"Pitch IT! Challenge": Your Voice, Our Stage, Community-Based Solutions - Sponsored by USA Funds

Wednesday, October 26 | 2:30PM–4:30PM | Learning Theater, Exhibit Hall B/C, Level One
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Pitch IT! Competition
The Pitch IT! Challenge is focused on establishing an ongoing collaborative environment among the community to discuss and create new technology solutions addressing issues faced by higher education institutions. Through the Pitch IT! Challenge, institutional leaders and managers in academic and IT roles gain exposure to industry experts ready to work to turn your higher education issues into groundbreaking solutions. Come to this session to hear from the voice of higher education and discuss possible solutions to challenges faced by institutions around the world.

Outcomes: Inform the industry of challenges with the hope they co-develop solutions with institutions from the start * Encourage the innovative use of technology to resolve common problems in higher education * Keep the dialogue going postevent and share findings and solutions with the community


  • Randall Alberts

  • Jeremy Anderson

    Vice President Learning Innovation, Analytics, and Technology, Bay Path University
  • Jim Burnett

  • Cooper Henson

    Technical Project Manager, University of Texas at Austin
  • Merrilyn Hooley

    Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
  • Phil Long

    Senior Scholar - CNDLS, Georgetown University
  • Jeff Schwartz

    Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Wendy Sutherland-Smith

    Associate Professor, Deakin University