Higher Education Summit

Learn and share at one of DrupalCon's many industry and topic-focused summits. Summits are typically day-long, separately ticketed events, but for DrupalCon Global they have been shortened and incorporated within the main conference programming. Come for medley of short presentations and discussion, at no extra charge.

Learn from peer Drupal users and experts, working in a variety of contexts in the higher education sector, about the ever-changing Drupal and web landscape, including new trends and current best practices. The DrupalCon Higher Education Summit is informal, and focuses on best practices, case studies, and discussing solutions to the unique situations inherent to higher-education.

The DrupalCon Higher Education Summit is open to all higher education staff, volunteers, and service providers who are using, or considering using, Drupal as part of their technology stack. This summit is not intended for vendors to pitch new business.


Start and end times are approximate. All times listed in UTC.

  • 14:00-14:10 Welcome with Eric Sembrat (Webbeh), Georgia Tech and introduction to sponsors Four Kitchens, Message Agency, Pantheon, and Aten
  • 14:15-14:25 Learning how to Learn: How to Tackle New Drupal 8 Problems Without Fear with Angela McMahon (angelamnr), Iowa State University
  • 14:30-14:40 Drupal security best practices for higher education with Paul Gilzow (gilzow), University of Missouri
  • 14:45-14:55 Your Quick Guide to Automated Testing with Mark Miller (segovia94), University of California Davis
  • 14:55-15:00 Break
  • 15:00-16:00 Panel discussion with Precious McKoy (mckoypr), Guilford College; Michael O'Neill (mjoneill), University of Iowa; and Emily Mayock, Case Western Reserve University; moderated by Paul Grotevant (gravelpot), University of Texas at Austin. With the introduction of the Layout Builder ecosystem in Drupal 8, content editors and web developers are being armed with an impressive toolkit to maintain campus branding, apply design best-practices, and bring digital identities in sync across a portfolio of Drupal websites. Join us to hear from higher-education subject matter experts in marketing and communications who are building, extending, or expanding the relationship between the site branders and the site builders.



When & Where

Thursday, 16 July, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
Hopin Sessions

all times are listed in UTC
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Included in the ticket price