proximity of your vehicle, with the self-parking lot located on site.

Valet Parking
$23.50 /Overnight
Self Parking
October through May
$23.50 /Overnight
First 15 min free, max charge of $24
$8 /Hourly
Guests utilizing the outlets and/or Indian Wells Residents will receive complimentary parking validations. There will be a maximum cap of 3 hours. Full rates apply after that past the three-hour cap.


2018 Information (2019 Coming Soon)

Adam Samuelson Rasmussen College
Alan Roberts InSite Information Systems
Alexander Hapka Walden University
Ali Esmaeili South Texas College
Alison Winzeler North Carolina State University and UNC Chapel Hill
Amardeep Kahlon Austin Community College
Amy Berendes University of Wisconsin, Flexible Option
Andy Lynch Southern New Hampshire University
Angie Napper Salt Lake Community College
Anna Van Wie Learning Objects
Barbara Bailey Walden University
Barbara Henry Bowling Green State University
Bette Bogdan Winston-Salem State University
Brett Berkowitz Sagence Learning
Bridget Gaer Capella University
Bridgett Sellars Winston-Salem State University
Brooks Doherty Rasmussen College
Cali Morrison American Public University System
Cameron Smither American Institute for Research
Carlos Rivers Texas A&M University – Commerce
Carolyn Dorsey University of Maine at Presque Isle
Cathy Shoaf Capella University
Chris Houston Capella University
Chris Kluse Bowling Green State University
Christopher Sessums D2L
Chuck Komp Nicolet College
Cindy Mathena University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Cori Gordon Northern Arizona University
Craig Shieber City University of Seattle
David Musser US Department of Education
David Schejbal University of Wisconsin – Extension
David Tan Texas A&M University – Commerce
Dawn Sharp Walden University
Deb Bushway C-BEN Consultant
Deborah Everhart Learning Objects
Dirk Baldwin University of Wisconsin – Parkside
Donna Diller Central New Mexico Community College
Ed Callahan Brandman University
Eleisha Garland Anderson University
Eli Collins-Brown Winston-Salem State University
Emily Dustin Motivis Learning
Emily Smith Lipscomb University
Emma Miller South Texas College
Eric Heiser Salt Lake Community College
Eric Roe The University of Texas at Austin
Erin Crisp Indiana Wesleyan University
Franz Feierbach Salt Lake Community College
Fred Hurst Western Governors University
Gabe Dunbar Bowling Green State University
Gabe Tribbett Grace Theological Seminary
Genevieve Feliu Capella University
Gerry DiGiusto Motivis Learning
Greg Nadeau Public Consulting Group
Hadassah Yang Brandman University
Heidi Wilkes Southern New Hampshire University
Hope Nordstrom Lipscomb University
Howard Lurie Eduventures
James Fountain Texas A&M University – Commerce
Jan Ford University of Wisconsin – Extension
Jeannie Copley Northern Arizona University
Jeff Labs Nicolet College
Jennifer Davis Sinclair Community College
Jennifer Nailos Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Jenny Yu Sagence Learning
Jess Halverson Bowyer CPA Center of Excellence® / Indiana CPA Society
Jessica Mason American Institute for Research
Jill Loveless West Virginia Northern Community College
John Milam Lord Fairfax Community College
Jonathan Finkelstein Credly
Jordan Utley University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Josh Herron Anderson University
Joshua Gaul SUNY Empire State College
Julie Telkamp Brandman University
Kalynn Pirkl Central New Mexico Community College
Kate Ferrel Nicolet College
Kate Kazin Volta Learning Group
Kathleen Bucklew Polk State College
Kathryn Claire Barlas Lipscomb University
Kaylnn Pirl Central New Mexico Community College
Kelle Parsons American Institute for Research
Kent Anderson Northwest Baptist Seminary
Kim Kotska University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee – Rock County
Krista Terry Appalachian State University
Kyle Jones Sinclair Community College
Laura Fingerson Capella University
Laurie Dodge Brandman University
Lawrence Parisotto InSite Information Systems
Lee Bewley University of Louisville
Lee Johnston Sagence Learning
Linda Mast Walden University
Lisa McIntyre-Hite Walden University
Lisa Mihlbauer University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee College of Nursing
Lorrie Davis-Dick Winston-Salem State University
Manoj Kulkarni RealizeIt
Mark Leuba IMS Global Learning Consortium
Martha Cheney Walden University
Matt Dunleavy Radford University
Matthew Hailstone Brigham Young University
Meng-Hung Wu South Texas College
Michelle Navarre Cleary DePaul University
Michelle Soler University of North Carolina System
Mike Moore D2L
Mori Toosi Polk State College
Myk Garn University System of Georgia
Nan Travers SUNY Empire State College
Nanci Carter Lipscomb University
Nancy Gonzalez South Texas College
Naomi Boyer Polk State College
Nicholas Hinojosa South Texas College
Nicole McDonald Lumina Foundation
Nina Morel Lipscomb University
Patrick Madsen University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Patrick Wirth University of Wisconsin – Extension
Rachael Afolabi Royes Carlow University
Raymond Rice University of Maine – Presque Isle
Regina Henry Lipscomb University
Ruth McGillivray Northwest Baptist Seminary
Saeed Molki South Texas College
Sara Kellogg Concordia University
Sarah Godsey American Council on Education
Scott Mehall Carlow University
Shonda Gibson Texas A&M University System
Steve Phillips Thomas Edison State University
Suresh Chalasani University of Wisconsin – Parkside
Theresa Torres Central New Mexico Community College
Todd Nobles American Institutes for Research
Tom Raykovich Nicolet College
Tracy Money College Unbound
Warren Krause Nicolet College
Sponsors & Exhibitors

With multiple sponsorships available at a wide-range of pricing levels, this is a great way to market your organization to the anticipated 450+ CBExchange attendees. As an alternative, don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your products and services and connect with hundreds of interested leaders in the CBExchange Exhibit Hall.


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