Most valuable are the opportunities to network with colleagues and catch up on the latest happenings in our field with counterparts from around the nation.
For travel planning purposes, preconference activities begin on Monday, October 9, with the preconference seminars (please note: all preconference seminars require separate payment and registration). The first full conference activity is the opening of the exhibit hall on Monday. The main conference opens Tuesday, October 10, at 8:00 a.m. with the general session. The conference will close on Thursday, October 12 with the general session featuring Dr. Georgia Nugent, President, Kenyon College which will end at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Distinguished featured speakers will anchor eight concurrent track presentation slots on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with addresses on key issues facing higher education professionals.
Time, Space, and HistoryEdward L. Ayers, Dean, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia; William G. Thomas, III, John and Catherine Angle Professor in the Humanities, Department of History, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Still Crazy After Two Years (Kuali panel)Bruce K. Alexander, Director, FIS/HRIS Project, Michigan State University; J. Michael Allred, Associate Vice Chancellor - Finance/Controller, University of California, Davis; Lee Belarmino, Associate Vice President, Information Technology, San Joaquin Delta College; Sally Jackson, Vice President for Learning & Information Technologies and CIO, The University of Arizona; David Lassner, Chief Information Officer, University of Hawaii; John F. Walsh, Senior Director, e-Business Services, Indiana University
Career Development for IT ProfessionalsMarilu Goodyear, Professor and ECAR Fellow, University of Kansas; Susan E. Metros, Deputy CIO & Exec Director for eLearning & Professor, Design Technology, The Ohio State University; Eugene L. Spencer, Associate VP for IS & Resources, Bucknell University; Moderated by Cynthia Golden, Vice President, EDUCAUSE
From Today's CMS to Tomorrow's Learning Support SystemJoel M. Smith, Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer, Carnegie Mellon University; Malcolm B. Brown, Director of Academic Computing, Dartmouth College; Carolyn Lee Windham, Student, North Carolina State UniversityModerated by David Lassner, Chief Information Officer, University of Hawaii
Pioneering New Territory and TechnologiesMalcolm B. Brown, Director of Academic Computing, Dartmouth College; Saiid Ganjalizadeh, Assistant Director for Instructional Technology, The Catholic University of America; Leslie P. Hitch, Director, Academic Technology Services, Northeastern University; Pablo G. Molina, CIO, Information Systems Technology, Georgetown University; John S. Moses, Director, Technology Planning, Biological Sciences, University of Chicago; Art St. George, Manager, Advanced Communications Technologies, University of New Mexico; M. Christine McMahon, Manager, Advanced Technology, Saint Louis University
The Challenge of Campus CyberinfrastructureJames R. Bottum, CIO/VP For DCIT, Clemson University; Bonita M. Neas, Interim Deputy CIO/Executive Director ConnetND, North Dakota University System; Patrick Dreher, Project Director and Research Scientist, MIT
NOTE: Separate registration and payment are required to attend. Come to Dallas early to join us for preconference seminars on Monday, October 9. With over 40 exciting and educational half- or full-day seminars on a wide range of topics, you're certain to find one that fits your professional development needs.
The best way to plan your conference schedule is to use our Itinerary Builder, which allows you to chart, save, update, download and print your conference schedule before you head to Dallas. Used in conjunction with the Knowledge Pathfinder, the Itinerary Builder gives you the opportunity to explore all the conference sessions, workshops, and exhibits, and pinpoint topics related to your specific interests and needs.
The EDUCAUSE 2006 program offers a wide assortment of session types. The following links will take you to the full conference schedule and detailed program information. This schedule lists all conference events except the corporate exhibits. Follow the links and take a journey through the EDUCAUSE 2006 program.
The EDUCAUSE 2006 Program Committee designed the conference program based on seven principal areas. All track sessions were chosen from the call for proposals process and provide the foundation for the annual conference.
Informal, drop-in poster sessions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, 4:55–6:10 p.m., allowing conferees to share campus experiences with colleagues on a one-to-one basis. This is your chance to learn exactly what you need to know about interesting initiatives. Schedule At a Glance >>
Professional presentations address technological issues and solutions pertaining to higher education. Prepared and delivered by representatives from corporations and/or institutions, they run concurrently with the track sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Schedule At a Glance >>
Workshops are hands-on opportunities to try out the latest technologies provided by leading companies in the field. Hands-on workshops, running concurrently with track presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday conducted by: EDUCAUSE Platinum Partners: Datatel, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, and Sungard Higher Education EDUCAUSE Gold Partners: Apple Computer, Inc., Jenzabar Inc., and Oracle Corporation Schedule At a Glance >>
Constituent Group Meetings
More than 30 open, informal meetings allow Constituent Group subscribers and any other professionals to meet face to face to discuss topics of mutual interest. These groups are scheduled to meet at various times on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The associated open-subscription, online discussion lists allow participants to continue their conversations after the conference. Schedule At a Glance >>
Current Issues Roundtables
Moderated, colleague-to-colleague roundtable discussion sessions will focus on topical campus issues and challenges related to information resources and technology. They will be held Wednesday and Thursday concurrently with track sessions. Attendance will be limited. Schedule At a Glance >>
Organizational Update Sessions
Representatives of EDUCAUSE and collaborating organizations will describe their strategic directions and priorities, major is-sues, and initiatives. These update sessions, held Wednesday, 4:55–6:10 p.m., are excellent forums for learning more about the organization and key staff members, and will allow time for questions and comments. Schedule At a Glance >>
All EDUCAUSE standing member advisory committees (both current and incoming members) hold meetings in conjunction with the conference. Many other organizations with similar interests and participants also hold ancillary meetings during this event. Schedule At a Glance >>
Recipients of the 2006 EDUCAUSE awards will be honored at the general session on Wednesday morning, and will offer track and poster sessions related to their achievements later that day.
Impromptu BOFS allow small groups to talk about areas of particular professional interest over lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. Institutional representatives may schedule on-site meetings using the BOF bulletin board near the conference registration desk. Table signs will guide participants to designated areas in the conference lunch room.
Wednesday Night Party
Taste of Texas-7:00–11:00 p.m.
Celebrate your visit to the Big D at the Taste of Texas! Join us at Eddie Deen's Ranch™ to enjoy a unique blend of Southwestern warmth and Old West charm. Sample an assortment of food and the cash bar, while you mix and mingle with other conference participants at The Western Saloon, The Streets of San Antonio, and The Bayou Experience. When you're worn out from line dancing, enjoy the music of award-winning country star Ronnie Milsap, as well as high-energy salsa and zydeco bands. Seek your future with the fortune teller, cheer on your armadillo at the races, and try your luck at the Texas basketball shoot off, among other Texas-style pastimes. Don't miss it!
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