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


Stay tuned for one more keynote announcement!


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

Conference + workshop pass

Full access to the entire event: two days of talks and conference activities, plus a full-day workshop of your choice
Starting at $1,099

Conference pass

Access to core event sessions: two days of talks and conference activities
Starting at $799
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.