Directors of Educational Technology / California Higher Education

Annual Conference

Conference pictureThe DET/CHE annual conference typically takes place in the week following Thanksgiving, moving between Northern and Southern California locations. The first DET/CHE conference was held in 1986; 2015 marked the 30th annual DET/CHE conference. The table below provides historical information on conference location, theme, and keynote speakers, though note that not every conference has designated a theme or featured keynote speakers.

Where available, the Resources column of the table provides links to the conference website (WWW icon), presentation materials (PPT icon), tweets (Twitter icon),  photos (Camera_24), and video recordings of presentations (video icon) with an access passcode if needed. To come: digitized versions of the printed conference programs (Book icon).

YearLocationConference ThemeKeynote SpeakersResources
2017Costa MesaRacing to the Horizon: Success for All StudentsPhil Hill
Bonni Stachowiak
Jon Landis
Link to 2017 conference website
2016Los AngelesRethink | Retool | RebuildKyle Bowen
Adam Finkelstein
Allison Dulin Salisbury
Link to 2016 conference website2016 Conference Presentation Materials2016 Conference Tweet ArchiveDET/CHE 2016 recordings
2015MontereyDiscovering Pearls of WisdomTanya Joosten
Gordon Freedman
Frank King
Link to 2015 conference website2015 Conference Presentation Materials2015 Conference Tweet Archive2015 Conference PhotosDET/CHE 2015 recordings
Video Passcode: det/che2015
2014Long BeachSea Change: Sailing the Turning Tides of TechnologyEden Dahlstrom
Ken O'Donnell
Candace Thille
Link to 2014 conference website2014 Conference Presentation Materials2014 Conference Tweet Archive2014 Conference PhotosDET/CHE 2014 recordings
2013San JoseHigh Tech High Touch: Leveraging Technology to Strengthen Human ConnectionsMilton Chen
Gardner Campbell
Bill Treasurer
Link to 2013 conference website2013 Conference Presentation Materials2013 Conference Tweet ArchiveDET/CHE 2013 recordings
Video Passcode: DET/CHE2013
2012Marina del ReyCharting New Waters: Get the Right Tools to Keep Higher Education on CourseSusan Metros
Bill Rankin
Larry Cooperman
Link to 2012 conference website
2011San FranciscoBuilding Golden State Bridges: Raise the Bar on Your NetworkRichard Katz
Steve Hargadon
Ian Temple
Link to 2011 conference website2011 Conference Photos
2010San DiegoEndless Possibilities: In Search of the Perfect Wave of the FutureHoward Rheingold
Malcolm Brown
Jason Ediger
Link to 2010 conference website2010 Conference Photos
2009OnlineMoving Beyond the Horizon: Leveraging Educational Technology in a Challenging Higher Education EnvironmentBernie DodgeLink to 2009 conference website
2008SacramentoCapitalizing on Educational TechnologiesCarol Stillman
2007Santa BarbaraEnabling the Academic Mission of a Digital WorldAndrew Milne2007 Conference Photos
2006San FranciscoTechnology, the Digital Gold RushHerb Zettl
2005RiversideLearning Technologies: Yesterday, Today, TomorrowJason Ediger2005 Conference Photos
2004BerkeleyEducation is the Internet killer application of the 21st centuryDavid Houle2004 Conference Photos
2003Long BeachTechnology Leadership: Navigating the Tides of Change2003 Conference Photos
2002San JoseThinking Outside the BoxAndy DiPaolo
2001San Diego2001: A Technology OdysseyKenneth C. Green
Mark Valenti
2000Sonoma CountyFifteenth AnniversaryChristopher Salter
1999PasadenaPreparing for the New Millennium: Global Digital Learning Infrastructure and Its Impact on Education
1998Santa CruzPartnerships and Opportunities
1997Lake ArrowheadDiane Vines
1996MontereyCreating Learning ConnectionsDaniel Niemeyer
1995Santa BarbaraTenth AnniversaryWally Knox
1994San Jose
1993RiversideExpanding Our Vision: Connecting the ElementsSalvatore Rotella
1992NewarkNew Technologies, New Management Techniques: Plugging into the Electronic FutureBernard Gifford
1991San DiegoJames Grier Miller
1989PomonaDavid McElhatten
1988Santa Cruz
1987San Diego
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