Hey, higher-ed web peeps: now would be a great time to submit a proposal for a talk at HighEdWeb this year. This year, the programming committee (including yours truly) would especially like to expand the offerings in design, social media and networking, professional skills (like dealing with managers, becoming a manager, and giving better presentations), and case studies on successful projects like micro-sites or an integrated web/email/print marketing campaign.
If talking in front of a big room is not your thing, you can try a poster presentation, which works a lot like a science fair: you create a display, and people wander up to you and ask questions. It’s a lot of fun.
This is a conference for people who build college or university websites. We’ve tried a few presentations on teaching web design in higher ed, and our attendees just aren’t the right audience for those topics. However, if you have a topic that would interest our crowd, do not let me discourage you! You can check out last year’s presentations to get an idea of what goes over well: cross-site scripting, accessible video interfaces, search engine optimization, selecting a CMS, and usability studies were the big winners.
A special feature of this conference is that the best-of winners are repeated twice on the final day, so you get two more chances to watch them if you missed them the first time around.
Submit your proposals now! Speakers get a discount on the conference registration, and best-of winners receive the coveted red stapler award.