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Conference Program

The first full-conference activity is the opening of the exhibit hall at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 28. The conference will be held from 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, to 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 31.

General Session Speaker Videos Sponsored by Sonic Foundry, An EDUCAUSE Silver Partner

Click on a speaker's picture to watch the video of his or her session. You can also purchase DVDs of the general sessions.

General Session Speakers, Freeman A. Hrabowski III, V.S. Ramachandran, Moira GunnV.S. Ramachandran, Professor, University of California, San DiegoMoira GunnFreeman A. Hrabowski, III, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Featured Speakers

Distinguished featured speakers will address key issues facing higher education professionals.

  • Warren S. Arbogast, Founder and President, Boulder Management Group
  • Guy T. Almes, Director, Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies, Texas A&M University
  • Christine L. Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies, UCLA
  • Douglas S. Gale, President, Information Technology Associates; Co-Founder, Internet History Archive
  • David Greenfield, Director, Student Technology, Illinois State University
  • Joel L. Hartman, Vice Provost, Information Technologies and Resources, University of Central Florida
  • Larry Hincker, Associate Vice President, University Relations, Virginia Tech
  • Richard Mandelbaum, Principal, Xynetics; former CEO and Founder, AppliedTheory Corporation
  • Jon M. Peha, Professor, Dept. of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Sarah Robbins (Intellagirl), PhD Candidate, Ball State University
  • Adrian Sannier, University Technology Officer, and Professor, Computing Studies, Arizona State University
  • Larry Smarr, Harry E. Gruber Prof, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • George O. Strawn, CIO, National Science Foundation
  • Mark S. Walbert, Associate Vice President, Academic Information Technology, Illinois State University
  • Brad Wheeler, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, and Professor, Indiana University

Conference Schedule

You can view the full conference agenda or follow the links below for schedule information for specific dates.

A list of speakers and links to their sessions is also available, along with a list of sessions with available resources.

Conference Components

Preconference Seminars

Preconference seminars will be held on Tuesday, October 28. Intensive, in-depth, highly interactive sessions, they provide attendees with a chance to explore key issues, tools, and subjects in great detail.

Track Sessions

The EDUCAUSE 2008 Program Committee designed the conference program based on eight track areas. All track sessions were chosen from the call for proposals process.

Additional Session Offerings

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Event Sponsored By:

Join us Tuesday, October 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for an exciting opening event—a reception in the EDUCAUSE 2008 exhibit hall. More than 200 companies will showcase the latest technologies in higher education with several hosting hors d'oeuvres.

Thursday Evening Event—Feel the Spirit!

Party with the paranormal at Feel the Spirit!, where you'll mix and mingle with dead ringers of your favorite musical stars at the Universal CityWalk® special Halloween fête. Rock 'til you drop with the likenesses of musical legends Elvis, John Lennon, and Janis Joplin, who will conjure up music so good, it'll scare you. Sample devilishly delicious All Hallows fare with your fellow boys and ghouls, and dance the night away to some seriously spooky serenades:

Thursday at Universal City Walk - Feel The Spirit!

  • Listen to Frank Sinatra croon at CityWalk's Rising Star, and between sets jump and jive to the big band tunes of The Syndicats.
  • Rock steady to the music and lyrical imagery of the King of Reggae at Bob Marley—a Tribute to Freedom.
  • Elvis has not left the building! Catch him in a "live" performance at the Red Coconut Club.
  • Push up some flower power daisies with Janis Joplin at the groove.
  • Revel with spirited Day of the Dead dancers in the Latin Quarter.
  • Be hypnotized by Pat O'Brien's musicians and the Big Easy voodoo they do so well.

And the ghosts of Woodstock past will reappear through classic music videos of Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, and others played on the video wall on the streets of Universal CityWalk®.

This is the night to break out your best graveyard grooves—can you dig it?

Note: Entrance to the party is included with full conference registrations or guest tickets only. Please check the shuttle schedule or shuttle signs for departure times and locations.

Have a Question?

Please contact the EDUCAUSE Member Services staff at 303-449-4430 or conf@educause.edu.

Program Committee

EDUCAUSE 2008 Program Committee