CCME Announces Plans for 2013 Symposium


"Building Bridges to Success Through Education for the Military Community" will be the theme of the 40th anniversary symposium of the Council of College and Military Educators.  The Symposium will be held 25-28 February 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. The Council of College and Military Educators continues its proud tradition of being the premiere professional organization serving the military civilian education community.

This will be the "not to miss event" for military education in 2013, with inspiring and informative general sessions, dozens of meaningful concurrent sessions, hundreds of exhibits, and lots of great networking and fun with an emphasis on 40 years of CCME.

The program is already taking shape.  According to CCME President Joycelyn Groot,"Not only will Dan Clark, the inspirational and motivational hit of the 2012 CCME Symposium in Orlando be the opening keynote speaker, but we are also excited to have Larry Broughton, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, whose notably diverse background is highlighted by service as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army Green Berets.  Larry will speak during general session, but also lend his expertise to educators and future "vetreprenuers" with a session about transitional opportunities.  Both speakers will inspire, motivate, and deliver a world-class presentation guaranteed to supercharge everyone."   

Proposals will soon be requested for concurrent sessions that will deal with every facet of military and veteran education. There will be representatives from the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, a university presidents panel, student and faculty panels, and panels on transitioning to civilian life. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of CCME, there will be 1970’s "California Cool" social events. It is anticipated that 200 exhibitors will attend.  So get your bell-bottoms and tie-dyed shirts out of storage, load up your iPod with Disco music and plan on being there!

The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME 2013 symposium will be held in San Diego, California February 25-28 at The Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Contact: Jeff Cropsey at, or 850.380.6372 for more information.

About CCME: CCME, a not-for-profit organization, was founded 39 years ago to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services. Its membership is principally composed of military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. The CCME symposium is the largest annual forum in the country with an expected attendance of about 1000 participants. The annual symposium facilitates the networking and interaction of the key leadership across these organizations in an environment that is focused on enhancing and optimizing voluntary education opportunities for the service member and their families. For more information, visit:

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