A24

2 Full Days

We’ve designed two full days of engaging, interactive programming at Mainstage just for you. Check out the agenda below, and invest your conference time where the leaders will be.

Monday March 4, 2024

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Alliance Kickoff and HEUGx Talks

After a quick welcome from our executive director and our board president, you’ll experience 3 powerful TED-style 18-20 minute talks from three innovative minds in higher education. From the future of learning, to the future of technology, and the future of leading teams through change, you’ll put on a “C-Suite Mindset” as you embark on your Alliance24 journey. As questions pop up in your mind during each talk, we’ll gather those to ask the HEUGx Talkers in TownHall later in the morning.
Josh Vincent

Josh Vincent

HEUG President
Vanderbilt University

Brittany Moon

Brittany Moon

HEUG Executive Director
 

Meet the HEUGx Speakers

Laura Ipsen

Laura Ipsen

President & CEO
Ellucian

Kyle Bowen

Kyle Bowen

Deputy CIO
Arizona State University

Erica Volini

Erica Volini

SVP, Global Partnerships
ServiceNow

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enrollment Boom: From Double Digit Declines To Double Digit Growth

How A Cross-Functional Team Used Technology To Enable An Enrollment Boom
Interact with the cross-functional team at Miami Dade College as they share 4 very different, yet integrated strategies in 18 months to transform a steady enrollment decline. Four (4) ten-minute talks will be followed by interactive discussion and ideation to see how you can take these ideas back and implement them at your institution.
Miami Dade College

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Party-style Mingle

With music, giveaways, networking time, and even some fun surprises, come hang out with our HEUGx presenters, HEUG board members, and your peers for a time of refreshment and networking.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mainstage TownHall 1: Change Makers

Their inspirational and visionary talks on the HEUGx stage will leave you with thoughts, ideas, and questions. This TownHall gives you an opportunity to engage directly with the HEUGx speakers from the morning session, and walk away with actionable insights for your institution.
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TuesDay March 5, 2024

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Party-style Mingle 2

Much like Monday, we invite you to come hang out at Mainstage for some pre-event fun, festivities, and giveaways.

8:30 am - 9:30 am

THINKSPACE: Top Secret AI tools to Streamline Your Project Management

This highly interactive session brings project managers from across the country together to share how they are using exponential technology like AI to improve outcomes. The session starts with a 20 minute talk, and then turns into idea-sharing, collaboration, and bubbling up of the best ideas for 2024. Come prepared to learn, and share.
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9:30 am - 10:00 am

Yet Another Mingle

Come enjoy music, networking, and fun as we warm up for TownHall 2.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mainstage TownHall 2: Your Strategic Role in Enabling a Future Ready AI Campus

Embark on a transformative journey at our dynamic TownHall, where we will navigate the confluence of Artificial Intelligence and strategic innovations in higher education. Our distinguished panelists from diverse academic backgrounds will share their insights on leveraging AI to forge a progressive educational landscape.
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11:00 am - 11:30 am

Yet Another Mingle

Come enjoy music, networking, and fun as we warm up for TownHall 2.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mainstage TownHall 3: Industry Secrets on Navigating Successful System Implementations

In this TownHall, we'll delve into often overlooked discussions: identifying effective strategies based on past successes and failures. Many institutions struggle to meet expectations and are underwhelmed with the outcomes. This is often due to foundational blocks not being properly set up— a lack of adequate planning and support. We bring together top industry leaders who play various strategic roles in providing insights and advice.
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Campus Spotlight: This is a surprise!

The MainStage Crew will be selecting one of the 225 sessions taking place over the 3 days of Alliance and “Upgrading” them to present at Mainstage. We’ll announce the winner on Monday morning, so stay tuned to see if your topic gets the most votes from the Mainstage Crew.

what you need to know

Where is Mainstage?

Once you arrive at the venue, you won’t miss Mainstage. It’s located directly in the Exhibit Hall.

 

Is there an additional fee to attend Mainstage events?

No. Your registration includes all the fun at Mainstage.

 

It looks like there are sessions running at the same time as some Mainstage events. Is that a mistake?

Good observation, but it’s not a mistake. We’ve programmed Mainstage so you always have a great alternative in the event you don’t have a “must attend” session to go to.

 

It looks like there are some Mainstage events that are running with no other programming option at that time. Is that right?

Yes! HEUGx and TownHall 1 on Monday, and TownHall 3 on Tuesday run as solo events on the Alliance24 agenda. Plan on attending those 3 events at a minimum at Mainstage, but we invite you to check out the rest of the agenda and pop in at any time.

 

Are there any vendors/pitches going on at Mainstage?

No. Mainstage is content, collaboration, and learning only. You can meet and connect with vendors in the exhibit hall.