Call for proposals is now closed

Thank you for your submissions.

We value and appreciate our partnership with you. If you’d like to share your story or expertise at Ellucian Live 2019, we’d love to hear from you.

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Ellucian Live 2019 schedule

April 7–10

Ellucian Live 2019

April 5–7

Ellucian Degree Works™ Forum

April 5–7(by invitation only)

Ellucian Executive Forum

Ellucian Live 2019 submission requirements

Call for proposals is now closed. Thank you for your submissions.



Ellucian employees, current customers, and partners in good standing may present at the Ellucian Live 2019 conference. Ellucian partners exhibiting at Ellucian Live 2019 may present or co-present with a mutual customer. Third-party consultants working at an Ellucian client site are welcome to attend the conference but may not present.

Please review the following requirements and recommendations before submitting your proposal.

Tips for preparing your proposal

  1. Review the offline submission form

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  2. Mark your calendar

    • October 19, 2018 - Deadline to submit proposal
    • December 2018 - Decision notices are sent
    • March 2019 - Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations of accepted proposals due for review
  3. Select a track

    Review the descriptions of each track and corresponding Ellucian solutions to determine the best fit for your proposal.

    • Advancement, Development and Fundraising
    • Application Technology
    • Community Models and Support
    • Financial Management
    • Human Capital Management
    • Insights, Reporting, and Analytics
    • Organizational Strategy and Planning
    • Recruiting and Admissions
    • Student Experience
    • Student Financial Services
    • Technology Transformation and Ethos
    • Workforce Development and Continuing Education

Remember, some presenters get a discount

Because we value your time and expertise, Ellucian will discount the registration fee for lead presenters/panel organizers who spend time preparing presentation materials. Click here to see the full presenter discount breakdown for Ellucian Live 2019.

If your proposal is selected

Conference machines (not personal laptops) must be used for presentations. Requests for additional software or technical setups other than what is listed on the “standard setup” must be specifically described and will be reviewed by our technical team. Additional AV/software requests are not guaranteed.

Ellucian reserves the right to revise titles, reassign the identified topic area, or edit the presentation description for promotional and program materials without notifying the presenter.

Please submit your presentation(s) in the conference Microsoft® PowerPoint® template, which will be available in the speaker resource center when the pre-proposal notifications are sent.

Preparing to submit an Ellucian Live 2019 proposal

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Ellucian Live 2019 conference. The deadline is October 19, 2018.

To help expedite the process, please review this copy of the submission form and have the following information ready before you begin your online submission form.

  • Session title (limit 75 characters)
  • The type of session you plan to propose: presentation, Birds of a Feather, panel discussion, or roundtable discussion
  • Session abstract (limit 550 characters including spaces and punctuation)
  • Primary track your proposal is related to
  • Learner level: new user/limited experience, experienced user, power user, all learner levels, learner level
  • Audience type: executive (strategic), technical, functional, all audience types
  • Proposed speaker name(s), job title(s), institution(s)/company, address(s), email(s), and phone number(s) of the lead and co-presenters/panelists (if applicable)
  • Take a look at things to know before you submit

Because session titles and descriptions are key information used by reviewers, decision makers, and attendees when selecting sessions and building schedules, please be clear and accurate when describing the content and purpose of your presentation and indicate who will benefit from attending. Also, please note if the content of your presentation is based on modifications that your institution made and remember to define the platform (Ellucian Banner® Operational Data Store, SQL) and the interface (client desktop, web-based) used.

Partner proposal requirements

Call for proposals is now closed. Thank you for your submissions.



Important deadlines and time frame to remember

  • October 19, 2018 - Deadline to submit proposal
  • December 2018 - Decision notices are sent
  • March 2019 - Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation due for review (if accepted)

Partner Details

Ellucian Live 2019 is a great opportunity to showcase your products, reach customers and prospects in a credible educational setting, and position yourself as an expert and leader in your field. Here, we’ve provided some deadlines as well as helpful information.

You must be a member of the Ellucian partner success program exhibiting at Ellucian Live 2019 to present. To be eligible for consideration, submit your presentation proposal by the deadline above through the online session submission system.

A partner session is defined as any session where a representative of your company is one of the official presenters (including being a panelist). This can be either a partner-led session or one that will be co-presented with a customer/s, regardless of whether the session is submitted by a customer or a partner.

Session acceptance is competitive, and topics must be relevant to the higher education market. However, Ellucian will give higher priority to presentation proposals featuring a partner company and customer co-presenting in case study format.

Sponsorship packages that include speaking opportunities

Partner presentations are guaranteed through the purchase of defined sponsorship packages. All deadlines and guidelines for partner sessions also apply for sponsorships packages.

à la carte session for purchase

This year, we are offering a very limited opportunity to purchase an à la carte session for $8,000 per accepted presentation. These submissions need to be made through the call for presentation process; however, submission does not guarantee acceptance. Strategic partners receive priority presentation consideration, subject to the proposal approval process and associated fees. Your company will be billed once the session is accepted.

Helpful hints

  • Review this copy of the submission form.
  • When submitting, please be sure to select the affiliation of your both your presentation and your speaker as “Ellucian partner.”
  • Select appropriate track and primary solution/service.
  • Limit title to 75 characters and session descriptions to 550 characters.
  • Designate a representative of your company as the lead presenter who will receive presentation emails, assume responsibility for uploading the session PowerPoint, decide whether your session is recorded, etc.

Presentation registration discounts for partners

Ellucian will provide one complimentary exhibitor badge per approved presentation. If you have a customer co-presenting or as part of your panel, the existing customer presenter discount policy will apply.

Ellucian Degree Works™ Forum 2019 proposal requirements

Call for proposals is now closed. Thank you for your submissions.



Important deadlines and time frame to remember

  • October 19, 2018 - Deadline to submit proposal
  • December 2018 - Decision notices are sent
  • March 2019 - Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation due for review (if accepted)

Remember, some presenters get a discount

Because we understand your time and expertise is valuable, Ellucian will discount the registration fee for lead presenters/panel organizers that spend time preparing presentation materials. Click here to see the full presenter discount breakdown.

If your proposal is selected

Conference machines (not personal laptops) must be used for presentations. Requests for additional software or technical setups other than what is listed on the “standard setup” must be specifically described and will be reviewed by our technical team.

Ellucian reserves the right to revise titles, reassign the identified topic area, or edit the presentation description for promotional and program materials without notifying the presenter.

Please submit your presentation(s) in the conference Microsoft® PowerPoint® template, which will be available in the speaker resource center when the pre-proposal notifications are sent. Presentations must be saved using their four-digit code followed by ppt/pptx (example DWF1123.ppt or DWF1123.pptx).

Preparing to submit a proposal for the Ellucian Degree Works™ Forum

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Ellucian Degree Works™ Forum. The deadline is October 19, 2018.

To help expedite the process, please have the following information ready before you begin your online submission form.

  • Session title (limit 75 characters)
  • The type of session you plan to propose: presentation, birds of a feather, panel discussion, or roundtable discussion
  • Session abstract (limit 550 characters including spaces and punctuation)
  • Topic tags that your proposal is related to
  • Learner level: new user/limited experience, experienced user, power user, all learner levels, learner level not applicable
  • Audience type: technical, functional, funkytech, all audience types
  • Proposed speaker name(s), job title(s), institution(s)/company, state, country, email(s), and mobile phone number(s) of the lead and co-presenters/panelists (if applicable)

Because the session titles and descriptions are key information that reviewers, decision makers, and attendees use when selecting sessions and building their schedules, please be clear and accurate when describing the content and purpose of your presentation and indicate who will benefit from attending. Also, please remember to reference the student information system (Ellucian Banner®, Ellucian Colleague®, Ellucian PowerCampus™, Oracle® PeopleSoft, Jenzabar®, not SIS-specific, or tell us the name of your system).

Ellucian Degree Works Forum 2019 for partners

Partners can also present at the Ellucian Degree Works Forum 2019, April 5–7. If a partner proposal is accepted, there is no fee for that session, but the partner will need to pay a full registration fee for the Ellucian Degree Works Forum. There is no requirement that the partner attend or be part of the Ellucian Live conference.

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