Oct 02 2023

EDUCAUSE 2023: IT Leaders Meet to Discuss Higher Ed Technology Trends

Higher education IT professionals will head to Chicago for the 2023 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, with the option to attend in person or virtually.

Held Oct. 9-12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center (and online Oct. 18-19), the EDUCAUSE annual conference will feature programming on higher education IT issues and offer opportunities to see innovative technology at work.

Conference tracks will cover trends and topics in higher education IT, including:

  • Cybersecurity, privacy and compliance
  • Data insights
  • Future of work and today’s workforce
  • Infrastructure, support and networking
  • Innovation and emerging technologies
  • Leadership, partnerships and strategy
  • Frictionless student experiences
  • Research computing
  • Teaching and learning

An exhibit hall will showcase the latest educational technologies from solutions providers, and virtual and in-person networking opportunities will allow attendees to interact and create connections.

The virtual event will give attendees access to featured sessions plus a number of exclusive online-only live sessions. Virtual attendees can chat with others during breakout sessions, turn their cameras on during poster sessions, and set up one-on-one meetings with colleagues and presenters. All in-person attendees will have access to the virtual event.

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General Sessions Cover Top Issues in Higher Education IT

Tressie McMillan Cottom, a MacArthur Fellow, cultural critic, sociologist and award-winning writer will open EDUCAUSE 2023 on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in a moderated fireside chat. She will discuss pressing issues in higher education, the future of work and technology.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE's vice president for partnerships, communities and research, will present the organization's annual Top 10 IT Issues for 2024. She will outline why higher education leadership must expand beyond growth and innovation to address risk and prepare for what lies ahead.

On Thursday, Oct. 12, keynote speaker and sociologist Kim Lear will discuss generational trends in the workforce and explain why multigenerational teams often outperform homogenous groups. In her talk, “Prepare for the Future,” she will discuss how these trends play a role in higher education, both in the workplace and in interactions with parents and students.

LOOK BACK: EDUCAUSE’s 2022 Top 10 Higher Ed IT Issues list addressed foundational models.

Don’t Miss These EDUCAUSE 2023 Presentations and Panels

The conference agenda includes hundreds of timely and thought-provoking sessions covering the latest in higher education technology. Here are a few we think you shouldn't miss:

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