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HighEdWeb Michigan Speaker Lineup – April 20-21, 2015 at Wayne State University

We’re excited to announce that our conference will feature two tracks, jam-packed with informative content, that you can take back to your office and use to wow your co-workers.

# (opens new window)April 20-21, 2015

Wayne State University McGregor Memorial Conference Center (opens new window) 495 Gilmour Mall Detroit, MI 48202

# Speaker Lineup



The Kids Are Alright: Millennials in the workplace (opens new window) Ron Bronson

10 Command Line Tips for Every Web Developer (opens new window) Chris Wammes

(opens new window)The Evolution of A University's Website... or How We Got from Here, to Here (opens new window) Martin Sickafoose & Pat Brown

Javascript and Jquery: Understanding the Connection (opens new window) Clinton LaForest

The Web Culture Shift (opens new window) (opens new window) Alaina Wiens

Security: Tales from the Field (opens new window) Michael Hess

If this, then what? : An explanation of how to use one application (IF) to enable the interaction of other popular applications (opens new window) Kelly Sattler

Building Your Own Personal Minion With Grunt.js (opens new window) Brent Swisher

Keeping track of your content (all the things) in Google Sheets (opens new window) Jenn Di Sano

CMS Beyond the Web: How we use our CMS to save time and money to feed our print cycle. (opens new window) Scott Fiddelke

All inclusive calendar for fundraising and alumni engagement professionals, aka "The Calendar" (opens new window) Randy Brown

Creating an Interactive Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) (opens new window) Jenny Brandon

Making the case for unified branding and marketing in a decentralized world. (opens new window) Steve Busch

(opens new window)Page performance and responsible responsive design (opens new window) Jenny Ingles

Kickass Web Management Tools (opens new window) Dave Poortvliet

Seats are limited, and the Michigan regional event has sold out the past two years. Hotel rooms are also limited so if you haven’t already, be sure to register for the conference and book your room today (opens new window).

Remember, for the low, low registration fee of $85 you will receive:

  • Access to a full day and a half of dynamic presentations by higher ed web communication professionals, many of whom come from your peer institutions.
  • One much-anticipated keynote presentation by Carl Erickson (opens new window).
  • Two breakfast networking opportunities.
  • A fantastic Monday evening excursion that you won’t want to miss. A tour of Detroit with a strolling dinner put on by Detroit Experience Factory (opens new window).

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# Monday night event: Touring Detroit and Strolling Supper

(opens new window)Detroit is transforming. After a jam packed day full of informational talks we are going exploring through Detroit. From the conference we will be shuttled downtown to enjoy a walking tour with strolling dinner put on by Detroit Experience Factory (opens new window).

Even if you think you know Detroit, you may be surprised. We will set off on a walking tour of downtown Detroit lead by experienced guides to learn the history, current state and future of the city. During the tour we will stop at two restaurants for heavy hors d'oeuvre and half dinner at each. The tour will end at the Volt Bar in the hotel to network with your fellow Highered Michigan Web workers.

# Keynote: Carl Erickson

Carl Erickson (opens new window) (opens new window) is the president and co-founder of Atomic Object (opens new window), a 50-person software product development consultancy with offices in Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Ann Arbor. Atomic Object builds web, mobile, desktop, and device software products for clients ranging from startups to the Fortune 500.

Before founding Atomic in 2001, Carl was a VP of Engineering at a failed dot-com startup (briefly), and a university professor (not so briefly).

Carl also shares his experience on his blog Great Not Big – Experiments in Running a Small, Innovative Company (opens new window).

# Questions?

Contact the HighEdWeb Michigan committee at hewebmi@gmail.com. Follow @hewebMI (opens new window) on Twitter for updates and information about the event, and join the conversation with the #hewebMI (opens new window) hashtag.

See you in Detroit this April!