eduWeb 2019: A Look Back

It’s been about a month since #eduWeb19 concluded, and now that we’ve settled back into our regular routines, we’ve had some time to reflect on everything that we gained during our time in Philadelphia… and we want to tell you all about it!

As we look back on this year’s experience, we’d like to share a few things with you about what this year’s conference had to offer:


Best Of Track 2019

This year, we had more than 50 incredible breakout sessions for our attendees to choose from, and our presenters knocked it out of the park. Choosing best in track was a very difficult task, but the following five presentations rose to the top to receive this honor:

Social Media

“The Life-Changing Magic of Closing Accounts: Increase Engagement & Spark Audience Joy”
Rebecca Stapley, Nazareth College

Content and Email Marketing

“A Star is Born: Student Creators, Storytellers, and Allies”
Victoria Marzilli, Harvard College Admissions and Financial Aid
Rachel Tilley, Harvard College Admissions and Financial Aid

Web/Mobile Design and Strategy

“Don’t Ignore 50 Million People: How to Make Your Content Accessible”
Jennie Powers, Auburn University
Stephen Tidmore, Mighty Citizen

Using Data and Analytics

“Analytics, Please: Helping Departments Understand the Data”
Nathan Gerber, Utah Valley University

Other Duties As Assigned

“No Budget? No Problem! How UNC Greensboro Managed a Website Redesign on a Shoestring”
Katie MacInnes, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Slides, Slides, Slides

It’s one of our most frequently-asked questions: “Where can I get the slides for all the presentations?” And the answer is simple: you can find them living in the app, which is available year-round for your use (and you can also access the app via desktop)! But if you’re looking for another source for all this valuable information, eduWeb’s Andrew Meyers has created a Twitter megathread that’s worth checking out.


Reflections and Takeaways

We all came away from the conference with so much useful information, and several attendees have provided great summaries of their lessons learned. Check out what eduWeb’s Jason Boucher identified as his most valuable moments, and read Volt’s overview of the eduWeb experience. Our scholarship winners shared their takeaways in a series of video posts, and Callie Goodwin and Katy Spencer Johnson both offered their thoughts in threads reflecting on both the practical and personal impact of eduWeb.

Building Community

Speaking of getting personal, we heard it from so many attendees, and we completely agree: eduWeb is a community like no other. We were moved by Summit Award winner Jon McBride’s reflection on how eduWeb has shaped his career, and Kati Hartwig summed the eduWeb experience up perfectly. So how do we foster this all year long? Start following (and using!) the #eduWeb20 hashtag now to stay connected.


Plan for #eduWeb20

It may be almost a year away, but we’re already full-steam ahead on plans for next year’s eduWeb in Salt Lake City, and we hope you’ll be there with us. So go ahead and mark your calendar for August 3 – 5, and prepare for an experience like none other at the Snowbird Resort.

Thanks to all of you who joined us (and tweeted nonstop!) this year. You all made the 2019 Summit amazing, and we’re so glad you were a part of it all. And for those who couldn’t make it, we hope we’ll see you next year in Snowbird for what’s sure to be an incredible event!

We agree, Nicky. We agree.