Campus Labs is committed to helping institutions enrich their student engagement efforts on campus. We provide advanced technology designed to promote and measure student involvement. Our annual conference, Connect, is an opportunity to share best practices across all of our member institutions. At Connect, we bring together campuses from around the world to share creative ideas and practical strategies for how to better engage students, assess outcomes, and enhance their campus communities.
Over the course of three exciting days, you will have the opportunity to engage and participate in over 30 educational sessions led by professionals from other campuses and Campus Labs, build new relationships with peers and the Campus Labs team, and learn about the latest developments coming soon to your campus community. Whether a first-time or returning attendee, all will leave Connect 2016 equipped with the latest skills and knowledge to take their campus communities to the next level.
We are very excited to announce Connect's 2016 Keynote Speaker will be Paul Gordon Brown.
Dr. Paul Gordon Brown specializes in student learning and development’s intersection with technology, social media, and design. He will highlight his professional experiences in higher education and student affairs in many different areas including residential education, honors programs, academic advising, college athletics, and student activities.
Dr. Brown is an instructor in the Higher Education Program at Merrimack College and has extensive experience in the classroom and working in blended student and academic affairs environments. His research passions include issues involving first year students, honors and high ability/high achieving students, learning communities, residential curricula, and social media, technology, and design. Dr. Brown most recently served as the Acting Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Dr. Brown is a contributing author to “What Happens On Campus Stays on YouTube”, a book that educates college students on the new realities of living online lives. He currently serves on the Governing Board of ACPA, having previously served two terms as the Coordinator for Standing Committees. He also serves on the faculty of ACPA’s Residential Curriculum Institute and is a Team Co-Chair on the ACPA Presidential Task Force on Social and Digital Technology and Higher Education.
As conference attendees, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with our rockstar team of Designers, Developers, and Campus Consultants to ask questions and strategize about how to enhance your campus community over the next year. You’ll also be the first to get a sneak peek of how we are working together to enhance the functionality and use of our tools as we share our vision for the future direction of student engagement capabilities on your campus.
So you're ready to book your trip to Dallas for Connect 2016, but now you face the hurdle of needing to justify the expense in your budget. We truly believe the conference will pay for itself through an increase in knowledge and confidence that can enhance your campus community’s site functionality, usage, and adoption, ultimately leading to greater student engagement and success. But don’t take our word for it, see what previous conference attendees found to be valuable:
We’ve put together a justification letter for you to help express the value of attending Connect 2016 to your institution. If there's anything else we can provide to help you get to Dallas, please let us know!Download our Justification Letter