2010 EDUCAUSE Face-to-Face Program Content

Conference at a Glance

Whether you are a first time attendee, or if you're a longtime community member, we encourage you to explore the program and discover the exciting sessions, interactive opportunities, and captivating speakers scheduled for this year's event.

Tuesday, Oct. 12    Agenda Detail

  • Preconference seminars (Note: preconference seminars require separate payment and registration.)
  • Newcomers' Orientation: 4:00-4:45 p.m.
  • Opening Reception and Exhibit Hall: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Meet and Greet Posterpalooza: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 13    Agenda Detail

  • Opening General Session: 8:00 a.m.
  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Featured Speakers, Track Sessions, Point/Counterpoints, Lightning Rounds, In the Hot Seat, Discussion Sessions, and Corporate Workshops begin: 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 14    Agenda Detail

  • Featured Speakers, Track Sessions, Point/Counterpoints, Lightning Rounds, In the Hot Seat, Discussion Sessions, and Corporate Workshops begin: 8:00 a.m.
  • General Session: 9:30 a.m.
  • Exhibit Hall open: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Meet and Greet Posterpalooza: 11:00 a.m.-12 noon
  • Evening Celebration: 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 15    Agenda Detail

  • Featured Speakers, Track Sessions, Point/Counterpoints, Lightning Rounds, In the Hot Seat, Discussion Sessions, and Corporate Workshops begin: 8:00 a.m.
  • General session: 10:30 a.m.
  • Conference closes: 11:30 a.m.

(NOTE: All times are listed in pacific daylight time.)

Preconference Seminars

Preconference seminars will be held on Tuesday, October 12. Intensive, in-depth, highly interactive sessions, they provide attendees with a chance to explore key issues, tools, and subjects in great detail. (Please note: A separate registration and fee are required.)

CIO and Senior IT Leader Experience

New CIO and Senior IT Leader Experience: These intensive networking opportunities feature a clearly defined program tailored to higher education IT leadership and the ability to convene, reflect, and strategize with other CIOs. This year the experience includes the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable for new and aspiring CIOs.

Track Sessions

The EDUCAUSE 2010 Program Committee based the conference program on seven track areas. All track sessions were chosen from the call for proposals process.

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Types of Sessions

  • Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions: Impromptu BOFs allows you to meet in small groups to talk about areas of particular interest. You may schedule these sessions using the BOF bulletin board located near the conference registration desk. Check the bulletin board daily for topics and room assignments.
  • Community Updates: Get a big-picture overview of the future as you hear from and talk with staff from EDUCAUSE and collaborating organizations at these must-attend sessions. Each will cover strategic directions and priorities, major issues, and initiatives that will move our profession and its services forward in the coming years.
  • Discussion Sessions: You're not alone. Find out who shares your pain or passion, who has or is looking for new solutions, and whom you want to keep in touch with after the conference (and perhaps even collaborate with). These sessions offer a great chance to discover new colleagues and expand your network.
  • Featured Speakers: Each chosen for a special reason, these presenters have made a difference in our community year after year. They'll share their lessons learned and give you new and valuable perspectives on IT challenges.
  • General Sessions: Don't miss these three opportunities to hear from well-known community leaders with key messages about the shape of our future.
  • In the Hot Seat: Hear about, experience, and participate in the reality of what it's like to be a campus leader.
  • Lightning Rounds: Move from one innovative idea to another in the track of your choice. Join this lively set of five- to fifteen-minute presentations for quick summaries of interesting projects. They'll expand your horizons, broaden your perspectives, and whet your appetite for more information.
  • Point/Counterpoint Sessions: Complex issues are, well...complex, and have multiple ifs, ands, and buts. Get the full picture on specific issues at these sessions, which will clarify that complexity and broaden your understanding of the full range of options as you hear diverse opinions and supporting arguments for them.
  • Poster Sessions: A smorgasbord of options to talk one-on-one with innovators is available not once, but twice. Circle the poster space, organized by topic, and hone in on the ones that promise ideas and solutions for some of those challenging projects. Get contact information so that you can follow up when back on campus.
  • Track Sessions: Who's doing what, and where and how are they doing it? There will be too many sessions to choose from, so divide and conquer with your colleagues. Blog what you've heard so that others can benefit.

Corporate Engagement

  • Extensive Exhibit Hall, Market Research Night, Corporate Demonstrations, and Workshops - Just a few of the many opportunities available to network with companies determined to find technology solutions that work for your campus. Corporate workshop schedule and other details will be available soon, but check out our up-to-date exhibitor listing.

Additional Resources & Activities

  • Meet the EDUCAUSE Staff - Meet the folks who translate your needs into initiatives, working groups, and collaborative resources. Share your feedback and find out what's on the horizon.
  • Model Learning Spaces - Check out these formal and informal learning spaces, similar to those available on many campuses. When not in use for conference programming, these spaces are available for your own impromptu gatherings in a relaxed environment.
  • Power Stations - Conveniently located in the foyer area of the convention center, these stations give you a place to plug in and power up your electronic devices.
  • Stay Connected - Sure, you have to keep up with e-mail (that's the only way they'd let you come to Anaheim). But play it in reverse and send them daily messages about the new ideas and solutions you've seen and the contacts you've made that will make a difference to your campus this year. Use Twitter and other social networking methods and have everyone follow the conference hashtag (#EDUCAUSE10) to stay up-to-date on what's happening.

Program Committee

2010 Annual Conference Program Committee Members. To find out more about program committees, or how you can further engage with the EDUCAUSE community, check out our Volunteer Opportunities page.


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