Higher Education Summit

Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

This year, the University of Minnesota is a major partner in hosting Twin Cities DrupalCamp. In recognition of their widespread usage of Drupal, we’re pleased to announce our first-ever Higher Education Summit.

The Higher Education Summit will take place on Thursday, June 23 with a focus on accessibility. However, participants should come prepared to share and discuss their experiences and perspectives on any of the many issues of concern to people who use Drupal in institutions of higher education. 

The summit will include a panel discussion, a featured presentation by Drupal 8 Accessibility Maintainer Mike Gifford, lightning talks, and several break-out discussions where participants can talk about the issues that are most important to them.

Who should come

  • Faculty and IT managers from university / colleges interested in Open Source
  • Admins and university staff who are involved in maintaining college web-infrastructure
  • Students working on Open Source and Drupal
  • Developers or Drupal shops with clients in higher education
  • Others who are related to the education industry and are using Drupal

What you’ll gain

  • An chance to share with and learn from others implementing Drupal in universities and colleges
  • A greater appreciation for the importance of accessibility, and strategies for implementing accessible university websites
  • An opportunity to network and organize for the future

Come prepared to share

Come prepared to share your experience using Drupal and other Open Source software within the context of Higher Education. Have you built something with Drupal that you’re proud of, started a user group on your campus, or figured out the best way to push out security updates to hundreds of department sites at once? This is a great chance to share your awesome projects and lessons learned with peers, and learn a few new tricks while you’re at it.

If you’re running up against a challenge with your own implementation, there’s a good chance that others are encountering similar issues. Breakout discussions are a great opportunity to meet others, share advice, and combine our collective knowledge to solve hard problems.

Got ideas for a breakout discussion or lightning talk? Let us know at contact@tcdrupal.org.

Draft Schedule (subject to revision):

8:00 Registration
9:00 Welcome and Panel Discussion
10:00 Break-out Discussion #1
11:00 Lightning Talks
Noon Lunch / Break-out Discussion #2
1:00 Featured Speaker: Mike Gifford, Drupal 8 Accessibility Maintainer
2:00 Break-out Discussion #3
3:00 Break-out Discussion #4
4:00 Wrap Up 

Registration

Camp attendees may register for the Higher Education Summit at no additional cost.

Note: You must register for the camp and be logged into your account in order to register for this event.

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