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, Sept. 17, 2024, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM (MDT)
  • Conference sessions (in person and online): Monday, Sept. 23–Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2024
  • Keynote with Paul Roetzer (in person and online): Wednesday, Sept. 25

Detailed schedule

Your time zone: (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)

Track Name Speakers Delivery
Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Posters (PST)Not my circus, not my monkeysAlixandra Nozzolillo — Harvard Universityonline
Posters (PST)Solve your PDF problem: Audit, delete, convert, remediateFrances Duncan — Lullabotonline
Posters (PST)Three UX power-ups to score next-level winsLuis Merino — Dallas Collegeonline
Posters (PST)Transforming campus leadership: Breathing life into a stale website with a strategic visionMegan Yoder — University of Iowaonline
Posters (PST)Helping students get their EDGEVu Bao Tin Dang — Augustana Web Guild
Sofia Magalhães — Augustana Web Guild
online
Posters (PST)Record once, remix often: How to get extra life out of every story you tellMargaret Hair — University of Kansasonline
Posters (PST)Accelerate your career through volunteeringGale Wallace — Pantheon Systems
Josh Charles — Rutgers University
online
Posters (PST)Agile techniques for getting your work done in teamsEnrique Diaz — Harvard Universityonline
Posters (PST)Botched chat: A comedic tale of AI misadventuresJosh Charles — Rutgers Universityonline
Posters (PST)CyberMania: IT Comms helps InfoSec Office score a big win for awareness (and you can, too!)Elizabeth Parsons — Miami Universityonline
Sunday, September 22, 2024, 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
 Conference check-in and information desk in person
Sunday, September 22, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 Lunch for presenters and workshop attendees in person
Sunday, September 22, 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pre-conference workshops (WKS)Create a governance framework that works for youGeorgy Cohen — OHO Interactivein person
Pre-conference workshops (WKS)Everything you need to know about Google Tag Manager and GA4Kris Hardy — Messiah Universityin person
Pre-conference workshops (WKS)Discoverability in 2025 and beyondBrian Piper — University of Rochesterin person
Pre-conference workshops (WKS)Designing content workflows for your generative AI assistantTracy Playle — Pickle Jar Communications Ltdin person
Sunday, September 22, 2024, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 Workshops afternoon break in person
Sunday, September 22, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 Conference welcome and orientation in person
Sunday, September 22, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 Welcome reception in person
Monday, September 23, 2024, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 Conference check-in and information desk in person
Monday, September 23, 2024, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
 Breakfast in person
Monday, September 23, 2024, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
 Exhibit hall open in person, online
Monday, September 23, 2024, 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Evaluating AI: What's helpful and what's just hypeChaney Kourouniotis — JAKALA North America
Alexei Gorobet — JAKALA North America
Mandee Englert — JAKALA North America
in person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Mass migrations: The policy, process, people and politics of a Drupal 7 to 9/10 CMS migrationJames Buratti, Ph.D. — The University of Texas at Austin
Andrei Kovacsik — The University of Texas at Austin
Daniela Tamayo, MS — The University of Texas at Austin
in person
Hot topics in higher ed (HTHE)One-word SEO — a vastly simplified approach to using data to optimize your sitePatrick Kelly — Harper Collegein person, online
Management, teams and leadership (MTL)Five questions to improve your strategyAlaina Wiens — Flint & Genesee Groupin person, online
Strategy, content and social media (SCS)One team to rule them all: Working in harmony with your content experts for a consistent websiteJulie Duersch — Utah State University
Nate Taylor — Utah State University
Adam Thomas — Utah State University
in person, online
UX/UI, accessibility and design (UAD)Maslow was right: The higher ed hierarchy and your digital UXColin Hynes — ZeroDegrees Incin person
Monday, September 23, 2024, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)How to design a master analytics strategy across multiple departments and stakeholdersKen Williams — DiveTeamin person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Filling the gaps: Azure cloud adoption in enrollment managementDavid Barbero — Georgia Institute of Technologyin person
Hot topics in higher ed (HTHE)Unlocking the power of automation: An introduction to automated testingPaul Gilzow — Platform.shin person, online
Management, teams and leadership (MTL)Level up: Taking the next step in your leadership journeyJosh Charles — Rutgers Universityin person, online
Strategy, content and social media (SCS)Lightning strikes twice: Building content strategy around an unexpected successJessica Creech — Purdue University Northwestin person, online
UX/UI, accessibility and design (UAD)Building web confidence through accessible, non-expert user trainingsNate Lamkin — MIT Sloan School of Managementin person
Monday, September 23, 2024, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
 Exhibit hall open in person, online
Monday, September 23, 2024, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Revolutionizing conversations: AI chat integration on YaleSitesMegan Bygness Bradley — Four Kitchensin person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Be playful: How games can give your engagement a power-upRobbie Hunt — UA Little Rockin person
Hot topics in higher ed (HTHE)Recovering from years of "yes"Kristin Gasser — Arizona State Universityin person, online
Management, teams and leadership (MTL)The intern advantage: How marketing students are shaping higher ed messagingBrooke Buchanan — WVU Parkersburg
Olivia Reeder — WVU Parkersburg
in person, online
Strategy, content and social media (SCS)Communicating civic engagement in a polarized landscapeJessica Pontarelli — Brown Universityin person, online
UX/UI, accessibility and design (UAD)Helping students navigate a confusing landscape: A UX case studyMatt Ryan — Penn State Universityin person
Monday, September 23, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 Exhibit hall open in person, online
 Lunch in person
Monday, September 23, 2024, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
 Association update in person
Monday, September 23, 2024, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Ethical implications of artificial intelligenceJeff McWherter — Gravity Works Designin person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Unlocking higher ed web development team capabilities with AIMichael Miles — MIT Sloanin person
Hot topics in higher ed (HTHE)CSS is awesomeErik Runyon — University of Notre Damein person, online
Management, teams and leadership (MTL)Hey there, young higher ed manager!Brian Haitz — Furman Universityin person, online
UX/UI, accessibility and design (UAD)Evaluating accessibility when time is scarceRob Carr — WebAIMin person
Monday, September 23, 2024, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
 Exhibit hall open in person, online
Monday, September 23, 2024, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Enhancing university websites through data-driven insights: Case studies from our recent workCassandra Golda — SimpsonScarboroughin person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)From program finder to degree pagesLexi Carter — Southern Utah University
Jill Whitaker — Southern Utah University
in person
Hot topics in higher ed (HTHE)Monty Chat has entered the roomAngela Cavaliere — Montgomery County Community Collegein person, online
Management, teams and leadership (MTL)Grad students... more like RAD studentsSean Henderson — Auburn Universityin person, online
Strategy, content and social media (SCS)Social media accessibility: The basics and beyondLori Packer — University of Rochesterin person, online
UX/UI, accessibility and design (UAD)BREAKING: University news site redesign puts accessibility above the fold!Molly Miles — Harvard University
Janell Sims — Harvard University
in person
Monday, September 23, 2024, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
 Exhibit hall open in person, online
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
 Breakfast in person
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 Conference check-in and information desk in person
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
 Exhibit hall open in person, online
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Lightning (LIT)Lightning talksMeaghan Milliorn — University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Donna Talarico — Stories & Such
Mallory Willsea — Enrollify
Drew Stephens — University of Arkansas
in person, online
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Beyond the hype: Changing AI from a buzzword into a blueprint for team successTina Miller — Arizona State Universityin person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Do 71% of the top universities really use Drupal?Kevin Reynen — University of Coloradoin person
Hot topics in higher ed (HTHE)Make me think: A common sense guide to better web governanceJoyce Peralta — McGill Universityin person, online
Management, teams and leadership (MTL)Redesign and results: Leadership and strategy insights into institutional website redesignAimee Abshire — University of Louisiana at Lafayettein person, online
Strategy, content and social media (SCS)Fostering lifelong learning: Building a thriving online alumni communityLisa Nguyen — University of California, Davisin person, online
UX/UI, accessibility and design (UAD)A11y is for everyone, all the time.Katie Barnum — University at Buffaloin person
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
 Exhibit hall open in person, online
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Welcome to Wonderland: Navigating the maze of data analytics to achieve enrollment goalsIsaac Williams — Daemen Universityin person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)The trials and tribulations of a university wide hybrid editor modelAmy Barton — Gonzaga Univeristy
Vincent Velonza — Gonzaga University
in person
Management, teams and leadership (MTL)Digital governance in the era of AI: All noise, very little signalShelley Keith-Panulla — Cornell University
Tim Senft — Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
in person, online
Strategy, content and social media (SCS)Let it go, Indiana: Lessons learned on a crusade to find the right social media management platformJennelle Hart — Rochester Institute of Technology
Dave Tyler — Rochester Institute of Technology
in person, online
UX/UI, accessibility and design (UAD)UX research and testing on that ever-minimal EDU budgetMelanie Lindahl — The University of Texas at Austinin person
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 Lunch in person
 Exhibit hall open in person, online
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Hot topics in higher ed (HTHE)Is this thing on?: Podcasting as a party of oneGavin Kelly — Louisiana Tech Universityin person, online
Management, teams and leadership (MTL)Leading with grit and grace: Women mentorship, community and advocacy in MarCommJosie Ahlquist — Dr. Josie Inc
Mallory Willsea — Enrollify
Meaghan Milliorn — University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Myla Edmond — RW Jones Agency
Angela Polec — Temple University
in person, online
Strategy, content and social media (SCS)A Swift lesson in marketing: What Taylor can teach usKatelyn Mills-Erickson — University of Iowain person, online
UX/UI, accessibility and design (UAD)Hiding the vegetables: How a holistic approach to training improves digital accessibilityMary Albert — Princeton Universityin person
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Beyond basic chatbots: Enhancing website search with LLMsMark Lee — Colorado Collegein person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)The fourth decade of website deploymentsSteve Persch — Pantheonin person
Hot topics in higher ed (HTHE)Visual content strategyMike Powers — OHO Interactivein person, online
Management, teams and leadership (MTL)From many, one: Centralizing a service at a geographically dispersed universityJeff Sechler — Penn State Universityin person, online
Strategy, content and social media (SCS)Secret ingredient to your ratatouille: Steps for social media analyticsShuchita Poddar — University of Iowain person, online
UX/UI, accessibility and design (UAD)You launched a new site, now what? Best practices for maintaining and improving your siteAundrea Billings — Aten Design Groupin person
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
 Exhibit hall open in person, online
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
AI, analytics and integration (AAI)Designing the future: Learning innovation with ASU Learning Enterprise’s GPTsErin Wilson — Arizona State University
David Young — Arizona State University
in person
Development, programming and CMS (DPC)Why headless? How to empower your content editors (with guardrails) and build for scaleMinhee Myung — University of Notre Dame
Nicole Velasquez — University of Notre Dame
in person
Hot topics in higher ed (HTHE)From micro to max: Creating lasting impact with digital accessibility micro-credentialsDarren Denham — University of Central Oklahomain person, online
Management, teams and leadership (MTL)Ma'am, miss, bruh. Handling effective and inclusive communication across the generationsMichele Butcher-Jones — Cornell SC Johnson College of Businessin person, online
Strategy, content and social media (SCS)Teaching web teams to speak enrollmentRobynne Lofton — NewCity
David Poteet — NewCity
in person, online
UX/UI, accessibility and design (UAD)How to eat the digital accessibility elephantKate DeForest — State University of New York at Oswegoin person
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
 Exhibit hall open in person, online
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 Big social event in person
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
 Breakfast in person
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 Conference check-in and information desk in person
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
 Exhibit hall open in person, online
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 8:05 AM - 8:15 AM
 Red Stapler announcement in person
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
 Red Stapler sessions in person, online
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Community groups (CG)Accessibility community groupBrooke Bailey — University of Virginia
Darren Denham — University of Central Oklahoma
in person
Community groups (CG)AI community group Brian Piper — University of Rochesterin person
Community groups (CG)Analytics community groupSaralyn Cruickshank — Johns Hopkins Universityin person
Community groups (CG)Digital governance community groupTim Senft — Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciencesin person
Community groups (CG)Email marketing community groupJacqueline Rowe — Stony Brook Universityin person
Community groups (CG)Management and leadership community groupTiffany Broadbent Beker — William & Maryin person
Community groups (CG)Social media community groupChris D'Orso — Rochester Institute of Technology
Dave Tyler — Rochester Institute of Technology
in person
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
 Exhibit hall open in person, online
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
 Awards and keynote in person, online
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 Lunch in person
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Post-conference workshops (WKS)Boy howdy, yes A11y!Robin Smail — Cornell Universityin person
Post-conference workshops (WKS)Content ops for redesigns and other large-scale content transformationsAmy Grace Wells — 10upin person
Post-conference workshops (WKS)Using Looker to replace views for GA4Laura Barr — University of Rochesterin person
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 Workshops afternoon break in person
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