In less than two weeks, hundreds of higher education professionals, organizations, and Hobsons staff will descend upon San Antonio, Texas for the annual Hobsons University with the hope of returning back to campus with new product knowledge and expertise.

One of the great things about Hobsons U is that there are plenty of ways to participate and engage with the conference beyond general sessions. Here are five ways you can boost your engagement at Hobsons U and enhance your conference experience.

Visit The Hobsons Hub
Yes, you can charge your phone here! But The Hobsons Hub provides much more to help make the most of your conference experience – in person and online. In this space, you can:

  • Charge your laptop or mobile device; check email and social media.
  • Take a selfie with your friends. (Don’t forget to upload on Twitter using #HU2015.)
  • Have quick impromptu meetings with your colleagues or Hobsons staff.
  • Connect with the Hobsons communications team to share your insights and tell us what’s going on at your college or university.

Engage in Social Media
If you have a Twitter account, there's no better time to use it than Hobsons U. The popular hashtag for attendees is #HU2015. Search it and get updates from fellow conference participants to stay tuned for the following:

  • Daily conference updates
  • Photos and videos
  • Quotes from keynote speakers and general sessions
  • Networking opportunities with other participants
     

Hobsons U is a huge gathering of Hobsons product users, so networking opportunities are everywhere. But you can't talk everyone in the three days you spend in San Antonio. Use the main Twitter hashtag #HU2015 to make sure your tweets are seen by more people.

Research & Development Luncheon
Hobsons’ Research & Development (R&D) team will be piloting a new program in China and Taiwan this fall to help address some of the unique challenges that both students and admissions staff encounter when students from Asia apply to U.S. institutions. Join Shaun Fanning, Vice President of Research & Development, and the R&D team for a luncheon to discuss this topic in more detail. 

Attend Showcase Sessions
Hobsons offers a number of solutions to meet all of your admissions and student success needs. Attend one of our six simultaneous sessions showcasing solutions with which you may not be familiar.

Connect with our Partners
Hobsons establishes education partnerships and affiliations with leading third-party solution providers, many of which will be attending Hobsons U. Connect with them throughout the conference and learn more about how they can help you achieve your goals.

Engage with your colleagues and Hobsons staff, share remarkable discoveries, and join the Hobsons U conversation. We can’t wait to see you at Hobsons University!

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