Program and Tracks

The past year has brought many changes in higher education, and we’ve all learned something worth sharing about transformation, resilience, and the common good. The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference brings together professionals and technology providers from around the world to discuss their discoveries, grow professionally, and explore solutions to continuing challenges.

Key Themes

  • Transformation


    Digital Transformation
    Cultural, Personal, and Organizational Change

  • Resilience



  • Common Good

    Common Good

    Social Justice
    Social Responsibility
    Community Engagement
    Partnerships & Collaborations
    Environmental Sustainability

Program Tracks

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Leadership and Future Workforce
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Student Engagement and Success
  • Innovation and Emerging Technologies
  • Higher-Performance Computing and Libraries
  • Infrastructure, Support, and Networking
  • Policy and Law

View the full conference agenda→

Conference Experiences

Whether you join us online from your office or in-person in Philadelphia, the conference will feature:

  • Premium Programming

    Premium programming on the latest trends in higher ed IT from experts and community peers

  • Networking

    Numerous networking opportunities for meaningful connections

  • Innovation

    Access to innovative technology and solutions providers


  • Online


    Live Streamed General Sessions from Philadelphia
    Featured Sessions
    Breakout Sessions
    Networking Opportunities
    Career Coaching
    Poster Sessions
    Access to Recorded and On-Demand Content

  • Philadelphia


    Live General Sessions
    Live Featured Sessions
    Breakout Sessions
    Networking Opportunities
    Career Coaching
    Poster Sessions
    Access to Recorded and On-Demand Content
    Access to the Online Event Experience
    Exhibit Hall Access
    Preconference Workshops

Connect on What Matters Most to You

Exhibit Hall

Make plans to see the exhibitors showcasing their products and services at this year's in-person experience. The conference exhibit hall features 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. View the exhibitor directory→

Networking Opportunities

Attendees will have access to various networking opportunities at the conference, both online and in-person. These will come in a variety of formats, including informal meet-ups, career coaching, mentoring opportunities, facilitated discussions, community group meetings, bird of a feather meet-ups, Braindates, and more.

Preconference Workshops

Preconference workshops will be held on Tuesday, October 26, in Philadelphia, and allow participants to spend more time with subject matter experts and colleagues to learn more about a specific topic. Workshops require registration but there is no cost. Attendance is limited to the first 60 who register. View the Preconference Workshops→

Hawkins Leadership Roundtable

This year's newly redesigned Hawkins Leadership Roundtable (HLR) will engage participants in an online, collaborative learning opportunity focused on three critical leadership areas: leadership for digital transformation, leadership to support women in the workforce, and leading a remote workforce. Learn more about the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable

Diana G. Oblinger Innovation Forum

This year's Diana G. Oblinger Innovation Forum explores innovation as a function of resilience. Resilient institutions and individuals have adapted most creatively and well to the changes and uncertainties of this moment. And resilience will continue to be needed to emerge and recover from the pandemic. Learn more about the Diana G. Oblinger Innovation Forum

Career Coaching

Career Coaching sessions are complimentary, one-on-one career development meetings. These sessions are open to senior managers/directors, and to those aspiring to, and in, executive positions. These confidential sessions are facilitated by professional coaches in both face-to-face and virtual formats. Face-to-face sessions will be during the conference and virtual sessions will occur after the conference concludes. Learn more about Executive Career Coaching