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2017 Call for Proposals | Submissions accepted through December 16, 2016  

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Campus Technology 2017. You must use this online process to submit proposals for Campus Technology 2017 to be held July 17-20, 2017 in Chicago.

Campus Technology conferences cover a broad range of leading technologies for administration, communications, teaching and learning, infrastructure, research, and on community college and university campuses. Presenters address current and emerging applications of technology in education and provide models for implementation, best use practices, and strategies for effective technology leadership on campus.

Today’s operational environment in higher education demands accountability, so we are especially seeking presenters who can show how to link technology implementations with long-range institutional goals and impact the community. To reflect the latest trends in higher education technology, this year we are placing an emphasis on digital media in instruction, collaborative learning environments, mobile and social technologies on campus, and technology that connects campus networks and advances institutional transformation.

Who Attends:
Our attendees have varied professional roles in higher education, but all are campus technology leaders: CIOs, instructional designers, academic computing professionals, tech-savvy faculty, and others charged with technology implementations on campus.

When submitting an application to present, please identify which of the following tracks best fits your proposal. Our Program Selection Committee will entertain submissions that extend, supplement, or update these track topics:

CIO: Next Generation
The higher education chief information officer role continues to evolve rapidly, keeping pace with the technology innovations that are continuing to speed to market. Recent assessments, such as the 2013 Study of Higher Education CIO Roles and Effectiveness, point out that at least 50 percent of the higher education CIOs plan to retire within the next 10 years. Higher education CIOs grapple with a long list of priorities that consume their time. The higher education CIO must understand academia and the higher education industry, which operates under a different set of rules and priorities. The scores of higher education CIOs who are preparing to retire signals not only a changing of the guard but an opportunity for change led by the next generation. This track is designed to help train the next generation of CIOs and prepare them for the transition ahead.

Potential topics include: Leadership and training, staffing, IT teambuilding and budgeting, Future of Higher Education, cloud computing, virtualization, teaching and learning technologies, risk management, information management and security, enterprise resource management (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems, business process improvement, and disaster recovery.

Audience: This track is being designed for current and future CIOs, Technology Directors, Provosts, Associate Vice Presidents, as well as IT Professionals aspiring to fill future leadership roles.

Higher Ed IT in the Digital Age
Higher education institutions are disrupting themselves from the inside out and the impact on campus IT is widespread. True disruption occurs when existing institutions begin to embrace the forces of transformation. The innovations taking place now are likely be more far-reaching, challenging established business and staffing models. This track takes a close look at emerging trends and technologies impacting higher education. Building a culture of innovation requires vision, strategy and implementation. Additionally, policy implications of emerging information and communication technologies for higher education are explored through the eye of IT.

Potential topics include: Mobile Learning, Networked Equipment (3D Printers, Digital Signage, Wearables, interactive devices), emerging technology, Openness (OER, e-textbooks, content sharing, MOOCs), Game Based Learning, Using Analytics and Data based decision making, digitalization and consumerization.

Audience: This track is being designed for Higher Education Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and IT Professionals.

IT Leadership and Policy:
With today’s rapidly evolving technologies, institutional pressures for accountability, and a challenging economy, higher education IT leaders are facing their most challenging operational environment to date. But many IT organizations are poised to increase their effectiveness and influence on campus as they develop new IT/academic partnerships and find opportunities to lead institutional change. Using strategic planning and vision, IT leaders build connected campuses and design learning spaces to meet their campus-wide needs for teaching and learning.

Potential topics include: Collaboration, Communication, Compliance, Computing Facilities, Data Analytics, Distributed Computing (BYOD, Consumerization of IT, Mobile Computing), Financial Management, Policy and Law, Institutional Management, International, Learning Space Design, IT Effectiveness, Innovation, Change Management & Leadership Development, Licensing, Optimization, Research and Development, Organizational Structure, Disaster Recovery Planning, Research and Reporting, Risk Management, Staffing & IT Workforce Development, Productivity, Professional Development, Student Technology Use, Support Services, Sustainability/Green IT, Technology Selection & Vendor Selection.

Audience: This track is being designed for Technology Directors, Provost and CIOs, Academic or Technology Planners whose work impacts the institution at an enterprise level, Business, Marketing, Operations, Finance Management, as well as IT Professionals.

IT Management and Networking:
Campus IT organizations today must effectively manage large-scale institutional technology programs and enterprise implementations. The institutional technology infrastructure is, in a sense, defining the institution now even more than brick-and-mortar infrastructure used to. This track gives attendees an opportunity to examine the technology infrastructure, networks, data administration, security and internet access that’s now shaping institutional learning platforms.

Potential topics include: Applications Development, Data Administration and Management, Enterprise Infrastructure, Networked Information, Software Maintenance and Management, Cybersecurity, Enterprise Information Systems, Open Source, Productivity Applications and Systems, Technology Lifecycles. Advanced Networking, Cyberinfrastructure, High-Performance Computing (HPC), Network Applications (Google Apps, Internet and Web Applications, Streaming Media, Web Services), State Education Networks, Universal Access and Design, Network Infrastructure, Network Management, Telecommunications, World Wide Web, Web Administration, Design, and Development & Metrics.

Audience: This track is being designed for IT Managers and Staff.

Online and Blended Learning:
The expansive growth of online learning in higher education requires updated pedagogy and technological tools. As digital materials and online and blended teaching practices are evolving, whether through formalized mobile programs or as informal communications choices, campus IT must engage students and faculty with modern tools and apps. Along with these devices come high expectations for mobile learning applications and online services on campus. Presenters in this track will explore a range of relevant online applications and digital services on campus and consider trends and implications as online learning and MOOCs find their place in the business of education.

Potential topics include: Digital Libraries, Information Discovery and Retrieval, IT-Library Collaboration, E-Content (Digital Collections, Digital Publishing, E-Books, E-Textbooks, Knowledge Management, Badging and Microcredentialing), Library Administration, Planning and Management, Scholarly Communications/Publishing. State Authorization, E-Learning, Blended Learning, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Online Course Development Planning, Online Learning, Funding and Accreditation, Professional Development for Faculty, Online Teaching and Assessment Strategies to increase engagement.

Audience: This track is being designed for Higher Education Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and IT Professionals that seek to successfully implement distance and online education.

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age:
A broad category of digital tools, eTextbooks, online resources, and services under the heading of digital media is changing the face of instruction and offering new potential for the campus community. Whether you’re integrating social media in instruction, leveraging open education resources (OERs), exploring MOOCs, or documenting real-world knowledge in an ePortfolio, you are engaging in one of many new education practices enabled by digital media. Presenters in this track will explore all types of digital media in the education environment.

Potential topics include: Alternate Credentials / Badges, Assessment and Evaluation, Faculty, Instructional Designs (Flipped Classroom), Assessment, Instructional Technologies, Digital Video and Video Cameras, E-Portfolios, Learning Environments, Collaborative Learning, Adaptive and Personalized Learning, Teaching and Learning Strategic Planning, Academic Partnerships, Social Media (Blogs, Twitter, Wiki), Student Engagement and Interaction, Curriculum Development, Teaching with Technology, Professional development.

Audience: This track is being designed for Faculty who teach with technology, Instructional Designers and Curriculum Developers, and Academic Technology Program Managers.

Technology Solutions:
Emerging technology applications and new product feature sets are topics for which attendees especially appreciate vendor expertise. This track allows for a wide variety of technology areas while providing the product-specific, in-depth demonstrations and on-the-spot Q&A that product managers and vendor representatives can offer.

Potential topics include: The Program Selection Committee is looking for proposals including, but not limited to the following topics: Social Software Applications, Mobile Devices (e.g., Tablets), Mobile Applications, Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) Systems, Institutional Intelligence (BI) Systems, ePortfolio Systems, Classroom Control Systems, New Learning Management System Features, Hardware and Data Analytics Solutions.

Audience: This track is being designed for Higher Education Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and IT Professionals who are looking for solutions to systematic problems and make decisions on purchasing new technologies on campus.

Presentation Types Presentation Types
Breakout Session

CT breakout sessions are set theater style and are 50-60 minutes in length.

Poster Session Poster presentations feature a detailed graphic display of innovative projects and technology implementations. These presentations include materials such as photos and graphics, posted on a bulletin board in the designated poster area of the Exhibit Hall. These poster presentations allow attendees to talk one-on-one and get in-depth information from innovators eager to share their solutions, current research, successful projects and best practices in educational technology. This is a great opportunity to network and discuss issues and technology integration projects with others from around the country.
Workshop CT workshops have limited classroom seating (50) and are 3 hours in length. Workshops require attendees to pay an additional fee to participate. Workshop presenters are expected to develop effective hands on activities to ensure the workshop attendee the best professional development opportunity. Workshops may be BYOD or Hands-on if appropriate.
Technology Solution Seminar
(vendor session; fee involved)
Real end-user case studies, discussed in detail by industry professionals, will show you how to solve everyday campus-wide and classroom-based challenges. (These are the breakout session rooms. For availability contact Bridget Oakes at
Technology Classroom Seminar
(vendor session; fee involved)
Technology classroom sessions are presented by exhibiting companies interested in interacting with attendees to discuss and demonstrate new technologies and applications. They should present case studies and innovative new products. (These are exhibit hall theater sessions. For availability contact Bridget Oakes at
With the high volume of submissions we receive, expect to be
notified of the status of your submission on or about March 1, 2017.

With the high volume of submissions we receive,
expect to be notified of the status of your
submission on or about March 1, 2017.

We look forward to your submission
If you have any questions, please contact:

John Hess
Program Chair,
Campus Technology Conference
561.622.6520, ext. 8780

Session Schedule
Campus Technology
July 17 - 20, 2017 | Chicago, IL
Monday, July 17, 2017
Pre-conference Workshops
Luncheon Keynote
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Keynote Session
Breakout Sessions
Poster Sessions
Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Keynote Session
Breakout Sessions
Poster Sessions
Exhibit Hall
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Breakout Sessions
Keynote Session

Review and Evaluation Criteria
Each proposal undergoes a process of review and evaluation by the Program Advisory Board and the Program Selection Committee who use the examination criteria listed below. The final selection includes a balance among all selected sessions.
  • Interest to conference attendees
  • Current and/or cutting edge topic
  • Content of presentation
  • Relevance to conference tracks

Presenter Responsibilities
  • If accepted, presenters are expected to provide necessary documents in a timely fashion and notify conference program staff of any changes.
  • All presenters are required to supply their own computer, laptop or tablet for presenting their session. If using an Apple device or tablet, presenters need to provide the appropriate projector connection (dongle).

Presenter Registration Details
  • Campus Technology is pleased to provide DISCOUNTED conference registration to all presenters, co-presenters and panelists selected for the CT 2017 Conference.
  • Upon acceptance, you will be provided with further details and registration instructions
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