Dates for your diary – 2017 digital conferences for university web teams

Lots of us will be starting the new year identifying suitable conferences for professional development. I’ve pulled together this list of potential conferences for web professionals working in the university sector. It’s UK dominated with the odd event in nearby EU neighbours and the US.

Agile Content Conference

An active listening session at Agile Content Conference 2016

I’ll keep the list updated if you’ve got any suitable recommendations.

I’ve marked where events have the Universities and the Web stamp of approval from previous years’ attendance.

Open Knowledge Foundation speaker at OpenTech London

Open Knowledge Foundation speaker at OpenTech London

Higher education focused conferences

7-9 February – CASE Strategic Marketing Institute, York
15 February – Higher Education Analytics Conference (online)
14-15 March – DigiFest, Birmingham {UatW tried and tested}
30-31 March – CASE Social Media and Community Conference, Brighton {UatW tried and tested}
26 April – Higher Ed Content Conference (online)
11-13 July (provisional) – Institutional Web Management Workshop, Kent {UatW tried and tested}
28 August – 1 September – CASE Europe Annual Conference, Birmingham {UatW tried and tested}
11-13 September – Confab Higher Ed, Denver (USA)
8-11 October – HighEdWeb Annual Conference, Hartford (USA) {UatW tried and tested}

HighEdWeb opening party at Harley Davidson, Milwaukee

HighEdWeb opening party at Harley Davidson, Milwaukee

Wider industry

30-31 January – Agile Content Conference, London {UatW tried and tested}
9 February – Glug X, London {UatW tried and tested}
9-11 February – Content Strategy Applied, London
17-19 February – Offset, Dublin
8-9 March – Marketing Week Live, London
10-14 March – SXSWi, Austin (US)
17-19 March – WordCamp London, London {UatW tried and tested}
30 March – Design It, Build It, Edinburgh
6-7 April – Brighton SEO, Brighton

Glug summer party 2015, House of Vans

Glug summer party 2015, House of Vans

8-9 April – Vidcon Europe, Amsterdam
10-11 May – Adobe Summit EMEA, London
13 May 2017 – OpenTech, London {UatW tried and tested}
24-26 May – UX London, London {UatW tried and tested}
16-17 May – Thinking Digital, Newcastle
23 May – Digital Content Summit, London
24 May – Camp Digital, Manchester
19-20 June – #DMWF Expo, London
20-22 September – Generate, London
29 October – VRLO, London

Samsung VR demonstration at DigiFest2016

Samsung VR demonstration at DigiFest2016

If you’re planning to attend any of these, we’d love you to write a report for us afterwards. Get in touch!

Billy

Billy

Web Manager for the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham.

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