Presenter "Make the Case" Resources

Present at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Connect with the best thinkers in higher education technology. We believe you are a perfect candidate to present at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Chicago, IL October 9–12, 2023 and online October 18–19. Do you need a supervisor's approval to attend? We have some tips on how to convince them to provide the professional time away and financial support to attend.

Tell your supervisor why you should present:

  • Visibility. Presenting at the event elevates you as a subject matter expert and shines a spotlight on your best practices, successful collaborations, and lessons learned. Your content will also have a long reach, as sessions will be accessible by attendees for one month after the conference.
  • Networking. The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the best place for you to connect and learn with other higher education technology professionals, establishing vital peer networks that can share information in these critical times.
  • Professional development. When you present at this premier higher education technology conference, you will cultivate your public speaking skills and grow your self-confidence, which can lead to more opportunities for professional engagement and advancement.
  • Representation. Your networking and visibility during the conference all adds up to a positive representation of your organization to an engaged and extensive audience both domestically and internationally. Not only will you look good, so will your institution.

Presenters from EDUCAUSE member institutions receive a 25% discount off of the in-person conference registration fee if you register before August 15.

Scholarships Available

Financial assistance is available to help recipients attend an EDUCAUSE conference or professional learning program.Learn more about available scholarships

"Make the Case" Letter

If you need help getting started, use our email template to seek your supervisor's approval (feel free to edit as you deem appropriate).