Call for proposals is now closed

Notice: Calls for proposals are now closed for Ellucian Live 2020 and the Ellucian Degree Works™ forum.

What powers you? Do you have a story to tell and want to share your expertise? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Be a part of the more than 550 sessions at this year’s Ellucian Live.

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Ellucian Live 2020 schedule

April 5-8

Ellucian Live 2020

April 3–5

Ellucian Degree Works™ Forum

Ellucian Live 2020 submission requirements

Ellucian employees, current customers, and partners in good standing may present at the Ellucian Live 2020 conference. Ellucian partners exhibiting at Ellucian Live 2020 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.

  1. Review the offline submission form

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  2. Mark your calendar*

    • October 16, 2019 (at 11:59pm ET) - Deadline to submit proposal
    • Mid-November 2019 - Decision notices are sent
    • Mid-December 2019 - Time/day of sessions are sent
    • March 2020 - Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations of accepted proposals due for review

    *Confirm you can make it: Ellucian Live breakout sessions may be scheduled starting the afternoon of Sunday, April 5, through early afternoon, Wednesday, April 8. Please do not submit a proposal if you are unable to present your session at any point during this timeframe. We will do our best to schedule sessions according to space, date, and time parameters.

  3. Select a track

    Review the descriptions of each track to determine the best fit for your proposal. If you’ve presented in previous years, note that some track names and descriptions have been updated; please select the most suitable track.

    • Advancement, Development, and Fundraising
    • Core Applications
    • Digital Transformation
    • Financial Management
    • Human Capital Management
    • Insights, Reporting and Analytics
    • Organizational Change Management
    • Recruiting and Admissions
    • Student Experience
    • Student Financial Services
    • Technology Planning and Strategy
    • Trends in Workforce Development

NEW! WAIT (TO REGISTER AND BOOK HOTEL) TO SAVE

Ellucian values your time and expertise and will discount the registration fee for lead presenters/panel organizers.

New this year, all customer lead presenters listed on a proposal submission have a special registration set aside for them and therefore must wait until after the proposal status notifications go out before registering and reserving a hotel for Ellucian Live. This two-week (event/hotel) registration window will be available after the proposal notification, guaranteeing the lowest price, whether the session is accepted or not. Customer co-presenters may register at any time. Click here to see the full presenter discount breakdown for Ellucian Live 2020.

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 proposal notifications are sent.

Preparing to submit an Ellucian Live 2020 proposal

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Ellucian Live 2020 conference. The deadline is October 16, 2019 (at 11:59pm ET).

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

Be sure to review the essential requirements before you submit. To quickly convey key information about your session to reviewers and attendees, remember to clearly and accurately state the following:

  • Content and purpose of your presentation
  • Target audience (who benefits from this presentation?)
  • Platform used/modified (Banner® Human Resources, Colleague Financial Aid Self-Service, SQL)
  • Interface (client desktop, web-based)

Questions?

Contact Ellucian Live support at [email protected] or 800-228-2134



Partner proposal requirements

Important deadlines and time frame to remember

  • October 16, 2019 (at 11:59pm ET) - Deadline to submit proposal
  • Mid-November 2019 - Decision notices are sent
  • Mid-December 2019 - Time/Day notices are sent
  • March 2020 - Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations of accepted proposals due for review

Partner Details

Ellucian Live 2020 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 2020 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.

Note: if your session is approved, time/day requests will be considered, but not guaranteed.

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, and 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.

Questions?

Contact Ellucian Live support at [email protected] or 800-228-2134



Ellucian Degree Works™ Forum 2020 proposal requirements

Important deadlines and time frame to remember

  • October 16, 2019 (at 11:59pm ET) - Deadline to submit proposal
  • Mid-November 2019 - Decision notices are sent
  • Mid-December 2019 - Time/Day notices are sent
  • March 2020 - Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations of accepted proposals due for review

NEW! WAIT (TO REGISTER AND BOOK HOTEL) TO SAVE

Ellucian values your time and expertise and will discount the registration fee for lead presenters/panel organizers.

New this year, all customer lead presenters listed on a proposal submission have a special registration set aside for them and therefore must wait until after the proposal status notifications go out before registering and reserving a hotel for Ellucian Live. This two-week (event/hotel) registration window will be available after the proposal notification, guaranteeing the lowest price, whether the session is accepted or not. Customer co-presenters may register at any time.

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 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 2020 conference. The deadline is October 16, 2019 (at 11:59pm ET).

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)
  • Take a look at things to know before you submit

Be sure to review the essential requirements before you submit. To quickly convey key information about your session to reviewers and attendees, remember to clearly and accurately state the following:

  • Content and purpose of your presentation
  • Target audience (who benefits from this presentation?)
  • Appropriate platform (all platforms, Banner, PeopleSoft, or some other specific platform)

ELLUCIAN DEGREE WORKS™ FORUM 2020 FOR PARTNERS

Partners can also present at the Ellucian Degree Works™ Forum 2020, April 3-5. 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 Degree Works Forum. There is no requirement that the partner attend or be part of the Ellucian Live conference.

Questions?

Contact Ellucian Live support at [email protected] or 800-228-2134



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