Upcoming: #GGRGT (Aggregate Conference 2014)

#GGRGTThe 2014 Aggregate Conference is coming to downtown Louisville, Kentucky, later this month. I’m looking forward to being there.

I’m looking forward to some great sessions and great conversations about the future of all things digital. I’m also looking forward to presenting on a favorite topic of mine: change management. But mostly I’m looking forward to meeting in person, for the first time, some of my favorite online friends. Aggregate is where we will congregate.

Chief on that list of virtual pals is Ron Bronson (@ronbronson). I’ve known Ron via social media circles for so long now that, even though we’ve never met, I consider him to be a fine friend. Ron is curating the conference (he explains why here) and was gracious enough to invite me to present.

I’m also looking forward to meeting fellow presenters, web travelers and music aficionados Alaina Wiens (@alainawiens), Joel Goodman (@joelgoodman), Ma’ayan Plaut (@plautmaayan) and probably some others I’ve forgotten to mention.

Even though the conference is focused on the digital side of higher ed, and I don’t fit neatly into that niche, I take advantage of an opportunity to rub elbows with and learn from creative minds from all walks of life. One beautiful thing about the digital side of higher ed is that, in its current, evolving form, it has drawn together folks from a variety of fields: from IT and web communications to PR, marketing and more. The Aggregate Conference should provide some stimulating ideas and conversation.

Are you planning to attend Aggregate? If so, let me know. I’d love to meet you.

Otherwise, follow the conference hashtag at #GGRGT and follow @aggregateconf on Twittter.

Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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