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What is a braindate?

You are attending the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference to meet great people and learn new things that can help you address the current challenges facing higher education IT. One of the best ways to do so is to connect with the right professional peers and corporate partners and have meaningful conversations about topics that are relevant to you.

How do you spark those meaningful conversations? It all starts with a braindate. Braindates are one-on-one or small group knowledge-sharing conversations that you book with other conference participants using the Braindate platform. They're the best way to meet with, learn from, and have useful discussions with new people during the conference—whether you're attending in-person or online.

Braindate Dates

  • Wednesday, October 27 | 9:00–11:00 a.m. and 12:00–6:00 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, October 28 | 9:00–11:00 a.m. and 12:00–6:00 p.m. ET
  • Friday, October 29 | 9:00–11:00 a.m. ET

Here’s how it works:

  • 1. Create your own topics so that others can invite you on a braindate!
    braindate step 1: create your own topics
  • 2. Explore the topic market and pick something you want to learn, 1:1 or in a group.
    braindate step 2: explore the topic market
  • 3. Join group braindates or propose times to meet for one-on-one braindates.
    braindate step 3: join group braindates or propose 1:1 times
  • 4. Meet your peers on the platform. You can join video up to 5 minutes before it starts.
    braindate step 4: meet your peers on the platform

Five reasons to Braindate at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

  1. Connect with others based on shared interests and topics
  2. Engage in relevant conversations about issues that are on your mind
  3. Use braindates to get specific about what you want and need to learn
  4. Gather diverse perspectives from your peers in the form of group braindates
  5. Use the opportunity to troubleshoot a problem or challenge you're facing at your institution with other participants