ECAR Symposium 2004
Innovation at the Boundary between Science and Science Fiction
The 2004 Program: IT on the Edge: Innovation at the Boundary between Science and Science Fiction
Last year, Alan Kay, conceiver of the laptop computer and the architect of the modern windowing GUI, reminded those at the ECAR Symposium that "the best way to predict the future is to invent it." Increasingly, respected organizational consultants like Seth Godin advise us to look to the edges to stimulate and foster the impulse to innovate. The 2004 ECAR Symposium has been designed once again to bring together those who are crafting important changes in the world with those who study the effects of these changes on our institutions and work. Sessions will encourage interaction at the nexus of theory, analysis, and practice. The 2004 program reflects ECAR’s commitment to dwell on both the big issues facing society and higher education and the diversity of ECAR's research agenda. Topics for the 2004 ECAR Symposium include: “phantoms in the brain, “ virtuality and posthumanism, student uses of course management systems, and IT funding.
Our presenters include:
Office hours (break out discussions)
The ECAR Symposium also provides opportunities for small groups of participants to exchange ideas with the authors of ECAR research bulletins, including Leslie Hitch (IT professional development), Susan Metros (Learning Objects), Mark Nelson (The CIO in Higher Education), Charles Dziuban (Blended Learning), Steve Daigle (Total Cost of Ownership), Robert Albrecht (Instructional Repositories and Referatories), Judith Pirani (IT Staffing), and Brian Voss (Globalization and Higher Education Networks).
The ECAR Symposium is a subscriber-only event, held annually at the incomparable Hotel del Coronado on San Diego's Coronado Island. Two individuals from ECAR Participating Subscriber institutions are eligible to participate and receive complimentary registrations.
The Symposium brings together world-class researchers and analysts whose study of higher education and information technology evolves either directly from work undertaken under the aegis of ECAR or from work that is likely to be highly complementary to work undertaken by ECAR. The ECAR Symposium program is designed in particular to balance experts from academe and ECAR research fellows with leading researchers and analysts from ECAR research partners such as Burton Group, IDC, INPUT, Gartner, and others.
Participants in the ECAR Symposium help shape the ECAR research agenda for the next 18 months. Significant time is allocated to an open-forum assessment of research priorities and evaluation of hot topics for research and analysis, including discussion of speaker and topic priorities for the 2004 Symposium.
To assist you with travel plans, the ECAR Symposium schedule is: