Impact Conference CATLab

August 10, 2023, 8am - 1:30 pm

Join us for Impact, Westmont's annual technology and thought-leadership conference, co-hosted with Salesforce.

On Westmont's beautiful campus in Montecito, you will hear from luminary education and technology keynotes, and be challenged to reimagine what's possible using the Salesforce platform in the education sector.

Keynote Speakers

If you're interested in how local employers are partnering with CATLab students, please join us for the second half of the day from 1:30 - 4:15 pm.

August 8-9: Education Trailblazer Academy Workshops

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Education Trailblazers Association is offering workshops featuring renowned industry experts from all across the nation, including multiple Salesforce MVPs. These pre-conference workshop days, hosted in state-of-the-art Winter Hall on Westmont's campus, allow practitioners to dive deep with subject matter experts.

Learn more about the workshops


Tondro sponsored cruise

Join us on August 8 for a true Santa Barbara experience: a sunset harbor cruise! The cruise is sponsored by Tondro Consulting.

Main Conference

  • 8:00 - 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 8:45 am: Introductory Remarks
  • 8:45 - 9:30 am: Keynote: Julia Freeland Fisher, "Networks for Student Success"
  • 9:30 - 9:45 am: Sponsor Thank You
  • 9:45 - 10:15 am: CATLab Presentation: Sustaining Innovations
  • 10:15 - 10:30 am: Break
  • 10:30 - 11:00 am: Keynote: Jonathan Maher, "Innovate with Urgency: Education Cloud"
  • 11:00 - 11:15 am: Sponsor Thank You
  • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm: "Fireside Chat" with Keynote Speakers
  • 12:00 - 1:30 pm: Lunch with Vendors

Local Focus: Students and Internships

  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm: Great Local Intern Partnerships
  • 2:30 - 3:00 pm: CATLab Presentation: Summer Work Summary
  • 3:00 - 3:15 pm: Launching a New Program at NAIT
  • 3:15 - 3:45 pm: CATLab Alumni Speakers
  • 3:45 - 4:15 pm: Industry Speaker (TBA)
Julia Freeland Fisher

Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute, will share her knowledge and research on the importance of institution's unleashing their networks through technology to help support student success and opportunities. She is the author of Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations that Expand Student Networks and works to educate policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation in education.





Jonathan Maher

Jonathan Maher, Principal Solution Engineer of Education Cloud at Salesforce, will discuss how innovation at the edge can play and integral role in your school's success. He will also share valuable information about Education Cloud's ability to support institutions in their recruitment, admissions, student success, and interfacing with alums.






Charles Ryu

Charles Ryu, Mobile, Web, and CMS Developer at Westmont College is a passionate programmer from North Korea. Charles escaped North Korea twice in all in his teen years, resettled in America when he was seventeen, and now works at Westmont College as a Mobile, Web-application, and CMS Developer. He has a big heart for refugees and wants to create a coding boot camp for refugees alongside CATLab. 





For more details about the pre-conference workshops, click here


Tuesday, 8/8

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Check-in
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Top Reasons to Embrace Education Cloud
  • 2:30 - 3:00 pm: Break
  • 3:00 - 4:30 pm: Session 1
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Break
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Sunset Cruise
  • 8:00 pm: Dinner

Wednesday, 8/9

  • 8:00 - 8:30 am: Check-in
  • 8:30 - 10:00 am: Session 2
  • 10:00 - 10:30 am: Break
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Session 3
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm: Session 4
  • 2:30 - 3:00 pm: Break
  • 3:00 - 4:30 pm: Session 5
  • 6:00 pm: VIP Dinner

Primary Event Sponsor

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Education Trailblazers Association, a new professional organization for Salesforce for Higher Education users, is a nonprofit membership-driven association established by Kathy Lueckeman, who founded the Higher Education Advisory Council and Education Summit. Its mission is to share best practices and provide training for higher ed program architects, system administrators, and developers. Learn more 

Signature Event Sponsors

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Tondro Consulting specializes in higher education digital strategy and solutions as well as CRM solutions and marketing strategy and automation. Their team helps higher education leaders leverage Salesforce to improve efficiency, engagement, and communication across campus. Tondro is a Salesforce Consulting Partner. Learn more about Tondro here


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