HighEdWeb2008 Conference: Infinite Solutions

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Conference

What is the HighEdWeb Conference?

Created for higher education Web professionals, by higher education Web professionals, HighEdWeb is a conference for all those 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?

Attendance grows each year — more than 400 higher ed Web professionals attended HighEdWeb in 2007.

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. 2007’s conference tracks included:

  • Applications and Standards
  • Marketing, Management, and Professional Development
  • Social Applications and Content
  • Technical Propeller Hats Required (Programming and Development)
  • Usability, Accessibility and Design
  • Poster Session

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 Web page.

How do I register?

Online registration will open June 1, 2008, and continue until August 29, 2008, or until the conference registration is full.

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

Register by August 15, 2008, to get the early-bird discount pricing. Also, presenters receive a discount on their registration fees.

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 www.highedweb.org/2008, as well as our blog and Facebook event.

Travel and Accommodations

Where will the 2008 conference be held?

HighEdWeb 2008 will be held October 5-8 at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

Where is Springfield, Missouri?

Springfield is Missouri’s third largest city, and is located in the central part of the U.S.: nearly half of the U.S. population lives within a 500-mile radius of Springfield. For more information, visit our page regarding Venue and Travel.

Where should I stay?

The conference hotels are University Plaza Hotel as the host hotel and Holiday Inn Express as the overflow hotel.

University Plaza offers 271 guest rooms that were remodeled in 2003 and the newly built Holiday Inn Express has 120 guest rooms. Both hotels offer Internet access. Each hotel is located adjacent to campus, and the conference will have a shuttle service running between the hotels and the Plaster Student Union conference facility.

How do I get to Springfield?

The Springfield-Branson National Airport offers direct jet service through several airlines, and the airport is located approximately 15 minutes from the conference site via shuttle. By car, Springfield is conveniently located off of Interstate 44 and Highway 65. For more information, visit our page regarding Venue and Travel.