Boston Can Change Your Life

Attention: The nation’s top schools are getting ready to give you the ‘blueprints’ for technology action.

Been to a truly valuable conference lately? If you’ve had it with technology events that deliver “same old, same old” every year, I urge you to seriously consider attending Campus Technology 2006 in Boston this summer (Jul. 31-Aug. 3)—our wholly new conference delivered in a unique format, with the kind of depth of information and serious networking opportunities you will not find anywhere else.

CT2006 sessions are virtually all panel-delivered—designed so that cross-campus technology planning and implementation teams can present powerfully to you whether you’re attending by yourself or as part of your own campus team of chief technology, security, academic, and financial officers, directors, and managers.

And this year, the conference offers a special insider’s tour of MIT’s Media Lab, Stata Center, and learning spaces; attendees also get full after-session access to speakers, and unique networking dinners-on-the-town, arranged by discussion topic.

Importantly, the conference sessions are constructed across an exclusive “cluster” matrix, designed to move attendees through the hot-button issues they’re grappling with right now: mobility, security, enterprise strategies, the smart classroom, IT/telecom infrastructure and support, digital media/publishing, eLearning, open source, tech funding, and professional development.

But we also have heard your complaints about industry conferences! So, you’ll find no “talking heads” or boring PowerPoint presentations at CT2006: Presenters from the nation’s top colleges and universities will be taking the dais in their teams, unscripted, to help conference attendees find real solutions to their special campus problems. You’ll be able to take reams of suggestions— a virtual action “blueprint”—back to your own office, for immediate application and execution. I want you to hear just two of the 49 session descriptions:

From Tunes to Teaching: iPods on Campus. What have we learned about the academic and administrative uses of iPods? Jim Wolfgang, CIO at Georgia College & State University—the first institution to explore iPods—will moderate a panel of his peers now focusing on content generation and management, automating recording processes, the utility of iTunes U, and the potential of the video iPod.”

Security Challenges: The Dark Side of Technology. Is security at the top of your ‘hot issues’ list? Incidents and monitoring consume more resources, and campuses now engage in serious security planning, establishing campuswide standards. An executive panel, led by Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) CIO Diane Barbour, will reveal and critique emerging best practices in security management. Find out what you need to know—and what you don’t.”

Intrigued? I surely hope so. Come join us in beautiful New England, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel! Click here for registration information.

Katherine Grayson, Editor-In-Chief
What have you seen and heard? Send to: kgrayson@101com.com.

Campus Technology has won another WPA Maggie Award—now two years running! November’s “Disaster Recovery: The Time Is Now” (Dian Schaffhauser) was recognized as Best Feature Article/Trade.

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