June 4-5, 2018 - New Orleans

Checklist for a Successful User Conference

HANDSHAKE USER CONFERENCE

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New Orleans

Tulane University

June 4-5 2018

Monday & Tuesday  prior to the NACE Conference

Interactive Sessions

Hands-on best practice sharing - bring your laptop!

Why Should You Attend?

Meet industry leaders who bring innovative ideas and their valuable experience into Handshake and our vision. Furthermore, join us and our selective group of schools to embark in a rich learning experience where we will connect and work with each other to share best practices and build the future of Handshake.

Early bird special! Register before March 1st for $150 or register after for $200

Analytics

Experience Handshake's new reporting and analytics tool and learn to create your own reports

Appointments

Learn how to effectively use the appointment scheduling tools and calendar sync options

ERM

Increase your employer relationship management capabilities and partnerships

Segmentation

Improve your skills in creating targeted outreach campaigns and student communications

Fake Presenters Include

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Day One Schedule

Join us on the first day of the conference to learn more about what's happening on the Handshake network, what's to come on the roadmap, and industry insights from employers and our guest keynote speaker. In hands-on sessions with the Handshake team, you'll learn best practices around scaling your efforts, student engagement, insights and data, employer relations, and implementation. Finally, you'll connect with other distinguished attendees at our School Appreciation Party.

Pre-Conference Reception: Sunday June 3 5-7pm

Le Meridian Hotel 

333 Poydras St. New Orleans, LA 70130

Join us at the Le Meridian Hotel for an informal happy hour the day before the conference! Meet members of the Handshake team and fellow Handshake colleges and universities in the community.

Monday June 4th

Meet the Handshake Team at our registration tables and get ready to learn everything about Handshake!

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Handshake will welcome everyone to our conference. Also, meet Garrett Lord, Handshake’s CEO, and learn about what's happening on the Handshake network.

ATTENDEES INCLUDE

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Contact

Please contact your Account Manager should you have additional questions about the event.

Conference Code of Conduct

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Conference Kickoff & Handshake’s CEO Keynote

8:45 - 10:00 AM

Employer Panel

10:15 - 11:15 AM

Connect and meet other schools in the Handshake network to share best practices and learn more about each other’s experiences.

Networking Lunch

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Dive into any topic of your interest through our wide range of presentation topics led by our amazing Handshake team. Topic themes include: scaling your career services office, student engagement, insights and data, employer relations, and implementation. Sessions will be relevant for all school types and sizes.

Handshake-led Sessions Block 1

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

      Handshake-led Sessions Block 2

1:15 - 2:15 PM

Second block of sessions led by the Handshake team. Topic themes include: scaling your career services office, student engagement, insights and data, employer relations, and implementation. Sessions will be relevant for all school types and sizes.

Guest Keynote: 

To Be Announced

4:30 - 5:30 PM

What You Will Learn?

Join us for our 2018 Handshake School Appreciation Party  for a cocktail reception with heavy appetizers and opportunity for more networking and socializing.

School Appreciation Party

5:30 - 8:00 PM

Schedule of Events

Following are highlights of our 2016 Conference Agenda

June 6th

Meet your peer network and the Handshake community over lunch and conference kick-off event.

Networking Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Select training sessions based on your interests and needs and learn from our experienced professionals and your peers.  Bringing your laptop is optional.

June 7th

Interactive Training Sessions

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Experience Chicago nightlife and skyline views aboard this dinner cruise.  Dancing shoes are optional!

Dinner Cruise & Party

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Enjoy your breakfast while participating in our interactive User Showcase.  Visit booths hosted by clients and Handshake trainers to receive tips and ideas specific to your interests.

Wrap-up Session

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakfast & User Showcase

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Learn more about Handshake's product roadmap for Fall 2016 and share your innovative ideas for helping us add even more value for users.

DePaul University Career Services Open House

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Networking Lunch

12:00  - 1:00 PM

Enjoy networking with Handshake team members & career services professionals at Pazzo's Italian Restaurant, adjacent to the DePaul Conference Center.

This session is provided for individuals unable to participate in the full conference due to capacity limitations.  

1:30 - 4:00 PM

The interactive training will be same as that provided on Monday from 1-3 PM and include insight into Handshake's product roadmap.

OVERFLOW TRAINING

Day Two Schedule

Join us on the second day of our 2018 User Conference to expand your knowledge and become an expert on the diverse topics that our Handshake schools will be presenting.

Meet the Handshake Team at our registration tables and enjoy connecting with other schools during breakfast.

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

User Conference Track: Kickoff Day 2 and School-led breakout sessions on campus partnerships, student engagement, insights and data, employer relations, and implementation. Sessions will be tracked by Handshake experience level (Beginner/Advanced) and school size.


Kickoff & School-led Sessions Block 1

8:45 - 10:00 AM

10:15 - 11:15 AM

School-led Sessions Block 2

Networking Lunch

2:15-2:30 PM

Stay in touch, connect with other schools! Take this instance to strengthen your Handshake school bonds and create plans to support and work with each other in the near future.

12:15 - 1:15 PM

User Conference Track: Wrap HUC conference

Day Two Schedule

Following are highlights of our 2017 Conference Agenda

June 6th

Meet the Handshake Team at our registration tables and get ready to learn everything about Handshake!

Registration

18:00 - 9:30 AM

Handshake and our MCs will welcome everyone to our conference. Also, Meet Garrett Lord, Handshake’s CEO, to on Handshake’s journey and our vision for the future. 

June 6th

Conference Kickoff & Handshake’s CEO Keynote

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Connect and meet other schools in the Handshake network to share best practices and learn more about each other’s experiences.

Networking Lunch

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Take this chance to dive into any topic of your interest through our wide range of presentation topics led by our amazing Handshake schools.

Customer-led Breakout Sessions Part 2

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Customer-led Breakout Sessions Part 2

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Learn more (from first hand experience!) about diverse Handshake topics and best practices with our distinguished list of Handshake school presenters.

Code 2040 Keynote

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Wrap Day 1

12:00  - 1:00 PM

Debrief, learn more details about, and prepare for our School Appreciation Party!

1:30 - 4:00 PM

Join us for our 2017 Handshake School Appreciation Party at the Barrick Art Museum for a cocktail reception with heavy ors d'oeuvres and opportunity for more networking and socializing.

School Appreciation Party

Day One Schedule

Join us on the first day of the conference to learn more about Handshake’s mission, goals, and values. You will also have the opportunity to learn best practices from our diverse list of schools that will be presenting and to network and connect with other distinguished attendees at our School Appreciation Party.

June 4th

Meet the Handshake Team at our registration tables and get ready to learn everything about Handshake!

Registration

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Handshake and our MCs will welcome everyone to our conference. Also, meet Garrett Lord, Handshake’s CEO, and learn what's happening on the Handshake network and what's to come.

Conference Kickoff & Handshake’s CEO Keynote

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Connect and meet other schools in the Handshake network to share best practices and learn more about each other’s experiences.

Networking Lunch

12:15 - 1:15 PM

1:15 - 2:15 PM

Learn more (from first hand experience!) about diverse Handshake topics and best practices with our distinguished list of Handshake presenters. 

Handshake-led Sessions #2

Employer Panel

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Guest Keynote

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Guest keynote speaker to be announced!

5:30 - 8:00 PM

Join us for our 2018 Handshake School Appreciation Party at Tulane University for a cocktail reception with heavy ors d'oeuvres and opportunity for more networking and socializing.

School Appreciation Party

Day Two Schedule

Following are highlights of our 2017 Conference Agenda

June 6th

Meet the Handshake Team at our registration tables and get ready to learn everything about Handshake!

Registration

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Review our Product Roadmap with the Handshake Leadership Team!

Short Break

Day 2 Kickoff & Handshake Roadmap and Q&A

8:45 - 11:00AM

Take this chance to dive into any topic of your interest through our wide range of presentation topics led by our amazing Handshake schools.

Customer-led Sessions Part 1

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Stay in touch, connect with other schools! Take this instance to strengthen your Handshake school bonds and create plans to support and work with each other in the near future.

Farewell

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Join us for our final message with key takeaway from this conference. Then safe travels and we will see you next year!

Code 2040 Keynote

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Wrap Day 1

12:00  - 1:00 PM

Debrief, learn more details about, and prepare for our School Appreciation Party!

1:30 - 4:00 PM

Join us for our 2017 Handshake School Appreciation Party at the Barrick Art Museum for a cocktail reception with heavy ors d'oeuvres and opportunity for more networking and socializing.

School Appreciation Party

Day Two Schedule

Following are highlights of our 2017 Conference Agenda

June 6th

Meet the Handshake Team at our registration tables and get ready to learn everything about Handshake!

Registration

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Review our Product Roadmap with the Handshake Leadership Team!

Short Break

Day 2 Kickoff & Handshake Roadmap and Q&A

8:45 - 11:00AM

Take this chance to dive into any topic of your interest through our wide range of presentation topics led by our amazing Handshake schools.

Customer-led Sessions Part 1

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Stay in touch, connect with other schools! Take this instance to strengthen your Handshake school bonds and create plans to support and work with each other in the near future.

Farewell

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Join us for our final message with key takeaway from this conference. Then safe travels and we will see you next year!

Code 2040 Keynote

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Wrap Day 1

12:00  - 1:00 PM

Debrief, learn more details about, and prepare for our School Appreciation Party!

1:30 - 4:00 PM

Join us for our 2017 Handshake School Appreciation Party at the Barrick Art Museum for a cocktail reception with heavy ors d'oeuvres and opportunity for more networking and socializing.

School Appreciation Party

Day Two Schedule

Join us on the second day of our 2018 User Conference to expand your knowledge and become an expert on the diverse topics that fellow Handshake schools will be presenting. We'll also have the HBCU Conference track running parallel.

June 5th

Meet the Handshake Team at our registration tables and enjoy connecting with other schools during breakfast.

Networking Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Day 2 Kickoff for HUC and HBCU Conference and Session #1

8:45 - 10:00 AM

HUC and HBCU Conference Session #2

10:15 - 11:15 AM

Networking Lunch

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Farewell

2:30/3:30 PM

Networking Lunch

Tuesday June 5th

Food

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided. Cocktail party on Monday at Tulane University

Hotel

Room block at Le Meridian Hotel New Orleans for $139/night.

Book Here

Lyft or Taxi

Please note transportation will not be provided to Tulane. 

Tell Lyft or your taxi to take you to Tulane University. We recommend carpooling with others.

Approval Letter

Use our template below to obtain approval to attend. 

Download Template Here

What Should You Know?

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Take this chance to dive into any topic of your interest through our wide range of presentation topics led by the Handshake team.

Handshake-led Sessions #1

Third block of sessions led by the Handshake team. Topic themes include: scaling your career services office, student engagement, insights and data, employer relations, and implementation. Sessions will be relevant for all school types and sizes.

Handshake-led Sessions Block 3

2:30 - 3:30 PM

      Handshake-led Sessions Block 4

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Second block of sessions led by the Handshake team. Topic themes include: scaling your career services office, student engagement, insights and data, employer relations, and implementation. Sessions will be relevant for all school types and sizes.

User Conference Track: School-led breakout sessions on campus partnerships, student engagement, insights and data, employer relations, and implementation. Sessions will be tracked by Handshake experience level (Beginner/Advanced) and school size.

School-led Sessions Block 3

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

User Conference Track: School-led breakout sessions on campus partnerships, student engagement, insights and data, employer relations, and implementation. Sessions will be tracked by Handshake experience level (Beginner/Advanced) and school size.

Farewell

HUC Track: School-led Sessions Block 4

1:15 - 2:15 PM

User Conference Track: School-led breakout sessions on campus partnerships, student engagement, insights and data, employer relations, and implementation. Sessions will be tracked by Handshake experience level (Beginner/Advanced) and school size.

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Learn more (from first hand experience!) about diverse Handshake topics and best practices with our distinguished list of Handshake presenters. 

Handshake-led Sessions #3

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Learn more (from first hand experience!) about diverse Handshake topics and best practices with our distinguished list of Handshake presenters. 

Handshake-led Sessions #4

HUC and HBCU Conference Session #3

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

HUC and HBCU Conference Session #4

11:15 - 2:15 PM

HBCU Conference Session #5

2:30 - 3:30 PM

“I've got a greater vision for how to leverage Handshake to help our students. I have a greater vision for leveraging analytics to help me continue to work smarter. I was reminded how smart a choice we made joining Handshake. I was grateful to meet people in person who I had not met - and delighted to spend a few minutes with incredibly bright, talented, and really nice people.”

"I took away best practice information and contacts from other schools. I am able to come back and make changes to our processes to better serve our students. I am excited to be a part of the Handshake community because I think there are a lot of exciting things in the future."