About Alliance

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At HEUG, we embrace change and challenge the norms, by replacing outdated practices with fresh, technology-driven solutions Alliance 2024 surpassed our expectations of fresh, innovative, interactive, and immersive learning experiences. We can't wait for you to see what we have in store for Alliance 2025 in New Orleans, LA.

MAINSTAGE 2025 will feature TED-style talks and interactive workshops, to roundtable discussions on a gamut of topics, we’re planning on equipping you to lead projects, teams, and institutions with greater vision and confidence than ever before.

2025 Focus Areas

  • Data to Decisions
    Discover topics and tools designed to enable institutions to harness the power of data for better decision-making and improved outcomes.

  • Student Technology Portfolio
    Dive into a variety of robust modern student technology solutions that can complement and help manage the various student lifecycle activities from admissions to graduation and streamline the overall student engagement.

  • Innovative Teaching and Learning Management
    Explore the latest EdTech trends, techniques, and innovations in teaching, learning and training. It is designed to help stakeholders enhance student and employee engagement, learning outcomes, and overall educational experiences.

  • Effective Financial Management
    Empower organization visionaries with innovative strategies and cutting-edge best practices for fostering effective financial management and guidance towards financial success.

  • Innovative Workplace
    Consider creative solutions and principles for overcoming challenges in the modern workplace to drive productivity, enhance collaboration, and promote employee well-being.

  • Integration Strategies
    Address the challenges of integrating different systems and technologies, the importance of collaboration and communication, and the role of data security and privacy.

  • Elevating "U"
    Enhance personal and institutional growth with cutting-edge topics like soft skills, leadership, career planning, and more. Dive into non-traditional organizational practices, promote lifelong learning, and meet the dynamic needs of today's workforce and students.

A Peek Into Programming at MAINSTAGE

 

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Reimagining the traditional panel format, Alliance Town Hall presents on-trend, illuminating discussions. This interactive question & answer experience will provide a dynamic platform for the exchange of ideas. Guided by a skilled moderator, thought leaders and panelists will address pressing topics and field questions from the audience.

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Drawing inspiration from the iconic TEDx-style presentations, HEUGX will feature captivating speakers sharing their insights on an array of topics, all within an 18 minute timeframe.  These talks aim to challenge your perspectives, fuel your curiosity, and stimulate your thought process. Each talk is followed by group discussion time, where you and your peers will interact and ideate on how to apply the insight in your work. 

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ThinkSpaces are in a digital realm where your voice takes center stage (without ever having to be on stage). Using collaboration technology and your mobile device, you will have the opportunity to collaborate, contribute ideas and opinions, join roundtable discussions, and interact through a multitude of channels.

We hope you are energized to make Alliance 2025 your technology conference for the year!

Welcome to the new era of higher education – tech-enabled, data-driven, and innovation-focused. Let us take a leap together into the future of technology in higher education.

Venue and Information

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Steeped in the history and unique culture of New Orleans, you will find our smiles are brighter and our laughs heartier. You will hear the sweet sounds of a live jazz band when you’re walking from meeting to meeting, and you can’t help but notice the famous southern hospitality of our staff and the incredible taste of our home-grown, world-class cuisine.

New Orleans isn’t just a location for a business trip… it’s the place where lasting memories are made and where you’ll have an experience that you’ll never forget!

  900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130
  mccno.com
  support@alliance-conference.com

New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center
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