Call for Proposals Key Dates

Open: March 18, 2021
Close: April 19, 2021
Presentation invitations sent: May 2021

HighEdWeb is a community of professionals who share generously and learn openly from one another’s experiences. We strive to present a broad range of sessions, speakers and ideas that meet this complex moment for our industry. 

We invite professionals from across all higher ed departments and divisions to share your experiences with our community. Presentations can cover topics like digital communications, programming, marketing, development and professional skills. They can also tackle hot topics like online learning, virtual events, crisis communication and digital workflows.

Have a presentation idea? We want to learn about it!

Why present at HighEdWeb 2021?

  • Present from anywhere in the world using one of three online presentation formats.
  • Contribute to the professional body of knowledge.
  • Represent your institution and share your accomplishments.
  • Enjoy free conference registration.
  • Get valuable feedback from a welcoming, interactive community.
  • Add a new line to your LinkedIn profile and resume.
  • Be considered for the coveted “Best in Track” red stapler award.

Session Submission Types

HighEdWeb 2021 welcomes proposals for several types of presentations:

  • Go deep into a topic in a 45-minute track session, with a prerecorded presentation followed by a live, real-time Q&A.
  • Share an exciting idea with the general session in a prerecorded high-energy, 10-minute “lightning” presentation.
  • Get interactive with fellow attendees in a quick virtual poster presentation.

Possible Presentation Topics

Possible presentation topics might include areas like:

  • Online transitions for classes, events and teams.
  • Programming and back-end dev and management.
  • Analytics and data-driven design.
  • Best practices in front-end web development.
  • Social media audiences, content, teams, metrics.
  • Digital team structure, management, leadership, governance.
  • Digital strategies to support admissions or fundraising goals.
  • Developing a content strategy.
  • Accessibility and equity in digital spaces.
  • Advanced and emerging technologies in web presentation, layout, development, design.
  • Digital storytelling.
  • UX / UI and creating a strong user experience.
  • Creative digital solutions in times of crisis

Have questions?

Want more inspiration? Check out last year’s presentation schedule for examples and ideas.

Contact the conference crew with any specific questions.

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