Join us online! Each session includes a pre-recorded presentation with live Q&A.

Attendees will have on-demand access for two weeks after the event through this website. HighEdWeb paid members will have long-term access through the Professional Development Library.

Monday, October 4, 2021 - Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Time Zone: (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]
Track Name Speakers
Monday, October 4, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
 Conference Welcome 
Monday, October 4, 2021, 9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
Lightning TalksLightning TalksDayana Kibilds — Western University
Adam Arrowood — Georgia Institute of Technology
Mackenzie Huber — Lawrence University
Ashley Budd — Cornell University
Lori Packer — University of Rochester
Monday, October 4, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
PeopleInclusive Design: Thinking Beyond AccessibilityMichael Miles — MIT Sloan
StrategiesWhy Students Don’t Read Your Content and What to Do About ItKristin Van Dorn — University of Minnesota
ToolsDynamic Blocks FTW!: Customize Gutenberg Without Living in Fear of Validation ErrorsJoni Halabi — Georgetown University
Monday, October 4, 2021, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
 Game Break 
Monday, October 4, 2021, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
PostersHow Technology Helped Keep Our Campus Open (and Safe) During the PandemicAaron Rester — Roosevelt University
PostersUsing Neurodesign to Increase RFI ConversionsAndrés Zapata — idfive
Deborah Kohl — The University of Baltimore
PostersThe ABCs of Generation Z: Digital Engagement for High-Achieving StudentsJess Berube — University of Florida Honors Program
PostersRapid Web Development in a Post-COVID World with MLA Theme KitJoseff Betancourt — Modern Language Association
PostersWeb Accessibility & People who are Neurodivergent: We are Your Faculty, Staff and Students!Chris Lastovicka — Cornell University
PostersGlowing Global: How a Facebook Suggestion Became a Worldwide SensationRachael Hagerstrom — Smith College
PostersEDGE Entrepreneurial CenterLaura Keenan — Augustana Web Guild
PostersDo It Yourself – 360 Virtual ToursDavid Myers — Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering
Posters"What Were They Thinking?!?" Using Property Charters to Help the Right People Follow the PlanAndrew Shooner — University of Kentucky
Justin Sumner — University of Kentucky
PostersInteracting and Engaging with Students using Accessible and Secure Apps from EmTechWIKIRoberta (Robin) Sullivan — University at Buffalo
Cherie van Putten — Binghamton University
PostersUX Methods for Digital Humanities ProjectMaria Laitan — University of Michigan
PostersChoose Your Own (Content) Adventure: Engage Disparate Audiences Throughout a PandemicElizabeth Parsons — Miami University
Randy Hollowell — Miami University
PostersIG Takeovers, Reels and TikTokCaryn Sobieski-VanDelinder — University at Buffalo
PostersSurviving (and Thriving) as a Team of OneRebekah Wright — Convoy of Hope
Monday, October 4, 2021, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
PeopleCollege after COVID-19: Social’s Role in Post-Pandemic LifeMorgan Goff — West Virginia University
StrategiesFrom Prospective Student to Applicant: Hand Holding from First Click to ApplyingErickson — Four Kitchens
Donna Habersaat — Charles Schwab (formerly Four Kitchens)
ToolsUsing Data and Automation to Drive EnrollmentArbazz Nizami — Claremont Lincoln University
Monday, October 4, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Peopler/RecruitingOnRedditDayana Kibilds — Western University
Steve App — Campus Sonar
StrategiesRethinking UAlbany’s Cost & Aid Web StrategyEmily Masters — University at Albany
William Gill — University at Albany, SUNY
ToolsFull Site Editing: Embracing the Future of WordPressBlake Bertuccelli-Booth —
Monday, October 4, 2021, 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
 Sponsor demo: Squiz 
 Sponsor demo: Terminalfour 
 Sponsor demo: DubBot 
 Sponsor demo: Pantheon 
 Sponsor demo: Siteimprove 
 Sponsor demo: LiveWhale Calendar 
 Sponsor demo: Localist 
 Sponsor demo: Campus Sonar 
 Sponsor demo: Formstack 
 Sponsor demo: FormAssembly 
Monday, October 4, 2021, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
PeopleBridging the Divide: Digital Recruitment of Underserved and First-Generation Student PopulationsGeorgy Cohen — OHO Interactive
Kelly O'Foran — OHO Interactive
StrategiesA Web Team of One: Stop the Chaos and Set up your Game PlanKristin Gasser — Arizona State University
ToolsTransforming Higher Education with Better Data CollectionMaggie Tharp — FormAssembly
Joe Edens — FormAssembly
Monday, October 4, 2021, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
PeopleUsing Empathy Maps to Improve AccessibilitySimon Fairbanks — University of Nottingham
StrategiesHarness the Life-changing Magic of WorkshopsHeidi Strohl — McGill University
Joyce Peralta — McGill University
ToolsGetting to Know Google's Core Web VitalsErik Runyon — University of Notre Dame
Monday, October 4, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Social EventsTrivia Night 
Social EventsGeek Out with HighEdWeb: Marvel Cinematic Universe 
Social EventsRead with HighEdWeb 
Social EventsGeek Out with HighEdWeb: Score Some Fun: Game Talk for Geeks 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 Keynote Address: Brutally Honest StorytellingShannon Cason — Brutally Honest Storytelling
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
PeopleYou’re Not AloneAmanda Smith — Illinois State University
StrategiesSparking School Spirit on Social MediaBrianne Fleming — University of Florida
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
ToolsAdd a Little Bit of Spice... To Your UI: An Intro to Using SVG AnimationsBridget Burke — University of Michigan Library
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
 Meditation Break 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 Community Group Discussion: Building Digital CommunitiesJosie Ahlquist — Dr. Josie, Inc
Danielle Sewell — York College of Pennsylvania
Jenny Li Fowler — MIT
Krista Boniface — University of Toronto
 Community Group Discussion: Management and LeadershipJP Rains — Laurentain University
Joshua Charles — Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Holly Anderson — University of Oklahoma Extended Campus
 Community Group Discussion: AnalyticsJackie Vetrano — UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Brian Piper — University of Rochester
Molly Miles — Harvard University
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
PeopleSupporting Neurodiversity in Content and UsabilityAmy Grace Wells — 10up
StrategiesWeb Personalization: Dipping Your Toes InKat Liendgens — Hannon Hill
ToolsDeveloping for DevelopersJeremy Streich — University Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
People10-Day Accessibility Challenge Pilot ProgramDaniel Laird — SUNY College at Oswego
Kate DeForest — State University of New York at Oswego
StrategiesLife After Redesign — Setting the Stage for Website SuccessSarah Maxell Crosby — EPAM Systems
ToolsRobustness in Chaos: The Evolution of Drupal’s Seemingly Simplistic Primary MenuMike Herchel — Lullabot
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
 Break to visit our sponsors 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
People30 Days of HTML: Lessons Learned Presenting Training by EmailJen Kramer —
Erika Lee — Indiana University
StrategiesThe Values Hack - Values Words and the Hack You Never Knew You NeededMaren Walz — University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 3:00 PM - 3:55 PM
ToolsPutting Online Experience at the Heart of Enrollment MarketingStephen Morgan — Squiz
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PeoplePostcards from an Alternate Reality: Using Play to Rethink “Business As Usual”Nikki Massaro — Adobe, Inc.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
StrategiesHow to Build Student-centered Digital Communications for EnrollmentAllison Turcio — Siena College
Jeremy Tiers — Tudor Collegiate Strategies
ToolsAccessible Online FormsTerrill Thompson — University of Washington
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:05 AM
 Awards AnnouncementLori Packer — University of Rochester
Andy Shearouse — Augustana College
Time Zone: (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]