Trevor Noah to Speak at Higher Ed Summit Virtual

By Traci Depuy | June 4, 2020 | Conferences & Events, Higher Ed Summit, Higher Education

Equality begins with education, and we believe conversations on the future of education are paramount as we strive for a more just world. In support of communities advancing racial equality and honoring those who have lost their lives to injustice, we are postponing our June 9 Virtual Higher Ed Summit.

Virtual Higher Ed Summit will now be held on June 16. We are grateful that all our keynote speakers, including Trevor Noah, Samantha Power, Arianna Huffington, and Soledad O’Brien, will join us on this new date.

As the higher ed community faces monumental transformations and decisions, we’re committed to sharing how institutions are fast tracking their digital transformation and innovating to help students succeed.

The Student Experience Theater at Higher Ed Summit 2020

World-Renowned Speakers

We’re thrilled to have Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show and founder of the Trevor Noah Foundation, as this year’s keynote speaker for Higher Ed Summit Virtual. Trevor’s Foundation is focused on helping youth navigate the path to opportunity and self-fulfillment. As someone who believes that education should be about creating future leaders, Trevor will share his vision for a world that allows youth to define themselves in their own terms.

We’ll also hear from Arianna Huffington, CEO and founder of Thrive Global; Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former U.S. Ambassador to the UN; and Soledad O’Brien, a television host, executive producer, and broadcast journalist.

In addition, a panel of higher ed thought leaders will join us to discuss the topic “What Does Higher Ed Innovation Look Like in Unprecedented Times?”

Higher Ed Summit Virtual speakers

Premier Content

The virtual stage will also serve as the setting for more than 40 episodes covering a wide range of topics across six different theaters: recruiting and admissions, marketing, student success, advancement, platform innovation, and an international spotlight.

In addition to attending any of our episodes, you can also visit our virtual networking lounge, partner hub, or Quad to learn about our latest Education Cloud innovations, or access content we’ve curated for you in the Resource Center, which will support you through your digital transformation journey.

Virtual or not, it wouldn’t be a Salesforce event without an adventure-inspired game to get the most out of your experience. Earn points and have the chance to win some sweet prizes by joining our Higher Ed Summit Virtual Adventure, which will lead you through each key area of the event.

Take a look at the full schedule and navigate all of the awesome content with event trail maps.

Breakout rooms at Higher Ed Summit Virtual 2020

Summit Awards

One of the highlights of Higher Ed Summit is honoring leaders in the community, so be sure to tune in to find out the winners of this year’s Summit Awards. We’ll celebrate trailblazers in our education community who are leading the way in five key areas:

  • Excellence in Student Success
  • Excellence in Institutional Efficiency
  • Community Champion Award
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • College and Career Prep (new this year)

The award winners will be announced throughout the event, but until then, you can learn more about the finalists and their significant work in the industry.

Register now and join us at Higher Ed Summit 2020 for the education event of the year.