DET/CHE 38 | 2023 – Early Bird Registration & Submit Proposals

Mark your calendars! December 6th-December 8th 2023

Dear esteemed higher ed. innovators, administrators, and educators,


We hope this message finds you well and filled with enthusiasm for the advancement of education through innovation and technology. We are thrilled to announce the 2023 DET/CHE Conference and call for proposals where we will explore the latest trends, breakthroughs, and transformative ideas in the realm of educational technology in higher education.


Conference Details:

DET/CHE 38th Annual Conference, December 6-8th, 2023

Anaheim, California (JW Marriott Resort)

Early Bird Rate: $450 (Available until October 15th)


DET/CHE is a dynamic and welcoming community that encourages presentations and participation from all levels of established, emergent, and aspiring educational technology leaders in California higher education. Founded in 1985, DET/CHE has emerged as a major force in the field of educational technology since it unites members from California’s private institutions, Community Colleges, UC and CSU systems for networking, collaboration and professional development.  Allowing us to network, stay current, and create lasting connections with each other, as well as with colleagues in industry.

Early Bird Registration (Available Until October 15th)

Take advantage of the early registration period to secure your spot at the conference and benefit from discounted rates. Early Bird will be open until October 15th. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to join like-minded professionals, network with leading experts, and engage in thought-provoking discussions that will shape the future of higher education.

Once you’ve registered – feel free to book your discounted conference lodging at JW Marriott!

Call for Proposals (Due October 1st)

The landscape of higher education is continually evolving, and it is vital for educators and institutions to leverage emerging technologies and innovative practices to enhance the teaching and learning experience. This is even more so with the rapid emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) as we are in a new era of technology and we (DET/CHE) have been and are higher education leaders at the forefront building technology foundations, driving transformational change, and emerging innovation. With this in mind, we invite you to actively participate in our conference by submitting your proposals and taking advantage of early registration benefits.

We encourage passionate educators, staff, administrators, and professionals from diverse backgrounds to share their expertise, experiences, and innovative ideas with the broader educational community. Whether you have successfully integrated technology into your curriculum, conducted research in educational technology, implemented AI solutions in learning environments, or have any other insights related to DET/CHE, we welcome your proposal submissions.

  • Proposals may be for any of the following formats:

Lightning Rounds (8-10 minutes to showcase an interesting initiative, research, or concept)

General Sessions (20 minute presentations, clustered together by the conference committee into complementary topics)

Panel Discussions (30 minutes for a diverse group of colleagues you bring together to discuss a conference themed-topic)

Hot Topic Recording (5 to 10 minutes per-recorded sessions that will be uploaded to our website.  These sessions/presenters will be promoted & highlighted during the conference, yet not played. Rather our attendees will have access to watch at anytime on their own)  

Possible topics for proposals include (but are not limited to):

  • Innovations in Curriculum Design and Pedagogy
  • Academic Technology Strategy and Leadership
  • Educational Technology Tools and Applications
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality in Higher Education
  • Online, Hybrid, and Blended Learning Strategies
  • Innovative Learning Spaces and Environments
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning Initiatives 
  • Student Engagement and Support in Digital Environments
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in Ed Technology
  • Gamification, Immersive, and Interactive Learning
  • Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Education
  • Leveraging AI for Teaching and Learning
  • Data Analytics for Educational Improvement
  • All Course Delivery Modalities
  • Classroom technology and media services 
  • Mobile technology and ubiquitous learning 
  • Cost-effective and scalable technology solutions 
  • Building collaborations and partnerships
  • Mentoring, coaching, team building and morale 
  • Visionary and transformational leadership
  • And much more…

Join the DET/CHE conversation and together we can chart these new waters in California Higher Education!

It’s easy to submit a proposal! Just fill out the form by October 1st. Our program committee will review all submissions carefully, and you will be notified of your acceptance by October 15th.

We believe that through collaborative efforts and knowledge sharing, we can make a significant impact on the way we educate and empower future generations. We look forward to your active participation in making this conference a resounding success.


Thank you for your continued dedication to advancing education through innovation and technology. We eagerly anticipate your proposals and registrations for what promises to be an inspiring and enlightening event.


We look forward to welcoming you at DET/CHE 38th Conference and sharing this exciting journey of education technology innovation together. Stay tuned for more updates!


Best Regards,


Hussam Kashou

DET/CHE Vice President/

President Elect


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