EDUCAUSE 2009 Annual Conference

November 3–6 • Colorado Convention Center • 700 14th Street • Denver, Colorado

We are living in challenging times, when the need for uncommon thinking is unprecedented. You have told us you look to EDUCAUSE for insight, thought leadership, and community interaction. One event delivers all this, and more: the EDUCAUSE 2009 Annual Conference, where you will be able to tap into an expansive pool of the best thinking in higher education IT. Maximize the value of your travel dollars and join us November 3–6, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. We're offering the richest member-driven program ever, keenly focused on providing you with the kind of tangible value you can take back to campus and use all year long:

  • More perspectives and insight: lightning rounds built into every track.
  • More global viewpoints: a 100% increase in sessions featuring international speakers.
  • More diversity of opinion: increased numbers of sessions spotlighting multiple presenters.
  • More networking with a purpose: hundreds of discussion opportunities to facilitate future collaboration.
  • More focus on the most complex issues: cloud computing; emerging technologies; distributed, cooperative, and blended learning environments; the latest on P2P regulations; green and sustainable IT; and much more.
EDUCAUSE President Diana Oblinger and 2009 Program Committee Chair Joanne Kossuth discuss what's new this year

There has never been a greater need for interaction, sharing, and uncommon thinking to support—and advance—the common good. Be part of this important community gathering. By working together, we can identify the best approaches to coping with the current environment while laying the foundation for future success.

General Session Speakers

Special Event

INTERACT!, Thursday, November 5, Colorado Convention CenterThursday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. • Colorado Convention Center

Connect, collaborate, and celebrate Thursday evening! Join us for an evening of interesting new options and interaction. Enjoy time with friends, make new contacts, engage in challenging discussions, get involved in an interactive performance, or step out of your comfort zone to learn a new outdoor skill.

Interact with the best minds in higher education IT and walk away with new knowledge and new friendships that will have impact the whole year through. Enjoy one or all of our four specially-planned venues:

  • Connect with colleagues over refreshments in the informal networking area.
  • Participate in casual, community-directed activities at the “UnParty”—great for networking and exchanging new ideas.
  • Test your outdoor acumen with Colorado-inspired outdoor activities.
  • Experience the Black Box Theater where actors and audience become one around a hot issue!