Today marks the one-year anniversary of Higher Ed Live’s very first broadcast, a conversation with SUNY Oswego’s Tim Nekritz on Facebook Places. And what a year it has been.

Since that inaugural broadcast, we’ve gone on to broadcast nearly 50 episodes of Higher Ed Live, brought on Eric Stoller to host and produce our second live program offering, Student Affairs Live – which has 20 episodes under its own belt – and been the host of countless blog posts tackling topics related to emerging technology and digital development. We’ve broadcast live from conferences in Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago and Universal City; held tweetups coast-to-coast; and seen tens-of-thousands of viewers, both live and archived.

With one year on the books, one thing is for sure…We’re just getting started.

Over the next year we plan to bring you even more live programming, from live conference coverage to new weekly shows, as well as hit the road for even more on-site tweetups and special events. We’re also happy to announce today the launch of the Higher Ed Live Guest Blogger Program, which will bring you daily guest posts from experts from around the world, as well as special weekly columns produced by some of our industry’s brightest minds. We’ll be slowly rolling this program out over the coming months, but if you have something to say and are looking to contribute don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Just send an email to to learn more about how you can be a part of the team.

While looking ahead at what the next 12 months will bring is certainly exciting, at the same time I want to take a second to thank the myriad of individuals who worked so hard to help make this possible.

First and foremost, I want to thank the team at Inigral, in particular CEO Michael Staton, who has worked with me from day one to bring this network to market. At a time when Higher Ed Live was just an idea, they believed in the value of a free professional development resource focused on digital development and catered to higher education professionals, and helped make it happen. And I couldn’t thank Inigral without recognizing Tony Zanders, who spent countless hours on the phone with me during his time at Inigral to help me conceptualize and launch the network.

Additionally, I want to recognize and thank our other amazing sponsors, OmniUpdate and SCVNGR. Without their continued support we simply wouldn’t be where we are today.

I’d also like to thank Student Affairs Live host Eric Stoller for the amazing work he is doing with his program, as well as a huge extension of gratitude to the numerous guests who have donated their time appearing on both our shows. They are truly the stars of what we do.

And saving the best for last, I want to THANK YOU, the higher ed professionals who watch, read and support Higher Ed Live. Your contributions each and every week – be it comments, questions or simply sharing a link with a colleague – have made all the hard work worthwhile. This is your network. This is your conversation. We’re just happy to share the ride.

Once again, thanks for a wonderful year.

– Seth

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Seth Odell

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  • edcabellon

    Seth, congratulations sir.  You remain an inspiration to me and many others who benefit weekly from your work.  Keep pushing the envelope, challenging the status quo, and let me know what I can do to support your efforts.  Glad we met IRL this year and even happier that you are now in New England!  

    Thanks for letting me be a part of the Higher Ed Live family.  Keep rockin!

  • sbiernacki

    Boy, time flies. Note that I’m not calling you a boy, it’s just an expression.

    In addition to the valuable info that’s discussed on a regular basis, I usually find the shows fun and entertaining, too, which makes consuming it much more enjoyable. Keep up the great work! Look forward to seeing Higher Ed Live’s new plan in action.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats Seth! Definitely looking forward to what’s ahead and seeing the content and ideas here expand into new territories. It’s been a great resource thus far and I imagine it’s only going to get better.

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