Campus Technology 2014 offers participants a variety of session structures designed to maximize participant networking and collaborative learning.
General Sessions with Keynotes
General Sessions provide an opportunity for all conference attendees to gather at once. General Sessions at Campus Technology 2014 will feature high-profile keynote speakers who will engage attendees on important topics and content that are reflective of the prevailing themes of the conference. These highly regarded professionals are passionate about sharing their expertise with audiences. This year we will feature three dynamic keynote speakers.
3-Hour Pre-Conference Workshops
Pre-Conference Workshops are take place on the day prior to the official conference opening. Presented in a classroom setting, these small-group workshops allow participants to familiarize themselves with the newest technologies while interacting with peers. These hands-on workshops provide opportunities to practice the implementation of technological tools and solutions. (Pre-conference Workshops require an additional fee.)
Fifty-minute breakout Sessions are held in rooms set in theater/classroom style. Attendees will have variety of Session topics to choose from, presented by experts and innovators who are making a difference across the IT profession and higher education. They'll share best practices, innovative ideas, leadership strategies and provide valuable perspectives and solutions to challenging IT problems.
Poster Sessions will be held in the Exhibit Hall in designated poster areas. Poster Sessions are built around detailed graphic displays of innovative projects in an open setting where attendees can talk one-on-one with innovators eager to share their promising ideas, solutions, current research and best practices in higher education. This provides a great opportunity for networking with others facing challenging IT issues.
Technology Classroom Sessions
Technology Classroom Sessions take place in the Exhibit Hall Theater, presented by exhibiting companies interested in interacting with attendees to discuss and demonstrate new technologies and applications. Look for case studies and innovative new products.
Networking Discussion Roundtables
Networking Sessions will be offered throughout the conference. Lunches and breaks will be set up and schedule to allow for attendee/vendor networking time.
Campus Technology will host highlight three special panels during our live event this summer. Facilitated by members of our Advisory Board, these special 50 minute panels focus on critical technology trends facing higher education. Current growth in IT complexity and academic conversions to digital, social and mobile content are leading to organizational disruption and restructuring IT commitments. Impacted by the modern transformation to high performance IT, college campuses find themselves dynamic environments for technological application development and infrastructure services. Hear your colleagues and technical experts share their campus experiences on a triad of topics: Mobility, Security and Cloud.
Attend these quick-fire networking discussion sessions to meet attendees with your same higher education special interests and IT challenges. Each session will discuss a different challenge and attendees will engage in coffee and conversation with the group. Are you a Connector, Networker, Trailblazer, Visionary or Communicator? Meet higher education staff facing your same challenges!
Innovator Winners Tech Talks
Learn from higher education innovation experts and leaders in IT! Each university will share their award winning project, how they planned and executed the program and provide the audience with insight into their failures and successes. These CT Tech Talks will be 20 minute presentations followed by audience question and answer!
HOT TOPIC Sessions
You select the content for these presentations! Attendees will vote on the Campus Technology home web page for the session they would most like to hear and we will provide expert speakers on those topics at the conference. This conference is built around the needs of our attendees and these crowd sourced sessions promise to be informative and inspiring!
The 'Goldfish Tank' Innovation Presentation Session
Hear presenters in Campus Technology's Goldfish Tank share their innovative product or service that just might be the perfect solution your campus needs. After their presentations, session attendees will vote on their mobile devices for the CT Fish Tank Award - the solution they would most likely use in the classroom. Immediately afterwards, visit all the presenters in the Incubator Pavilion in the Exhibit hall to learn about the newest solutions in higher education. Moderated by Karen Billings, SIIA - Software Information Industry Association
About the SIIA Education Division
SIIA's Education Division represents and supports developers of educational software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector. From start-ups to established global companies, SIIA provides support for developing partnerships and strategic alliances needed to reach your customers and grow your company. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education