The 1st Annual HESS Consortium Members Conference

The 1st Annual HESS Consortium Members Conference will be held on May 5-6, 2016 in Nashville, TN at the newly renovated Embassy Suites Hotel near the Nashville International Airport.
  We will have a full schedule these two days of meetings and vendor solution demonstrations and we invite you and your staff professionals to come and be a part of the conference this year.  Our conference will be unique to many other conferences in that vendors have been invited to come and meeting with our cohort groups and demo all of their module solutions to the entire membership throughout the day on May 6, 2016.  Campus Management CampusNEXUS, Ellucian Banner, Ellucian Colleague, Oracle Education, Unit 4 Education and Workday Education representatives will be meeting with our members and showcasing their solutions this year.  While Jenzabar will be submitting cohort pricing this year, they have declined our invitation to meet and take part in the conference.

(your emailed invitation code is required to register)


Day 1, May 5, 2016 -This day will start at noon with lunch for our institutions' CIOs, CFOs and Directors who are the primary contact(s).  We will share together an overview of HESS's progress this year, cohort groups' progress as well as cohort group meetings with member schools and their respective executive ERP company contact(s).  Please note that Jenzabar representatives will not be attending to meet with their cohorts but the Jenzabar EX and CX/JX cohorts will still be meeting together.

Day 2, May 6, 2016 - This is a day for up to 4 staff members from each member institution to see hands-on demonstrations of modules from our software vendor partners.  The vendor module demonstrations are concurrent and happen throughout the day on May 6 so your institutional staff can view the products as they wish. We believe that this is a great event for you to meet the HESS Vendor Partners and learn about their solutions in a non-sales environment and talk with their executive leadership.  There will be no vendor sales floor so your connections will be directly with software company leadership and technical presenters. 

  • Other hotels in the area include:
    Nashville Airport- Marriott (615) 889-9300
    Sheraton Music City Hotel - (615) 885-2200

The draft schedule of the events are as follows (click the schedule below to see full size):