Regional Conference

HighEdWeb West is calling you

A day filled with speakers, connections, and warm Southern California sun await those heading to California Baptist University in Riverside, California, for HighEdWeb West on June 10, HighEdWeb’s last regional conference of 2016.

The one-day conference features a rapid procession of presentations and 15-minute lightning talks covering topics including web, marketing and social media. Lunch also will offer an opportunity to connect with others as attendees engage with table topics covering many functional areas of web development, design, and marketing.

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    • Taking a College Website from Mundane to Stunningly Responsive: Lessons Learned, Eric Turner (Mt. San Antonio College)
    • How Digging Into Data Will Give Your Social Marketing An Edge, Juntae DeLane (USC)
    • Turning the Monolith Inside Out: Open-Source and Higher Education Systems, Logan Franken (University of California, Santa Barbara)
    • From Industry to Higher Education: Applying Social Media Best Practices, Deborah Osae-Oppong (University of California, San Diego)
    • We ❤ Our Haters, Dan Heller (USC), Kristina Batiste (USC)
    • Switching to SCRUM: Does it Work in Higher Ed?, Paul Schantz (Cal State Northridge)
    • Rethinking the Campus Newsroom, Robert Bottomley (University of California, Riverside), Ross French (University of California, Riverside)
    • Fighting for Students Online, Brian Massey (Conversion Sciences)
      15-minute Lightning Talks
    • Outreach and Engagement Through 360° Video and Virtual Reality, Sho Schrock-Manabe (Chapman University), David May (Chapman University)
    • The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side: Steering Toward Web Sustainability, Conny Liegl (Cal Poly)
    • Ditch the Pitch and Workshop Your Agency Relationship, Dave Bruno (Point Loma Nazarene University)
    • From Homebuilt LMS to Canvas: Lessons from the Developer Trenches, Brian Payne (University of California, Irvine), Su Wang (University of California, Irvine)
    • Website Personalization: A Big Piece to the Marketing Puzzle, Kyle Pucko (GeoFli)
    • Stakeholders Are Not The Problem (They’re Your Secret Weapon), Kevan Gilbert (Domain7)

Attendees will start the conference with a unique keynote experience presented by Dr. Jeffrey Barnes, a higher education administrator, university professor, leadership/success coach and author of the acclaimed leadership book, “The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place on Earth.”

What else can people look forward to and why should they register for the conference? We asked the conference’s chair, Waylon Baumgardner, senior web services manager for California Baptist University. 

Why should we consider attending HighEdWeb West?

“HighEdWeb West is a great opportunity to learn more about the quality of HighEdWeb conferences, particularly for those new to HighEdWeb or unable to attend the annual conference. My conference team has worked really hard over the past seven months to produce a conference experience that is engaging, informative and affordable, especially as many colleges and universities continue to tighten the belt. We wanted to make it a conference we would be excited about as attendees.”

What are YOU most looking forward to with this conference?

“Personally, I’m really excited to hear Dr. Barnes’ keynote. Additionally, I’m really excited to connect more with my fellow web warriors and make new connections. Southern California alone is home to a staggering amount of colleges and universities, yet it seems there are few opportunities to connect with one another. Finally, I’m looking forward to our lightning round talks that will take place after lunch.”

Registration for HighEdWeb West 2016 at California Baptist University in Riverside, California on June 10 is open now.

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