The 23rd International SAP HERUG Conference has been rescheduled to 2021
Dear HERUG Colleagues,
Thank you to everyone who completed our recent survey regarding options for our annual HERUG Conference currently rescheduled for 2021. It was heartening to hear from so many regarding the importance of keeping our community together during these difficult times. An overwhelming number of institutions indicated that restricted travel budgets, continued uncertainty surrounding international travel, and public health measures make a virtual conference the only viable option at this point for next year.Read More
To that end, the HERUG 2021 Programming Committee has met and as weather and physical location are no longer a barrier, we have set a new date for a HERUG micro-virtual conference on April 19th, 20th and 21st. In order to accommodate as many members as possible through a variety of time zones, we are contemplating offering customer presentations over two hours on each of those mornings. We do realize that this format will never be the same as an in-person conference – networking with colleagues over coffee and into the evenings has always been a strength (and fun aspect!) of HERUG. We will be putting our heads together; however, and striving to make this as interactive, creative, fun, and informative as possible under the circumstances. The theme for the conference will remain the same: Innovative Solutions for the Intelligent University. In late November, we will open up applications for customer proposals and expect registration to open in the new year at no charge. Thank you again for supporting our community. We will continue to keep everyone informed of our progress over the next six months and look forward to connecting virtually in April 2021.
University of Toronto
On behalf of the HERUG Planning Committee
About HERUG 2021
The University of Toronto is pleased to host the SAP Higher Education and Research User Group (HERUG) Conference in spring 2021. The theme for next year’s conference is “Innovative Solutions for the Intelligent University,” a tribute to the important and unique role played by the HERUG community in sharing new ideas and solutions, which advance and strengthen our collective mission of serving the public good through teaching and research. Over the past several years, many of our institutions have experienced tremendous change, not only due to advances in SAP and related technologies but because the very nature of higher education is changing rapidly. Institutions are innovating in response – whether this is designing a new employee experience to attract the best talent, automating business processes to streamline financial or research operations, or obtaining insights into student applications and retention, we all have stories to share in meeting these new challenges and the University of Toronto is excited to play a role in accelerating these conversations at this year’s conference.