Indianapolis

Confab Higher Ed

November 6–8, 2017

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

Speakers & Schedule

Preconference workshops

Kick-start your Confab experience—join us for an optional full day of workshops! Breakfast and lunch are included.

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
7 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Monday evening: Small-group dinners

    We make the reservations, you make new friends.

Conference day 1

7:30 a.m.–9 a.m.
  • Breakfast

9 a.m.–10 a.m.
10 a.m.–10:20 a.m.
  • Break

10:20 a.m.–11:10 a.m.
11:10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Break

11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
12:20 p.m.–1:40 p.m.
  • Lunch

1:40 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
  • Break

2:50 p.m.–3:40 p.m.
3:40 p.m.–4 p.m.
  • Break

4 p.m.–5 p.m.
  • Lightning talks

    Fast-paced presentations in the Ignite style.
6 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Conference party

    Yes, there will be cake.

Conference day 2

7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–10 a.m.
10 a.m.–10:20 a.m.
  • Break

10:20 a.m.–11:10 a.m.
11:10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Break

11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
12:20 p.m.–1:40 p.m.
  • Lunch

1:40–2:30
2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
  • Break

2:50 p.m.–3:40 p.m.
3:40 p.m.–4 p.m.
  • Break

4 p.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cake and takeaways

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
Venue

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 October 10.

The Westin
241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-262-8100
Pricing

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.

Early-bird
Conference Only
$799
Conference + Workshop
$1,099
Available through
July 14, 2017
Standard
Conference Only
$899
Conference + Workshop
$1,199
Available through
October 6, 2017
Last call
Conference Only
$999
Conference + Workshop
$1,299
Available through
November 3, 2017
Register now
On-site
Conference Only
$1,099
Conference + Workshop
$1,399
Available through
November 6, 2017

Registering a group of three or more? Email us at info@confabevents.com 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.