WHY ATTEND

Join Salesforce.org for the 6th Annual Higher Ed Summit, co-hosted by Georgetown University

6th Annual Higher Ed Summit–A gathering of the most innovative community in Higher Ed.

Join Georgetown University, Salesforce.org, and leading colleges and universities from across North America for an exciting two and a half day innovation journey March 21-23, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Hear thought-provoking insights from the community and attend meaningful breakouts and tactical workshops that will enable you to reshape the education experience into one that is personalized and meets each and every student’s educational needs.

Our goal is to make sure you leave the Higher Ed Summit more empowered than ever to tackle higher ed’s toughest challenges. This year, you’ll have the ability to tailor your experience to your individual needs by building your own agenda. Whether you’re a Provost, administrator, experienced user, or have no knowledge of Salesforce– there’s something for everyone. From recruiting, to student success, and all the way to advancement, you’ll hear success stories and learn best practices from the entire higher ed community.

Empower Your Institution with Innovation and More!

  • Hear amazing stories from thought leaders and industry experts on how to tackle the biggest challenges facing higher education today
  • Leverage ideas and best practices to disrupt the status quo and reimagine how you connect with your prospects, students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors, and others
  • Feel empowered to innovate using social, mobile and cloud technologies to accelerate success with hands-on workshops and deep-dive demos
  • Network, learn from peers and our partner ecosystem to elevate your solutions and transform your college or university into a truly Connected Campus
  • Give back to the community through volunteer opportunities
  • Have fun and make connections with the most innovative community in higher ed

At Salesforce.org, we believe that technology has the potential to be one of the most powerful equalizers of our time, providing access to data, knowledge, and above all connections. We believe that equality starts with education and are committed to creating a more equitable and inclusive workforce, and like you, want all students to be prepared for tomorrow. Let’s come together to empower education.

The 5th Annual Higher Ed Summit was truly remarkable. In case you missed it, check out the recordings.

Higher Ed Summit 2018 is expected to sell out so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity. Oh, and as a “cherry on top” of the Summit, the National Cherry Blossom Festival is also taking place during the same week.

Secure your spot and register now.

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REGISTER

Start Your Innovation Journey!

Higher Ed Summit ’18 will be March 21-23, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Get ready to:

  • Choose from 100+ sessions that inspire infinite possibilities
  • Sharpen your skills with tactical hands-on workshops
  • Attend office hour sessions that spark conversations, questions and feedback
  • Hang out in the social club to network, learn from Salesforce.org experts and partners, and take a break
  • Give back and connect with the D.C. community in a meaningful way
  • Take a tour of the beautiful Georgetown campus and explore our Nation’s Capitol with our recommended activities

Ticket Prices:
Higher Ed Institutions*
Early Bird Full Conference: $250
Full Conference after December 15th: $300

K-12 Organizations*
Early Bird Full Conference: $175
Full Conference after December 15th: $200

Partner:
Full Conference: $1,600

Non-Higher Ed Institutions
Full Conference: $2,500

*All registrations using the Higher Ed Institution and K-12 rate will be subject to verification.

Included in your ticket:

  • Continental breakfast on all three days
  • Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Refreshments and snacks
  • Welcome reception (hosted bar and appetizers) on Wednesday evening
  • Two and a half days of amazing content, networking and learning with your peers

Get Connected
Join the conversation with hashtag #HESummit18

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Start Your Innovation Journey!

We are now accepting session proposals and would love to hear from you! Tell us all about your Salesforce journey, your innovative ideas, and all the amazing work your institution is doing.

Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your institution’s success in front of hundreds of your colleagues and peers. Submit your proposals here as soon as possible – the submission deadline is December 15th!

Prepare the following information for your proposal.

Speaker Details

  • Speaker(s) Name(s)
  • Title
  • Institution/Company
  • Speaker Bio(s)
  • Previous Experience Speaking (Provide links and/or videos)
  • How long have they worked with Salesforce?

Session Details

  • Session Title (80 character max)
  • Abstract (As you would like it to appear online and in printed guides. 200 word max)
  • What is the level of audience is the proposed session?
      * Beginner
      * Intermediate
      * Advanced
      * Dean level and above
  • What type of Salesforce implementation is the proposed session?
      * Departmental
      * Campus-wide
      * Other (please provide)
  • Select the most appropriate format for your session.
      * 20 minute Demo: A demonstration of Salesforce at your institution
      * 60 minute Workshop: A hands-on session where attendees work in groups to solve a problem
      * 40 minute Panel: Four speakers answering questions posed by a moderator
      * 20 or 40 minute Lecture: You know this one
  • What is the focus of your session?
      * Thought Leadership
      * Recruiting
      * Admissions
      * Advancement
      * Analytics
      * Best Practices
      * One-Stop
      * Community Engagement
      * Advising
      * Marketing
      * Integration
      * Student Success
  • Tell us about any special features you plan to include; demos, music, additional speakers, etc
  • Will your session highlight any Salesforce product(s)?
      * Sales Cloud
      * Service Cloud
      * Einstein Analytics
      * App Cloud
      * Marketing Cloud
      * Pardot
      * Data.com (http://data.com/)
      * HEDA
      * Salesforce Advisor Link
      * App Exchange
      * Community Cloud
      * Trailhead
      * Quip
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SESSIONS

The agenda has something for everyone. The breakout sessions will feature a breadth of topics of innovation within: Recruiting, Admissions, Student Success, Marketing, Community Engagement, Advancement, One-Stop, Advising, Analytics, Integration, Best PracticesWe’ll also have some “How To” sessions to provide more in-depth discussion or hands-on exploration of key topics.

Check back frequently as we will update the schedule after all speakers are selected. Agenda is subject to change. Join the conversation on the Higher Ed Summit 2018 group on the Power of Us Hub.

Wednesday, March 21

Time Session
7:30am – 5:30pm Registration & Welcome Desk Hours
8:00am – 9:00am Networking Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am Welcome & Salesforce.org Keynote
10:15am – 10:45am Coffee Break
10:45am – 12:00pm Plenary Session
12:00pm – 6:00pm Expo Hours
12:00pm – 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm – 5:45pm Breakout, Workshops & Theater Sessions
5:30pm – 7:00pm Exploration Activities

Thursday, March 22

Time Session
8:00am – 6:00pm Registration & Welcome Desk Hours
8:00 – 9:00am Networking Breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am Plenary Session – Fireside Chat
10:15am – 10:45am Coffee Break
9:45am – 3:00pm Cherry Blossom Social Club Opens
10:30am – 12:00pm Breakout, Workshops & Theater Sessions
12:00pm – 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm – 3:45pm Breakout, Workshops & Theater Sessions
4:00pm – 5:00pm Plenary Session
5:00pm – 7:00pm Summit Reception & Awards Ceremony

Friday, March 23

Time Session
8:00am – 11:00 am Expo Hours
8:00am – 9:00am Networking Breakfast
9:00am – 11:00am Breakout, Workshops & Theater Sessions
11:00am – 12:00pm Plenary Session
12:00pm – 12:15pm Closing Remarks
1:00pm – 5:45pm Pre-Registered/Paid Workshops & Activities

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SPONSORS

The Higher Ed Summit is a great opportunity to meet Salesforce.org customers from across the Higher Ed community. If you interested in being a sponsor please reach out to sponsorships@salesforce.org to learn how you can participate in the Higher Ed event of the year!
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FAQs

FAQs

What is the cost of registration?
Registration is $300 for full time employees of higher education institutions. Before December 16th, we offer an early bird rate of $250. For those who are not full time employees of higher education institutions, the fee to attend is $2,500. If you are from a K-12 organization the early bird rate is $175 and after December 15th the ticket price is $200. All registrations using the Higher Ed Institution and K-12 rate will be subject to verification.

Where and when is Higher Ed Summit 2018?
Higher Ed Summit 2018 is cohosted by Salesforce.org and Georgetown University in our Nation’s Capitol March 21 -23. The majority of our conference activities will take place at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center, located at 201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 (11 miles from downtown D.C.)

How do I submit a presentation for Higher Ed Summit 2018?
Please submit your proposal via our Call for Proposals Form. The deadline to submit a proposal is December 15th.

What if I need to cancel my conference registration?
All event cancellations must be emailed to events@salesforce.org by date and time noted below to receive full or partial refunds. All times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST).

  • Full Refund – Cancellation notice received by 11:59pm on Friday, February 16, 2018
  • 50% Refund – Cancellation notice received between 12:00am on Saturday, February 17, 2018 and 11:59pm on Friday, March 2, 2018
  • No Refund – No refunds will be given for cancellations that occur on or after 12:00am on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
  • Substitution – Requests will be processed free of charge if submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, March 16, 2018. Requests received after 12:00am on Saturday, March 17, 2018 may be subject to a $100 processing fee.
  • Hotel Cancellation Policy – All hotel cancellations must be received in writing by the dates listed below to receive full refunds. Submit your cancellation request to HESummit@regsvc.com.
      Gaylord Resort & Convention Center, cancellation policy is 72 hours in advance of the confirmed arrival date
      MGM Grand National Harbor, cancellation policy is 72 hours in advance of the confirmed arrival date
      AC Hotel National Harbor Washington, 72 hours in advance of the confirmed arrival date
      Residence Inn Marriott National Harbor, 72 hours in advance of the confirmed arrival date

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
Transfers within your university, company, or department will be accepted through Wednesday, March 14th by 3pm (PT). Please contact us at HESummit@regsvc.com to make the transfer.

Are there any discounts available for registration or travel?
No, we do not currently have discounts available for registration or travel.

How do I attend if I am not a full time employee of a higher ed institution?
While the higher ed institution rate of $250 is only available to full-time employees of higher ed institutions, we welcome consultants and other attendees to join us for a fee of $2,500. Please note that all registrations using the higher ed institution rate are subject to verification.

How do I secure a hotel room in D.C.?
Salesforce.org has blocks at four hotels for Higher Ed Summit 2018:

  • Gaylord Resort & Convention Center, $245++/night (the majority of conference activities will take place at the Gaylord) Cut-off date is February 26
  • MGM Grand National Harbor, $245++/night Cut-off date is February 23
  • AC Hotel National Harbor Washington, $245++/night Cut-off date is February 27
  • Residence Inn Marriott National Harbor, $245++/night Cut-off date is February 27

When you register for Higher Ed Summit 2018, you have the option to book a room with our preferred hotels. When you select a room during registration, the hotel will book your room within seven business days and send you a confirmation directly. If you choose to stay at our preferred hotels, you must book by the cut-off dates listed above to secure a discounted rate. Our hotel room blocks will fill quickly and we will update this website once room blocks are full.

Please note, the “++” noted above next to the nightly rate is noting that the hotel fees, taxes, and resort fee has not been calculated into the nightly rate.

Once registered, to add/edit your hotel reservation, please return to the Success community to login and edit your registration.

When you register for Higher Ed Summit 2018, you have the option to book a room with our preferred hotels. When you select a room during registration, the hotel will book your room within one week and send you a confirmation directly. If you choose to stay at our preferred hotels, you must book by the cut-off dates listed above to secure a discounted rate. Our hotel room blocks will fill quickly and we will update this website once room blocks are full.

How do I request a receipt for my hotel deposit?
Please contact us at HESummit@regsvc.com to request a receipt for your hotel cost.

Are meals included with my registration fee?
Breakfast will be provided Wednesday through Friday and lunch will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday. We’ll aslso have a welcome reception on Wednesday with appetizers and cocktails.

What is the airport nearest to the Higher Ed Summit?
Please refer here for information on the nearest airports, transportation options and parking for the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center.

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – DCA (8 miles W)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport – IAD (35 miles W)
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – BWI (42 miles N)

I want to speak at the Higher Ed Summit 2018. What do I need to do?
We are so glad you want to share your story at Higher Ed Summit! The call for session proposals is open.
Submit your proposals here as soon as possible – the submission deadline is December 15th! If you are chosen to be a speaker, you will be notified and your conference registration fee will be refunded. If you submit a proposal, please do not wait to be notified to register for the conference. Register ASAP and you will be refunded if you are selected to speak.

I want to sponsor Higher Ed Summit 2018. What do I need to do?
We are thrilled you want to sponsor the Higher Ed Summit 2018! Please visit our Sponsor tab for more information.

I have a question not answered in these FAQs. How do I get an answer?
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us below with any questions you may have!

Higher Ed Summit Concierge
If you have questions regarding Higher Ed Summit registration and housing, please contact us Monday through Thursday, 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PT) and 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (PT) on Fridays at:

Phone (Domestic): 1-866-467-8836
Phone (International): +1-971-223-0785
Email: HESummit@regsvc.com