Session Agenda

Hand-picked sessions and speakers mean you'll learn about the best strategies from those who know best.

2 Days. 24 sessions.

FinalsiteU-London brings together the brightest minds in school communications, marketing, admissions, advancement, and technology. You'll learn from the world’s best school professionals, in one place. Browse the agenda to see what's on the schedule for each day.

Wednesday, 18 October


8:45 - 9:00 AM


Announcements

Join us for some quick announcements before sessions begin!


9:00 - 10:00 AM


Keynote

Join us to kick off an awesome FinalsiteU - London! Finalsite's founder and CEO Jon Moser will share the latest product news from Finalsite, fresh insight into the future of edtech , and the benefits of having a healthy balance for your day-to-day life.


10:15 - 11:00 AM

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Get the Word Out About Events on Campus with Calendars

Learn how to organise and stylishly display all of your school events using Calendar Manager and Composer.

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11:15 - 12:00 AM


Steps to Successfully Increasing Alumni Engagement

Get insight into how schools compete with universities on engagement, what tools to use to be successful, and some tips to implement your goals regardless of your budget or size.

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Best Practices in Content Management

Making your content stand-out is easy with our content management system, Composer. Learn to drag and drop your way to beautiful pages with members of our support team. 

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12:00 - 1:00 PM - LUNCH & MINI HELP CENTRE



1:00 - 1:45 PM


Managing a Successful Website Project

There are many important steps to managing a successful website project, from detailed conversations to quality assurance reviews before making a site live.

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New Strategies for Engaging Young Alumni Online and In Person

Have you been searching for new ways to engage with young alumni to improve your development strategy?

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2:00 - 2:45 PM


10 New Tips for Building and Growing Your Social Presence

Feeling a little jealous of those schools who get 380 interactions on a post and you get…four? 

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Communicating Information with your Community using Posts

Get your teachers involved in and excited about creating content for your website with the new Posts module!

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3:00 - 3:45 PM


Strategic Marketing for Schools - Introducing Finalsite Advantage

Today's school marketing/communications teams are asked to produce professional output in a vast array of disciplines. And those teams that work so hard to master the technical execution still report an inability to stay current with trends in the broader education marketing world. Finalsite Advantage provides the best possible support in this situation.

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Online Advertising for Schools - What it is and Why to Care

Perhaps you're looking for better ways than print to spend your advertising budget, or maybe you've tried online advertising and felt overwhelmed by the options. Either way, you will leave with a sense of how digital ad options can fit a school's goals and how to prioritise the first steps you should take to make it happen.

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4:00 - 4:45 PM


Crafting Your School Story through Creative Design

Every school has a rich story to tell, but how do you make this shine on your website? 

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Best Practices for e-mail using eNotify

Drag and drop your way to beautiful eNotify templates. Learn how we can help maximise the impact of your emails with all the members of your community.

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Thursday, 19 October


8:45 - 9:00 AM


Announcements

Join us for some quick announcements before sessions begin!


9:00 - 10:00 AM



50 Things to Start, Stop, and Keep Doing (But Only Better) On Your Website

Your website is a constant work in progress — but are the updates you make helping or hurting engagement? Learn which practices and strategies could be harming engagement and new design and UI strategies to implement today.

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Organising Files & Media with the NEW Resource Manager

Come meet the all new File Manager! Think drag-and-drop, tagging and searching, renaming and moving files, all new UI/UX, intelligent handling of images and video, and more!

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10:15 - 11:00 AM


Improving Your Social Media Engagement with Finalsite Feeds

Finalsite Feeds streams content from your favourite social networks. Learn how you can display posts from your school's official accounts, as well as how to leverage (and moderate!) hashtags for more "authentic" content from those in your community.

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All About Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Success in search engine results is an important component of your site’s ability to generate new connections, but not always easy. 

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11:15 - 12:00 PM


American School in London - An International School Case-Study
Composer 101

Designed on the latest frameworks and technologies, Composer's bright and bold interface makes building websites easy and fun. Find out what makes this CMS so simple and secure to use as we go through how to compose beautiful, professional looking pages. 

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12:00 - 1:00 PM - LUNCH & MINI HELP CENTRE



1:00 - 1:45 PM


Creating Giving Pages that Get Results

Looking for new ways to make the most of today’s online tools to increase donations and alumni engagement? Join Client Success Manager, Meredith Kaplan, to learn how to tell a meaningful story that encourages visitors to come back to your website.

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Using Apply to Streamline your Admissions Process

Creating a simple and personal admissions process is key to filling seats. Get an inside look at how Apply saves schools time and money, while offering an innovative tool for front-end applicants and back-end staff.

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2:00 - 2:45 PM


Ready, Aim, Fire: How to Reach your Target Audience with your Homepage and Landing Pages

Everyone wants to make a good first impression when a prospective student or parent goes to your website — but that is no easy feat! Join our session and learn how to attract the students you want through message-driven pages.

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Increasing your Efficiency with Integrations

Finalsite integrates with many major SISs, and provides an "open" option, to accommodate just about any other system. Come learn more about how you can save time, ensure data integrity, and better connect all your systems with Finalsite integrations and SSOs.

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3:00 - 3:45 PM


The Future of Technology and Why It Matters to Me

For our final session of FinalsiteU, join our Chief Strategist Officer, Daniel Clarke, as we look at how changes to technology in the last few years has transformed the way we operate and attempt to predict how things might change again in the next few years.

 

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