Purpose To report on the 2006 EDUCAUSE Conference held in October in Dallas, Texas Design/methodology/approach Provides a review of some of the events of the conference. Findings EDUCAUSE is a non-profit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. The programs were designed to help participants tackle current issues and prepare them for future challenges. The conference focused on the theme Transforming the Academy: Dreams and Reality and the program included pre-conference seminars; track sessions; poster sessions; small group meetings; and corporate exhibits, presentations, and workshops. Originality/value A conference report of interest to information management professionals, especially those involved with higher education.