10 Can't Miss Higher Ed Conferences in 2023

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By Chris Rapozo — Dec 20, 2022 11:00 AM


As another year draws to a close, and we ask ourselves where time has gone, we reflect on seasons past and the triumphs and challenges we navigated as we moved into this new post-pandemic world. Can we call it post-pandemic yet, or have we simply come to accept a new normal? 

One thing is for sure, many conferences that were solely offered virtually for the past two years slowly returned to in-person or hybrid formats. If you attended any of the higher education conferences in the Fall of 2022, you couldn't help but notice the positive energy. People were excited to be back in person!

We are thrilled about the year to come and compiled a list of 10 conferences benefitting the higher ed industry. We hope to see you at a few of them soon! 

1 - Cascade CMS User Conference

Hannon Hill's Cascade CMS User Conference is an annual gathering of customers, partners, and staff dedicated to sharing what's new and what's possible with Cascade CMS.

Each year Hannon Hill invites customers to demonstrate how they use Cascade CMS to solve common problems at their organization. We are always impressed by our clients’ technical abilities, innovative ideas, and willingness to share detailed information with others. The 2023 conference is completely online, provides expert training, and gives an inside look at product and peer success roadmaps, and provides phenomenal networking opportunities.

We'd love to see you there.

When: February 20-22

Where: Virtual

Learn more: https://conference.hannonhill.com/ 

2 - Carnegie Conference

Carnegie focuses on higher education marketing and enrollment strategy, offering groundbreaking services in the areas of research, strategy, digital marketing, lead generation, slate optimization, student search, financial aid optimization, website development, and creative.

The 2023 Carnegie Conference was designed for higher ed enrollment leaders and recruitment marketers. It provides an interactive event that will explore the critical connection between marketing strategy and recruitment. With interactive sessions, actionable breakouts, and expert speakers, the event will touch upon the marketing mix of traditional and digital tools that can lead to increased familiarity, a stronger reputation, and meaningful engagement. 

When: January 25-26

Where: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Learn more: https://www.carnegiehighered.com/2023-carnegie-conference/

3 - Ellucian Live

Ellucian develops solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As the world's leading provider of software and services designed for higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in nearly 50 countries, enhancing operations and enriching the experience for over 18 million students.

Ellucian Live is Ellucian's annual user conference of more than 8,000 higher education leaders. At its core, Ellucian Live is focused on bringing together higher education administrators and technology leaders to share best practices focused on technology solutions that drive student success.

When: March 26-29

Where: New Orleans, LA

Learn more: https://www.ellucian.com/ellucianlive/save-the-date

4 - ACE2023 

The American Council on Education (ACE) is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice.

ACE2023, the council's annual meeting, attracts presidents, senior executives, and other higher education leaders from all institutional types to be inspired by forward-thinking approaches. The event is designed to help top leaders across all higher education sectors network and bring data-driven insights back to campus. 

When: April 13-15

Where: Washington, DC

Learn more: https://www.acenet.edu/Events/Pages/ACE2023.aspx

5 - Confab 

Confab is an event for people who care about making content more useful and usable for everyone. Attendees don't have to be content strategists to attend. If you lead, design, build, or manage digital content, Confab is an event to consider in 2023.

Confab attendees get to spend time with the people whose work is shaping the global content strategy conversation. The presentations cover a range of interrelated topics, including website strategy, SEO, analytics, content accessibility, and design. Confab is designed to help people connect the dots between the different fields of practice and get the job done.

When: April 30-May 3

Where: Minneapolis, MN

Learn more: https://www.confabevents.com/ 

6 - #PSEWEB 2023 

#PSEWEB is Canada's College & University Digital Marketing Conference. The conference was born out of the HighEdWeb Conference in the United States and aims to bring the same level of content, high-quality experience, and community to those of who happen to work in Canada.

The event is a practitioner-led conference for college and university marketers, programmers, designers, digital architects, and community managers: the people behind the online faces of their institutions.

#PSEWEB's "Building Bridges" theme encourages attendees to think about how they connect with purpose and build community daily.

When: July 12-13, 2023

Where: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Learn more: https://pseweb.ca/?fbclid=IwAR3DLRdp8S_S2jWUGSZJf_43JBh-XSRgU8moyF2s6keKyy_RQzuyk_9Crzw 

7 - eduWeb Summit

eduWeb is a community of higher education professionals and industry partners passionate about advancing their marketing, communications, and digital work from colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.

The eduWeb Summit will celebrate its 18th year in 2023 and focuses on the problems higher education marketers and communicators face and the exploration of solutions. Sessions offered at the summit were curated from a collection of challenges voiced by higher education professionals through a survey provided by the faculty behind the conference.

When: July 18-20

Where: Washington, DC

Learn more: https://www.eduwebsummit.com/

8 - HighEdWeb 2023 Annual Conference 

HighEdWeb's mission is to educate digital professionals who work at higher ed institutions by providing materials and opportunities that develop knowledge, skills, and abilities.

The HighEdWeb annual conference is created by higher ed professionals all across departments and divisions. It focuses on the digital issues facing colleges and universities to help attendees achieve their institutions’ goals. The conference is offered in a hybrid format so everyone can join regardless of location or circumstances.  

When: Oct. 8-11

Where: Buffalo, NY and Online

Learn more: https://events.highedweb.org/heweb23

9 - EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association and the largest community of technology, academic, industry, and campus leaders advancing higher education through the use of information technology.

With the best presenters, the best content, and the best networking, this premier higher education IT event brings together professionals and technology providers from around the world to discuss their discoveries, grow professionally, and explore solutions to continuing challenges.

When: Oct. 9-12

Where: Chicago, IL

Learn more: https://10times.com/educause-connect-chicago 

10 - AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education

The annual AMA Symposium is hosted by the American Marketing Association. Each year the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education increases knowledge on the best uses of marketing principles and practices for colleges and universities.

AMA Symposium attendees will gain the necessary knowledge to increase their abilities to build and advance strong brands, improve reputation, achieve enrollment and fundraising success, improve competitive positioning, and maintain financial strength. The conference sessions focus on the practice of higher education marketing, provide ideas, and offer solutions participants can apply at their own institutions.

When: November 12-15

Where: Chicago, IL

Learn more: https://www.ama.org/events/


As you can see, there is an array of opportunities to take your higher education marketing strategy to the next level in 2023 with the conferences outlined above. Our team at Hannon Hill will be sure to attend a few of them, and we look forward to meeting many of you there. 

And if you have yet to register for our annual Cascade CMS User Conference between February 20 through 22, be sure to register by clicking the button below to participate in hands-on workshop sessions, hear peer-led presentations, and build a network of fellow users. 

We can't wait to see you there!

Register TODAY FOR #CUC23


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Chris Rapozo
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