HighEdWeb 2015 Early-Bird Registration Ends July 31

Today, Friday July 31, is the last day get the HighEdWeb 2015 Annual Conference early-bird registration discount! Conference registration will stay open until the end of August (or until we sell out), but when you register by Friday, July 31, you save $125.

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Need a reason (or 10) to head to HighEdWeb?
There are a lot of great conferences out there. And you have lots of choices for spending your professional development money. We think HighEdWeb 2015 (October 4-7 in Milwaukee, Wis.) is the right choice, for a lot of reasons:

  1. HighEdWeb is the conference created BY and FOR higher ed Web professionals. We are an all-volunteer organization, working to further our shared profession — and you can bet we really understand what’s happening right now in the higher ed Web world, and where it’s headed in the future, because we’re right there with you.
  2. Seven tracks of great content, covering topics including development and programming, marketing, content and social strategy, accessibility, educational technology, design, professional skills, and more.
  3. 70+ presentations by the best-of-the-best — great professionals, doing great work, and sharing it with you.
  4. Two world-class keynotes: our old friend @UnMarketing, Scott Stratten, AND Bill Nye (yes, THAT Bill Nye, the Science Guy!)
  5. Dozens of poster presentations at our Poster Session, affectionately called “the science fair for Web geeks.”
  6. Time with the HighEdWeb community, who are pretty fantastic and connected all year round.
  7. Food for the mind AND body, including conference meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks) and social events each night.
  8. A visit to Milwaukee, a city with a thriving river-front entertainment district, home of Harley-Davidson, great breweries, amazing art, and lots to explore.
  9. Add-on half-day workshops, helping you really maximize your learning.
  10. Technical, Integrated Marketing and Leadership Academies, held in conjunction with HighEdWeb 2015 on October 3-4.

We could keep going … and going … and going … but we hope you get the idea, and that you’ll plan to join us in October for an incredible event!

The HighEdWeb 2015 Schedule is Out!

We’re thrilled to share that the HighEdWeb 2015 Annual Conference schedule is live! http://2015.highedweb.org/schedule/

This year we’ll be gathering in Milwaukee, Wis. on October 4-7 to learn from a stellar lineup of speakers, with 70+ sessions in six tracks. There is something for everyone: programmers, strategists, developers, designers, content creators, social media managers, and everyone in between!

Session tracks include:

  • Applications, Integration and Mobile
  • Development, Programming and Architecture
  • Marketing, Content and Social Strategy
  • Management and Professional Development
  • Technology in Education
  • Usability, Accessibility and Design
  • Sponsor & Vendor-Partners

As well, we’re once again offering half-day pre- and/or post-conference workshops, with topics ranging from content management and storytelling to analytics and responsive design.  And those who want an in-depth professional development experience can take part in one of our professional Academies, to be held in Milwaukee on October 3-4 in conjunction with the Annual Conference. These two-day intensive professional development opportunities are offered in three topic areas: Integrated MarketingLeadership and Technical.

Begin plotting out your conference now: review the schedule and check out the speakers at the #heweb15 website. And if you aren’t registered yet, you can get that done, too. Let’s do this — see you in Milwaukee!

HighEdWeb 2014 early bird ends Thursday, July 31

The clock is ticking – only ONE day left of HighEdWeb 2014 early bird registration! Sure, we’ll keep registration open as long as there are seats available, but when you register during the early bird period (aka: by the end of tomorrow, Thursday, July 31), you save $125 off the full conference rate. So don’t delay — register now!

Dr. Moira GunnMonday Keynote: NPR’s Dr. Moira Gunn

Need a world-renowned reason to hit up #heweb14? Well, let us share this: HighEdWeb is pleased to announce that Dr. Moira Gunn (@biotechnation) will deliver the Annual Conference’s opening keynote address on Monday, October 20.

The first woman to earn a doctorate in mechanical engineering at Purdue, Dr. Gunn worked as a NASA computer scientist and engineer. Today, she educates the public about issues in science and technology on NPR’s nationally-syndicated “Tech Nation” and “BioTech Nation” radio programs – and she’ll be talking with HighEdWeb next. Hear more from Dr. Gunn via her TEDx PurdueU talk.

(And don’t forget, there’s also our Wednesday keynote with Chris Hardwick — aka @nerdist — to which to look forward, too!)

Don’t delay; register today!

Registration is filling fast, and once the conference is full, registration will close forever. Be sure to register soon to ensure your spot!

HighEdWeb 2014 early bird ends in ONE week!

July means warm days, the halfway mark of summer break, post-All Star break baseball…and just ONE week left of HighEdWeb 2014 early bird registration! July 31 is the last day to take advantage of $125 in early bird savings off regular conference registration pricing.

Registration is filling fast – we’re at about 61% of seats sold, and once the conference is full, registration will close forever, early-bird or no. Be sure to register soon to ensure your spot!

Why HighEdWeb 2014?

We know you have lots of options when it comes to how you spend your professional development dollars. We believe that HighEdWeb 2014 in Portland, Oregon, will be the best investment you can make to develop your skills.

We aim to provide you with the best value for your investment by offering:

  • Access to 70+ presentations in six different thematic session tracks, plus dozens of great posters.
  • A seat at two great keynotes, including a humorous look at all things geek and technology with @Nerdist Chris Hardwick.
  • The option to add even more to the learning by signing up for a HighEdWeb Academy and pre- and post-conference workshops.
  • Opportunities to network with the HighEdWeb community at conference meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks included!) and many networking events.

Keep Portland weird

Plus, you get to experience all of this in beautiful Portland, Oregon! Dubbed the laboratory of all things hip in North America, Portland is home to the Silicon Forest, Powell’s City of Books, the world’s first farmer’s market, breathtaking landscapes and food trucks galore.

But don’t just take our word for it. Hear more from this year’s HighEdWeb conference chair about why you should be in Portland in October:

Register for HighEdWeb 2014 before FY2013-14 concludes

Join me! HighEdWeb 2014 Conference, Oct. 19-22 in Portland, OR. #heweb14The end of fiscal year 2013-14 is near, and we have a great play for how you can use those extra end-of-year funds in an awesome way — register for HighEdWeb 2014 in Portland, Ore., and snag our great early bird deal.

So, why HighEdWeb?

HighEdWeb is the annual conference of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association, created by and for all higher education Web professionals — from programmers to marketers to designers to all team members in-between — who want to explore the unique Web issues facing colleges and universities.

Your conference registration includes:

  • Access to 70+ general sessions in multiple conference tracks
  • Entrance into the keynote presentations
  • Admittance to the #heweb14 poster session
  • All conference materials
  • Daily continental breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks
  • All networking receptions and events, on- and off-site

Already registered? Add a workshop or Academy!

Supercharge your conference experience by adding an Academy or workshop to your registration. These extra professional development opportunities take an in-depth look at special topics, skills and issues relevant to higher education web professionals.

See our workshop lineup and learn more about our Leadership, Integrated Marketing and Technical academies.

HighEdWeb 2014 registration is now open!

Join me at the HighEdWeb 2014 Conference in Portland, OR, Oct. 19-22It’s official — HighEdWeb 2014 Annual Conference registration is now open! Head on over to the conference website to reserve your spot for October 19-22 in Portland, Oregon!

We recommend registering early, as spots fill up quickly. Plus, register by July 31 and you receive the #heweb14 early-bird discount — a savings of $125.

Add a workshop to your registration

And if you need another reason to register early, we have one word for you: workshops. A great lineup of pre- and post-conference workshops is now posted on the 2014 schedule and are open for registration.

Topics include:

  • Developing and Maintaining Web Content: An Idea Generating Workshop
  • Video Production
  • A Nuts-and-Bolts Introduction to Client-side Interactivity with jQuery and AJAX
  • Finding Your Way: Fixing (Conflicting) Map Data and Building an Interactive Campus Map
  • Your Website is the Next Social Medium

See a workshop you like? Add it to your registration today; space is limited!

Go in-depth with a HighEdWeb Academy

Jump start your annual conference experience by taking part in one of our professional Academies, to be held in Portland on October 18-19. HighEdWeb Academies provide interactive learning experiences in small group settings, featuring workshop-style presentations from leaders in the field.

By attending one of our in-depth Academies, you will:

  • Develop and enhance your leadership skills at the Leadership Academy
  • Design successful communication campaigns that span platforms at the Integrated Marketing Academy
  • Sharpen your technical Web skills at the Technical Academy

Space is limited, so register today!

Claim your room, too!

Our conference hotel, the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, is now taking online reservations. You can also call 1-503-226-1611 to book your room – just ask for the HighEdWeb rate.

Two Months to #heweb10: An Update from our Chair

Well, HighEdWeb 2010, the international conference for higher education Web professionals, is now exactly two months away; I know you’re with us as we count down to 10-10-10. The conference committees and I are very excited too. And while our Early Bird registration discount is available until August 31 and our special #heweb10 hotel room rate is available until September 18, one thing is already clear: HighEdWeb 2010 is the place to be this fall.

To be completely transparent, we have nearly 100 more attendees already registered for this year compared to this date a year ago – an exciting occurrence! So, if you know that you’re coming to HighEdWeb this Fall, and we hope that you are, I would encourage you to consider making your conference registration and hotel reservation soon, like in the next few days (NOTE: Our block of hotel rooms for Saturday night, before the conference starts, is already currently sold out though we’re working with our hotel to add more. At only $119 a night, it’s a great deal at an outstanding hotel). And, if you’re waiting for the boss’ final approval, it’s time to make the push (or ask them to give me a call and I’ll be happy to share more details about the conference).

Packed with a line-up of great presentations, a host of social events and a top-notch facility, we think you will really professionally benefit from the connections you make and the lessons you will learn while having a good time in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 10-13 at HighEdWeb 2010.