CIO Experience


Leading transformation is best done as a community.

Higher education continues to experience a complex and dramatic evolution. IT is uniquely poised to contribute to this transformational change. A community-wide commitment is needed—and it starts with IT leaders like you.

Join hundreds of higher education CIOs at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Orlando to:

  • Discuss top IT issues at the CIO Constituent Group Meeting.
  • Contribute to the understanding of IT’s role in institutional change during small-group conversations.
  • Increase your opportunities for advancement with complimentary career coaching.
  • Expand your personal network in the CIO Lounge.
  • Sharpen IT leadership skills at the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable—for new CIOs and those actively seeking the CIO role (limited seating and separate registration/fee required).

There is no fee to participate in the CIO Experience.

Simply register for the conference, and we'll keep you informed about the unique opportunities you'll enjoy in Orlando.

Program Highlights

The 2014 program committee recommends these executive-level discussions on the IT organization, campus collaborations, and top IT issues:



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Provide Staff Development through the Virtual Conference

Help campus staff who can’t attend expand their knowledge of IT issues and best practices by encouraging participation in the virtual conference. Lead conversations about key takeaways with your staff when you return to amplify the benefits of your organization’s investment.
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Community Spaces

Sit down for conversations and make new connections in these public spaces:


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The CIO Lounge | W208A–C

The CIO Lounge is a place for you to relax, recharge, and network. General sessions are streamed here.

  • Monday 11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    (Welcome Breakfast, 7:00–7:45 a.m.)
  • Wednesday 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:00–11:30 a.m.


CIO Career Coaching

Higher education CIOs and CIO aspirants are invited to schedule complimentary and confidential one-on-one career advice meetings with executive search firm representatives.

Coaching time slots are now full. Sign Up for the Waitlist >


Hawkins Leadership Roundtable

HLR convenes new CIOs and those actively seeking a CIO role to focus on high-level IT questions, discuss important IT leadership issues, and engage in intensive networking with peers and experienced CIOs.

HLR has reached maximum capacity and is taking a waitlist. Learn More >


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Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.


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