Call for Proposals

Greetings HEDW Colleagues!

On behalf of the HEDW Executive Board, I am pleased to announce the initial call for conference presentation proposals for the 2021 Virtual HEDW Conference, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in April 2021.  The conference will be held on April 14th, 15th,19th and 20th.

Member presentations will be grouped into one of the following tracks:  Business Intelligence, Data Governance, Technology, and Other.  Members wishing to present with a conference vendor should work with the vendor to submit a proposal for a separate Vendor track.  Presentations may be a standard presentation, a panel discussion or an interactive session that includes a demonstration.  Standard presentations can be pre-recorded ahead of time.

We encourage all members to consider submitting a proposal, especially on a topic that you feel may be underrepresented.  We would especially encourage presentations related to technical topics in higher education.  Further, the HEDW conference is a terrific opportunity to consider for first-time presenters.  The success of the conference depends on the open sharing of ideas from our membership.

To submit a proposal, please use the following link:

2021 HEDW Conference Presentation Proposal

The deadline for submissions is January 30, 2021.  Presentation selection decisions will be made and the presenters notified by February 22, 2021. The conference registration fee will be waived for all primary presenters.  Co-presenters will be granted a $150 credit toward the conference registration fee.

We look forward to seeing you in April. If you have questions about submitting a presentation proposal, please contact me at or (217) 244-5748.


Best regards,

Colleen Miller

2021 HEDW Conference Program Chair
University of Illinois