Evaluate The Conference

Evaluations are available via our website 2015.highedweb.org this year. They’ll be available for completion 30 minutes after the session start time and are linked from the schedule next to the session’s title, and in the responsive "hamburger" (aka top nav) menu for the current / just-ended session.

Updates from Twitter


  • Dress at the conference is business casual – with a strong emphasis on the “casual.”
  • Jeans, t-shirts, sweaters and khakis are common, both during the conference sessions and at evening events.
  • Session rooms can be chilly, so you may want to bring a sweater or dress in layers.


  • Milwaukee in October tends to be mild-to-cool.
  • Average high temperatures are in the mid-to-upper 60s, average lows in the upper-40s.
  • Despite its reputation, Milwaukee is not snow-covered – in fact, fall tends to be crisp, dry and really lovely to see. We should be hitting the area just as the trees really hit some strong fall color!

Check-in / Registration

  • Your first stop at HighEdWeb should be the registration desk in the Wisconsin Center– check in to grab your conference badge and your conference gifts/swag.
  • The registration desk hours are:
    • Sunday, October 4: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • Monday, October 5: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday, October 6: 7:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 7: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • NOTE for Annual Conference attendees also registered for one of the Academies (Leadership, Integrated Marketing, or Technical): Report to the Hilton Milwaukee Downtown for your Academy before 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3th. You will ALSO need to check in separately on Sunday or Monday for the HighEdWeb Annual Conference.

Lanyards / IDs

  • When you check in at the registration desk, you will receive your conference ID badge.
  • Your ID badge must be worn at all presentation sessions and at all conference after-hour events. Your badge is your golden ticket of admission to all the fun.
  • Your badge also has a lot of critical information on it so be sure to keep it handy!

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  • Pre-conference workshops begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 4 in the Wisconsin Center.
  • Allow time on Sunday to check in at the registration desk before your workshop.
  • Lunch will be provided at 12 noon on Sunday in the Hilton Milwaukee Downtown for all pre-conference workshop attendees, HighEdWeb conference presenters and Academy attendees.
  • Post-conference workshops begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7 in the Wisconsin Center.
  • If you would like to add a pre- or post-conference workshop to your conference experience, you may add on and pay for the workshop at the registration desk, as attendance allows.

Evening Networking Events

Sunday, October 4 at 6 p.m.: HighEdWeb Welcome Reception

  • All attendees are invited to attend a welcome reception in the Hilton Milwaukee Downtown’s Crystal Ballroom. There will be music, food, games, and a trivia competition hosted by Milwaukee’s “Geeks Who Drink” crew!
    • NOTE FOR LATE ARRIVALS: If you do not get a chance to check in on Sunday before the Welcome Reception, that’s OK. We can give you a temporary name badge at the door. Just remember you will also need to check in to at the registration desk on Monday to receive your official conference ID badge and materials.

Monday, October 5 at 8 p.m.: HighEdWeb After Dark (sponsored by mStoner / Higher Ed Live)

  • After dinner on your own out on the town, come back to the Hilton’s Miller Time Pub for a casual gathering of friends. Drinks and light nibbles – and a few surprises – will be waiting.

Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30: The Big Social Event at the Harley‑Davidson® Museum

  • Join us as we tour the renowned Harley‑Davidson Museum and then dance the night away to live music in the Harley‑Davidson Garage. Food, drinks, games, and all attendees receive a free ticket to tour the museum that night!
  • Transportation to and from the event will be provided; buses will arrive beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Milwaukee Downtown’s 6th Street entrance. Buses will start shuttling to the Harley‑Davidson Museum beginning at 6:15 and will run throughout the evening; the last buses will depart the Museum around 10:30 p.m.


We are looking for awesome conference volunteers to share just an hour or two of time with us at the Annual Conference to help with things like setup, data entry or helping others find their way around the conference space. So help us keep it all going - sign up to volunteer in MKE.


  • Use the session hashtags to comment about what you’ve learned and share about a particular presentations.
  • Network: HighEdWeb Annual Conference
    Password: highedweb2015 (all lowercase)

Code of conduct

The HighEdWeb community is awesome. And we want it to keep on being awesome for everyone. As we look forward to a great conference, we wanted to remind everyone of what we know you already know:

  • HighEdWeb is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of factors such as sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, culture, or religion. Read the Code of Conduct policy here.
  • If you are being harassed or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately — you can also call our 24-hour HEWEB Emergency Hotline: 339-36H-EWEB.

Connect with us – Official conference communication

  • Follow us at @HighEdWeb to stay up-to-date on announcements such as program changes, get general details, or ask any questions you may have.
  • Use the conference hashtag #heweb15 to follow discussions, add to the conversation and make new friends.
  • We will also post any updates as needed to our mobile-friendly homepage at 2015.highedweb.org.
  • Photos will be posted to Flickr.
  • Use the session hashtags to comment about what you’ve learned and share about a particular presentations.

What have we forgotten?

Have a question as you get ready for Milwaukee? Reach out to us on Twitter at @HighEdWeb, or shoot us an email at conference@highedweb.org.