I’m looking forward to attending my 3rd jboye conference on May 3-5 in Philadelphia where I will be giving the opening keynote in the higher education track with my talk called It’s the End of the Web as We Know It (And I Feel Fine!).
As I explain in the video clip below, the main theme will be about change and the implications when rapid technology change collides with the need to completely rethink our higher education system. I’d love to hear you feedback on the following questions:
- What will be the impact of the mobile web on higher ed?
- When will we see more traffic from mobile devices than pc’s?
- What are the implications for our profession when higher education gets flattened? (implodes)
- What role will the web team play in developing new pedagogies as higher ed adapts to the needs of the 21st century? (See Our Education System Was Built for a World that No Longer Exists)
- How much of our work will be outsourced (See Developing a Headache)
This will be the 46th time I’ve given this talk. And while each version has been somewhat different, I’ve decided to make a major overhaul to my approach based on the fantastic book Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte. This is a must read for anyone who is interested in public speaking. My approach is going to change from giving presentations to telling stories.
I would encourage anyone involved with higher education web development to attend this truly unique conference. It combined the best of large conferences (top-notch speakers) with the best of small conferences (networking and personal interaction). Many friends will be joining me on the higher ed track including Bob Johnson, Shelby Thayer, and Martha Gabriel. Other higher ed friends speaking on other tracks include Anne Petersen, Jay Collier, Michael Fienen, and Nathan Gerber.
I hope to see you in Philly!