Tomorrow, the inaugural Student Affairs Technology UnConference takes place at Boston University’s School of Management from 11am to 5pm EST. I am beyond excited for the event as it culminates two months of collaboration with @SportsGirlKat, @DeanElmore and Boston University. As leaders in technology implementation in Student Affairs and Higher Education, I could not have thought of better partners to bring it all together.
I’m happy to share that as of today:
– 86 delegates are registered (with 6 cancellations)- These delegates represent a variety of Student Affairs and Higher Education units including: Residence Life, Student Activities, Campus Centers/Student Unions, Information Technology, Communication, PR/Marketing, Event Services, Multicultural Affairs, Career Services, Senior Student Affairs Officers, Administrative Staff, and Associates partners.
– 38 organizations will be represented (29 Colleges and Universities… 10 of which are from outside of New England!)
– 16 topics have been proposed and voted on to shape our UnConference schedule, which will be finalized by the participants at the start of the event.
Beginning at 11am EST tomorrow morning, please follow and participate in the conversation on Twitter via the #satechBOS hashtag. All notes, pictures, and videos will be centralized on the #satechBOS Wiki. (Plus, you never know if we decide to live stream some or all of it!)
It will be a full day of learning and networking that we will digitally capture for you. My hope is that this event inspires other #satech UnConferences across the country, in order for Student Affairs and Higher Education professionals, graduate students, and business partners to connect in a different learning environment!
After the UnConference is over, I will join my friends Mike Petroff and Seth Odell at their “eduTweetup Boston” event McGreevy’s in Boston! My sincere thanks again to @SportsGirlKat, @DeanElmore and Boston University for their gracious hospitality and support in making #satechBOS a reality!
Have you ever been to an “unconference” experience before? Is your professional association of choice implementing the “UnConference” educational format? Why or why not?