This is one of my favorite times of the school year. The new year has started, we are halfway through the higher ed calendar, and we can start to see how our strategies have worked out. We are starting to get the hang of new tactics, strategies, and platforms. We also see where we have succeeded and failed, what has worked and what hasn’t.

Every year I see how our expertise in web, marketing, writing, and content creation is used to tell the story and the unique value proposition of our institutions. I see the tough issues that we are being asked to solve. The times where we go viral and the times where our Instagram account is mysteriously switched from a business account to a personal account.

We are asked to do more and more with less and less each year, which can be a challenge each day. Where do we go for support? Where can we find people that know what we are going through? Our colleagues sometimes know, and there might be a few other folks nearby, but most of us go to our industry network. As you think about what professional development you will prioritize this year, you are making an important choice about how to further your professional growth and build your network. One of the things that I have been so proud of over the past 4+ years working with the eduWeb Digital Summit is helping to build a community that people want to be a part of. A community that supports each other year-round, helps answer those tough questions you are struggling with, and helps you deal with that tough situation that you’re facing for the first time.

So when you decide to attend eduWeb Digital Summit this year, you become a part of a network, a community, a new family of amazing people that have an incredible amount of knowledge they are willing to share.

But this year, we’ll be adding a new element to this community: a remarkably different physical space. This year we’ll be coming together at a location like very few in the world: Snowbird, Utah, a mountain top ski resort just half an hour from Salt Lake City.

We will have the whole top of the mountain to connect. We will have unique opportunities to bond over campfires (maybe we can find the fixings for S’mores), on mountain hikes, or from the comfort of the rooftop pool. Come experience something new with us. We promise you that we will have fantastic opportunities for professional growth at a conference like no other.