June 25-26,2024
Raleigh, NC
The next generation of tech-driven student engagement

The journey to personal connections with every student starts here.

The Engage Summit is your roadmap for AI readiness in Higher Education. We're not just talking theories; this conference is your guide to understanding and applying AI at your institution. By the end, you won't just "get" AI — you'll be ready to lead your campus through an AI transformation.

Explore the strategies and tools to step into the next generation of student engagement, supercharged by AI. You'll leave ready to deliver the most personalized digital engagement experience every step of the way.

2 tracks

Of practical ideas and innovative strategies to get your team more student-centered and ready to adopt AI.

2 days

To unravel the power of AI in crafting an unparalleled student experience and streamlining department operations.

Too many

The number of takeaways you’ll gain from new connections and industry experts.




Get into the mindset of today’s learners to cater to their expectations and connect in meaningful ways that resonate. We’ll explore:

• How AI can streamline your workflow to provide a better student experience
• Actionable ways to build stronger relationships with students
• How AI assistants can act as virtual guides, helping students navigate their academic path with ease and precision



Student-centered Outcomes

Build effective teams that are focused on student-centered outcomes and delivering cohesive experiences throughout the entire lifecycle. Together we’ll take a look at:

• How to stay focused on your unique mission
• Practical ways to improve collaboration, communication, and effectiveness
• How AI streamlines operations, from generating content to uncovering knowledge and insights hidden in data




Current Element451 users are welcome to stay for Day 3. You’ll get highly impactful and hands-on workshops to get the most out of your platform. We’ll equip you to maximize your use of Element451 and better connect with today’s students. Plus, you’ll get a first look at all the new features and stay ahead of the curve with exclusive AI learnings.

View our video library to see last year's sessions and get inspired.

Ardis Kadiu
Founder + CEO
Jaime Hunt
Chief Marketing Officer,
Old Dominion University
Bart Caylor
Founder, The Higher Ed Marketer
Jaime Hunt
Chief Marketing Officer,
Old Dominion University
Bart Caylor
Founder, The Higher Ed Marketer
Jeff Selingo
NYT Bestselling Author and
Closing Keynote Speaker
Bart Caylor
Founder, The Higher Ed Marketer
Jeff Selingo
NYT Bestselling Author and
Closing Keynote Speaker
Dr. Janet Spriggs
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Forsyth Technical Community College
The Best in AI

Hear from the Experts

June 2024 will bring together the industry’s best AI-innovators and thought leaders for two days of nonstop learning.





AI Sessions




Glittery Cocktails

Who should attend?

Well, anyone who wants to be better at their job and have a great time doing it. After that, anyone who wants to build stronger relationships with students and peers and believes that when we make outreach personal, everybody wins.

• VPs of Enrollment
• Directors of Admissions
• Marketing Directors and Managers
• Content Creators and Strategists

The Engage Summit is a premier event where ideas ignite action to propel higher ed forward.

engage summit

Why Attend

We believe higher ed can't afford to ignore artificial intelligence.

The new way to connect with prospects, enrolled students, and alumni is by anticipating their needs and delivering 24/7/365 support that's personalized and digital. Yet staffing limitations hinder timely interactions, while data complexity makes true personalization impossible.

AI offers solutions to these challenges. When students receive timely, personalized, and cohesive communication, they stay engaged, enrolled, and thrive in school.

From hands-on workshops to top-notch speakers, join us for a seriously engaging line-up that will transform how your school engages with students. See what last year's sessions were all about and get ready to:

• Learn from industry thought leaders
• Build a high-performing team
• Explore AI + the latest tech innovations
• Network with peers from around the country

Luis Caloca
Dean, Student Access at College of Western Idaho

"What an intellectually stimulating conference! The Element451 team is on the razor’s edge of AI technology and fully experimenting with its application to the field of higher education."

Register for the 2024 Engage Summit

VIP Package: 2000
- Includes registration, breakfast and lunch, premium hotel accommodations, priority line for book signing, 1-1 trainings and lab sessions, and extra perks.

All Access Pass: 450
- Three days to immerse yourself with exclusive, hands-on learning. Your ticket includes priority access to lab sessions and 1-1 trainings, conference and Thursday workshop registration, breakfast and lunch, plus full access to hosted evening events.

Summit Registration: 250
- Two days to unravel the power of AI! Your ticket includes conference registration, breakfast and lunch, plus full access to hosted evening events.

Group Rate: 200
- Register two or more team members. Priced per individual, includes breakfast and lunch, plus full access to all hosted evening events. (Limit of 10 registrations per institution.)

Thursday Workshop Add On: 200
- Customers only! Add on an exclusive hands-on workshop day.