There is an overwhelming amount of industry information shared in Higher Education every single day. Whether discussing new online learning initiatives, legislative changes or technology updates – there is too much for one person to consume.

With that said, there are hundreds (if not thousands) of conferences that examine specific topics and connect industry leaders.

Here is an overview of the Top 5 Higher Education conferences, when they’re happening and why you should be there.

Educause Learning Initiative.

Dates: January 29th – January 31st, 2018

Location: New Orleans, Lousiana

Registration information: Educause Learning Initiative

Educause is dedicated to all aspects of technology in higher education. The goal is to connect university leaders with EdTech founders to ensure best product implementation within the industry.

Some of the key focuses for the 2018 ELI conference are, “Key Issues in Teaching and Learning” and “Seeking Evidence of Impact.”

With a rich history and a respected presence in higher education, any Educause sponsored event is well worth attending.

NASPA Annual Conference

Dates: March 3rd – March 7th, 2018

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Registration information: NASPA Annual Conference

NASPA has over 15,000 members and claims to be the leading voice for the student affairs profession. While NASPA hosts over 60 events each year, their annual conference is a comprehensive conference for the thousands of staff looking for the latest information on the future of student affairs.

Over 30 countries and 2,100 institutions will have representation at this year’s conference.

Dates: April 29th – May 2nd, 2018

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Registration information: USDLA Conference

The United States Distance Learning Association 2018 National Conference is an essential event for universities with a large distance learning cohort.

The event gives you an in-depth look at the latest strategies for successfully delivering online education.

EdTech success stories will always benefit the conference audience, so submitting a proposal to speak about what you have achieved is worthwhile.

As a niche event, this conference is an exceptional opportunity to build close industry relationships.

There are a variety of different options including pre-conference workshops and poster sessions, depending on what you hope to share.

Dates: June 6th – June 8th, 2018

Location: University of Minnesota Rochester

Registration information: Higher Education Innovation Summit

As industry changes gather pace, it is critical to be aware of cutting-edge innovations.

Students have a high expectation of their university experience.  Universities can no longer afford to remain behind the technology curve. The Higher Education Innovation Summit at the University of Minnesota brings together university leaders and EdTech founders to determine how a measurable difference can take place in the industry.

Dates: July 23rd – July 26th, 2018

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Registration information: Campus Technology Conference

The Campus Technology Conference brings together thought leaders, administrators, academics and technology professionals.

The conference has stood the test of time, having run for 25 years.

Each year, notable speakers from top colleges around the U.S. attend the conference.