EdgeEvents

Through EdgeEvents, Edge provides opportunities for members to engage in signature events which align with their strategic objectives and priorities. Involvement with EdgeEvents allows members to derive value from participation and continuous professional development in the form of informative seminars, training sessions, workshops, conferences, and more.

Edge’s annual and seasonal conferences, forums, and thematic events are focused on connecting our members with cutting edge experts and concepts to provide a vision for success in digital transformation. The EdgeEvents team works closely with our members, industry partners, and solution providers to provide attendees with the content and connections they need to achieve their goals.

Leading the Way With Virtual EdgeEvents

EdgeEvents has led the way in connecting our members with the content and expertise they’ve come to expect, now in the virtual space. For attendees, this is an opportunity to engage with participants and presenters from across the country and the globe — our events have welcomed attendees from as far away as California, Arizona, and Turkey! — to share ideas and strategies for success.

Stay tuned as we announce more digital events, including the all-virtual EdgeCon 2021.

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September 2019

Webinar: Strategies for Defense Against the Constantly Evolving Ransomware Threat

September 12, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ransomware attacks have been a threat for more than a decade, and they continue to evolve in terms of attack vectors and sophistication. This webinar will focus on high-level strategies that can be effective at reducing the risk of a…

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Preparing for Higher Ed Transformation: Leading Effective Business Systems Modernization

September 19, 2019 from 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Rd
Holmdel, NJ 07733

Is your institution prepared to successfully complete a large scale project to modernize your business systems to compete in the digital era? There is an alarming failure rate for these high stakes, costly business systems modernization projects in higher education,…

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October 2019

Webinar: Security as a Maturity Process: Building & Developing an Effective Cybersecurity Practice

October 8, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ransomware, malware, cryptomining, and more are constant threats to every organization. Cybersecurity preparedness is an ongoing process to combat these threats, requiring constant reassessment and evaluation of policies, practices, tools, and governance. This challenge places every organization at a different…

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Fall Member + Partner Appreciation Day

October 11, 2019 from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave
Edison, NJ 08837
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Don’t miss Edge’s annual gathering to honor outstanding achievements from our member community, who will be recognized for exceptional contributions to the use of technology in the state, educating our students, supporting the complex operations of our schools, and leading the research…

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Webinar: Transforming the Business of Higher Education through the ERP

October 24, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Can your institution’s business systems help you to identify and intervene with at risk students? Are you able to give current students the efficient access to systems for scheduling, grading, contacting advisors, and more to help them succeed? A modern…

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November 2019

Women Leaders in Technology Network: Exploring the STEM Gender Gap

November 12, 2019 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Join us for a lunch of learning and networking at Rowan University! Learn How One Institution Has Encouraged Diversity in Tech & Engineering via Partnerships & Programs. You’ll walk away with more knowledge and new connections gained over a great…

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Webinar: The Cost of Cybersecurity: How & Why to Proactively Build a Cybersecurity Budget

November 14, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Building a Security budget should be a decision based on risk to your organization. This discussion will focus on how to determine the current level of risk, set a risk appetite, and then plan a budget accordingly.  Quantitative risk analysis…

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March 2020

Webcast: Improving Student Productivity with AWS

March 5 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hosted by Edge partners Carahsoft & AWS Join us on March 5 at 2 PM EST to discover how AWS is serving research and education institutions. IT integrators and administrators are tirelessly seeking to improve the end user computing capabilities…

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Webinar: Cybersecurity Awareness & Best Practices in Response to the Increase in Remote Work

March 25 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am

With the rapid increase working, teaching, and learning remotely in response to COVID-19, it’s important to keep cybersecurity in mind. Trends worldwide already show bad actors trying to make use of the pandemic to their own ends, as users adjust…

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April 2020

Enabling Higher Education Business Transformation: Best Practices For ERP Systems Success

April 17 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Agenda 12:00-12:15 p.m. The Promise of Digital Transformation & Why It Can Be So Difficult Samuel Conn, President and CEO, Edge 12:15-12:50 p.m. Managing Business Systems Modernization Risk Through Assessment and Process Optimization Liz Murphy, Chairwoman and CEO, Campus Works…

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Annual Teaching with Technology Showcase: Excellence in Action

April 24 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Virtual Teaching with Technology Showcase: Excellence in Action to highlight AR, VR, OER, classroom multimedia, and faculty adoption techniques One of the major impacts of COVID-19 is the disruption of the current in-person delivery and learning in a formal classroom…

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May 2020

Emerging Themes Summit:
The Esports Revolution: Finding Success and Driving Value for the Institution

May 6 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Michael currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). NACE is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of member institutions and is the only governing body of college esports…

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The New Jersey Big Data Alliance Research Forum

May 21 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The NJBDA is convening a Research Forum for research faculty and staff from member institutions interested in building a Big Data research collaboration network in the state. Learn about interconnected research & education technologies that support all levels of collaborations:…

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Panel Discussion: Enrollment Strategies & Opportunities During COVID

May 26 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The higher education community faces an unprecedented period of uncertainty due to COVID-19. For many schools, student enrollment for the fall semester is in jeopardy. Traditional models for enrollment and admissions and the associated operations have been upended due to…

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June 2020

Webinar: Enabling Business Continuity and Effective, Resilient Communications with the Cloud

June 16 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Collaboration and communication are essential to organizational effectiveness. Cloud-based communications solutions from Edge partner CBTS have helped education and public sector organizations across the country, especially during the recent crisis. These services have helped to minimize the disruption to business and operations by…

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Changing the Game: Women and Esports – Virtual Lunch and Learn

June 30 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by the Edge Women Leaders in Technology Professional Network Equal numbers of women and men play online games. As collegiate and professional eSports teams expand and viewership skyrockets globally, players and academics say it’s critical to break down gender…

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July 2020

Partner Webinar – Seton Hall University Modernizes Identity with Okta

July 22 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hosted by Edge partners Carahsoft & Okta Higher education has taken great steps forward to automate identity management, but most colleges and universities are just starting their path to a true frictionless experience by eliminating passwords and incorporating device trust…

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Introduction to D2L Brightspace LMS and EDGE Partnership

July 23 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

EDGE recently conducted a RFP process to identify and partner with a Learning Management System to serve the EDGE community. D2L Brightspace LMS was selected through this process. Learn more about how you may leverage this partnership for both credit…

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August 2020

The Virtual Campus: Sharing Success Strategies and Lessons Learned

August 19 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

County College of Morris has operated a virtual campus alongside its traditional offerings for the last several years. By operating the virtual campus as a dedicated virtual learning environment, the college has developed a sustainable model dedicated to delivering the…

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September 2020

Edge Ask the Expert Webinar Series – Episode 1 – Ransomware Round Up

September 23 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Ransomware Kill-Chain & 6 Ways to Stop this Threat in its Tracks Join Jeremy Livingston, Associate Vice President for Security Solutions Development and Chief Information Security Officer, Edge as he takes you on a tour of the types of…

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