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Industry Conferences

What’s happening in higher education technology? This conference calendar highlights industry events happening throughout the year. To suggest an update, contact us by email.

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Event title Date Location Focus Attendee Titles Projected Attendees Organization Tambellini Attending
2018 Presidents Institute January 4–7, 2018 Hollywood, FL Small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges and universities CIC Member Presidents 550 The Council of Independent Colleges
NAICU Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day February 4–7, 2018 Washington, D.C. Policy Issues University and College Presidents, Research Professionals, Government Relations Professionals, Communications Professionals National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
SACRAO 2018 Conference February 11–14, 2018 Nashville, TN Admissions, CRM Registration, Admissions, Enrollment Management 600 Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Oracle Modern Finance Experience Conference February 13–15, 2018 New York, NY CFOs, Finance Professionals Oracle Yes
Oracle ERP Cloud Analyst Summit – By Invitation Only February 13–15, 2018 New York, NY Oracle  Yes
AASA National Conference on Education 2018 February 15–17, 2018 Nashville, TN Superintendents Superintendents, Public Education Leaders The School Superintendents Association
DREAM 2018 February 20–23, 2018 Nashville, TN Student Success Presidents, Faculty, Staff, Policy Makers, Philanthropists 2,300 Achieving the Dream, Inc.
NASPA Annual Conference March 3–7, 2018 Philadelphia, PA Global Gathering of Student Affairs Educators VPSA, AVP, Higher Education Faculty, Graduate Students 7,000 NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
BrainStorm Conference March 4–6, 2018 Wisconsin Dells, WI Networking for K20 Techs and Technology Vendors that Cater to K20 community 1,200 META, INC.
Enterprise IT Summit March 5–7, 2018 Orlando, FL Practical Applications of Analytics and Higher Education Administrative Challenges EDUCAUSE, AIR, and NACUBO
SXSW EDU Conference & Festival March 5–8, 2018 Austin, TX K–12 and Higher Education Higher Education Administrators, Professors, Students, K–12 Administrators, Teachers 7,500 South by Southwest®
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) 2018 Annual Conference March 12–15, 2018 Washington, D.C. Education Technology CTOs, Instructional Technology Directors, Superintendents, District Teams, Education Service Agencies, Industry, Government, and Nonprofit Representatives Consortium for School Networking
ACCS Annual Conference – By Invitation Only March 14–16, 2018 Portsmouth, VA Collegiate Computing Professionals in Virginia Association of Collegiate Computing Services of Virginia Yes
UPCEA March 14–16, 2018 Baltimore, MD Deans, Senior University Leaders Professional, Continuing and Online Education
Spring CUE 2018 March 14–17, 2018 Palm Springs, CA Educational Innovation CUE, Inc
InfoSec World March 19–21, 2018 Lake Buena Vista, FL Information Security InfoSec World
Starfish Student Success Summit March 20, 2018 Puyallup, WA Users Conference Student Success Practitioners Hobsons
Salesforce Higher Ed Summit March 21–23, 2018 Washington, D.C. Salesforce  Yes
2018 AACRAO Annual Meeting March 25–28, 2018 Orlando, FL CRM Registration, Admissions, Enrollment Management 2,000 American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Alliance ’18 March 25–28, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT Users Conference for Higher Education & Public Sector users of Oracle Applications 3,500 Higher Education User Group, Inc.  Yes
NERCOMP Annual Conference 2018 March 26–28, 2018 Providence, RI College and University Library and IT Professionals, CIOs, Executives, Directors, Managers, Instructional Technologists 500 The NorthEast Regional Computing Program and EDUCAUSE
ERDI Spring 2018 April 4–7, 2018 Okanagan Valley, Canada Forum for Communication and Info Exchange Between EdTech Companies and Canadian Education Leaders and Professionals School Leaders, Educators, Learning Product Vendors Education Research Development & Innovation
CRM Evolution Conference April 9–11, 2018 Washington, D.C. CRM CEOs; CMOs; CIOs; CTOs; Chief Customer Officers; VPs/Directors of Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Call Centers, Ecommerce, Business Analytics, Telemarketing, IT, Sales Support, and Customer Support CRM Magazine
Security Professionals Conference 2018 April 10–12, 2018 Baltimore, MD Higher Education Information Security Community EDUCAUSE
Oracle Modern Customer Experience Conference April 10–12, 2018 Chicago, IL Users Conference Oracle
ISC West April 10–13, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Security Security Professionals 30,000 SIA
ACT-W National Conference April 10–13, 2018 Phoenix, AZ Supporting Women and Girls in Tech with Community, Education, and Inspiration 2,500 ChickTech
ASU + GSV Summit April 16–18, 2018 San Diego, CA Raising learning and career outcomes through scaled innovation CEOs, University Leaders, Investors 4,000 Global Silicon Valley
RSA Conference 2018 April 16–20, 2018 San Francisco, CA Information Security
Campus Management CampusInsight April 16–20, 2018 Orlando, FL Users Conference Campus Management Corp.
Unconference for Dreamers, Doers, & Drivers Shaping the Future of Learning April 25–27, 2018 Scottsdale, AZ The application of emerging technologies and the design of learning and learners over the next chapter of the digital age Educational Technology Leaders Skysong  Yes
AACC Annual Convention April 28–May 1, 2018 Dallas, TX Community Colleges Presidents, Senior Administrators 2,000 American Association of Community Colleges
MuleSoft Connect May 8–10, 2018 San Jose, CA Designing, Building and Managing Integrations and APIs, Solving Real-World Problems, and Strategizing for IT and Business Goals goals. CIOs, CTOs, Developers, Engineers, Architects, Technical Decision Makers MuleSoft, Inc.
SANS Security West May 11–18, 2018 San Diego, CA Security SANS
VeeamOn 2018 May 14–16, 2018 Chicago, IL Users Conference VeeamOn
Blockchain Essentials in Education May 16, 2018 Tulsa, OK Presidents, Provosts, CIOs Education Professionals
Enrollment Rx Annual Conference May 16–18, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Users Conference Enrollment Rx
Ignite ’18 May 21–24, 2018 Anaheim, CA Users Conference Palo Alto Networks Inc.
Jenzabar JAM May 30–June 2, 2018 Nashville, TN Users Conference Jenzabar
2018 CECU Annual Convention June 3–6, 2018 Orlando, FL Career Colleges Presidents, Owners, Directors, CEO, CFO 900 Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities
UBTech 2018 June 4–6, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Higher Education Technology Professionals Who Design and Implement Campus AV and IT Solutions University Business
SAP Saphire Now June 5–7, 2018 Orlando, FL Cloud and Business Technology SAP
Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) Annual Conference June 5–7, 2018 Orlando, FL Americas’ SAP Users’ Group SAP
2018 NMC Summer Conference June 12–14, 2018 Denver, CO Highly Skilled Education Professionals New Media Consortium (NMC)
Eduventures Summit June 13–15, 2018 Boston, MA Users Conference Higher Education Leaders and Student Success Professionals 500 Eduventures/Encoura
CANHEIT-TECC 2018 June 18–21, 2018 Burnaby, British Columbia Best practices, opportunities, and challenges within higher education technology Higher Education IT Leaders and Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Experts Canadian Higher Education Information Technology Yes
STC 2018 June 18–21, 2018 Lake Placid, NY Higher Education Technology The State University of New York (SUNY)
CLAC 2018 Annual Conference June 19–21, 2018 Sewanee, TN IT at Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities CLAC Members: IT leaders and Staff, Librarians, Faculty, CLAC Reps Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges
The PowerFAIDS National User Training and Conference June 22–23, 2018 Austin, TX Users Conference The College Board
ISTE 2018 June 24–27, 2018 Chicago, IL Education Technology Educators, Administrators, Technology Coordinators, Library Media Specialists 17,000 International Society for Technology in Education
Leadership Institute 2018 June 25–29, 2018 Minneapolis, MN Communication, Creating a Culture of Innovation, Leading Institutional Change, Partnerships and Collaboration, Strategic Thinking and Planning CIOs, CISOs EDUCAUSE
Slate Innovation Summit June 27–29, 2018 Chicago, IL Users Conference Admissions Counselors, Operations Staff, Technical Staff, Directors, Deans of Admission, Vice Presidents of Enrollment 2,500 Technolutions
CUPA-HR – By Invitation Only July 12-14, 2018 Tampa, FL Human Resource Professionals in Higher Education Human Resource Professionals 500 College and University Professionals Association for Human Resources
The TargetXsummit July 16–17, 2018 Nashville, TN Users Conference Marketing and Admissions Professionals
2018 Hobsons Summer Institute July 16–18, 2018 Palm Desert, CA Users Conference Hobsons
BbWORLD July 16–19, 2018 Orlando, FL Users Conference
NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting July 21–24, 2018 Long Beach, CA Not-for-Profit Controllers, Budget Directors, VP of Finance, VP of Business Affairs, Fiscal/HR Admin. Manager, Vice Director of Personnel 2,500 National Association of College and University Business Officers
Ruffalo Noel Levitz National Conference July 24–26, 2018 Orlando, FL CRM, Not-for-Profit VP Enrollment Services, VP for Student Life, VP Student Affairs, VP Advancement and Student Success, AVP Student Affairs, Director, Student Financial Services 1,000 National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention
Security Operations Summit & Training July 30–August 6, 2018 New Orleans, LA Security SANS
blackhat USA 2018 August 4–9, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Information Security blackhat USA 2018
DEF CON 26! August 9–12, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Information Security DEF CON Communications, Inc.
VMworld US August 26–30, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Users Conference VMware, Inc
Global Security Exchange September 23–27, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Cyber Security Cyber Security Professionals ASIS International
Cyber Security Chicago September 26–27, 2018 Chicago, IL Cyber Security Imago Techmedia
NACAC National Conference September 27–29, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT CRM, Admissions, Not-for-Profit Director of Recruiting, Dean of Admissions, VP Enrollment Management, Sr. Director of Admissions & Recruitment, VP Student Services 7,000 National Association for College Admission Counseling
CCBO Annual Conference September 29–October 2, 2018 Phoenix, AZ Community Colleges Community College Business Officials 200 Community College Business Officers Association
Workday Rising October 1–4 2018 Las Vegas, NV Users Conference Workday  Yes
ACM SIGUCCS 2018 Annual Conference October 7–10, 2018 Orlando, FL Support, Delivery, and Management of College and University Information Technology Services Higher Educational Technology Professionals Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS)
Blackbaud bbcon October 9–11, 2018 Orlando, FL Users Conference Blackbaud
Cybersecurity Nexus October 15–17, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Cyber Security Information Systems Audit and Control Association
Close It Summit October 15–18, 2018 Brooklyn, NY The Shift in Work and Learning Models, Innovation, Automation, and Technology Industry, Philanthropy, Venture Capital, National Education, Workforce Leaders Innovate+Educate
Tableau Conference 2018 October 22–25, 2018 New Orleans, LA Users Conference Tableau
Oracle Open World October 22–25, 2018 San Francisco, CA Users Conference Oracle Yes
EDUCAUSE October 30–November 2, 2018 Denver, CO Not-for-Profit CIO, Senior and Support IT Professionals 2,000 Annual Conference for Higher Education IT Professionals Yes
2018 National Symposium on Student Retention (NSSR) November 5–8, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT Student Retention, Academic Advising, Student Data, Student Success Higher Education Leaders and Student Success Professionals 500 The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange
AACRAO SEM November 11–14, 2018 Washington, D.C. CRM Enrollment Managers, Presidents, Provosts, Deans and Faculty, Registrars, Academic Advisers, Budget Officers, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Services Professionals Annual Strategic Enrollment Conference
Kuali Days 2018 November 12–15 San Diego, CA Users Conference Kuali Yes
FSA Training Conference November 27–30, 2018 Atlanta, GA Users Conference Financial Aid Professionals Federal Student Aid
Reimagine Education Conference November 29–30, 2018 San Francisco, CA Global competition designed to identify the most innovative, novel approaches to higher education The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and QS Quacquarelli Symonds
SACSCOC 2018 Annual Meeting December 8–11, 2018 New Orleans, LA Regional Accrediting Body in the Eleven U.S. Southern States Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
MicroStrategy World February 4–6, 2019 Phoenix, AZ Users Conference MicroStrategy