A reminder about this statewide conference and the call for proposals. Kentucky Convergence is November 13-14 in Louisville, and the deadline for proposals is August 29.
This statewide conference brings professionals in information technology, online learning, and libraries together for an interesting exchange. I know many of you have exciting things going on you could share or encourage faculty you are working with to share. It is always an interesting experience!
Here are more details from the conference leaders:
Call for Proposals
2014 Kentucky Convergence Conference
A premier event for higher education professionals across the state of Kentucky.
The Kentucky Convergence Conference annually brings together professionals in information technology, online learning, and information professionals from the public and private colleges and universities in Kentucky.
November 13 & 14, 2014
University of Louisville
Proposals due Monday, August 29, 2014
The theme for the 2014 conference is Back to the Future: Together, Toward, Tomorrow. The committee is seeking innovative, creative proposals that will engage, educate, and inspire those in attendance. Sessions at the 2014 Kentucky Convergence Conference will focus on innovations in instructional technology, best practices for higher education technology support, current issues for information professionals, shared concerns for Kentucky institutions, and advances in online learning and instructional design. Some ideas are given here, but they are meant only to stimulate your creative juices, not to limit what is submitted.
All conference sessions will last 50 minutes. The committee will entertain proposals for several types of sessions:
1. Presentation session – a presentation by one or more presenters with time left at the end for questions.
2. Workshop/Interactive session – one or more persons give a hands-on workshop that allows attendees to be actively involved in experiencing what is being described.
3. Panel session – generally three or four people form a panel to discuss a topic. There is usually a moderator. Panelists can do very short (2-3 minute) presentations to jump start the discussion. Examples of panel sessions include: campus upgrades, disaster recovery, instructional design, etc.
4. Roundtable discussion – generally one person (sometimes two) facilitates a roundtable discussion on a particular topic; there may be a brief presentation to start the conversation. Examples of Roundtable topics include: Supporting browsers, Administrator rights on user machines, Centralized vs Distributed IT Support, etc.
To submit a proposal, go to: http://tinyurl.com/Convergence2014CFP
You will be asked to provide the following:
· Type of Session
· Presenter and co-presenter information – Name, institution, email, address for each presenter plus a phone number for the first presenter
· Session Title – 10 words or less (Consider something catchy that will be attractive to the potential audience.)
· Abstract as it will appear in the program – 100 words or less
· Description (not required for Roundtable discussions)- Please provide a description or outline of your session in 500 words or less. Please include what attendees will take away from your session. If applicable, list any handouts, resources, templates, etc. that audience members will have access to after your session.
· Message to Program Committee – optional