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 iiBIG and our sister-company, Cloud Computing Association (CCA), are pleased to present our 2018 EdTECH Summit to be held May 9-10, in Alexandria, VA. The 2018 EDTech Summit will focus primarily on how cloud-based technologies are impacting the higher education space.  The summit will explore key areas in which new software apps and hardware are transforming everything from campus operational and financial management, to how the learning environment for faculty and students is being re-defined. For example, this event will explore the cutting-edge tools and trends being enabled by technology, including:

  • Wearable technologies and activity-based education
  • Digital textbooks and online classrooms.
  • Enabling inter- and intra-school collaboration and flipped classrooms.
  • BYOD (Bring your own device): Incorporating students’ own cell phones, tablets, and more into the educational experience.
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI): augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) are coming to a (virtual) classroom near you.
  • Learn by doing: Gaming and Simulation
  • Don’t ask the counselor’s office, ask Siri, Alexa and Watson: Chatbots that can provide answers to just about everything, from when your student loan payment is due, to which course next semester will explain how gravity bends light.
  • Improving Campus Operations through the Internet of Things (IOT):  Managing everything from sprinkler systems, to parking space monitoring with less human interactions.

More information about the 2018 EDTech Summit will posted soon.


CO-LOCATED EVENT – Education Finance & Loan Symposium – WILL SHARE VENUE
iiBIG will be presenting its 10th Annual Education Finance & Loan Symposium event on the same dates and in the same venue as the 2018 EdTECH Summit. Attendees of both events will share a common exhibit hall, networking refreshment breaks, luncheon and evening reception. Session times, breaks, and luncheon for both events will be synchronized so attendees of either event may attend sessions in the other at no additional cost.

See: 10th Annual Education Finance & Loan Symposium for more information.


Applications are now being reviewed from executives who would like to represent their companies as members of our Executive Speaking Faculty. If you or a colleague have extensive knowledge and expertise in any area related to the cloud-based education finance industry, and would like to apply for a position on our speaking faculty, please contact:

Don Buford,
Founder & CEO, iiBIG 
Phone: 212-300-2521
Email: DonB@iibig.com



Conference sponsorship provides an opportunity for companies seeking increased brand awareness and a platform to demonstrate expertise, products, or services. If confirmed early, conference sponsorship may include the opportunity to be represented on the executive speaking faculty. For more information, contact:

Hank Woji,
VP, Business Development, iiBIG 

Phone: 512-692-9839
Email: HankW@iiBIG.com 



Co-branding/marketing opportunities are available for publications, digital and print newsletters, professional associations, or other organizations that provide news and information to the education finance/student loan industry. For more information on these opportunities, please contact:

Marisa Colandrea,
Director, Meeting Planning & Logistics, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2522
Email: MarisaC@iiBIG.com 



Continuing Education Credits (e.g. CLE, CPE, CME, etc.) may be available for iiBIG conferences. Upon request conference attendees will be provided with a “Certificate of Attendance” and a copy of the conference agenda, showing topics, length of sessions, and name(s) and professional affiliation(s) of presenter(s) for each session. Attendees wishing to apply for continuing education credits for attending this conference may submit this documentation to the relevant organization in his/her state when applying for such credits.

International Institute for Business Information & Growth LLC (iiBIG) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.