This week our Google Apps for Education team is attending the Campus Technology Conference in Boston. This 4-day gathering focuses on emerging technologies in higher education, both in the classroom and campus-wide. As anyone in the education field can attest, the business of teaching -- and learning -- is changing very quickly. We're continually impressed and excited by all of the innovation happening in this space. In response to a new educational ecosystem, we're also delighted and proud to see two of our Apps Education customers, Arizona State University and Abilene Christian University, recognized for their implementation of cutting-edge technologies designed to serve the next generation of students.

Google Apps Education Edition is gaining momentum: more than a million users worldwide have adopted it to embrace the possibilities of technology in education. Our great customers are at the core of our mission, which is why we're in Boston to help kick off the new school year with a few of the thousands of schools who have chosen Apps. We are also welcoming more than one dozen new universities of all sizes, from all over the country as customers of Google Apps. While at the conference, we also announced our latest endeavor to showcase some of the universities deploying Google Apps. This September, we will head "App to School" by embarking on a cross-country road trip (in a retrofitted, eco-friendly bus, of course). We're looking forward to meeting students to talk about Google Apps and hear how they're using our productivity tools on and off campus.

Since launching Apps Education Edition, we've had great conversations with CIOs at leading universities about the benefits of bringing Google technology on campus. The "App to School" road trip extends that conversation to where the rubber meets the road (pun intended): to what used to be called "end users" -- the people who actually use our technology every day. One of the things we've found to be true is that we should always focus on the individual. We hope to learn how the folks we meet are using our products in cool ways that we might not have imagined. Learn more about Google Apps Education Edition.

We look forward to seeing some of you on the bus. You can also check out our road trip route.

Jeff Keltner, Business Development Manager, Google Apps