What is ihe?

ihe is a community of researchers, educators, students, and technologists who share an interest in iPad use in Higher Education. The genesis of this group and the goals of its founders are well described on the About ihe page here.

What is the ihe conference?

The ihe conference (ihe2016) provides an opportunity for colleagues to meet and share experiences, challenges, and insights related to iPad use in Higher Education. Proposals for research presentations, posters, and workshops are currently being accepted.

When will the conference be held?

ihe2016 will begin on Wednesday morning, 16 March 2016, and end at noon on Friday, 18 March 2016. Plan to arrive on Tuesday, 15 March 2016, at the latest. If your schedule allows, extend your stay and enjoy the vibrant culture, gastronomic highlights, and scenic beauty that embody San Francisco.

Where will the conference be held?

The site for ihe2016 will be San Francisco, California, on the Pacific coast of the United States. San Francisco has a large international airport, which is served by direct flights from Canada, Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, and Central America.

The conference location is on the campus of the University of San Francisco, which is located in the center of San Francisco, near Golden Gate Park. USF’s diverse student population, wide range of disciplines, and proximity to a global hub of technology development make it an ideal setting for ihe2016.

What is included in conference registration?

The registration fee includes attendance at the conference, conference material, proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches, and a welcome cocktail. An evening dinner cruise on the San Francisco Bay is also included.

Who should attend ihe2016?

The organizing committee invites and encourages the attendance of researchers, academics, students, librarians, technologists, enthusiasts, and critics from around the world. The focus on iPad use in Higher Education coupled with broad representation from academic disciplines and settings offers rich insights and examples of best practices, strategies for meeting challenges, and views of the future.

Who attended the first international iPads in Higher Education conference?

Attendees and presenters at ihe2014 represented a wide variety of disciplines and topics, including Communication, Education, Biology, Medicine and Healthcare, Business, Physics, Art, Music, Design, Fieldwork and Outdoor Learning, and Web Development. Geographically, conference attendees included researchers, educators, students, and technologists from the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, and the United States among others.

What are the benefits of attending the conference?

The main benefit of attendance at ihe2016 is its concentrated focus on iPad use in Higher Education. Unlike larger higher education or technology conferences, the narrower focus of ihe2016 allows deeper, richer sharing of experiences and insights. Examples of iPad use span a multi-disciplinary, international scope, which provides cross-fertilization of ideas in a way that discipline-focused conferences may lack. The size of ihe2016 enables more personal interaction with other researchers and educators than occurs at larger gatherings. Finally, the variety of publication and presentation modes supported by the conference organizers supports creativity and increased interactivity and discussion.

What else is there to see and do around San Francisco before or after the conference?

Seriously, you could live in San Francisco for a lifetime and still have new and different adventures every day. Many guides are available. Here are a few links to start your planning:

Restaurants: Frommer’s claims there are 3500 restaurants in San Francisco. You name it, we probably have it.

Entertainment: Shows and more, Clubs

Traditional tourist sites: Cable cars, Museums, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, North Beach, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz

Nearby day trips: Muir Woods, Sausalito, Berkeley, Stanford

Other destinations around the region: Napa Valley, Silicon Valley, Monterey, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite

What will the weather be like?

The weather in San Francisco is generally temperate due to its position on the end of a peninsula surrounded by (cold) water. Summers can be chilly due to fog, but the springs and falls are generally quite comfortable. Check for local forecasts here: San Francisco Weather


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