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EdTech Companies at #NASPA16

Last week at the annual ACPA Convention, I wrote a post called Connecting with EdTech Companies at Student Affairs Conferences. I shared what education technology related vendors would be at that conference, as each year I am seeing more and more products attempting to tap into the college market.
Today I will list all the vendors related to Ed Tech at the NASPA 2016 Annual Conference, held March 13th-16th in Indianapolis. Going through the entire vendor list my jaw dropped, as just about HALF of the vendors are tech related!! From housing management platforms, apps for student engagement and assessment tools:

Silicon Valley has arrived to Student Affairs. 

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I believe the faster technologies advance and service delivery is expected in blended online spaces, higher education will need the innovations these companies are developing. However, as I stressed to ACPA attendees,

I write this post to share the importance of knowing the players in edtech and how building relationships with them will benefit your campus, network and resources. These educational technology companies need our voices. They need to know if their products are on the right path for what students, staff and our entire campuses need.

My challenge: Instead of going to the expo hall just for the free coffee, ice cream or pens – go in with intention. Learn what’s trending from these technology companies, take in their knowledge of tech advancements in 2016 and further share your insights into the work you do on a daily basis.

What edtech companies are you current working with or looking into? What do you wish these vendors would know about your technology needs?
Have a fantastic NASPA conference!

EdTech Exhibitor List

The Exhibitor Hall Schedule

Monday, March 14, 2016

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open to All Attendees

9:00 am – 10:00 am Exhibit Hall Coffee Break for all attendees

12:05 pm – 1:15 pm Exhibit Hall Coffee Break for all attendees

2:05 pm – 2:35 pm Exhibit Hall Ice Cream Social for all attendees   

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open to All Attendees

9:30 am – 10:00 am Exhibit Hall Coffee Break for all attendees

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Exhibit Hall Popcorn Break for all attendees

About Josie

I’m Dr. Josie Ahlquist—a digital engagement and leadership consultant, researcher, educator, and author. I’m passionate about helping people and organizations find purposeful ways to connect, engage, and tell their unique story. I provide consulting, executive coaching, and training for campuses, companies, and organizations that want to learn how to humanize technology tools and build effective and authentic online communities.

My blog and podcast have been recognized by EdTech Magazine, Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education. My book, Digital Leadership in Higher Education, was published in 2020 and was listed as a #1 new release for college and university student life. I have been growing my consultancy since 2013 and am based in Los Angeles. When I’m not helping clients lead online, you might find me training for a triathlon, spoiling my nieces and nephews, or exploring with my husband and our rescue dogs in our new RV called Lady Hawk.

I’d love to connect! Find me on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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