CIO Experience


Empower transformation.

The CIO Experience brings together hundreds of CIOs and leadership aspirants from around the world and representing all types and sizes of colleges and universities. These leaders share the passion for creating a vital, collaborative community and a better understanding of the strategic role of technology in higher education.

At the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, CIOs create connections, build teams, and focus on the future. Together we inspire each other to lead change and empower transformation.

  • 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).

Program Highlights

CIO Career Coaching

Complimentary and confidential one-on-one career advice meetings with executive search firm representatives will be available to higher education CIOs and CIO aspirants registered for EDUCAUSE 2015. The sign up form will be available September 2. Learn More >

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.



Participate in the CIO Experience

There is no additional fee. Simply register for the conference, and we'll keep you informed about the unique opportunities you'll enjoy in Indianapolis.


Community Spaces

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

Visit EDUCAUSE Central for games and activities, meet and greet sessions with EDUCAUSE staff, and Core Data Service demos.


The CIO Lounge is Sponsored by

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Guide Your Staff

Take a leadership role in your staff's EDUCAUSE 2015 professional development. Consider proactively planning with staff to:

  • Guide them to sessions that support their goals 
  • Select sessions and activities to participate in together
  • Identify overlapping sessions where you'll need to divide and conquer


Attend Virtually

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. Learn more.