Agenda and Program
The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference program is created from member-driven content organized across key IT tracks. Whether you participate as an individual or travel together as a team, you can make this a comprehensive experience by taking advantage of:
The CIO Experience provides on-site intensive networking opportunities, program sessions tailored to higher education IT leadership, and the ability to convene, reflect, and strategize with other CIOs. CIO Experience amenities include the CIO Lounge, complimentary career coaching, and the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable for new CIOs and those actively seeking the CIO role.
Senior Directors Seminar
New this year, the Senior Directors Seminar is a professional development program for those serving in higher education IT as senior directors or those actively seeking senior director roles within the next year. Programming includes skill development, peer networking, and mentoring offered by highly experienced leaders.
Diana G. Oblinger Innovation Forum
The inaugural Diana G. Oblinger Innovation Forum is for CIOs and academic affairs leaders and will take place on Wednesday, October 26 during the Annual Conference. The forum will examine the complex intersection of academic transformation and student success technologies—where leadership and data can power institutional change.
Innovative Solution Providers
Engage with corporate colleagues to learn about products and services for your institution:
- More than 270 exhibitors on-site
- Technology Solutions presentations
- Emerging trends and hot topic panels
- Start-Up Alley
Additional On-Site Resources and Activities
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EDUCAUSE Staff "Meet and Greets"
Meet the EDUCAUSE staff who translate your needs into initiatives, working groups, and resources. Share your feedback and find out what's on the horizon.
If you’re new to the annual conference, swing by the area we'll have set aside to assist you. Volunteers will be there to help plan your day, suggest networking events, and share ideas on how to maximize your conference experience.
The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference also serves as a community gathering place for many organizations—institutions, nonprofits, companies, and consortia. Often these member groups host community or customer-focused meetings in conjunction with the conference. We encourage this through our ancillary meeting policy to honor valuable member network-building and community-based needs.