EDUCAUSE Connect: Portland

March 13–14, 2017
Portland, Oregon

EDUCAUSE Connect creates a highly interactive, action-driven professional development experience focused on finding workable solutions, connecting people's experiences, building professional networks, and growing individual and collective understanding of higher education IT issues. 

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One Community. Two Locations. Infinite Connections.

EDUCAUSE Connect is a highly interactive, action-driven event with content derived directly from the top 10 IT issues. Connect events are for anyone who wants to move ideas, understanding, and the profession forward.

2017 Program Tracks

The following tracks were derived from the Top Ten IT Issues:

  • Enterprise Service Delivery
    Issues such as: cloud and infrastructure enterprise IT architecture, governance, risk management and network security practices, disaster recovery, changing conditions and new opportunities
  • Leveraging Technology and Data
    Issues such as: student outcomes, big data needs, predictive analytics development, business intelligence, metrics, policy development, and information access and management
  • Partnerships and Collaborations
    Partnerships that benefit issues such as: student success and retention, assisting faculty with IT integration, accessibility, vendor relationships, generating revenue and recovering costs, building coalitions
  • Staffing and Talent Development
    Issues such as: financial planning, time and project management, evolving staff skills, successful mentoring relationships, effective teamwork, collaboration and communication, and relationship management

Connecting Through Play

Enhance your EDUCAUSE Connect experience by joining and playing a digital, mobile scavenger hunt/game via the GooseChase mobile app. Note: the GooseChase app is distinct from the Connect mobile app and needs to be downloaded separately.

Our mission, should you choose to join us, is to:

  • Support networking, especially among new attendees
  • Support team building among attending institutionals
  • Support social media activity
  • Promote awareness of the multiple Connect events available to members
  • Extend the conversation by reflecting and sharing ideas from the Connect program (i.e., favorite session, best innovation, etc.)
  • Experiment with how gamification supports learning together with colleagues

All registered participants will receive an email to join the game. Download the app and find out more >

  • Additional Connect Event

    If you're looking for options to "Connect" with others and the dates for Portland don't work for you, consider being part of the Connect in Chicago: April 10–11, 2017; Chicago, Illinois

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    Colocated Event

    New IT Managers Program is a separate opportunity also offered in Portland.

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  • Key Dates

    Nov 16

    Registration Open

    Join a diverse group of your peers at this highly-interactive, action-driven event

    Feb 13

    Early Bird Registration Deadline

    Registration discounts end

    Mar 13

    Event Dates

    The Connect: Portland event begins Monday, March 13 and ends Tuesday, March 14, 2017