2018 HESS Member Institutions Conference - Registration is OPEN NOW!

The 2018 HESS Consortium Member Institutions Fall Conference
Now RESCHEDULED for November 15 & 16, 2018
at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Nashville Airport

This year's schedule will be expanded to two full days of software demonstrations, cohort and executive discussions as well as presentations from member institutions and our HESS solutions partners.  The conference will feature sessions all-day on both Thursday and Friday on topics ranging from best-practices from our member institutions to implementation reports to hands-on solutions presentations from our ERP and LMS solutions partners.

We continue our unique concurrent format for solutions demonstration sessions from our solutions providers, giving you and your staff a deeper look at the functionality and usability of ERP and LMS software.  We will also be adding presentations from our consulting partners as well as presentations by some of our members on implementation projects on their campuses.

This year's HESS Conference promises to be one of the most useful and practical conferences for you and your staff leaders to experience solutions available and talk with other private, non-profit college and university colleagues.  Register now for the early registration and we will see you all in Nashville, TN.  Scroll down to see our preliminary schedule.

Conference registration for individuals of member institutions is $89 but if your member college or university registered for the previous conference date in June, we waive the fee for you and your staff!


Two full days of seminars, meetings and demonstration sessions for your campus staff, all focused on IT operations in private, non-profit institutions. This year, the 2018 HESS Consortium Fall Conference will feature the following:

  • Now, TWO FULL DAYS of sessions from our partner companies, consulting partners and members' best practices sessions for IT staff professionals

  • Report on HESS member institutions, their software planning, opinions and ratings from the 2018 HESS Report (due for member-only release at conference date)

  • Executive meetings with our major ERP and LMS providers including executives from Campus Management, Ellucian, Jenzabar, Oracle, Unit4 and Workday

  • HESS Cohort Group meetings with your solution providers' executive leadership

  • Meet representatives from the Consortium's new partners - E&I Cooperative Services, CDW-G, our new LMS contract awardee(s) and our consulting partners Strata Information Group (SIG), OA Solutions and Ferrelli!

  • The HESS Consortium's "software demonstration day" from our software partners, enabling conference attendees to see the functionality of a variety of different solutions in one day

  • AND special sessions to review and discuss the new HESS/ E&I joint cooperative contract agreements with our ERP and LMS awardees (to be announced before the conference)



Authorize.net Secure Conference Registration 
for November 15 & 16, 2018

10 Century Blvd.
Nashville, TN  37214

CLICK HERE to register online at the HESS Conference Hotel Rate.

or call 615-871-0033

If calling to make your reservations, please make sure to ask for the HESS Consortium Conference Rate when booking your hotel room(s).








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Planned Software, Hardware and Consulting Partners attending
(The HESS Consortium offers no sponsorship opportunities)

Current HESScloud Cohort Contract Awardee Partners


Current HESS Discount Parters