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Higher Education Summit

The Higher Education Summit is an opportunity for site owners, IT managers, developers, content creators, and agencies dedicated to supporting and advancing the use of Drupal in academia to share, learn, and strengthen our community of practice.

Through panels, talks, and ample breakout sessions, participants share and learn from one another’s victories and challenges, and build momentum in cross-institutional initiatives.


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Summit Registration


1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Welcome and Introduction

  • Highlights of exciting new & future Drupal features useful for Higher Education

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Keynote Talk: Making the Web Work for Higher Education

Matt CheneyCo-founder, Pantheon 


1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Lightning Talks - Drupal Show n' Tell


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Roundtables

  • Breakout sessions led by Members of Higher Education
  • Discuss & demo examples of their projects 
  • Possible topics:
    • Scaling with Drupal Multisite installs
    • Onboarding team to Drupal & Drupal Distributions
    • Accessibility 
    • Integrating UX practices

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Coffee Break / Networking


3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

5 UX Tips for Successful Site Redesigns

  • Aidan Foster - User Experience Best Practices


3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Solution Room - Problem-solving in groups

  • Possible topics:
    • Multisite Architecture
    • UX/Content Strategy
    • Security
    • Project Management
    • Admin UI
    • Migration to Drupal 8

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks 


5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Opening Reception

On-site at the venue!

 

 

Summit Sponsor

Pantheon

Summit Co-Sponsor

Foster Interactive