CIO Experience

CIO Experience

Elevate Your Leadership and Peer Connections

At the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, CIOs and leadership aspirants—representing all types and sizes of colleges and universities—convene to share a passion for engaging within their community. Here, they contribute to a better understanding of the strategic role of technology in higher education.

Together we inspire each other to lead change and empower transformation, transcend our focus on day-to-day operations, and help shape the future of product and service offerings.

Conference Opportunities


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. More information coming soon!

Career Coaching

Career Coaching Sessions are complimentary, one-on-one career advice meetings offered to higher education information technology professionals aspiring to advance their career into a management position. These sessions are designed for a range of professionals ranging from individuals seeking their first management position to individuals seeking their next CIO position. More information coming soon!

CIO Community Group Session

Meet with your peers to focus on the challenges facing CIOs, including funding strategies, partnerships, keeping pace with increasing expectations for services, and the CIO's evolving role. Open to everyone, regardless of participation status in the constituent group. More information coming soon!

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 

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