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Announcing the HighEdWeb Michigan Regional Conference - May 20-21, 2013

The past few years I have been attending and speaking at the HighEdWeb national event. I'm happy to announce that we are bringing a HighEdWeb regional event to Michigan (opens new window)! I am co-chairing the event with Alaina Wiens (opens new window) from University of Michigan Flint. The Conference will be held Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in downtown Flint, Michigan (opens new window).

# HighEdWeb

HighEdWeb is an organization of Web professionals working at institutions of higher education. We design, develop, manage and map the futures of higher education Web sites. ~ About HighEdWeb (opens new window)

# Straight up Michigan

Michigan has always had a strong root in education, we have 106 public, private and community colleges across the state. We have a rich community of sharing and collaboration. This conference environment is the perfect opportunity to continue those themes in person. If you're a Web worker inside or outside of Michigan this is a conference you're not going to want to miss.

# Keynote - Kristina Halvorson

We are also pleased to announce the keynote speaker for this year’s conference, Kristina Halvorson.

Kristina Halvorson is widely recognized as one of the most important voices in content strategy. She is the owner of Brain Traffic (opens new window), the author of “Content Strategy for the Web (opens new window),” and the founder of Confab (opens new window): The Content Strategy Conference. Kristina speaks all over the world about the importance of content strategy and how to get it done. Her agency Brain Traffic is home to a team of renowned content strategists, serving clients like Autodesk, Coca-Cola, Best Buy, Thedacare, Dell, Wells Fargo, and the University of Minnesota. Kristina lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her two kids, who often get quoted on Twitter (@halvorson (opens new window)).

This year’s keynote speaker is made possible by Higher Ed Experts (opens new window). Higher Ed Experts has always been a strong supporter of conferences held by HighEdWeb, and has committed as the Silver-level Keynote Sponsor for all five of HighEdWeb’s 2013 regional conferences.

# Submit a proposal

(opens new window)Presentation proposals are being accepted until Feb. 13, and are welcome on a variety of topics. We’d love to hear from you, and are happy to offer presenters a discounted registration rate. Find more information and submit your proposal (opens new window).

# Attend the conference

The conference is going to be held Monday and Tuesday, May 20 – 21, 2013, hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint (opens new window). Registration will be open soon.

In the meantime, keep up with HighEdWeb Michigan on Twitter by following @hewebMI (opens new window), or using the #hewebMI (opens new window) hashtag.