HighEdWeb 2015: Must-Attend Sessions

by Carol Clements on September 09, 2015

HighEdWeb 2015As you start prepping for your voyage to Milwaukee the first week of October for the 2015 HighEdWeb Annual Conference, I encourage you to start mapping out your plan of attack for which sessions to attend. There’s lots of great information being presented, so it’s important to think ahead and come up with a game plan. To get you started, below are a few sessions from our customers, partners, and staff that I highly recommend you check out!

Monday Sessions

Presenter: Josh Palmeri, SUNY Stony Brook University
Title: A Fresh Perspective on Responsive Web Design
Date & Time: Monday, 8:30 – 9:15AM
Track: Development, Programming and Architecture
Why It’s a Must Attend: Using real-world examples from award-winning projects completed at SUNY Stony Brook, get a fresh look at RWD, along with valuable tips, tools, and techniques to execute a successful RWD initiative.

Presenter: Cecilia Thomas, Georgia Regents University & Diane Kuehn, VisionPoint Marketing
Title: Information Architecture: The Steps to a Smooth Redesign
Date & Time: Monday, 3:00 – 3:45PM
Track: Development, Programming and Architecture
Why It’s a Must Attend: Learn about the sitemap and page schematics that facilitate a smooth implementation of a redesigned website.

Presenter: Stephanie Geyer, Ruffalo Noel Levitz & Lance Merker, OmniUpdate
Title: From Myspace to Mobile: How 10 Years of E-Expectations Research Informs Future Digital Strategies
Date & Time: Monday, 4:15 – 5:00PM
Track: Technology in Education
Why It’s a Must Attend: Get insight into what’s on the horizon affecting the digital recruitment of students.

Tuesday Sessions

Presenter: Shahab Lashkari, OmniUpdate
Title: Make the Web Faster: Web Performance Best Practices You Should be Using Today
Date & Time: Tuesday, 8:30 – 9:15AM
Track: Development, Programming and Architecture
Why It’s a Must Attend: Learn how the browser actually processes your code, which tools you can use to test your own sites, and what you should be doing to improve page performance immediately.

Presenter:  Stephen Fornal, Tarrant County College
Title: Accessibility 101
Date & Time: Tuesday, 10:45 – 11:30AM
Track: Usability, Accessibility and Design
Why It’s a Must Attend: Learn how to improve accessibility in your existing site, how to guide decisions in a redesign, and most importantly, how to guarantee equality of access for all students on your campus.

Presenter: Nic Winn, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Title: Web Based Digital Signage System
Date & Time: Tuesday, 2:00 – 2:45PM
Track: Development, Programming and Architecture
Why It’s a Must Attend: Find out how to migrate signage into the web so your displayed content is accessible, interactive, and easy to update.

Presenter: Todd Barber, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Title: Web Strategy: An Effective Way to Say No to “Click Here”
Date & Time: Tuesday, 3:00 – 3:45PM
Track: Usability, Accessibility and Design
Why It’s a Must Attend: Learn about a four-pronged web strategy approach to emerging technology, architecture, content, and design that allows you to continually keep your focus on what is important in the ever-changing web world.

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