The Regionals: The Expansion Pack
If you were at HighEdWeb12, then you heard the big announcement about regional conferences. If not, let us fill you in on five very exciting upcoming events.
Each of the teams responsible for the regional events applied for the opportunity to host a smaller HighEdWeb conference in their area. In order to choose from the myriad proposals available – they came from just about everywhere in the country and outside too – we looked at timing, location in relation to other possible regionals, and the commitment of local resources to the opportunity.
In the end, we chose several new and one established location for the 2013 regional conferences. Here they are <drum roll>:
HighEdWeb New England will be the first of 2013’s regional conferences. The event is planned for March 18 at Mount Holyoke in Massachusetts. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 11, and submitters can choose between 45-minute sessions or 10-minute lightning rounds.
The Michigan regional will be held May 20-21 at the University of Michigan- Flint. The call for proposals of 45-minute sessions is now open.
HighEdWeb Florida’s exact dates have not been nailed down, but planners are looking at May or June at the University of Florida in Gainesville. When the call for proposals opens, there will be opportunities to submit them for workshops and sessions and a TED-style lightning round.
HighEdWeb West will be held June 2-4 at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. It’s the first west coast regional, and we’re uber-excited about it! Watch the conference’s website for more details.
The old kid on the block, HighEdWeb Arkansas will be held July 25-26 at Philander Smith College in Little Rock. The call for 45-minute session proposals is open now.
If you live in the area of any of these – or if you don’t – consider proposing a session. And mark your calendars for March-July. We’ll be seeing you there!