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.

Executive 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. Learn more about Executive Career Coaching 

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

The best predictor of the future is no longer the past, so where does this leave higher education professionals in planning for the future? It leaves us with the fresh challenge of cultivating a skill set for foresight. This year’s Diana G. Oblinger Innovation Forum is devoted to developing skills in futures thinking. This one-day, pre conference workshop is designed for individuals and teams to prepare for possible futures for higher education and apply foresight thinking at their institution. Learn more about the Diana G. Oblinger Innovation Forum 

EDUCAUSE Leadership Series | ChatGPT and Generative AI: Navigating Leadership Opportunities and Challenges

Generative AI and ChatGPT present opportunities and challenges for higher education leaders grappling with complex questions and considerations around its use. They are being asked to provide guidance, recommendations, and education on the topic to multiple stakeholders including, faculty, students, researchers, staff, and the larger community. Learn More about the EDUCAUSE Leadership Series