NERCOMP 2010 Annual Conference

The Next-Generation University: Rethinking IT in Disruptive Times

Whether your focus is administrative services, information resources, teaching and learning, technology infrastructure, or management, you can benefit from attending the annual NERCOMP conference, March 8–10, 2010. Join us in Providence to:

  • Connect with innovators and forward thinkers and learn about current and emerging best practices in higher education information services.
  • Collaborate with others in positions similar to yours to exchange experiences and explore ways to tackle common challenges.
  • Contribute your uncommon thinking for the common good in numerous discussion sessions and networking venues.

This year's conference, "The Next-Generation University: Rethinking IT in Disruptive Times," will explore how our institutions and organizations are managing economic challenges, forging new visions, and integrating new information technology paradigms and approaches. How are emerging technological possibilities and economic conditions changing what "university" means? How are our IT organizations surviving and finding ways to thrive and lead the way under these new conditions? How are we evolving to meet the changing academic and administrative priorities of our institutions? What emerging technology opportunities and models are supporting the core missions of our schools and our associated organizational and professional development goals?

Preconference seminars will be held Monday, March 8, with the full conference program March 9–10, 2010. The program will follow these key topic areas:

  • Enterprise Services and Systems: "Plumbing 2.0"
  • IT Support Services: Models and Practices
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Library and Scholarship in the 21st Century
  • Policy, Regulations, and Security
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Corporate and Campus Solutions

The Rhode Island Convention Center and Westin hotel are centrally located in the historic downtown district of Providence and just a short walk from a variety of local attractions and restaurants.

General Session Speakers

Tuesday General Session: Living with Disruption: News from the Frontlines

James L. Hilton
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
University of Virginia

Wednesday General Session: Internet Governance: Federal Regulatory Agency, or a Nightmare Par Excellence?

Tracy Mitrano
Director of IT Policy
Cornell University