HighEdWeb Assocation
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals, Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Conference

What is the HighEdWeb Conference?

HighEdWeb is the annual conference for all higher education Web professionals—from programmers to marketers to designers to all team members in-between—who want to explore the unique Web issues facing colleges and universities.

Who runs HighEdWeb?

HighEdWeb is the official conference of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association, an organization of Web professionals working in higher education to design, develop, manage and map the futures of higher education Web sites. The Association’s mission is: "To advance Web professionals, technologies, and standards in higher education."

I work with the Web via marketing/admissions/alumni/etc — should I still attend?

Absolutely! Presenters and attendees for past HighEdWeb conferences come from public and private universities of all sizes, are housed in a great variety of departments, and hold diverse titles such as Web developer, marketing coordinator, programmer/analyst, graphic designer, director of Web communications, information services librarian and beyond. If you work in higher education and work with the Web, this conference is for you.

How many people attend this conference?

Almost 500 higher ed Web professionals attended HighEdWeb in 2010.

What kinds of presentations can I expect at HighEdWeb?

Presentations address a broad range of the latest issues of interest for higher ed Web professionals. 2010 sessions covered a variety of topics:

  • Admission and recruitment
  • Alumni relations
  • Applications and standards
  • Communications
  • Content management
  • Marketing
  • Professional development
  • Social media
  • Technical
  • Web design
  • Web management
  • Writing for the Web
  • Corporate products

Tracks are adjusted each year to meet the always-changing needs of the profession. As well, the conference also offers exciting keynotes and guest speakers, and extended pre- and post-conference workshops.

Can I present at the conference?

Yes. You can submit your presentation proposal online. All proposals regarding the Web and higher education are welcome. To learn more, visit the Call for Proposals page.

How do I register?

Online registration will open Spring 2011, and continue until September 30, 2011, or until the conference registration is full.

How can I get a discount on my conference registration fee?

Register early to get the early-bird discount pricing. Also, presenters receive a discount on their registration fees so be sure to send in a presentation proposal.

How do group discounts work?

Group discounts apply when at least three members from your campus register together. To add/register multiple attendees from an institution, the first registrant will need to add the other attendees to his/her registration or use the "send an invitation" feature on his/her online registration receipt to email the group registration link to the other attendees.

What does my registration include?

Registration includes:

  • Access to all keynote, general and poster sessions
  • Conference materials
  • Opening night welcome reception
  • Access to exhibit floor
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snack each day
  • Special excursion event
  • And more . . .

For an additional fee, extended pre- and post-conference workshops are also available.

How do I keep up with the latest conference information?

Check our website 2011.highedweb.org, read our blog and follow us on Twitter (@HighEdWeb).

Travel and Accommodations

Where will the 2011 conference be held?

HighEdWeb 2011 will be held October 23-26 at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, Texas.

Tell me more about Austin.

Austin has always been the place to meet the movers and shakers. For starters, you’ll find a vibrant, living city center nestled on the shores of Lady Bird Lake with famous hike and bike trails — one of the grand meeting places for all of Austin. Fall in love with the live music scene, the great outdoors, good eats and authentic Texas hospitality.

Where should I stay?

The conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency Austin, where rooms can currently be booked at the special conference rate of $139/night.

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: 512-477-1234
Book Online

How do I get to Austin?

The Austin Bergstrom International Airport offers non-stop jet service to over 30 cities and connections worldwide through several airlines. Austin is conveniently located off of Interstate 35.

For more information, visit our page regarding Venue and Travel.