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Registration is Open for the 2019 Higher Ed Summit

By Justin Bryant November 15, 2018

Higher Ed Summit Registration Open! IT’S HERE! Registration is now officially open for the 2019 Higher Ed Summit!

Higher Ed Summit is where innovation, education, and community come together. It’s a time for the global community of higher ed trailblazers to chart a new course for the future of education. A future where we harness technology and intelligence to personalize every student experience. A future where our institutions become platforms for lifelong learning, and education provides pathways to equality for all.

From the moment you step into the world of the Summit, you’ll feel the difference. The Summit is designed to empower you with new ideas and solutions that you can take back and use to drive change at your institution. It’s a three-day celebration of all of the ways our community is driving a wave of change.

And there’s no better place for making waves than sunny San Diego, California! This year, Higher Ed Summit is co-hosted by the University of San Diego. USD is known as a changemaker in higher ed. At USD, students are challenged to do so much more than just get a degree; they’re asked to step up and create meaningful change in the world.

Because the world is changing, changemakers like USD are transforming with it. That’s why the theme for this year’s Higher Ed Summit is Make Change. Make Changemakers.

Mark your calendars for April 16th – 18th, and register now to take advantage of the $300 early bird rate before December 15th.

Registration is Open for the 2019 Higher Ed Summit

Believe the Hype!

Higher Ed Summit is so much more than an ed tech conference. Higher Ed Summit is a community celebration, a space for personal and professional development, and a opportunity to reimagine the future of education. It’s a chance for you to take a step back and reconnect with the reason we all do what we do: to help students succeed.

So, why attend Higher Ed Summit?

  • Get Started with Salesforce: If you’ve has been thinking about Salesforce, then attending the Summit is a no-brainer. From hands-on workshops to live demo sessions, no other event will give you a better opportunity to get acquainted with Education Cloud.
  • Do More with Salesforce: If you’re already using Salesforce, the Summit can help you learn how to get more out of the Platform. Attend hundreds of sessions for all levels, participate Circles of Success, and engage one-on-one with specialists and partners.
  • Build Your Network: With over 2000 attendees from every role and institutions of all shapes and sizes, Higher Ed Summit offers unparalleled networking opportunities.
  • Get Inspired: Out-of-the-box thinking and amazing ideas are everywhere at the Summit, especially in our HED Talks series and Keynote presentations featuring thought leaders from every sector.
  • See What’s Next: Get an exclusive look at next-generation technology from Salesforce and, from artificial intelligence to blockchain and so much more.

But don’t take our word for it. Take a look at a short video highlighting what the community has to say about the Higher Ed Summit and why they keep coming back every year:

Keynote Speakers to include Magic Johnson

The Higher Ed Summit is a technology conference that’s about much more than technology. Yes, we’ll have visionary higher ed technologists there and you can catch demos of cutting-edge tech like Einstein Artificial Intelligence. But it’s also about our community. It’s about empowerment, equality, and the mission that we share: to help every student succeed. In that spirit, we’re excited to announce Earvin “Magic” Johnson as one of this year’s keynote speakers!

Magic JohnsonEarvin “Magic” Johnson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate valued at an estimated $1 billion. Since retiring from the NBA over 20 years ago, the legendary basketball star has morphed into a business powerhouse who has dedicated his life to leaving a positive impact in underserved urban communities. Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Johnson parlayed the skills and tenacity he acquired on the court into a winning formula for his successful business ventures. With his continued love of basketball, Johnson is utilizing those same skills and winning spirit in his role as the President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, working closely with ownership throughout all areas of the franchise.

Johnson proudly serves as Chairman and Founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, which has awarded over $21 million in grants – cash and technology hardware/software – and made a positive impact in the lives of over 500K individuals through various program and social efforts. The Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program has graduated over 435 students, the HIV/AIDS initiatives have tested over 40K individuals, and 15 Community Empowerment Centers have provided technology access to over 260K individuals. Remaining true to his humble Lansing beginnings, he is unwaveringly dedicated to working with major corporations and partners to bring jobs and high quality products and services to underserved communities.

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Get the most out of your trip to San Diego

Augment your Higher Ed Summit experience with expert-led learning before the conference begins! This one day Salesforce Admin Certification prep course and exam is your chance to complete your journey to becoming a Salesforce Admin. The class will be held Monday, April 15, 2019. Be on the lookout for registration details soon!

Deadlines Extended: Call for Proposals and Summit Award Nominations

The deadline to submit a proposal to speak has been extended to Monday, November 26th. This is your chance to share your success stories, best practices, lessons learned and more with the community! Submit a proposal.

The deadline to submit a nomination for a 2019 Higher Ed Summit Award has also been extended to November 26th. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be recognized as an incredible Trailblazer in the higher education community. Nominate your institution for one (or more) of the 3 awards.

We hope to see you in San Diego!!