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Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education

June 19-20th, 2017 in Redmond, Washington
Last Modified Monday, June 19, 2017
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Welcome to the Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education site! On June 19-20th, 2017, educators and Microsoft technology experts from over 23 countries gathered in Redmond, Washington for a conference packed with innovative sessions focused on the latest trends in education, how to best prepare students for the modern workforce, and how to integrate Microsoft technology into higher education curriculum.

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The Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education is a free event designed for educators interested in using Microsoft technology in their curriculum and academic research. Attendees had the opportunity to network with peers and learn about Microsoft's applications for business, big data analytics, data science, and data analysis and visualizations, in addition to applications revolving around computer science, productivity, and IT infrastructure, such as:

Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Power BI, and more!

Special Announcement

On June 19th, 2017 at the Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education, Microsoft and Indiana University's Kelley School of Business announced a new dual certificate program in cloud-based analytics.  This unique program will provide graduates with job-ready skills needed to participate in the digital transformation occurring across industries and companies worldwide.  The Kelley School of Business has created a year-long, 12-credit-hour certificate program in cloud-based data analytics that is integrated with the Microsoft Professional Program's current curriculum for data science.

Upon completion of the online program, students will receive a certificate from the Kelley School and be prepared to successfully complete the data science track of the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP).  "This is an exciting opportunity to partner with Indiana University, a category leader in high quality, blended learning, who will provide a challenging and focused curriculum that will better equip students entering the workforce," said Chris Roy, Microsoft's senior director of channels, engines, and product strategy in the Learning & Readiness team. "The leaders at the Kelley School of Business share our goal of addressing the current skills gap in the global economy with new and unique approaches."  


  • ​Educators in the higher education space interested in using Microsoft technology in their curriculum and academic research
  • Business, information systems, data science, and computer science faculty, as well as faculty from other disciplines


  • Differentiate your program and enhance your curriculum using the latest Microsoft technology
  • Learn about future trends in technology directly from Microsoft experts
  • Network and engage with peers to learn how Microsoft technology can be used in curriculum
  • Collect valuable information and resources to share with your students

Learn more about the sponsors:

Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance
Microsoft Worldwide Higher Education
Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite for Education

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