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The Higher Ed Executive Summit

Created exclusively for presidents, provosts and CIOs/CISOs from America’s largest and most influential universities, this all-day summit features thought-leadership presentations and interactive discussions on three compelling topics with direct relevance to your institution:

  • How Technology Will Shape the Campus of the Future
    From holographic teleportation to accessibility, and particle physics to drama, find out how the Campus of the Future will meet the growing challenges of higher education and break through the frontiers of instructional innovation and research.
  • New Thinking About General Education
    With increasing pressure on colleges and universities to provide a “utility-oriented” curriculum, what is the future of gen-ed? This topic will be addressed in our luncheon keynote by James Muyskens, former president of CUNY Queens College and now a gen-ed instructor there. Previously, Dr. Muyskens was Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the 34-campus University System of Georgia and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas.
  • Campus Climate: Moving from Contention to Consensus
    Whether it’s “free speech,” Title IX, race relations, Greek life or governance, schools across the nation are being disrupted by contention. We’ll explore tactics for collaborative consensus-building, including an innovative approach that uses crowdsourcing technology.

This summit is an invitation-only event, limited to 20 participants. We will have ample time for peer collaboration and networking, including dedicated break-out discussions on topics selected by you. And, a report on the summit will be published by University Business magazine. 

There is no cost to attend the Higher Ed Executive Summit on Monday, June 4th and participation in the summit provides a free, full conference pass to UBTech 2018.

To request an invitation or see if you qualify, please contact Susan Charamut.


Sunday June 3, 2018

Networking Reception with UB’s Editors (6:00 – 7:30 pm)

Meet your colleagues and pitch stories about your school to UB’s senior editors.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Breakfast (7:30 – 8:00 am)

Campus of the Future (8:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Sponsored by HP

  • Virtual and augmented reality: Find out how your STEM programs will be revolutionized by immersive virtual and augmented reality applications. You’ll see devices, including wearable backpacks, that enable students to explore and manipulate virtual 3D objects. Speaker: Dan Schneider, VR Business Development Manager, HP
  • HP Campus Foundry: Learn how the latest generation of 3D and other printing technology is fostering creativity across the curriculum. You’ll discover how this technology is driving innovation and R&D at leading-edge institutions, enabling them to fabricate 3D molecules, build prototypes and GIS maps of campus, and print custom runs of research documents and student dissertations. Speaker: Tim Heller, Director of 3D Printing, Americas, HP
  • eSports Arenas: Online gaming is now a televised sport, and campuses all over the world have intercollegiate eSports teams. If your institution isn’t already part of this phenomenon, it soon will be. Get an inside look at state-of-the-art gaming tech designed exclusively for universities. Speaker: Jay Prescott, VP of Student Affairs, Director GV ESports, Grand View University
  • Security: As technology takes on ever-more-important functions in campus offices, classrooms and laboratories, security implications become ever-more-significant. Get a better understanding of emerging security risks and ways to mitigate them. Speaker: Ron Chestang, WW Senior Security Consultant, HP

Luncheon Keynote: New Thinking About General Education (12:45 - 1:45 pm)

Gen-ed courses have traditionally been the foundation of the college curriculum, providing a gateway for students of all backgrounds to pursue the major of their choice. But with increasing diversity of the student body and rising political pressure to make the curriculum more career-focused, the future of gen-ed is in question. Speaker: James Muyskens, former president of CUNY Queens College

Peer-led Breakout Discussions (2:00 - 3:00 pm)

Topics will be pre-selected by attendees

Campus Climate: Moving from Contention to Consensus (3:30 - 5:00 pm)

Sponsored by Thoughtexchange

You don’t achieve consensus by attempting to change minds. Instead, you strive to get people to accept an outcome they may not like because they bought into the process as fair and reasonable. This highly interactive and participatory session will explore a new crowdsourcing approach to consensus-building that moves beyond open forums and surveys to help college and university leaders ensure that all stakeholders have a place at the table.

UBTech 2018 Grand Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall (5:00 - 7:00 pm)

Hosted Networking Dinner with Thoughtexchange (7:00 pm)

Sponsored by
HP/Intel and Thoughtexchange, UBTech 2018 sponsor of Technology Leadership Summit

To request an invitation or see if you qualify, please contact Susan Charamut