Confab Higher Ed

November 6–8, 2017

A content strategy conference dedicated to the unique challenges and opportunities of higher ed marketing and communication.

Program & speakers


Take your pick on Monday: one workshop in the morning, one workshop in the afternoon.

Morning workshops

Afternoon workshops



This is just the preliminary lineup—you can look forward to 24 breakout sessions.

Detailed schedule coming soon

Is Confab Higher Ed right for me?

Chronic resource scarcity. Epic timelines. Stakeholder overload. Content people in higher ed institutions wrestle with a unique set of challenges. So we created a content strategy conference designed around them.

Confab Higher Ed offers two days of focused talks, plus an optional hands-on workshop day, dedicated to content best practices for colleges and universities. Share learnings, swap case studies, and talk shop with other people who care about content—without ever having to explain why the words “website welcome message” make you wake up in a cold sweat.

“It was great to be surrounded by colleagues in a more focused conference who are taking positive steps to make progress at their institutions. So many higher ed digital and recruitment conferences are less focused and do not get into as much depth on ways we can grow our ideas and plans.”

- 2015 Confab Higher Ed attendee

The Westin

All conference activities take place at the hotel or within easy walking distance.

Staying at the hotel is your most convenient option—and our special rate is just $179 per night. Book online or call 800-228-3000 and mention the “Brain Traffic/Confab Higher Ed” room block to make a reservation. The block fills up fast, and the rate expires August 18.

The Westin
241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Your conference options

Get access to two days of talks and conference activities, plus an all-day workshop of your choice, with the conference + workshop pass. Or attend two days of talks and conference activities with the conference only pass.

Conference Only
Conference + Workshop
Available through
July 14, 2017
Conference Only
Conference + Workshop
Available through
October 6, 2017
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Last call
Conference Only
Conference + Workshop
Available through
November 3, 2017
Conference Only
Conference + Workshop
Available through
November 6, 2017

Registering a group of three or more? Email us at to get a special code to receive an extra 10% off.

What’s included?
Amazing sessions

Two full days of keynotes and breakout sessions are included with every Higher Ed registration.

Seriously good food

Daily breakfast, lunch, and Instagram-worthy snack spreads.

A great party

Talk shop and kick back at the official conference party at a cool local venue.

Easy networking

Connect with your higher ed peers over breaks and at optional events like small group dinners.

Slides & videos

A recap email with all available slide decks and videos makes follow-through a snap.

Cake, glorious cake

A Confab tradition. White, chocolate, and even gluten-free cake.

Register now for Confab Higher Ed

Questions? Visit our registration info page to learn more about policies, payment options, and group registrations.