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

Schedule at a glance

  • Poster sessions (online): Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Conference sessions (in person and online): Monday, October 9 - Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Detailed schedule

Your time zone: (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Track Name Speakers Delivery
Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Posters (PST)Building a culture of content accountabilityAaron Rester - Roosevelt Universityonline
Posters (PST)Homepage reality checkRachell Underhill - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC )online
Posters (PST)Leveraging the Trusted Tester for Web Certification to improve Mason's web accessibility responseKristine Neuber - George Mason University
Korey Singleton - George Mason University
online
Posters (PST)Room for rent: Changing the way students engage with the on-campus housing experienceMegan Yoder - University of Iowaonline
Posters (PST)Use Red Hat’s open source audio player for better audio accessibility on the webCorey Vickery - Red Hat
Nikki Massaro Kauffman - Adobe, Inc.
online
Posters (PST)Fourth and goal: Nine ‘not-so higher ed’ marketing trick plays for a BIG marketing winCamile Turner - University of Kentuckyonline
Posters (PST)Cultivating a podcast network for community storytellingRobert Li - University FMonline
Posters (PST)How Augustana students get an EDGECaitlin Campbell - Augustana Web Guild
Joon Lee - Augustana Web Guild
online
Posters (PST)Creating sustainably: How much digital content is enough?Alisa Bonsignore - Clarifying Complex Ideas, LLConline
Posters (PST)Whose responsibility is it anyway? Creating an accessibility education program for employeesAmy Cole - Bixalonline
Posters (PST)Cultivating career growth through volunteeringGale Wallace - Pantheon Systemsonline
Posters (PST)Getting real on BeRealRachel Putman - University of Arkansas - Fort Smithonline
Sunday, October 8, 2023, 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
 Conference check-in and information desk in person
Sunday, October 8, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 Lunch for presenters and workshop attendees in person
Sunday, October 8, 2023, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Pre-conference workshops (WKS)FYI, CRO ROI FTW — getting the most out of your website (new or old)Joel Goodman - Bravery Mediain person
Pre-conference workshops (WKS)Accessibility masterclass: A deep dive into remediationBrooke Bailey - University of Virginiain person
Pre-conference workshops (WKS)Easy segmentation wins to make you look goodJackie Vetrano - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC )in person
Sunday, October 8, 2023, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 Workshops afternoon break in person
Sunday, October 8, 2023, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 Conference welcome and orientation in person
Sunday, October 8, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 Welcome reception in person
Monday, October 9, 2023, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 Conference check-in and information desk in person
Monday, October 9, 2023, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
 Breakfast in person
Monday, October 9, 2023, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 Quiet work space in person
 Sponsor exhibits in person
Monday, October 9, 2023, 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
 Community chatAaron Knight - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Robert Heyser - Tarrant County College
Janice Cheng - Cornell University
Josh Charles - Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Chris D'Orso - Rochester Institute of Technology
Eric Sembrat - Georgia Institute of Technology
Lindsey Sneed - Pearson Education
Brenden Sparks - San Jose State University
Jackie Vetrano - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC )
Sara Clark - HighEdWeb Association
in person
Monday, October 9, 2023, 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)The robots are finally here! AI tools in UX, design and development to setup todayAnthony Robinson - Yes&
Nathan Wallace - Yes&
Jordana Well - Yes&
in person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Hacking browser validation: Take control of form error handling without third-party librariesJason Pitoniak - Rochester Institute of Technologyin person
Management, teams and personal development (MTP)Watering the lawn: Tips for building a grass-roots Digital Accessibility CoalitionDarren Denham - University of Central Oklahoma
Tracy Fairless - Center for eLearning and Connected Environments
in person
Other cool stuff (OCS)Listening to students and applying their feedbackAngela Cavaliere - Montgomery County Community Collegein person, online
Partner presentations (PAR)Event calendars in higher ed: The ultimate selection guideShiro Hatori - Concept3Din person
Social media strategy, content and accessibility (SMS)Your content: The most ignored barrier to educationDay Kibilds - Ologiein person, online
Web strategy, content and accessibility (WSC)Academic program pages: Phenomenal cosmic power, itty bitty living spaceRebecka Hall - Old Dominion Universityin person, online
Monday, October 9, 2023, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)SESSION CANCELED in person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Theme family trees and the future of WordPressChris Amelung - Washington University in St. Louis
Bryan Reckamp - Washington University in St Louis
in person
Management, teams and personal development (MTP)Keeping the lights on while critically understaffedAbby Drury - Mount Holyoke College
Jae Proctor - Mount Holyoke College
in person
Other cool stuff (OCS)Breaking up with vendors: Taking on complexity to keep things simpleGabriel Nagmay - Portland Community Collegein person, online
Partner presentations (PAR)Knock knock... Who's there? ARIA (pronounced Are-EE-uh) ... ARIA who? ARIA wanting to learn about ARIA? If so, this session is for you!Penny Kronz - DubBotin person
Social media strategy, content and accessibility (SMS)Crafting an audience-centric approach to crisis managementKelsey Stockton - Campus Sonar
Agassy Rodriguez - Campus Sonar
in person, online
Web strategy, content and accessibility (WSC)Design for storytelling: Building a platform for sharing the lived experiences of race at a PWIAlia Levar Wegner - Miami University Libraries
Ken Irwin - Miami University-Oxford
Jerry Yarnetsky - Miami University Libraries
Jacqueline Johnson - Miami University
in person, online
Monday, October 9, 2023, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
 Morning break (with optional breath-focused meditation) in person, online
Monday, October 9, 2023, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)DIY website audit: How to excel in selling your schoolBridget Hornsby - University of Tennessee at Chattanoogain person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Introduction to GitHub Actions: Understanding key terms and building your first GitHub ActionPaul Gilzow - Platform.shin person
Management, teams and personal development (MTP)Architecting agile transformation in higher edMichael O'Neill - The University of Iowain person
Other cool stuff (OCS)Creating lasting change: A digital accessibility coordinator's journeyBrooke Bailey - University of Virginiain person, online
Partner presentations (PAR)Revitalize your CMS: How composability can shed the bloat and make it shine againRicky Bosch - Squiz
Tom Kirkby - Squiz
in person
Social media strategy, content and accessibility (SMS)Artificial intelligence, organic insights: AI generated art as a social listening toolAndrew Cassel - Middlebury Collegein person, online
Web strategy, content and accessibility (WSC)Future-proof: Investing in user-focused IA strategies in times of volatilityJessica Schillinger - Kalamuna, Inc.in person, online
Monday, October 9, 2023, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
 Lunch in person
Monday, October 9, 2023, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
 Association updateAaron Knight - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestryin person, online
Monday, October 9, 2023, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Community groups (CG)Social media community groupChris D'Orso - Rochester Institute of Technologyin person
Community groups (CG)Email marketing community groupJackie Vetrano - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC )in person
Community groups (CG)Management and leadership community groupTiffany Broadbent Beker - William & Maryin person
Community groups (CG)Analytics community groupKris Hardy - Messiah Universityin person
Community groups (CG)Accessibility community groupBrooke Bailey - University of Virginiain person
Monday, October 9, 2023, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Get comfortable with AIPatrick Kelly - Harper Collegein person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)How we built a design system storefront with WordPress blocksMike Henderson - NewCityin person
Management, teams and personal development (MTP)Cozying up to chaos and other life lessons: Getting started with governance in higher edShelley Keith-Panulla - Cornell Universityin person
Other cool stuff (OCS)Know your role: Career paths in higher ed marketingAshley Budd - Cornell University
Angie Heiland - Cornell University
Adam Murtland - Cornell University
Stephanie Watt - Cornell University
in person, online
Partner presentations (PAR)Finding out what we're made of: Uncovering your true identity with limited resourcesBilly Faires - Hollins University
Allison Lanier - Up&Up, a GMB Brand
in person
Social media strategy, content and accessibility (SMS)Lessons from Union's Instagram transformation: Analyzing data, taking risks and celebrating successChristen Gowan - Union College
Rachel McNeil - Union College
in person, online
Web strategy, content and accessibility (WSC)Open source accessibility tool surveyBlake Bertuccelli-Booth - Equalify.app
Kevin Andrews - Georgetown University
in person, online
Monday, October 9, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
 Afternoon break — sponsored by Squiz in person, online
Monday, October 9, 2023, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Put your analytics to work: Five ways to use data to enroll your classZach Chastain - StudentBridgein person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Maybe some other time Docker: Fast, declarative and reproducible developer environments using NixJason Woodward - Bravery Mediain person
Management, teams and personal development (MTP)Creating tomorrow’s developers by training them as student content editors todaySusan Lazenby - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Bridget Hornsby - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
in person
Other cool stuff (OCS)Long time running: Reflections on a long rewarding careerMark Greenfield - University at Buffaloin person, online
Partner presentations (PAR)Pantheon roundtable: Open Source, Open Web and our valuesJosh Koenig - Pantheonin person
Social media strategy, content and accessibility (SMS)Train gone sorry: Deaf representation on social mediaAimee Whyte - Rochester Institute of Technologyin person, online
Web strategy, content and accessibility (WSC)How to use a design sprint to guide your next big web projectMary Cummins - University of Wisconsin-Madisonin person, online
Monday, October 9, 2023, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 Dinner on your own in person
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 Conference check-in and information desk in person
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
 Breakfast in person
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 Sponsor exhibits in person
  Quiet work space in person
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Data visualization cheap and easy(-ish) — Or, lessons learned from a data dashboard projectJerry Yarnetsky - Miami University Libraries
Rob O'Brien Withers - Miami University
Rich Wisneski - Miami University
in person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Building a homegrown university portal with a tiny teamAndrea Wasiura - SUNY Fredonia
Jonathan Woolson - SUNY Fredonia
in person
Management, teams and personal development (MTP)Emergency-preparedness for your communications teamSuzanne Dergacheva - Evolving Webin person
Other cool stuff (OCS)A holistic approach to digital marketing analyticsKris Hardy - Messiah Universityin person, online
Partner presentations (PAR)The power of streaming TV for higher education marketersBrad Buss - PREMIONin person
Social media strategy, content and accessibility (SMS)Forest for the trees: Growing your evergreen content strategyTim Senft - Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciencesin person, online
Web strategy, content and accessibility (WSC)Accessibility isn't just for developers and designersChris Kindred - Modern Tribein person, online
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)The Robin to your Batman: Integrating AI into your recruitment strategyDaniella Nordin - Element451
Mallory Willsea - Enrollify
in person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Static site generators and the JAMstack: Liberating tools for fast and secure websitesKen Irwin - Miami University-Oxfordin person
Management, teams and personal development (MTP)Making remote teamwork workJesse Lavery - University of Mary Washington
Curtiss Grymala - University of Mary Washington
Ryland Willis - University of Mary Washington
in person
Other cool stuff (OCS)Steering the circus: Building an effective website governance and review processJames Seidler - Purdue University Northwestin person, online
Partner presentations (PAR)From zero to 100 without a crash — can you really move fast and break things when it's time for a redesign?Greg Lopez - Milwaukee Area Technical College
Graham Lewis - Hannon Hill
in person
Social media strategy, content and accessibility (SMS)Market like a journalist: How to use reporting skills to improve your contentMargaret Hair - University of Kansasin person, online
Web strategy, content and accessibility (WSC)Take action! Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion best practices for websitesJoyce Peralta - McGill University
Jaylen Gordon - McGill University
in person, online
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
 Morning break  in person, online
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Leveraging machine learning to meet goals, serve prospective and current students at ASUTanner Bradshaw - Arizona State University ( ASU )
Anastasia Serebryakova - Arizona State University ( ASU )
in person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Drupal and Microsoft Azure together in harmonyAlan Wallace - Oregon Institute of Technologyin person
Management, teams and personal development (MTP)The multi-vendor strategy for a comprehensive website redesignRyan Fisher - Furman University
Brian Haitz - Furman University
in person
Other cool stuff (OCS)Write emails people will readDay Kibilds - Ologiein person, online
Partner presentations (PAR)Unlocking the potential of AI models in higher education marketingPiero Tintori - Terminalfourin person
Social media strategy, content and accessibility (SMS)The troll's toll: Identifying and managing hostile social media momentsGavin Kelly - Louisiana Tech Universityin person, online
Web strategy, content and accessibility (WSC)Why are content management systems so “C.M. Messy?"Nikki Massaro Kauffman - Adobe, Inc.in person, online
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
 Lunch — sponsored by Storyblok in person
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lightning (LIT)Lightning talksBlake Bertuccelli-Booth - Equalify.app
Katie Mills-Erickson - University of Iowa
Lydia Fine - University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business
Steve Lewis - Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick
Mike Miles - MIT Sloan
in person, online
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Building data-driven marketing plans: A case studyNick Kastner - Forum Communications
Zack Hoopaugh - Piedmont University
in person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)How to extend WP-CLI for fame and fortunePaul Gilzow - Platform.shin person
Management, teams and personal development (MTP)Creating a support group for marketing folks in a non-marketing worldSonia Garrido - Stony Brook University
Gabriella Czerw - Stony Brook University
in person
Other cool stuff (OCS)A new look for an old college: A case study in working with centralized servicesGenevieve Howard - University of Missouri-Columbia ( Mizzou )
Amberly Nowak - University of Missouri-Columbia
in person, online
Partner presentations (PAR)How to build a website truly targeted for prospective studentsSuzanne Dergacheva - Evolving Web
Vibeke Silverthorne - OCAD University
Winna Tse - OCAD University
in person
Social media strategy, content and accessibility (SMS)Unhinged 101: How to reach Gen Z through TikTokCam Sleeper - Northeastern Universityin person, online
Web strategy, content and accessibility (WSC)Building a strategic planDoug Tschopp - Augustana Collegein person, online
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Don't just crunch numbers, set them free: A guide to data empowermentAlex Ahlstrom - SimpsonScarborough
Emma Miller - SimpsonScarborough
in person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Level up: Boost engagement with online gamesLin Xue - Cornell Universityin person
Management, teams and personal development (MTP)Diary of a new higher ed professionalVanessa Langdon - Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell Universityin person
Other cool stuff (OCS)Guide to slide designNikki Massaro Kauffman - Adobe, Inc.in person, online
Partner presentations (PAR)Digital transformation survival guide: How to make your website replatform a realityChaney Kourouniotis - JAKALA North Americain person
Social media strategy, content and accessibility (SMS)Telling the story the U State way: Leveraging owned mediaLindsi Glass - Utah State University
Taylor Emerson - Utah State University
in person, online
Web strategy, content and accessibility (WSC)What's standing between you and a more usable website? Five minutes.Mackenzie Huber - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Whitney Tabbert - University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
in person, online
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
 Afternoon break (with optional online trivia) — sponsored by Umbrella in person, online
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Modernize WordPress for a multi-developer, multi-environment workflowChris Gilligan - University of Tennessee at Chattanoogain person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Ad hoc identity management for parents of admitted studentsEd Hillis - Southwestern Universityin person
Management, teams and personal development (MTP)Two developers and a PM walk into a bar: Lessons learned over libations at last year's HighEdWebSusan Lazenby - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Steven Shelton - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Andrea Schurr - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
in person
Other cool stuff (OCS)Say the quiet part out loud — what really drives a successful website projectGeorgy Cohen - OHO Interactive
Linda Romano - St. John's University
Patricia Watts - St. John's University
in person, online
Partner presentations (PAR)Calendaring everywhere all at onceJason Pontius - White Whalein person
Social media strategy, content and accessibility (SMS)The terrible teens: How to manage Instagram at 13Zach Snyder - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestryin person, online
Web strategy, content and accessibility (WSC)VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) SOSBrooke Bailey - University of Virginiain person, online
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 Dinner on your own in person
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 Big social event in person
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
 Breakfast in person
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 Conference check-in and information desk  in person
  Sponsor exhibits in person
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 Quiet work space in person
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
 Red Stapler announcement in person
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Red Stapler | AAI: Get comfortable with AIPatrick Kelly - Harper Collegein person, online
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Red Stapler | DPC: How we built a design system storefront with WordPress blocksMike Henderson - NewCityin person, online
Management, teams and personal development (MTP)Red Stapler | MTP: Watering the lawn: Tips for building a grass-roots Digital Accessibility CoalitionDarren Denham - University of Central Oklahoma
Tracy Fairless - Center for eLearning and Connected Environments
in person, online
Other cool stuff (OCS)Red Stapler | OCS: Long time running: Reflections on a long rewarding careerMark Greenfield - University at Buffaloin person
Partner presentations (PAR)Red Stapler | PAR: Unlocking the potential of AI models in higher education marketingPiero Tintori - Terminalfourin person
Social media strategy, content and accessibility (SMS)Red Stapler | SMS: The troll's toll: Identifying and managing hostile social media momentsGavin Kelly - Louisiana Tech Universityin person
Web strategy, content and accessibility (WSC)Red Stapler | WSC: What's standing between you and a more usable website? Five minutes.Mackenzie Huber - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Whitney Tabbert - University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
in person
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
 Morning break in person, online
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 Awards and recognitions in person, online
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 Keynote: The Mythology of Design SystemsMina Markham - Salesforcein person, online
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
 Lunch in person
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Post-conference workshops (WKS)You must choose, but choose wisely: Pick the right user research methodMatt Ryan - Penn State Universityin person
Post-conference workshops (WKS)From brand strategy to content strategyTracy Playle - Pickle Jar Communications Ltdin person
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 Workshops afternoon break in person
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