Campus Technology 2015 offers participants a variety of session structures designed to maximize participant networking and collaborative learning.
General Sessions with Keynotes
General sessions at Campus Technology 2015 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.
3-Hour Pre-Conference Workshops
Pre-conference workshops take place on Monday, one 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. Additional fee required.
Fifty-minute breakout sessions are held in rooms set in theater/classroom style. Attendees will have variety of 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 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 are 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.
Facilitated by members of the CT Advisory Board, these special 50-minute panels will 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.
Aspire Sessions (New this Year!)
These 20-minute hands-on sessions are held in Exhibit Hall mini-theater and are designed specifically to help attendees learn a skill to take back to their colleges and universities to use right away! Join us to foster skill development, creativity and collaboration. Take part in learning models and connect immediate knowledge to your higher education institution to implement immediately.
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. 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 website 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.