If you are an IT pro working in Higher Education, you should consider attending the 2018 Microsoft HiEd Conference. The conference will take place October 15-17 on the Microsoft Advanta Campus in Bellevue. Registration opened yesterday, and at a cost of only $225, it’s a great opportunity to hear from Microsoft and your peers right there on the Microsoft campus
Conference sessions will focus on infrastructure technologies such as Windows Server and Client, systems management, virtualization, and security, as well as service provider technologies like messaging, collaboration and application platforms. In other words, all the things that keep you busy everyday.
Sessions are split with roughly half presented by Microsoft speakers and the other half by fellow attendees. If you are interested in presenting, submit your proposal online. The conference organizers encourage you to consider sharing failures as well as successes. Lessons learned about what went wrong can be even more valuable than hearing what went right.
You can register on the conference website. No payment is required at time of registration, and you will receive an invoice after you register.
The Embassy Suites Seattle-Bellevue will again be the conference hotel. The room rate is $190 plus tax for a King suite. The hotel is within walking distance of Advanta B, so transportation will not be provided. A Days Inn is also available nearby.
There will be a social event on Sunday evening before the conference, so be sure to arrange your arrival time accordingly. Everyone is asked to bring a hat or shirt from their institution to swap during the Sunday event. It’s a fun way to get to know the other attendees and get some new swag while you’re at it.
It has been a couple years since I was able to attend the HiEd conference, but with MMS out of the picture for 2019, I’m planning on being in Bellevue. Hope to see you there.