When the 2013 Campus Technology conference kicks off on July 29 in Boston, higher education IT pros will be ready to dig deep into the disruptive force of the 21st-century: technology.
Now in its twentieth year, the Campus Technology conference is one of the primary higher education events every year. As the pace of technology has intensified, it has become increasingly important for leaders to convene to discuss emerging trends, hardware, software and the future of higher education. Hot topics of discussion this year will be mobile devices, cloud computing, bandwidth, security and infrastructure.
Here are a few ways to get involved with this year’s event.
Follow the Keynote Presenters on Twitter
One of the many highlights this year will be the five keynote speakers. Each has distinguished him- or herself as a leader in higher education innovation through their in-the-trenches efforts to bring leadership, insight and accountability to campus leaders.
This year’s keynote speakers are also active on Twitter, where we encourage you to follow along during the show:
- Adrian Sannier, Pearson Education, @sannier
- Lev Gonick, OneCommunity, @levgonick
- Tony Wagner, Harvard University, @DrTonyWagner
- Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE, @mbbrown
- Kyle Bowen, Purdue University, @kyledbowen
Make the Most of Your Experience with the Mobile App
Because this is a large conference, with workshops happening simultaneously, it’s a good idea to download the conference’s official mobile app. Available for Android and iOS, the app features schedules, workshop details and speaker bios. It will also keep you informed of new and important information during the event.
Indulge Your FOMO on Twitter
Fear of missing out (FOMO) can intensify at interesting, action-filled events like conferences. Don’t fight it, indulge it.
Conferences are about more than just workshops. Networking can be valuable for personal and professional relationships. The people you meet at Campus Technology could be the key to unlocking the innovative power of technology for your students and faculty. For that reason, engaging with other attendees is a great idea. Not only can you catch up on discussions in the sessions you missed, but you can also get a feel for how your peers are managing technology.
There are a few ways to get involved:
- Follow @CT_Events.
- Monitor the #CampusTech hashtag.
- Follow @EdTech_HigherEd for insight and analysis.
Check our Campus Technology 2013 page for updates during the conference.