Web professionals from colleges and universities around the state are coming to Flint May 20-21 for the first-ever HighEdWeb Regional Conference in Michigan.Hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint, the conference is designed for higher education web and communication professionals—writers, designers, marketers, developers—who want to explore the unique web issues facing colleges and universities.
Keynote presenter Kristina Halvorson is widely recognized as one of the most important voices in the world of "content strategy." Session topics will include social media, content strategy, project management, responsive Web design, content management systems, and more.
HighEdWeb Michigan is an approved regional 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 websites. The Association's mission is: "To advance web professionals, technologies, and standards in higher education."
"The Higher Education Web Professionals Association is committed to providing valuable development for higher education Web professionals as they explore the issues and future of the Web in higher ed," said Michael Hostad, association president. "We're very excited to bring our regional conference programming to Michigan, and we could not ask for a better partner in our mission than the University of Michigan-Flint."
"This is perfect timing for UM-Flint to host this conference with our campus deeply involved in a transition to a new content management system," noted Jennifer Hogan, executive director of University Relations. "We are in the process of rethinking how the university website interacts with our key constituency groups."
Registration for the conference is $75. To view the conference schedule and to register, visit http://mi.highedweb.org/register.