EDUCAUSE CIOs and Senior Technology Leaders Member Orientation

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As an EDUCAUSE member, you have access to a vast collection of tools and resources that help you in your role as a higher education CIO or other senior technology leader. You also receive special pricing on (or free access to) all of our in-person and online events, leadership and management programs, and job postings within the EDUCAUSE Career Center.

Below you will find just some of the key resources and events to get you started.

If you want to take a deeper dive into all that we have to offer, we recommend exploring the CIO and Senior Technology Leaders Program.

Content and Communities

  • EDUCAUSE Top 10, Trend Watch Report, and Horizon Reports
    Gain insight into what's important to your peers and where they are focusing in their planning and management activities.

  • EDUCAUSE Showcase Series
    Get a closer look at our popular EDUCAUSE Top 10 and better understand urgent issues identified by the higher ed community each year. For each topic, we’ve gathered the tools and resources you need into one place to help guide your campus forward.

  • EDUCAUSE Review
    Our popular digital flagship publication will keep you up to date on current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society.

  • EDUCAUSE Library
    Search within the world's largest collection of information about higher ed technology.

  • Digital Transformation (Dx) Journey Map
    Find resources that help you to learn about Dx, create a plan for your institution, and put that plan into action.

  • EDUCAUSE Analytics Services
    Get data, benchmarking, and insights on technology practice and use in higher education. By using these services, you can identify peer institutions, research common technology solutions, benchmark resources, and gain insight on student and faculty technology use to help you make informed decisions.

  • CIO Community Group
    Follow and contribute to online discussions on issues and challenges facing higher education chief information officers.

"We were challenged to communicate the impact of growth on limited resources. We used EDUCAUSE data to compare our IT spend to spending at peer institutions with similar service portfolios."

CFO at a medium-sized private research university

2024 Conferences and Events

Event Dates Location Attendees
NERCOMP Annual Conference

March 25–27

Providence, RI

Over 400 technology professionals from NorthEast regional institutions.

Member QuickTalks



A wide range of EDUCAUSE members.




A wide range of EDUCAUSE members and nonmembers.

Senior Directors Institute

August 26–November 8


Higher education professionals with 5–7 years of experience, or those actively seeking senior roles.

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

October 21–24

San Antonio, TX

Over 4,000 technology leaders and professionals across higher education.

Executive Leaders Academy


(face-to-face at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference and online)

New or experienced CAOs, CIOs, CISOs or experienced senior leaders actively seeking higher education executive-level positions.

“Now I have the research, articles, videos, and real life peer experiences as resources when I approach a new challenge in my leadership journey. The faculty were genuine and transparent, sharing their individual stories, making me feel less isolated if I face a challenge they already encountered. It is so helpful to also know that they made it through (or around) those things and lived to tell the story.”

Senior Directors Institute Participant

Volunteering and Mentoring

  • EDUCAUSE Mentoring Program
    Become a mentor to help others develop and achieve their personal and professional goals.

  • Volunteering Opportunities
    Serve on a committee or advisory board to help guide strategies in various areas of the association, review event proposals to help shape our signature conferences and events, contribute content to EDUCAUSE Review, and more.

“The opportunity to participate formally and informally in EDUCAUSE has been a great value to my career and has connected me to a wonderful and talented set of colleagues who I can turn to for any type of advice and recommendation.”

Chris Boniforti, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Lynn University