2016 – University of Rochester

75Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference 2016

Hosted by University of Rochester, April 3-6, 2016

Hyatt Regency Rochester – Rochester, NY


The HEDW Forum includes technical developers and administrators of data access and reporting systems, data custodians, institutional researchers, and consumers of data representing a variety of internal university audiences. The Annual Conference, sponsored by the Forum, is also open to this same focused audience. The 2016 conference includes three days of sessions and events as well as the optional Sunday training, and is being hosted by the University of Rochester at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, in Rochester, NY.


Tourist Excursions remain available on Sunday and Wednesday.  Scroll down for tourist excursion registration.375

Contact Conference Host with any questions.

Go to Conference Registration Info.  You need to be a Member of HEDW to register for the conference.  Membership is free and you can join via the registration page.
Early bird registration (ends February 4) is $395.  Regular registration is $450.   Registration ends March 18.  There will be no on-site registration.

Registration is waived for program presenters. If you received notice that your proposal was accepted, click the Program Presenter box within the registration system so that your registration fee is waived.

We offer 1 presenter grant and 1 attendee grant.  Each grant covers registration and travel expenses.  Application for both grants is closed for the 2016 Conference.

Conference Agenda Topics:

  • Data Governance
  • BI Strategy
  • Data Informed Culture
  • Data Quality
  • Data Visualization
  • Metadata and Data Definitions
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Learning Analytics
  • Data Modeling
  • BI Program Set-up and Operations
  • Project/Program Management

Sunday Training

Two training sessions will be offered on Sunday.  Each session will cost $500 and there is no early bird discount.

Go to the Sunday Training page for program descriptions.

Go to Conference Registration Info to register.  Register for Sunday Training when prompted on the regular online registration form.

Tourist Excursions

We are pleased to offer several excursions Sunday and Wednesday.

Go to Conference Registration Info to register for a tourist excursion.

Sunday Option #1: Niagara Falls, USA Tour

Niagara Falls State Park is America’s oldest state park and is home to 400 acres of landscape and wildlife, in addition to the stunning Falls and other attractions.

Tour Itinerary:

  • Depart the Hyatt Rochester at 10:00am with the tour escort. Be sure to bring your camera!
  • Arrive at the Niagara Falls Visitor’s Center at 11:30am, just steps from Niagara Falls State Park
    • Stay with the tour escort or explore on your own
    • Receive a Scenic Trolley “Day Pass” that will allow you to experience the park
  • Meet for a boxed lunch on Goat Island at 1:00pm
  • At 2:30pm, depart Niagara Falls for the trip back to Rochester. Arrive at the Hyatt Regency at 4:00pm.

Sunday Option #2: Rochester Beer Tour

Enjoy a tasting tour while learning about the brewing process at three local breweries. Lost Borough Brewery, Swift Water Brewing, and Genesee Brewery are among the most popular brewing companies in the Rochester area. Transportation, a knowledgeable tour host, tasting fees, and gratuities are included.

Tour Itinerary:

  • Depart the Hyatt Rochester at 12:00pm and head to Lost Borough Brewery
  • At 2:30pm, the tour continues to Swift Water Brewing Company
  • Arrive at Genesee Brewery at 2:45pm for the last stop on the tour
  • Return to the Hyatt Regency at 4:00pm

Wednesday Option #1: Black Button Distilling

This craft distillery specializes in “grain to glass” spirits, acquiring the grain from a local farm and aging, distilling, bottling, and labeling their products in Rochester. Wind down after the conference and learn about how craft spirits are made while enjoying a tasting.

Tour Itinerary:

  • A 20-minute tour of the production facility will educate participants about the craft spirit process
  • After the tour, proceed to the tasting room to try four samples
  • The group rate is $7.00 per person and includes a distillery tour, tasting, and complimentary glass that you can keep

Wednesday Option #2: George Eastman Museum

The George Eastman Museum, located on the estate of pioneer, philanthropist, and visionary George Eastman, is internationally renowned for its photographic and cinematographic collections.  The museum is the oldest photography museum in the world and one of the oldest film archives.

Tour Itinerary:

  • Explore the historic museum self-guided or with a trained docent. Guided tours will last approximately 45 minutes.
  • Exhibitions will feature the work of artists Taryn Simon: Birds of the West Indies and Lorna Bieber: Fabrications
  • The group rate is $9.00 per person and includes a docent-led tour and access to the mansion, galleries, and gardens.

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