2018 Higher Ed WEBSITES Conference: now available with 3 extra sessions on Accessibility, Redesigns & Divi Theme

June 20th, 2018 Karine Joly No Comments

Missed the #HEW18 conference on June 13? Watch it on-demand!

The 2018 Higher Ed WEBSITES Conference was a big hit with attendees last week.

2018 Higher Ed Websites Conference

It was full of great takeaways, fresh ideas and surprises including a very visual Q&A session with all the speakers on screen!


Another big surprise for the registered conference attendees was the 3 bonus sessions (for a total of 15) at no extra cost now available on-demand along with the recorded 12 live presentations of the conference.

Accessible websites: It starts with a plan
Joel Vertin, Director of Digital Services – Michigan Technological University

There are many reasons to make sure your University’s website is accessible. It is the right thing to do. Many people can benefit. The threat of litigation. Whatever your motivation may be, you need someone to lead the way, you need help and resources, and you need a plan. In this session, Joel Vertin will share Michigan Technological University’s plan for achieving accessibility compliance. You’ll hear about timelines, strategies, actions, and people involved in the process to start your own plan.

5 suprising website relaunch lessons
Elizabeth Bandy, Marketing Manager – David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Considering redesigning or relaunching your university website? It’s never a small endeavour whether it’s the institutional website or a department site. In this session, Elizabeth Bandy will share 5 lessons learned while relaunching 35 sites for the University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business. You’ll learn some good and practical tips to help you check departmental website redesigns off your list by managing technical, design and human factors.

Going visual: Building the library website with the Divi theme
Conny Liegl, Senior Web Designer – California Polytechnic State University

Designing and developing websites from scratch takes time – even in WordPress. Solutions like Divi theme offer an alternate way to build websites with a front-end WYSIWYG editor. In this session, Conny will give us a tour of Divi highlighting the pros and the cons of such a solution. You’ll find out what she learned testing this visual solution on the Kennedy Library website.

A conference focusing on higher ed WEBSITES?

The 2018 Higher Ed WEBSITES Conference (now available on-demand!) is a must for higher ed web professionals and teams looking for inspiration, ideas and best practices to kick off their summer projects.

Read below what a few of your higher ed colleagues who attended the 1st edition of the Higher Ed WEBSITES Conference say about the experience.

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