Has everybody on your team gone to a conference this year?
Whether it’s for budget reasons, lack of time or even family matters, it’s not always possible to get everybody to fly across the country to attend one of the great higher ed conferences out there.
That’s why I launched – back in 2013 – the Higher Ed Experts Online Conferences, to offer an affordable alternative to spend a day with your team or user group on campus to learn best practices and get energized.
The good news (and I’m sure everybody in higher ed can use some good news now) is that the 6th Higher Ed Social Media Conference is almost around the corner: November 28, 2018!
Why should you team attend the 6th Higher Ed Social Media Conference?
Let me give you 5 reasons to register your team for the conference
1) This conference can make ALL your team members SMILE (again?)…
And, I have “scientific” proof to back up this claim. Just look at the group photos the conference attendees shared during the last edition:
2) Ok, more seriously, attendees just love this conference
Attendees and speakers always feel energized by this live event as you can see in the slideshow below created with the feedback they shared in their online evaluations (you got their names, so you can also ask them directly as well):
3) There’s something in the program for everybody on your team
This year again the program is fantastic – one of the best programs around focusing on social media for higher ed.
With 12 sessions scheduled, you get a great variety of topics presented by higher ed professionals who know social media for higher ed.
We have seasoned presenters some of you might have seen at higher ed conferences as well as brand new voices with very original ideas.
Several of the conference presenters attended the event before, so they definitely walked in your shoes and will be ready to deliver the kind of sessions you want to see as an attendee. :-)
4) The conference is fast-paced and on topic
Your colleagues who attend Higher Ed Experts’ online conferences can’t stop raving about the format of our conferences.
With 12 sessions of 10 minutes each, the 6th Higher Ed Social Media Conference is the perfect format to provide professional development for your social media user group (SMUG) and spark great ideas within your social media team.
More and more institutions sign up for the event, book a conference room or a large auditorium, set up a big screen and invite as many people as possible to attend the live event. Krista Boniface, Social Media Officer at the University of Toronto, wrote a post last week to share some great tips on how to host a watch party for your goup.
Since the recordings are available to attending institutions for a year, you can also use these recordings to start a conversation with your team in monthly “lunch & learn” meetings.
After watching a 10-minute recording, it’s really easy to brainstorm around the ideas or best practices discussed in the session. That’s professional development that keeps on giving!
5) It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
Scheduled on November 28, 2018, the conference is just after Thanksgiving but before the big rush leading to the end of the year.
It’s also a great way to thank and energize your team with insightful professional development — without breaking your budget (you can have as many people as you want in a room for 1 registration fee) or worrying about travel delays or headaches (remember? It’s online AND recorded).
Too good to be true? You’re right, there’s a catch: available virtual seats are limited. We’ve actually already run out of the initial allotment at the early bird price and have a few more team seats at the regular price. If you want to attend this conference with your team, register while you still can.