Early registration is NOW OPEN for the
2023 HESS Consortium National Conference on November 15-16, 2023 at the beautiful & historic Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY!
The 2023 HESS Consortium National Conference will be the biggest and best and most affordable conference yet for our private, non-profit member institutions!
This year is the first in-person conference for the HESS Consortium since 2019 and this year will be a great reunion of private institution CIOs, CTOs, CFOs, and Directors as well as many other technology and higher education professionals from all areas.
BEAUTIFUL NEW VENUE FOR 2023
We are very excited about our brand-new conference location at the historic, riverfront Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville, KY. The Galt House guest rooms and meeting/dining spaces are all newly remodeled and are located within a short walking distance to many great attractions including The Speed Art Museum, The Mohammad Ali Center, The Louisville Slugger Museum and many downtown shops and restaurants. The Galt House has 6 restaurants for accompanying family and friends and is connected to the KFC Yum Center Arena. Click here for accommodation information or call 800-843-4258 and use group code “HES2023.” Please reserve before October 15, 2023 to lock in your room rate. This information will be sent to you by email after you have registered below.
In 2023, our two-day conference will feature member presentations, workshops and business partner presentations from many of our HESS Business Partners. Day one will feature our member presentations and workshops along with workshops from our platinum business partners on a variety of operations and strategic technology topics. On day two, the event with include product/ software demonstrations and cohort leadership meetings with our major ERP partners including Anthology, Ellucian, Jenzabar, Oracle and Workday.
LOW COSTS FOR OUR HESS MEMBERS
As always, we try our best to keep our cost low for our private college and university members. This year, the conference early registration is only $125 per attendee and includes all sessions and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the registration cost. The negotiated standard room costs at the beautiful Galt House Hotel are only $189 per night.
Again this year, our conference schedule will feature all of the meetings with executives from our enterprise system partner companies, demonstrations of their software solutions and the business partner showcase, introducing you to new products and services from our HESS Consortium Business Partners and Affiliates. Most importantly, there will be lots of time to engage and network with other CIOs, CTOs, CFOs, and technology professionals from all areas as well as other professionals from finance, human resources and academic leadership from private, non-profit colleges and universities from the U.S.
CONFERENCE NETWORKING AND SCHEDULE
The most important part of the conference this year is reuniting our community of practice of technology leadership in private higher education. The friendships and connections made at the HESS Conference are ones that truly enrich our personal and professional lives. Once again, we are asking our top ERP business partners to demonstrate their software to our members in finance, accounting, human resources, academic management and student financial aid solutions (and other solutions available). The HESS Conference is the only place that you and your campus leaders can come and experience all of the major enterprise system solutions in one place and meet with those companies’ top leadership.
DAY ONE EVENTS: SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS FROM MEMBERS & BUSINESS PARTNERS
All sessions, as always, are tailored for private, non-profit colleges and universities. Our schedule for DAY ONE this year will now include three (3) tracks of concurrent sessions on a variety of topics including executive leadership, best-practices, information security from our top HESS business partners as well as many of our member institutions. These sessions will be specifically developed to speak to the technical and operational challenges of private colleges and universities with staff and resource constraints. Our schedule will be available after our session schedule is finalized.
DAY TWO EVENTS: LIVE IN-PERSON SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATION SESSIONS
Our schedule for DAY TWO of the conference will include five (5) concurrent tracks of sessions from the major enterprise systems software companies demonstrating their solutions features and advancements to current and prospective customers. Expected major enterprise solution partners include Anthology, Ellucian, Jenzabar, Oracle and Workday. We are also introducing the concept of user best-practices workshops as an option to our ERP solution partners.
DAY TWO will also feature our HESS ERP Cohort Groups that allow our members to engage with their enterprise solution provider executive leadership teams and to give feedback on their products and services. Our schedule will be available after our session schedule is finalized.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS! We are looking for presentations sessions from our HESS Consortium member institutions! If you are interested in doing a presentation session for the 2023 HESS Consortium National Conference, please click the button below and submit your idea. We are interested in innovative sessions on enterprise system use, general security technology/ practices/ policies, GBLA, proposed new DOE regulations as well as best practices in support, datacenter, cloud and leadership operations. Surprise us with a great topic we have not thought about! Just click the button below to submit your session proposal.