Bringing Together the Brightest Minds in Higher Education

April 17-19, 2019 | Westin Downtown | Austin, Texas

We welcome you to our 16th successful year of PeopleConnect 2019. This our flagship customer event of the year, designed to bring together HigherEd community professionals, and industry thought leaders who are passionate about making an impact on post-secondary education. Prepare to learn, connect, and get inspired with your peers across the PeopleAdmin community – from HigherEd curriculum leaders and tech directors to administrators, HR professionals, and industry partners and thought leaders.

A place for PeopleAdmin customers to learn, share and transform higher education talent management

At PeopleConnect 2019, higher education talent management, faculty affairs and IT professionals will come together to learn, network and share new and exciting opportunities to advance the missions of research, teaching and service at colleges and universities.

Along with PeopleAdmin team members and business partners — customers who attend the conference will help shape the future of higher education by turning talent management data into actionable insights, attending sessions focused on solving the industry’s biggest challenges, previewing recent and upcoming product enhancements, earning continuing education credits, and spotlighting problems and real-life solutions achieved by customers.

Attendees will learn from each other — during presentations, hallway conversations, shared meals and fun events — and leave refreshed and inspired to pursue their unique opportunities to contribute to and advance their institutional mission.

Why Attend PeopleConnect?


One-on-one networking with colleagues, experts, and PowerSchool executives


Engaging breakout sessions from education thought leaders and accredited deep-dive workshops with master trainers


Inspiration gained from a strategic vision for the future of education 

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Keynote Speaker: Bryan Alexander

A leader in transforming how technology empowers education, Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher.

Bryan serves as a consultant throughout higher education in the United States and abroad.  As founder and main attraction at Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC, he frequently speaks and publishes articles about technology and its important role in education – appearing in publications including The Atlantic Monthly and Inside Higher Ed.

Bryan earned his Doctorate degree in English language and literature at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry. After completing his PhD, Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana where he pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes, while organizing an information literacy initiative.

Bryan worked with the non-profit, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE),  helping small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies from 2002 to 2014.  With NITLE he served as co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and as a senior fellow.

He has been featured as an industry expert in the Washington PostMSNBCUS News and World ReportNational Public Radiothe Chronicle of Higher Educationthe National Association of College and University Business OfficersPew ResearchCampus Technology, and the Connected Learning Alliance.

He is currently writing Transforming the University in the Twenty-First Century: The Next Generation of Higher Education for Johns Hopkins University Press (forthcoming 2019).  His most recent books are Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling (second edition).


Wednesday, April 17, 2019
8:00am – 4:00pm Check-in and Registration
5:00pm – 7:00pm Opening and Welcome Reception
Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:30am – 8:30am Networking breakfast
8:30am – 8:45am Elevate! a message from our CEO
8:45am – 9:45am Keynote Dr. Bryan Alexander
9:45am – 10am Break
10am – 11am Company update
11am – 12pm Panel discussion: Elevating the work of Human Resources through Technology
12pm-1pm Lunch with awards ceremony
1:15pm – 2:15pm Round table discussion
1:15pm – 5:00pm Executive Summit
2:15pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm -3:15pm Concurrent Session 1
3:30pm – 415pm Concurrent Sessions 2
4:30pm – 5:15pm Concurrent Sessions 3
5:30pm – 6:30pm Break
6:30pm – 11pm Customer celebration
Friday, April 19, 2019
7:30am – 8:30am Networking breakfast
8:30am – 9:30am Keynote
9:30am – 9:45am Break
9:45am – 10:45am Product mini sessions
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11am – 11:45pm Concurrent Session 4
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch with Sponsor Drawings
1:15pm – 2:15pm Closing general session

Learning & Networking Opportunities

ScholarLabs are hands-on product tutorials. PeopleAdmin experts are here to help you better understand your solution and gather feedback on how we can improve our products. ScholarLab is open throughout the conference.

Share best practices, brainstorm and discuss the hottest topics in education talent management. Colleges and universities are grouped with similar institutions, so you can discuss issues and solutions with other attendees who face your same challenges.

Book a Face2Face meeting with your account executive and/or your Customer Success advisor. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your PeopleAdmin solutions and services, or see a product demonstration.


Last Early Bird Pricing

$ 550
  • Expires March 31, 2019
  • A savings of $50
  • Includes all sessions and meals
  • Customer Appreciation Party

Regular Pricing

$ 600
  • Includes all sessions and meals
  • Customer Appreciation Party


Join us in Austin… The live music capital of the world and home to Austin City Limits!

Austin has a reputation for being eccentric and musically gifted. And that’s just how the locals like it. From the moment you arrive to long after you leave, the city’s music scene and cool, cultural vibe are sure to make an impression.
While visiting, be sure to:
• Check out some live music.
• Hit up the 2nd Street shopping district.
• Barbecue! Do we need to say more? It’s the best in the world.

The Westin Downtown Austin

Superbly situated in the heart of downtown Austin, the newly built Westin Downtown offers hotel guests an impeccable location from which to experience this thriving downtown scene.

The hotel is just steps away from shops, restaurants and local attractions. Spend time exploring this inimitable entertainment destination or venture out and experience other local attractions near the hotel, including the shops on South Congress.

PeopleAdmin has negotiated a discounted rate of $279.00 (not including any taxes and fees) for PeopleConnect attendees. The discounted booking link will be available in the attendee confirmation email, post-registration.

Should you have any questions, please contact



  • During the Last Early Bird pricing period, registration is $550 and expires on March 31, 2019 (includes all sessions, meals and the Customer Appreciation Party).
  • During the Regular pricing period, registration is $600 (includes all sessions, meals and the Customer Appreciation Party).
  • For more details, visit the Pricing section of this page.
  • There are no group discounts available.


  • All registrations are done online. Please click here to register
  • Yes. After registering online, you’ll receive an email confirming your registration. Don’t forget to check your spam folder just in case!
  • All registration fees for the event are in U.S. Dollars. All major credit cards (Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) are accepted as well as Purchase Order.
  • Yes. If you register and pay but can’t attend, you can transfer your registration to a colleague from your organization until April 5. Please submit all transfer requests to and include the first name, last name, title, organization, and email address of the new attendee. Any hotel reservations made will need to be canceled and/or changed directly with the hotel.
  • If you registered for PeopleConnect and are unable to attend, please cancel your registration as soon as possible. 
  • Cancellations received after 5:00pm Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, April 5th will be charged 50% of the registration fee. No refunds will be issued for no-shows. 
  • Hotel reservations should be canceled directly with the hotel. 
  • All events and activities on Wed, April 17—Fri, April 19
  • All PeopleConnect programming, including General Session keynotes, breakout sessions and evening events
  • All evening events, including a welcome reception on Tues, April 17
  • It does NOT INCLUDE air transportation and hotel accommodations
  • Yes, breakfast and lunch are provided to everyone over the main conference days (Thurs, April 18–Fri, April 19).

Travel Questions

  • PeopleAdmin has negotiated a discounted rate of $279.00 (not including any taxes and fees) at the Westin Austin Downtown for PeopleConnect attendees. The discounted booking link will be available in the attendee confirmation email, post-registration. Should you have any questions, please contact

General Event Questions

  • Business casual attire is appropriate for all functions at PeopleConnect.
  • The average high in Austin is in the mid-70s with the lows in the mid-50s. We recommend bringing a light sweater or jacket as meeting rooms tend to be chilly.
  • Please email with your full name, organization name, dates of your stay at the Westin Austin Downtown and your dietary needs or allergies. We’ll do everything we can to help you out.
  • To ensure a welcoming environment for all PeopleConnect attendees, a dedicated mother’s nursing room will be available at the Westin Austin Downtown.
  • Your conference badge and nametag are your ticket. They’ll get you into the events you’re registered to attend. You must wear your badge at all times.
  • If you lose your badge, go the registration desk and we’ll get you a new conference badge. You will be charged $100 for the replacement badge.

Still have questions?

A member of our events team will be happy to assist you.

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