The conference will be held from 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23 to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. The program will reflect the EDUCAUSE focus areas for 2009: teaching and learning, e-research and e-scholarship, managing the enterprise, and the evolving role of IT and leadership.

Half-day preconference seminars will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on March 23. These intensive, in-depth, highly interactive sessions will provide attendees with a chance to explore key issues, tools, and subjects in great detail. (Please note: A separate registration and fee are required.)

Social Media

Whether contributing or consuming content about the conference through blogs, social bookmarking sites, or photo-sharing services, use the tag MWRC09. EDUCAUSE members can sign up for a blog at EDUCAUSE Connect. Blog posts could take the form of brief session descriptions, links to useful related resources, or other comments that might generate discussion in the community.

Share your conference experience with others in "real time" by posting your thoughts on Twitter at #MWRC09. Set up your free Twitter account today.


You can view the full conference agenda or follow the links below for schedule information for specific dates. The best way to plan your conference schedule is to use our Itinerary Builder, which allows you to chart, save, update, download, and print your conference schedule before you head to Chicago.

Also available is a complete listing of speakers, and links to their sessions. We invite speakers to upload session materials at any time. View a list of sessions with available resources.

Track Sessions and Corporate and Campus Solutions

EDUCAUSE Focus Areas for 2009

EDUCAUSE provides thought leadership on major issues affecting the profession, clarifies the current environment, documents effective practices, and highlights how emerging tends and technologies may influence the evolution of the profession. This conference has been designed to provide you with the resources, services, knowledge, and tools you will need to help your institution achieve its mission, particularly in the following areas.

Tips for Making the Most of the Conference

Please visit the tips page for ideas on making the most of your conference experience, such as networking opportunities, events to attend, and articles to read.

Program Committee

2009 Midwest Regional Program Committee members.

Plan to Participate Next Year

It's not too soon to mark your calendar for the Midwest Regional Conference 2010. Plan to join us March 15-17 at the InterContinental Chicago hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Look for more information on the event this fall.

Stretch yourself further professionally next time by playing a more active role in the event.

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