College Symposium

College Symposium

The College Symposium is an initiative sponsored by the Southwest Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children. Participants are full-time and adjunct instructors at 2- and 4-year higher education institutions. We discuss engagement of students and how to improve networking among college faculty. Meeting with representatives of Southwest Ohio AEYC, the goal is to find ways college faculty and students might benefit from programs and services offered by the Southwest Ohio AEYC.

College Symposium meeting locations rotate based on volunteer hosts. Dates are determined by polling participants. Conference calling or Google Hangouts connections are available for those unable to travel to the meeting location.

For further information contact: Julie Kugler-Ackley, M. Ed. -

Upcoming 2020 Meetings:


Past 2018-2019 Meetings:

September 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Xavier University, Center for Mission and Identity, Conway Library
Virtual attendance was available via Zoom

April 13, 2019 - 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
This College Symposium was part of the 2019 Southwest Ohio AEYC Annual Conference.
Cincinnati Marriott Northeast
9664 Mason Montgomery Rd. Mason, Ohio 45040

September 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This College Symposium was part of the Southwest Ohio AEYC Event focused on Power the Profession.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
2400 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45202

May 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
UC Blue Ash, Walters Hall, Room 100
9555 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45236

The college symposium is a wonderful collaboration between teacher educators, community partners and advocacy groups, and the SWOAEYC board. I have felt invigorated, challenged, and supported after attending the meetings. My interactions with the symposium inspired me to attend the NAEYC Professional Institute, my first conference experience with NAEYC. This was a powerful experience that helped underscore my passion teacher education, and helped clarify in my mind the topic for my dissertation research.

Elizabeth VanWassenhove
Graduate Early Childhood Education Program Director & Early Childhood Education Instructor
Mount St. Joseph University