March 15, 2013
Following 2012’s record-breaking attendance at its national conference, the Higher Education Web Professionals Association developed a series of smaller regional conferences. The Florida regional conference will be April 22-23 in Emerson Alumni Hall.
HighEdWeb is for Web professionals involved in all aspects of communications: programmers, designers, content strategists, marketers, social media community managers, and news and public relations specialists. The conference features tracks in content strategy and social media, Web governance and best practices, and design and coding. The keynote speaker is Daniel Ryan, front-end developer for the Obama 2012 campaign. Ryan will talk about agile development and short project work-cycles.
“It’s really easy to become trapped in a higher education silo, between a communications office and an IT team, or between departments, colleges, and other institutions,” said Jeff Stevens, Web content optimizer on UF’s Health Science Center communications team. “The HighEdWeb regional conference is an opportunity to see how other institutions–as well as our own–are doing. It’s an opportunity to share, grow, and collaborate.”
The conference organizing committee includes staff from UF, UCF, USF, and FIU, as well as Francis Marion University. Several door prizes will be awarded, including one registration to the national conference, a $600 value. For more information or to register, visit the HighEdWeb site or email the Regional Conference Committee.