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Lauren O’Neil joins #PSEWEB in Toronto

Last week we announced three incredible keynote speakers for our 2014 conference, and today I am proud to announce that Lauren O’Neil will be joining us as our fourth keynote! Lauren is a journalist, TV personality and web culture blogger & tweeter – not to mention one of Marketing Magazine’s 30 under 30.  She has produced work for The Toronto Star, Yahoo! Canada,, MTV Canada, Canadian Living Magazine, (the… Read more »

Facebook Top 10 of Canadian Universities

UofT, McGill & McMaster top Canadian Universities on Facebook

We’ve all been watching our Facebook Pages with anxious eyes over the last few months, wondering if the recent algorithm changes have made the subscribers that we’ve worked hard for irrelevant. Our team took advantage of a new Facebook analytics feature to take a peek across the board and see which universities are thriving in the new Facebook climate. Facebook’s new Pages to Watch feature allows you to add competitor… Read more »

@westernu's new twitter design (Credit: @mathewh)

Tweets just got longer: big improvements on Twitter

Easier to work with, easier to read, engagement encouraged, 117 characters + 4,000 words + 8 account tags.  Twitter has been cranking out incredible improvements over the last 30 days – get up to speed and put these to work for your accounts.

Don’t forget the web.

I got my start on the web in 1995. By 1997, I was knee-deep in community management – rallying supporters, meeting people with shared interests and collaborating on content with people around the world. And we did it with the web *cough*geocities & tripod*cough* This week is the world wide wonderful web’s 25th birthday, and also in much smaller news, the end of our 2014 #PSEWEB Call for Speakers. In… Read more »

Hidden on-campus treasure (my new conference addiction)

Adding six days of development into my year cost two business days (four weekend days) and less than $400. One was free, one offered a $10 day pass and two were within walking distance of either my desk or my house. It’s easy to create an Apple product desk fortress and say that these conferences didn’t talk about marketing, they don’t apply to what we do. But I disagree.

Group Note Taking

If you’ve been taking notes throughout the conference, please share! Go to Click on the session that you have notes for Paste the notes or link to your online notes as a comment on the session post Thanks everyone! We will also add slides to these pages as soon as we can,   Melissa

Help Wanted: #PSEWEB 2014

#PSEWEB is growing! We are adding new positions that we need your help to fill for next year’s conference. If you enjoy #PSEWEB and want to help it continue to improve, please get in touch about joining us in one of the roles below.  Conference registration fees are waived for conference staff! Content Curators During the conference, two content curators work together to ensure sessions and conference moments are captured… Read more »

2013 #PSEWEB Speakers & Sessions Announced

Visit our Sessions Page to read more about each session, and our Speakers Page to read more about our amazing speakers.

As always, we thank our early bird attendees for helping us pick the program – it is based entirely on the votes (and good taste) of early bird ticket holders.

With these speakers, Stewart Foss’ keynote, the first Canadian eduStyle awards and three additional speakers to be announced in the coming days (including our second keynote speaker), we hope you’ll agree that this looks to be the richest #PSEWEB to date and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Stewart Foss & eduStyle at #PSEWEB 2013

We’re pleased to announce our first keynote speaker for #PSEWEB 2013, Stewart Foss! Stewart’s keynote will focus on ‘Student Experience Design.” What makes a website good? How can you make it better? What can we learn from the best? Stewart will share his thoughts about how we can raise the bar in higher-ed web design and how we can transition from good user experience design to good student experience design.

Join our unconference

2013 Call for Speakers is open! Add #PSEWEB to your portfolio

The Call for Speakers at #PSEWEB 2013 in Vancouver is now open! Sharing your experience with your #PSEWEB peers is the most meaningful and rewarding way to participate in the conference and we hope you will consider joining us onstage this year. What was new for you this year? What was your biggest project? What did you wish you had time to really dig into and make a case for… Read more »

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