After spending the last 3 months on temporary hiatus, I’m preparing to hit the speaking trail with several new talks this spring. (I have three more talks scheduled that I will add to my upcoming speaking engagements page once the details have been finalized.)  Here is my current schedule:

EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Online Regional Conference
February 22-24, 2012

  • The Truth Is Out There: Social Media for Teaching and Learning

I’ll be joining @hollyrae, @reyjunco, @burkso2, and @desertjul for this online panel discussion on how social media has moved from “fringe science” territory into mainstream pedagogical practice.

OmniUpdate Users Conference
March 4-8, 2012; Universal City, CA

  • Bringing Web Governance to Higher Education
  • Social Media and Mobile Panel Discussion

This will be my fourth consecutive trip to Southern California to speak at this great event.  This year I will be unveiling a completely new talk on web governance in higher education, and participating on a panel discussion on social media and mobile.

CUPRAP Spring Professional Development Conference
March 14-16, 2012; Hershey, PA

  • Engaging the Millennial’s: Social Media in Higher Education

I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the  intersection of the millennial generation and technology on college campuses, along with examining the the convergence of social media, web content and mobile devices.

April 19, 2012; Syracuse, NY

I am really looking forward to this one.  I’ll be pulling out all the stops as I bring my message of higher education being flattened to this unique event.

J. Boye Philadelphia 12
May 8-10, 2012; Philadelphia, PA

  • How a Social Intranet Can Save Higher Education
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Web Leaders

I’m very interested in how social technologies can be used to improve internal communications on college campuses and I will be debuting a new talk on social intranets based on my article for CMSWire last summer. I will also be talking about leadership, the single most important skill that we need to move the web forward.

UBTech Conference
June 11-13, 2012; Las Vegas, NV

  • Managing the Unmanageable: Digital Governance in Higher Education

I’m looking forward to the reaction when I share my thoughts on where the web should report!

I encourage you to attend these great events. Make sure you stop by and say hello. As much as I like social technologies, nothing replaces meeting people in real life.

P.S. – the musical reference in the title of this post is not Willie Nelson. It is to Canned Heat, one of my favorite bands from my youth.

the convergence of social media, web content and mobile devices