Join Microsoft Education at EDUCAUSE 2018: Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in Denver, CO

We’re excited to once again be a Silver Sponsor of the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, where IT and Higher Education thought leaders from across the globe gather to network, share ideas, and discover solutions to today’s most pressing challenges in higher education. Our conference lineup is jam-packed with engaging activities, great giveaways, and informative breakout sessions. We’ll also be spotlighting digital transformations in topics such as campus safety and student success.

Read on to learn more about Microsoft at EDUCAUSE 2018, running October 30 to November 2, and how you can tune in live on Facebook, even if you won’t be able to attend the event in Denver, Colorado.


Pre-day sessions


Prior to the conference, Microsoft will host a series of pre-day sessions on Tuesday, October 30.  Details with links to register are included below:

Empowering Higher Education with Digital Transformation

Crown Plaza Hotel, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MT

Future of Institutional Effectiveness

Hyatt Regency Hotel, multiple sessions

Microsoft Teams For Higher Education

Hyatt Regency Hotel, multiple sessions


Visit the Microsoft Digital Transformation Showcase


Stop by our booth (#915) to get scanned and entered for a chance to win one of two Surface Laptops! While there, learn about several of our customer success stories. These stories represent our new Digital Transformation Showcase, covering topics such as Physical Safety & Cyber Security, Student Lifecycle Success, Azure and Institutional Effectiveness. A limited amount of guided tours of our booth will be available during exhibit hours. You can register for a tour here.


Breakout sessions


During the conference, Microsoft will join your peers to deliver three breakout sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. Details below with link to abstracts:

Collaborating for Success: Leveraging Power BI in Academics

Wednesday, Oct. 31 | 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  MT | Meeting Room 501/502

Building a Digital Transformation Culture

Wednesday, Oct. 31 | 1:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. MT | Meeting Room 304

ERP on Azure: Penn State’s Journey

Thursday, Nov. 01 | 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MT | Meeting Room 505/506


First-time conference attendees


Attending EDUCAUSE for the first time? We are partnering with EDUCAUSE to bring first-time conference attendees an immersive experience that showcases the best ways to navigate and take advantage of all the sessions Microsoft and EDUCAUSE 2018 have to offer.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, Oct. 30 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MT | Meeting Rooms 107, 109, 111, 113

Meet and Mingle

Wednesday, Oct. 31 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. MT | Meet and Mingle Hub, Grand Concourse

Microsoft Attendee Interaction

Tuesday, Oct. 30 – Friday, Nov. 02 | Meet and Mingle Hub, Grand Concourse


Microsoft + LinkedIn learning customer reception


Microsoft and LinkedIn Learning are hosting a customer reception at EDUCAUSE to celebrate talent development professionals in higher education (perhaps just like yourself). Join us on Wednesday, October 31 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. MT and network with your peers in the historic Larimer Square district of Denver, just a five-minute walk from the convention center. Register for the event here.


Not attending EDUCAUSE? That’s ok! Tune in live:


Join us live on the Microsoft Education Facebook page at 8 a.m. MT on Wednesday, October 31st for “What’s New in EDU in Higher Education,” hosted by Anthony Salcito, live from the show floor. You can expect the stream to share all our latest news in higher education technology and solutions.


Microsoft Teams Higher Education webinar series


Interested in learning how higher education institutions are using Microsoft Teams to drive student engagement, foster staff collaboration, and streamline the faculty research process? We are offering a free webinar series tailored to higher education IT, staff, academic faculty, and students, with dates continuing through February. Register for the webinar here.

*Gifting letters will be required for any public sector employees.

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