RTM Spring Higher Education CIO Congress

Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine, San Diego, CA
April 7th
- 9th

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About The Program

The Spring Higher Ed CIO Congress will focus on 75 c-level executives on the technology side of higher education (CIOs, CTOs and VPs of Technology). These leaders are mainly focused on generative AI, cybersecurity, maximizing student success ,and the quality and practices associated with undergraduate, graduate, and professional study at the college/university. Conference sessions will address how technology leaders can improve their institution’s finances, technology programs, support services, and organizational design to drive innovation and help students from all backgrounds succeed.

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Overall Experience
RTM Staff Rating
Value of time OOO

86.66% of delegates said this is the best event they’ve attended all year

Keynote Speakers

A dynamic roster of keynote speakers drives innovation at our congress events. Discover thought leaders and game-changers whose invaluable insights foster growth and excellence in each of our delegates.

Lucy Avetisyan
Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO,
University of California-Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Joe Way
Executive Director, Digital Spaces,
University of California-Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Vince Kellen
University of California at San Diego, CA


A dynamic roster of keynote speakers drives innovation at our congress events. Discover thought leaders and game-changers whose invaluable insights foster growth and excellence in each of our delegates.

Steven D'Agustino
Director of Online Learning,
Fordham University, NY
Rene Eborn
Associate Vice President & Deputy of Digital Transformation,
Utah State University, UT
Kent John Gerberich
Deputy Chief Information Officer,
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI
Mark Johnson
Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer,
Minnesota State University-Mankato, MN
Darin Seiler
Chief Information Officer,
Adrian College, MI
Saby Waraich
Chief Information Officer,
Clackamas Community College, OR

The Schedule

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Registration

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Opening Keynote

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

3:35 pm - 3:15 pm

Afternoon Refreshments and networking

3:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Strategy Session/Business Meeting/Round tables Discussions/Workshops

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome drinks and Dinner

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Morning Keynote/Panel Session

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning Refreshments and networking

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop/Roundtable disccussions

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Roundtables/Business meetings/Workshops

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon refreshements and netwotking

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Closing Day keynote

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free time

6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Drinks and Dinner

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Morning Refreshments and networking

8:20 am - 9:05 am

Workshop/Roundtable disccussions

9:10 am - 9:55 am


10:05 am - 11:05 am

Strategy Session/Business Meeting

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Closing Keynote

Our Commitments to You

Maximized Networking Opportunities

Cultivate meaningful relationships with peers and thought leaders via networking opportunities and functions, strategically designed and planned by our team ahead of the event.

A personal, customized itinerary

Participants customize their schedule by selecting from various sessions, tracks and private meetings that align specifically with their business needs and goals.

Exclusive qualified attendance

In order to facilitate the most optimal networking and meeting opportunities, participation is invitation only and strictly limited to Senior Level Administrators & Executives.

return on time and objective

Your time and the objectives you have set are our top priority. We strive to facilitate the right meetings and introductions to ensure your time with us is being justified with real value.

Delegate Testimonials

Southwest Baptist University, MO

I met some of the most engaging professionals and had conversations that I never would have had a chance to participate in. If you get a chance, go.

Senior Director, Digital Engagement
Dallas College, TX

This was an intimate, power packed, engaging experience; with like minded individuals that gave motivated me to continue to be a collaborative change agent.

Deputy CIO
University of Michigan-Medicine, MI

My experience at the HE CIO Congress put on by RTM was great, definitely worth the time. It was well organized and fulfilling. I found the networking to be extremely valuable and it was prioritized and encouraged throughout the conference. I was able to connect with individuals at a diverse set of institutions across the country (e.g., community college, big, small, R1). The sessions were small groups that encouraged discourse and knowledge sharing. Everyone I met was extremely kind, open-minded, and welcoming.

Director, Online Learning
Forham University, NY

The CIO Congress was a highly effective and enlightening experience. It was not only an opportunity to learn from leading experts but also a platform to engage with and contribute to the wider IT community. I left the event with new insights and connections that I am eager to explore further in my professional journey. I return to my university energized with new ideas and perspectives.

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