Programs and Tracks

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference programming is derived from member-driven content organized across overarching IT tracks and hosts one of the largest exhibit halls in the industry. Whether you participate as an individual or travel together as a team, you can make this a comprehensive experience by taking advantage of any of the opportunities below.

Session content has been carefully crafted by community presenters (institutional and industry) who have extensive experience and whose topical discussions are categorized into the following programmatic tracks:


On-Site Resources and Activities

Additional ways we can share ideas, examine trends, battle assumptions, and swap contact information in an unparalleled representation of peer support and networking are below:

Ancillary Meetings

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference also serves as a community gathering place for many organizations—institutions, nonprofits, companies, and consortia. Often these member groups host community or customer-focused meetings in conjunction with the conference.


Braindates are one-on-one or small group conversations that you book with other event participants about a specific topic—one that you request or offer. This will allow you to curate your learning experience and create meaningful connections. Learn more >>

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

EDUCAUSE promotes professional growth and access to leadership opportunity among higher education technology professionals, welcoming all individual identities and demographic characteristics. The EDUCAUSE board and leadership have established diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a critical priority for the association. Below are sessions and experiences offered at this year’s conference:

Learning Experiences
  • Opening Session: Michele Norris
  • Breakout Sessions
  • "What’s beneath your surface?" interactive and visual diversity iceberg (Lobby D)
  • Microsoft Corporation interactive experience focused on accessibility (Community Central, Meet and Mingle Hub)
Social and Networking

Executive Career Coaching

Career Coaching Sessions are complimentary, one-on-one career advice meetings offered to higher education CIOs and CIO aspirants attending the conference. These confidential resume and career portfolio reviews provide advice on how best to tell your professional story to find a new role or advance in your current one. Learn more >>

Hawkins Leadership Roundtable

This Roundtable focuses on high-level IT questions, discuss important IT leadership issues, and engage in intensive networking with peers and experienced CIOs. (Additional registration and fee required.) Learn more >>

Innovative Solution Providers

The conference exhibit hall Hall features nearly 300 exhibitors who specialize in providing the latest campus technology solutions for the higher education community. In addition to exhibits, numerous activities take place in the hall, including Start-Up Alley, Under the Ed Radar Pitch Competition, Learning Theater, and more. Learn more >>

New IT Managers Program

This Institute Program focuses on providing first-time managers and those aspiring to management roles with the basic skills critical for managing and supervising projects, units, and people. (Additional registration and fee required.) Learn more >>

Senior Directors Seminar

The Seminar includes skill development, peer networking, and mentoring offered by highly experienced leaders for senior-level directors. (Additional registration and fee required.) Learn more >>