For travel planning purposes, preconference activities begin on Tuesday, October 23, 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 Tuesday. The main conference opens Wednesday, October 24, at 8:00 a.m. with the general session featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prizewinning author and historian. The conference will close on Friday, October 26, with the general session featuring Bruce Schneier, security technologist and author of Beyond Fear, which will end at approximately 11:30 a.m.
The uPortal Project—James Farmer, Coordinator, Interoperability Center, Georgetown University; David W. Koehler, Director of Information Systems, CIT, Cornell University; William G. Thompson, Jr., Associate Director, Enterprise Application Services, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Moderated by Bradley Wheeler, VP for IT & CIO, Dean, and Professor, Indiana University
Disaster Planning: Maintaining Academic Programs During a Pandemic—Catherine L. Kelley, Assistant Provost, Educational Technology, Fairleigh Dickinson University; Jonathan Mathews, Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University; Daniel TH Tan, Director, Centre for Educational Development, Nanyang Technological University. Moderated by Peter M. Siegel, CIO and Vice Provost, Information and Educational Technology, University of California, Davis
Preconference Seminars (NOTE: Separate registration and payment are required to attend.)
Come to Seattle early to join us for a preconference seminar on Tuesday, October 23. With more than 40 exciting and educational half- or full-day seminars on a wide range of topics to choose from, 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 Seattle. 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 2007 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 2007 program.
The EDUCAUSE 2007 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 Wednesday and Thursday, 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>>
Corporate 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 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 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 Wednesday and Thursday. Schedule At a Glance>>
Constituent Group Meetings
Many of the EDUCAUSE Constituent/Discussion Groups will hold informal meetings, open to all, at the conference to discuss topics related to their respective interests. These groups are scheduled to meet at various times on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The associated open-subscription, online discussion lists allow participants to continue their conversations after the conference. For more information, please visit the EDUCAUSE Constituent and Discussion Groups page. Schedule At a Glance>>
Hot Topics Discussions (formerly Current Issues Roundtables)
Representatives of EDUCAUSE and collaborating organizations will describe their strategic directions and priorities, major issues, and initiatives. These 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) meet 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 2007 EDUCAUSE awards will be honored at the general session on Thursday morning, and will offer track and poster sessions related to their achievements later that day.
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (NOTE CHANGE IN TIME)
Impromptu BOFS, which allow small groups to talk about areas of particular professional interest, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, from 4:55 to 6:10 p.m. Attendees may schedule on-site meetings using the BOF bulletin board located near the conference registration desk. Attendees should check the same bulletin board in the conference registration area after 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday for that day's topics and room locations.
Gather up your squadron and soar into the wild blue yonder at Just Plane Fun! We have your ticket to fun at Seattle's Museum of Flight, where you'll experience a unique night of flight. Sample an assortment of delicious food and beverages, mingle with your conference crewmates, and plan your own itinerary from a list of fabulous activities:
Experience flight without ever leaving the ground in the flight and X-Pilot simulators.
Stroll through the beautifully lit Great Gallery, featuring exhibits such as Apollo, devoted to exploration of the moon, and the Tower, which contains a full-scale replica of an air traffic control tower.
Step back into history in the magnificently restored Red Barn, birthplace of the Boeing Company.
Explore the Personal Courage Wing, an exhibit showcasing 28 fighter aircraft from World Wars I and II and the tales of courage and spirit linked to them.
Enjoy a variety of tunes and fly across the dance floor.
Just Plane Fun! will be a first-class adventure for all—don't miss it!
Note: Entrance to the party is included with full conference registrations only. Please check the shuttle schedule in your tote bag for departure times and locations. Note that shuttle departures for the walking hotels will be from the convention center and not the individual hotels.
Have a Question?
Please contact the EDUCAUSE Member Services staff at 303-449-4430 or email@example.com.