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Welcome to #heweb16!


Dress at the conference is business casual – with a strong emphasis on the “casual.” Jeans, t-shirts, sweaters and khakis are common, both during the conference sessions and at evening events. A note: session rooms can be chilly, so you may want to bring a sweater or dress in layers.


Sunshine On My Shoulders, Plate 2 by Thomas Hawke / Used under Creative Commons
Sunshine On My Shoulders, Plate 2 by Thomas Hawke

Memphis in October is wonderful! Daytime temperatures should range between the mid-60s to the mid-70s (F), and evening lows will be in the low 50s.

Having said that, remember that Memphis is located on the Mighty Mississippi and the city can be quite windy. A windbreaker or hoodie is a good option for outerwear.

Conference Check-in 

Your first stop at HighEdWeb 2016 should be the registration desk in the Memphis Cook Convention Center, where you’ll check in to grab your conference badge, materials and conference gifts.

The registration desk hours are:

  • Sunday, Oct. 16: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 17: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

NOTE: For Annual Conference attendees also registered for one of the Academies (Leadership, Integrated Marketing, or Technical): Report to the Memphis Sheraton Downtown for your Academy before 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. You will ALSO need to check in separately on Sunday or Monday for the HighEdWeb Annual Conference.


Attendees show their conference lanyardsYour conference ID badge, which you’ll receive upon conference check-in, must be worn at HighEdWeb sessions and events, including networking events. Your badge is your golden ticket of admission to all the fun.

Your badge also has a lot of critical information on it so be sure to keep it handy!


Pre-conference workshops begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, in the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Allow time on Sunday to check in at the registration desk before your workshop. Lunch for all pre-conference workshop attendees, HighEdWeb conference presenters and Academy attendees will be provided at noon on Sunday in the Memphis Sheraton Downtown.

Post-conference workshops begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

If you would like to add a pre- or post-conference workshop to your conference experience, you may add on and pay for the workshop at the registration desk, as attendance allows.

Evening networking

Evening event at the Harley Davidson Museum, HighEdWeb Milwaukee 2015
Evening event at the Harley Davidson Museum, HighEdWeb Milwaukee 2015

One of the best parts of HighEdWeb is getting to spend time with friends, new and old – so plan to join us at our evening events and make the most of our time in Memphis!

  • Sunday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.: HighEdWeb Welcome Reception
  • Monday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.: HighEdWeb After Dark
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m.: The Big Social Event


HighEdWeb runs on volunteer power. Consider sharing an hour or two of time with us at the Annual Conference to help with things like setup, data entry or helping others find their way around the conference space. So help us keep it all going: consider volunteering in Memphis.

Code of Conduct

The HighEdWeb community is awesome. And we want it to keep on being awesome for everyone. As we look forward to a great conference, we wanted to remind everyone of what we know you already know:

HighEdWeb is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of factors such as sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, culture, or religion. Read the full HighEdWeb Code of Conduct here.

If you are being harassed or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately — you can also call our 24-hour HEWEB Emergency Hotline: 339-36H-EWEB.

Connect with us – Official Conference eCommunication

Follow us at @HighEdWeb and #heweb16 on Twitter to stay up-to-date on announcements, get general details, or ask any questions you may have.

We will also post any updates as needed to the #heweb16 web pages, including this Attendees page.

Photos will be posted to Flickr.

What have we forgotten?

Have a question as you get ready for Memphis? Reach out to us on Twitter at @HighEdWeb, or shoot us an email at conference@highedweb.org.