EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2009

The Technology Revolution in Higher Education: IT as a Catalyst for Change

The 2009 Mid-Atlantic Regional will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Whether your focus is administrative services, information resources, teaching and learning, technology infrastructure, or management, you can benefit from attending the Eighth Annual EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, January 7–9, 2009. Join us at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel to:

  • Hear from innovators and forward thinkers about current and emerging best practices in higher education information services
  • Connect with others in positions similar to yours to exchange experiences and explore ways to tackle common challenges
  • Learn about what’s going on in the profession and at the institutions in your area

This year's conference, "The Technology Revolution in Higher Education: IT as a Catalyst for Change," will explore the impact of technology in our rapidly changing world. Technology has moved into the hands of information consumers who exercise their freedoms using cell phones, personal technology, social networking, and collaborative software. These technological advances are accelerating rapidly and, combined with technology's multidisciplinary nature, have a profound impact on requisite workforce skill sets. As we become increasingly global and interconnected, technology serves as a catalyst that stretches across disciplines, combining academic and social life. IT staff at every level must re-think our business and educational processes and act strategically in leading this revolution of change.

Preconference seminars begin the morning of January 7, with the full conference program January 7–9, 2009. The program follows five key tracks:

  • Customer Services and Support: The Challenge of Supporting an Expanding Range of Services for a Diverse Community
  • Infrastructure and Enterprise Systems: Building, Maintaining, Protecting, and Sustaining the IT Portfolio to Support the Institutional Mission
  • Leadership and Management: Responsibilities and Challenges
  • Teaching and Learning: Beyond the Basics: Breaking Molds and Crossing Boundaries in Technologies, Methodologies, and Content Resources
  • Corporate and Campus Solutions: Corporate Solutions from the Client Institution’s Perspective

Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of American democracy, but you'll find it's an ideal destination for discovery as you explore its colorful neighborhoods, renowned dining scene, historical sites, and other cultural locations.

General Session Speakers

Wednesday General Session - The Technology Revolution in Higher Education: IT as a Catalyst for Change

John A. Bielec
John A. Bielec
Vice President for Information Resources and Technology and CIO
Drexel University
Sayeed Choudhury
Sayeed Choudhury
Associate Dean for Library Digital Programs
The Johns Hopkins University
Maureen McCreadie
Maureen McCreadie
Dean, Learning Resources
Bucks County Community College
Nadine Stern
Nadine Stern
Vice President, Information Technology and Enrollment Support Services
The College of New Jersey
Steven L. Worona
Steven L. Worona (moderator)
Director of Policy & Networking Programs

Thursday General Session - What's Your Carbon Footprint? Sustainability and Green IT Initiatives That Make a Difference

  • Jeffrey C. Cepull
    Vice President and CIO
    Philadelphia University
  • Amy Phillips
    Senior IT Project Leader, Technology Support Services ISC
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Donald Z. Spicer
    ECAR Senior Fellow & Associate Vice Chancellor, Information Technology
    University System of Maryland

Friday General Session - Hidden Her-story: The Top-Secret "Rosies" of World War II

LeAnn Erickson
LeAnn Erickson
Associate Professor, Film and Media Arts
Temple University