As Senior Meeting Planner for EDUCAUSE, Dan Stones plans and executes the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and NERCOMP Annual Conferences, as well as portions of the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, including general sessions, VIP Reception, ancillary meetings, and on-site EDUCAUSE Board meetings. Dan also works with the Research University CIO Conclave to plan their annual meeting, and has a passion for advancing accessibility within the meetings industry.
Prior to joining EDUCAUSE, Dan was an Institute Coordinator and Contract Specialist for Solution Tree and Marzano Research Laboratory, planning conferences and negotiating contracts. Before joining Solution Tree, Dan also spent time as an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor and a campus Audio/Video Technician for the University of North Texas, where he earned both a BA in Communication Studies and a BA in Spanish.
Dan has been involved in many additional activities both at EDUCAUSE, with the IT Governance Committee and DEI Team, and beyond, with the Ignite Denver Committee and PCMA’s EduCon Content Committee. He currently sits on Customer Advisory Boards for the cities of Houston and St. Louis, and is the Director of Programs for the Rocky Mountain PCMA chapter.