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10th Annual Salesforce Education Summit: What You Need to Know

The 10th annual Salesforce Education Summit is right around the corner. Grab your coffee or tea, and settle in for two days packed with 6,000 of your peers, 40+ sessions, and 7 Summit Award winners.

Education Summit

April 20: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm PT

April 21: 8:00 am – 11:30 am PT

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Americas Mainstage Programming

We’re anxiously awaiting the keynote presentation, where the theme is reimagining how institutions power their purpose. In it, we’ll hear from this year’s co-host, Arizona State University, on how they are innovating in their student success, Malala Yousafzai, who is fighting for girls’ education, the latest in Education Cloud innovation, the Summit Award winners, and so much more. In addition to the inspiring customer and trailblazer stories, we’ll hear from Rob Acker, CEO of, Jason Belland, VP of Education Cloud Solutions at, and Susan Morrow, VP/GM of Education Cloud for

Make sure to tune in early and catch Cloud for Good’s Pre-Keynote Commercial featuring some of our incredible customers, like Harvard Radcliffe, Indiana University Foundation and Alumni Association, Western Michigan University, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The Summit Awards

One of my favorite parts of the Education Summit is recognizing customer innovation. Tune in to the keynote presentation as seven institutions across seven categories are identified as the coveted Sumit Award winners. At Cloud for Good, we’re incredibly excited for our customers that have been nominated, including:

  • Community Champion Award: Evan Thrailkill, the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Excellence in Recruitment and Admissions Innovation: Louisiana State University
  • Excellence in Advancement and Alumni Relations: Indiana University Foundation and Alumni Association
  • David Perry Award for Excellence in Innovation: Dartmouth College

Customer Sessions

One of the best ways to learn is by hearing from our peers who are innovating on the Salesforce platform or are solving common education challenges. The Education Summit is packed full of customer-led sessions over seven tracks, including Advancement, Enterprise-Wide CRM, Institution Operations, K-12, Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions, and the Student Experience.

We’re also excited to take the stage with three of our customers over two sessions. Make sure to log into your agenda builder and add them to your schedule so you don’t miss them!

Transforming Your Fundraising Experience with Marketing and Commerce Cloud

Wednesday, April 20 | 11 am – 11:20 am PT

Indiana University Foundation and Alumni Association is leading innovation in the advancement space by revolutionizing how they engage with their constituents using Marketing and Commerce Clouds. Join education advancement experts from Indiana University Foundation and Alumni Association and Cloud for Good to learn about their innovative approach to advancement. We’ll dive into why IU Advancement went with Salesforce to engage with their constituents and donors, show how to manage large-scale technology change, and demo the Advancement Commerce Cloud experience.

Recruitment Lifecycle on Salesforce: A Panel Discussion with UAB and UMBC

Wednesday, April 20 | 12:20 pm – 12:40 pm PT

Both the University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Maryland, Baltimore County have established a centralized environment for management and engagement on the Salesforce platform at their respective institutions. Join this panel discussion to learn how to create a single source of truth and engagement hub on Salesforce for recruitment and admissions, along with enhanced process flow and user interface enhancements for graduate and undergraduate programs, an online application portal for graduate and undergraduate prospects, the application review process, decision letters, and more. 

Where to Find Cloud for Good

In addition to the Summit Awards, Customer Sessions, and Pre-Keynote Commercial, you can find Cloud for Good as the proud Advancement track sponsor. Cloud for Good believes in the power of the Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) as the advanced solution for higher education. You can learn more about this approach here, or check out our video below.

We can’t wait to network and learn from the higher education innovators at the 10th annual Salesforce Education Summit this year. There is still time to register for this completely virtual event (and did I mention it’s free?), and make sure to check out Cloud for Good’s sponsor page for more information about how we are creating transformational value with our education customers.

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