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Keynotes and Special Events

Tuesday, July 29
8:30 - 9: 45 am

A ‘New’ American University for Next-Gen Learners

Three years ago, Adrian Sannier joined ASU as University Technology Officer, working in the Office of the President to implement cuttingedge technologies in support of President Crow’s vision of the New American University. Sannier is a bold, outspoken campus technology leader whose initiatives are catapulting his campus into a future radically different from the institution’s past. Come share Sannier’s strategies for putting in place ground-breaking plans that will serve the next generation of students. These are actionable visions that include strategic technology choices—advancements that may be unfamiliar or even unpopular at first, but which carry enormous potential.

Wednesday, July 30
8:30 - 9: 30 am

The 2008 Campus Technology Innovator Awards

Don’t miss your opportunity to share the most exciting campus technology innovations of the past year. We’ll announce the campuses, project leads, and vendor partners who broke new pedagogical ground through the use of technology, attracted new students, and even saved dollars in the process. (Session includes brief case study overviews.) Their great ideas may inform your next action plans!

Thursday, July 31
11:00 am - 12: 00 pm

Shootout! Bracing for the Next-Gen Student Wave: Myth or Mandate?

Are educators and technologists prepared for an onslaught of next-gen students who make the term “digital native” seem tame? How can we meet the unprecedented technology expectations of these learners. Or, will we merely be pandering to a generation that expects higher learning to be a video game? Come join our “shootout” panel of technologists and educators as they grapple with the possibilities. Panel debate will be prefaced by Project Tomorrow’s Julie Evans, presenting a brief overview of the landmark Speak Up national research project that has polled over 1.1 million K-12 students about their use of technology for learning. Don’t miss an eye-opening event that will help you cull through the hype and build realistic, cost-effective five-year plans!