2020 HESS Consortium Summer Virtual Conference

2020 HESS Consortium Summer Virtual Conference

The 1st annual HESS Consortium Summer Virtual Conference will be held on July 14-15, 2020. This new event for HESS will feature panels and presentations from our member institutions' leadership on topics including COVID-19 planning, security, shared services, online learning and much more.  See the conference schedule online here WITH web conference links to the virtual rooms (login required). 

Our ERP cohort groups will also meet together to discuss the state of their solutions and needed new functionality and licensing needs. 

This virtual conference will be a closed event with no business partners or vendors.  The summer virtual conference will be for discussions and ideas shared between our members!


 Tuesday, July 14  Session Title Jitsi Meeting Rooms
9:00am-9:30am EST General Session & Updates HESS Members login for web conference URLs

  Organizational update, activities and projects Presenters:
Carol Smith (DePauw) 
Keith Fowlkes (HESS)
9:45am - 10:30am EST Cohort Meetings (members only, no vendors)  
  Campus Management Cohort Leaders:
Paul Dupree (Asbury)
Kirk Bay (Mercer)

  Ellucian Banner Cohort Leaders:
Anne Pacione (St. John)
Troy Thomason (Rollins)

  Ellucian Colleague Cohort Leaders:
Ezra Krumhansl (Spalding)
Eric Satterly (Bellarmine)

  Jenzabar ONE Cohort Leaders:
Penny Evans-Plants (Berry)
Andrew Ryan (Centre)

  Oracle/Mythics New Cohort TBA

  UNIT4 / CAMS Cohort Leader: 
Trey Arrington (Spartanburg)

  Workday Cohort Leaders:
Spencer Golden (Haverford)
Maria Piret (Lynn)

10:45am-11:45am EST KEYNOTE: Emerging from the Shadow of COVID-19: What Will Be Different HESS Members login for web conference URLs

  A panel discussion/ lightning round and an opportunity to reflect on how we imagine Higher Education and the role of IT at our institutions changing. Moderator:
John O'Brien (EDUCAUSE)
Carol Smith (DePauw)
Michael Cato (Bowdoin)
Kevin Davis (Davidson)

1:00pm-1:45pm EST Panel Discussion on COVID-19, Planning & Preparation HESS Members login for web conference URLs

  Member-led panel discussion on campus planning in technology for Fall and beyond in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation Moderator:
Trey Arrington (SMC) 
Jill Albin-Hill (Dominican) 
Frank Cafasso (Wagner)
Curtis White (STMU)

2:00pm-3:00pm EST Panel Discussion on Current IT Infrastructure & Security Issues HESS Members login for web conference URLs

  Member-led panel discussion on campus technology infrastructure and security concerns and solutions for private colleges and universities

Shane Wilson (Centre)
Anne Pacione (St. John's)
Eric Satterly (Bellarmine)

Wednesday, July 15 Session Title Jitsi Meeting Rooms
9:00am-9:45am EST General Discussion the HESS Collective HESS Members login for web conference URLs

  Presentiation and discussion on the HESS shared ERP Services Project  - overview of goals, leadership and progress on creating a shared ERP services operations among our HESS institutions Presenter:
Keith Fowlkes (HESS)
10:00am-10:45am EST Open Discussion on Online Learning Programs, Standards and Quality Education for Small Colleges HESS Members login for web conference URLs

  Discussion on how higher ed institutions are using their current, new and expanding online programs in their pandemic planning.  Please invite your instructional technology professionals in this open discussion on challanges and planning.

Deb Bruxvoort (Central)

Robyn Cutright (Centre)
Carol Smith (DePauw)

11:00am-12:00pm EST Raising Funds from your IPv4 address blocks HESS Members login for web conference URLs

  Find out how HESS members have raised significant funding through selling IPv4 addresses through a respected broker. Presenter:
Brian Baute (QU-C)

*  All sessions are subject to change.