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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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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11:15 - 12:00 AM


Managing a Successful Website Project

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

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



1:00 - 1:45 PM


Building 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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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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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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Save Time and Paper with Forms

From event sign-ups and giving forms to gathering information on your community, learn how to make data collection simple with Forms Manager.

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3:00 - 3:45 PM


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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Preparing Your Website for Inbound Marketing

Your school’s website is the centre of your inbound marketing strategy — so what do you need to do to get off the ground running (fast)?

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4:00 - 4:45 PM


2016 State of the Enrolment Industry

This presentation will compare how far (or not so far) the enrolment industry has advanced in three years.

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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


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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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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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


Re-Imagining Admissions as a Learning Experience

This interactive workshop will challenge you to re-imagine the future of school admissions and encourage you to consider the impact this will have on your school’s website.

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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


Future of Technology

Our final session of the day, join Finalsite UK's Chief Strategist Officer, Daniel Clarke, as he gives us a glimpse into the future of school websites and the technology we should all be watching out for!

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