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Call for presentations for the 2019 conference

Heather Chapman, 2019 Presentations Chair

Greetings HEDW Colleagues!
On behalf of the HEDW Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the initial call for conference presentation proposals for the 2019 HEDW Conference, hosted by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan from April 14-17, 2019.

We have many new things planned for you this year! One change to consider as you plan your proposals is the addition of Lightning Talks for sessions this year. Lightning talks are 10-15 minute brief talks about a topic or idea. We will hold 3 lightning talks per session of this format. For those of you who may not feel you can fill 60 minutes with your session materials, consider a Lightning Talk!

Participants continue to ask for more ways to meet people with similar needs or interests. We hear you! At the conference, we’ll introduce easier ways to identify those with similar needs, as well as introduce “birds of a feather” conversation opportunities during meals.

This year, we are specifically encouraging proposals dealing with more technical issues. As Business Intelligence and Analytics have become more prevalent, we have seen more technical sessions drop off. We would like to keep the conference balanced and informative for everyone, including those with technical needs, so we encourage your thoughts!

As many of you know, the success of this conference depends on the open sharing of many individuals across the institutions. We could not put on such a great and informative conference without you! Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the 2019 conference. This is a terrific opportunity to share what you have learned in your project endeavors.

To submit a proposal, please use the following link:

2019 HEDW Conference: Presentation Proposal


You can also find this link on the conference homepage . The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2018. Acceptance decisions will be made and presenters notified by January 11, 2019. As in previous years, the conference registration fee will be waived for all primary presenters. One new addition this year is that co-presenters will be granted a $200 credit toward the conference fee as well.

We look forward to seeing you in Ann Arbor in April. If you have questions about submitting a presentation proposal, please contact heatherchapman@weber.edu or 801-626-7177.
More information about the conference itself is available at https://hedw.org/conference-home/2019-university-of-michigan/


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