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HEDW 2024 Conference was a success!

What a great week!  

We just wrapped up the 2024 Higher Education Data Warehousing Forum hosted by the University of Illinois in Champaign!  With 250 members in attendance, we enjoyed an abundance of conversation, networking and learning opportunities.  Two pre-conference training sessions and more than forty presentations covered a wide range of topics including data governance, data modeling, cloud-based data strategies, data virtualization, data integration, machine learning, AI and so much more!  A dozen vendor-sponsors were on hand showcasing their products and services designed to assist institutions in solving complex data management challenges. But for me, the best part of the conference is always you, the membership.  

The HEDW conference provides the opportunity to meet so many data professionals, engaged in the same work and challenges that I face.  The chance to learn how others have risen to meet these challenges is priceless!  If you were at the conference, thank you for your support of the organization. I hope you took advantage of all the conference has to offer!  

I owe a big THANK YOU to our conference chair, Dimuthu Tilakaratne and the whole team in Administrative Information Technology Services at the University of Illinois!  I am already looking forward to the 2025 HEDW Conference hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology!  See you in Atlanta next April!