EDUCAUSE 2015: What You Need to Know Before the Show
Don't get spooked, but this year's annual EDUCAUSE conference will be here sooner than Halloween.
EDUCAUSE 2015 will run from Oct. 27-30 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Hosted by the nonprofit organization EDUCAUSE whose mission is to transform higher education through use of information technology, the conference is a source of news, research and best practices for higher education and IT professionals.
Each year, the conference gathers some of the brightest minds of the industry under one roof to address the biggest IT topics facing higher education today. This year's show promises more than 270 exhibitors, 454 sessions, and three keynote speakers.
This year's conference keynote speakers include:
- Daniel Pink, author, host and co-executive producer of National Geographic's Crowd Control
- Andrew McAfee, an author and co-founder of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
- Emily Pilloton, an author, humanitarian design activist and founder of Project H
For those who can't make it in person for this year's show, a virtual conference is being live streamed from Indianapolis, including 40 sessions throughout the four-day conference.
Need help organizing your schedule? The official EDUCAUSE 2015 app is designed to help smartphone users navigate the conference with ease. The app allows attendees to review the daily agenda, create an itinerary (complete with notifications so you'll never miss an event), access venue and exhibit hall maps, and complete session evaluations. There are Android, iOS and web versions of the free app
And don’t forget to join the preconference conversations on Twitter. The official conference hashtag is #EDU15.
EdTech will be at EDUCAUSE 2015 this year, bringing readers closer to the show with on-site interviews with education and IT leaders, coverage of top sessions and keynote speakers, and live-streaming coverage via Periscope. Don’t have a Periscope account yet? Download the app for your mobile device and follow @EdTech_HigherEd.
More information about the conference, including registration options, can be obtained on the EDUCAUSE 2015 website.