All 2018 Regional and International conferences concluded this month with ADU & CHEUG! I am honored and grateful to have been able to attend ADU earlier this month. Plenty of great sessions over three days in sunny and beautiful Brisbane. Always greeted with big smiles and cheerful CHEERS! I attended several sessions and was very excited to take the information back to the office and get working on implementing at our college. This is what makes HEUG conferences worth the price of admissions; the knowledge shared by our peers is unbelievable and it is so great that so many people are eager to share their experiences.
Now back home and looking forward to Alliance 2019. The conference team is in full preparation and planning for Alliance 2019! Presenters accepted their sessions and by the end of the month the Track Chairs will have plotted the schedule for their track to maximize your opportunity for getting the most of your Alliance 2019 experience. Be on the lookout for the note to review the schedule for Alliance 2019 and complete your agenda! Yes, we continue to ask you to build your agenda each year as this really helps the Conference Team and Track Chairs provide you with the most comfortable sessions. Many of you have experienced standing, sitting on the floor or worst opening a session door seeing it if full and turning around and not attending the session. Completing the agenda helps us fit the session to the number of attendees.
During Open World and Educause, Oracle made a major announcement. Here is a link to Jane Broad's, HEUG President, blog about Oracle's Student Cloud announcement, Oracle Press Release - Student Cloud!
In addition, HEUG Partner of the Year nominations are now open. Read Tom Chambers note on how to nominate a vendor who provided you with excellent service during the year.
Last note, Alliance 2019 registration is open and if you heard about any issues with hotel reservations, they have been resolved. Register soon!