Present and Connect

Present and Connect at #EDU23

There are several ways you can showcase your thought leadership and make connections with higher education technology leaders at the 2023 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, including:

Industry Insights Presentations

Conduct a 30 or 45-minute presentation on topics of interest, lessons learned, foresight, or case-making evidence related to a conference theme at our in-person experience in Chicago and/or during our online experience to follow.

Your presentation must be educational in nature and conducted with at least one presenter from a higher education institution or via a diverse panel of up to four presenters. (Online presentations are either 20 or 40 minutes, based on your purchased opportunity.)

Program Tracks/Areas of Focus

Security, privacy, and compliance continue to be top-of-mind initiatives at each of our organizations. With the pace of change picking up speed and the focus on privacy and security at the start rather than as an afterthought, we seek proposals focused on strategic themes, as well as highly technical and tactical talks. Also welcomed are proposals relating to proactive initiatives to protect against increasingly sophisticated attacks and breach response events.

Explore the application of data, information, and analysis to institutional challenges. The goal? Build a data-informed culture to facilitate decision-making at all organizational levels and across all areas. Topics include data ethics, privacy, data literacy, and data-informed decision-making.

Where we work, how we work, and the work we do are changing. Our institutions are working hard to adapt to the financial, social, technological, and pandemic-driven changes in our workforce. Explore leading practices and lessons learned, discuss the future of employment, and engage with others facing similar challenges as our workforce and work continue to evolve.

The practices of IT service delivery and digital transformation rely on the successful convergence of information systems, cloud computing infrastructure, and a support-and-skills model that makes it all work across the breadth of higher education institutions, not just central IT. Modernizing infrastructures can increase agility and flexibility, bolster data protection, and encourage innovation. Topics in this track include infrastructure services and enterprise architecture/systems, as well as frameworks and strategies for effective, efficient IT service management, including agile, DevOps, ITIL, chatbots, and pedestrian ERPs.

Our organizations need to change, but technology and innovation can be disruptive. How is technology changing your organization? What’s new, what’s innovative, what’s next, and how can it serve higher education? Explore artificial intelligence, ubiquitous technology and connectivity, next-generation ERPs, digital transformation initiatives, and other emerging technologies as we look into the future together while discussing the impact innovation and cutting-edge technology are having now.

IT plays a key role in serving the needs of the entire institution. IT leadership must ensure that technology resources and efforts are strategically aligned with the institution’s vision and goals. Leaders must also ensure that the IT organization is a strategic partner in the operations of the institution. What successes or challenges have you experienced that would be helpful for your peers?

The digital student experience is evolving to support learners from recruitment and throughout their careers. Technology informs, supports, and transforms the way colleges and universities recruit, educate, and retain students and connect with alumni. Institutions with adaptable and student-centered technology designs can effectively connect students with the campus through engagement in institutional activities and academic success tools to enrich their experience. Explore the ways higher education has successfully responded to the changing expectations of learners, families, and alumni.

IT is a key partner in support of institutional research missions. IT supports aspects of research administration, such as pre- and post-award support, interaction with federal grant systems, regulatory compliance, intellectual property management, and infrastructure support for research activities, which includes centralized versus decentralized approaches, high-performance computing, advanced networking, informatics, and enabling multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inter-institutional work.

What effective principles and practices for teaching and learning have you established? How have you anticipated/adjusted to the needs of your students, encouraged successful learning, or transformed student learning and engagement? Some areas of focus include artificial intelligence, learning analytics, learning tools, learning spaces, hybrid learning (learning modalities), and accessibility.

Please note: In-person registrants will have access to both the online and in-person sessions. Also, your company may purchase one in-person presentation and one online presentation only.


Session Type Price Inclusions
30-Minute In-Person Presentation | 12 Available Sold $5,500 member
$6,500 nonmember
45-Minute In-Person Presentation | 18 Available Sold $6,500 member
$7,500 nonmember
20-Minute Online Simulive Presentation | 6 Available
A simulive presentation is a 20-minute pre-recorded session that runs during the online program. While the recording is being played, presenters are actively engaged in the chat, answering questions and interacting with attendees.
$3,900 member
$4,900 nonmember
Three complimentary full-conference registrations
(for access to the online program only)
40-Minute Online Live Presentation | 6 Available
Present live for 45-minutes during the online conference (October 18–19).
$5,900 member
$6,900 nonmember
Four complimentary full-conference registrations
(for access to the online program only)

Lunch and Learns

Host a 75-minute lunch for up to 50 attendees at the convention center and make the time your own! For example, you can invite a guest speaker to share their thought leadership on a related topic or informally network.

EDUCAUSE will provide space and a recommended diagram, and will promote your Lunch and Learn in the EDUCAUSE 2023 agenda and in marketing efforts.*

Your company will work with the convention center on room set, food and beverage, and other additional related expenses.

*Your Lunch and Learn content must be submitted by September 15 in order to be included in EDUCAUSE promotions and the conference agenda.


Opportunity Price
Tuesday Lunch and Learn | 4 Available $4,500 (plus expenses) Sold
Wednesday Lunch and Learn | 4 Available $4,500 (plus expenses) Sold

EDUCAUSE 2023 Exhibitors: Take Advantage of Food and Beverage Service at Your Booth

Back by popular demand, exhibitors can serve food and beverages at your EDUCAUSE 2023 booth to help drive traffic to you!

Working with Savor, the exclusive provider of McCormick Place Convention Center, you can customize your own refreshment plan to be served at your booth during exhibit hall hours.* Choose from a large selection of items that accommodate breakfast, lunch, or specialty treats/carts, and select the times you want to serve them.

A lunch break will be scheduled for 90 minutes on Tuesday and Wednesday (noon–1:30p.m. CT) Be the place for a lunch meeting or casual drop-in during this time.

Visit the Corporate Resource Center to learn more and to download the food and beverage menu. Orders are due September 5.

Private Meeting Suites Near the Exhibit Hall

We’ve made it easy for you to meet with clients throughout the day at the in-person event. Meeting suites are private spaces reserved for your company only, where you can have more personal conversations with your current or potential customers.

Special for 2023! Meetings suites will be located near the exhibit hall show floor and will be open on Tuesday from 8:00 a.m.–5:15 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Please note: You must be an exhibiting company to secure a meeting suite.

All suites include:

  • 13' x 13' x 8' hard-wall room with lockable door (suites must remain 13' x 13' x 8')
  • Wastebasket
  • Standard carpet
  • Identification sign with company name
  • Basic electricity

(Ceiling not included.)

Additional in-suite opportunities (at company's cost):

  • Order furniture and brand your suite (arranged through Freeman)
  • Serve food and beverage in your suite (arranged through Savor)
  • Audiovisual (arranged through Freeman AV)
  • Internet (arranged through the convention center)


Opportunity Price
Private Meeting Suite Near the Exhibit Hall | 24 Available $6,800 Sold

Ancillary Meeting Space

Ancillary meetings allow you to host community or customer-focused meetings in conjunction with the in-person conference, such as:

  • Business meetings for boards or clients
  • Working meetings for committees, focus groups, user groups, or consortia
  • Internal meetings for personnel, organization staff, or teams
  • Social events to include receptions or dinners

Please note: This opportunity is available to organizations that are formally participating in the 2023 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference only (i.e. exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters).

Requests for ancillary meeting space is now closed. See the ancillary meeting space guidelines if you've secured space.

Already Participating?

Visit the Corporate Resource Center for all the details you need to prepare.


EDUCAUSE Membership

EDUCAUSE members receive special pricing on all of our events, sponsorships, exhibits, and more. Learn more about the benefits of membership.