The eduWeb Conference is an annual, internationally recognized event for the higher education community, attracting those who are involved in their integrated digital marketing presence.
2014: Aug. 4-6: Annual Conference at Hilton Baltimore; Aug. 7: Summer Master Class at Hilton Baltimore
eduWeb's events are for the attendees to Meet - Share - Explore - and Learn from their colleagues to advance their institution's digital presence.
eduWeb Annual Conference: The only event focusing on an institution's integrated digital marketing presence for the higher education community. Master Class Series: Intense, interactive classroom with top-notch faculty with maximum peer-to-peer dialogue and hands-on activities and instruction with approximately 35 participants held in mostly higher education institutions.
Getting approval to attend a conference can be a big endeavor. In
addition to showing the benefits of the conference itself, you will also
want to demonstrate that you are the best person to attend – that you are
the best person within your institution to invest those precious
"professional Development" dollars with.
Here are a few items you can do to prepare your leadership to help
convince them you should attend the 2014 eduWeb Conference in
downtown Baltimore, walking distance to Camden Yards and Inner
Download the 2014 conference program (available closer to conference)
and outline the sessions you plan to attend and how they will benefit your
work. Be specific. (i.e. If I learn more about social media I will be able to
use it more effectively in my marketing efforts.)
Research the conference speakers, keynote speakers or other guest
speakers and have specific questions lined up relevant to their speech
topics and your work.
Plan who will cover for you at work while you are at eduWeb.
Inform your manager that you’ll be networking with a diverse group of
higher education colleagues in marketing, communications, information
technology and more.
Tweet about the conference speakers, workshops, topic tables,
receptions, and Baltimore!
Find out what other higher education institutions are attending eduWeb
to prove it is a ‘must-attend’ event. Check out last year’s attendees.
Look at the specific vendors whose services/products would be beneficial
to your job, then jot down questions you have and present this to your
manager. Visiting with a vendor can be like interviewing a consultant for
Only 3 days! -- Save money with eduWeb's tight conference schedule
(posted in April); offer to share a room to reduce hotel expenses. We don't
"break the bank" on extra hotel nights or meal per diem.
Have specific follow up objectives and strategies you plan to implement
after the conference.
Have a plan to share what you have learned. Who will you tell? How will
you communicate? (i.e.- You will spend 10 minutes at the next staff
meeting speaking about new industry trends presented at the conference;
or write an article for your newsletter, or offer to write a blog. Show your
boss that his/her investment was worth it.)
Prepare a presentation of the major take-away to other staff members
and/or your boss. Documenting and presenting key take-aways with
enthusiasm that invokes change and improvement can really help ease
the approval process in year 2.
It's now or never -- when will you learn it? Learn it at eduWeb 2014 and be
"ahead of the curve"!
Is the eduWeb Conference worth the investment? Absolutely!