Call for Presentations: Campus Technology (Forum) 2013

Call for Presentations: Campus Technology (Forum) 2013
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 12:00am

Call for Presentations

Campus Technology Forum 2013 | April 29 - May 1, 2013 | San Diego, CA

Campus Technology 2013 | July 29 - 31, 2013 | Boston, MA


Campus Technology conferences cover a broad range of leading technologies for teaching and learning, administration, research, and communications on 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 on 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 advances new instructional models and institutional transformation.


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 programs and implementations on campus.

Submissions for Campus Technology Forum 2013 - San Diego will be accepted through November 16, 2012

Submissions for Campus Technology 2013 - Boston will be accepted through December 31, 2012



CT Forum 2013, April 29 - May 1, 2013, Grand Manchester Hyatt, San Diego, CA

Campus Technology 2013, July 29 - August 1, 2013, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA


Questions Regarding Submission:

Jennifer Womble

Program Manager



Tentative Conference Schedule:

Campus Technology Forum 2013 - San Diego, CA

Monday, April 29, 2013

Seminar Intensives

Luncheon Keynote

Opening Session

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Breakout Sessions

Poster Sessions

Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Exhibit Hall

Breakout Sessions

Closing Session


Campus Technology 2013 - Boston, MA              

Monday, July 29, 2013

Pre-conference Workshops

Luncheon Keynote

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Keynote Session

Breakout Sessions

Poster Sessions

Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Keynote Session

Breakout Sessions

Poster Sessions

Exhibit Hall

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Breakout Sessions

Keynote Session

Focus Areas


Track 1: Digital Media

A broad category of tools, 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.

The Program Selection Committee is looking for proposals including, but not limited to the following topics: Social Media in Instruction, New Media Publishing/Open Education Resources, Electronic Textbooks/Digital Content, Digital Learning Applications, New Instructional Models and LearningPlatforms/MOOCs/ePortfolios, Collaboration Tools/Collaborative Content Creation.

Track 2: Mobile Learning

Mobile devices are coming to campus, whether through formalized mobile projects and programs or as informal student communications choices. Along with these devices come high expectations for mobile learning applications and mobile services on campus. Presenters in this track will explore a range of relevant mobile applications and services on campus and consider trends and implications as mobile finds its place in the business of education.

The Program Selection Committee is looking for proposals including, but not limited to the following topics: Integrating Mobile in Instruction, Mobile Apps for Education, Mobile Program Initiatives, Mobile Device Management and Security, Industry Perspectives on Mobility, iPads, GIS and Location-Aware Services.

Track 3: Technology Infrastructure

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 that’s now helping shape our institutions.

The Program Selection Committee is looking for proposals including, but not limited to the following topics: Smart Classroom/Control Systems, Flexible Learning Spaces/Collaboration Spaces/Learning Commons, Cloud Implementations, Virtualization/Data Center, Data Infrastructure/Big Data, Regional and Community Network Initiatives, Learning Management Systems

Track 4: IT Leadership and Institutional Change

With today’s rapidly evolving technologies, institutional pressures for accountability, and an extremely tough 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.

The Program Selection Committee is looking for proposals including, but not limited to the following topics: Institutional Analytics/Learning Analytics, Institutional Effectiveness, IT/Academic Partnerships, Program Assessment/Degree Qualification, Credentialing/New Pathways, Organizational Change/Governance, IT Staff Development, Industry/Community Partnerships, SaaS and Outsourcing, Funding Challenges/Grants.

Track 5: Industry Directions (Vendor Technology Presentations)

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 reps offer.

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.

Please identify which of the five tracks best fits your proposal. We have provided general examples of focus areas within each track, but not with the intention of setting rigid parameters. Our Program Selection Committee will entertain submissions that extend, supplement, or update these track topics.

Digital Media

Mobile Learning   

Technology Infrastructure   

IT Leadership and Institutional Change

Industry Directions (Vendor Session)



Breakout Session

Poster Session

3 Hour Workshop Session

Important Dates and Deadlines



Evaluation and Selection: November - December 2012


Notification will be sent to main contact and primary email address provided.



Evaluation and Selection: January - February 2013


Notification will be sent to main contact and primary email address provided.


Vendor Presentation

About 10 percent of CT sessions are industry related presentations demonstrating technological solutions. Companies, organizations and individuals representing technology-related products are invited to apply. These sessions should offer valuable facts and content to the audience and are not to be used as an “infomercial.” Sales pitches are highly discouraged. Vendor presentations will be noted in the Program. Vendors are encouraged to have end users present with them, or preferably, for them. All vendor presenters must be exhibitors with a Promotion Package at CT.

Please Note: Our policy requires presenters and co-presenters who are vendor representatives to be associated with companies exhibiting in the exhibit hall. If your company elects to withdraw as an exhibitor or becomes a part of another company's exhibit, you will no longer be eligible to present.


Presenter Information


The information gathered during this process will be used to prepare the printed program, website, and mobile app, so be sure that the information you provide is complete and accurate.

Title of the presentation (may be edited for publication)

Session description to be used by the program review committee (1500 characters maximum)

Program description to be used in the program, website and mobile app (500 characters maximum, may be edited for publication)

Presenter contact information

Presenter bio (500 characters maximum)

Presenter recent conference presentations (500 characters maximum)

Presenter headshot for use on the website (may be uploaded at a later date)


Each proposal undergoes a process of review and evaluation by the Campus Technology Advisory Board and the Program Committee who use the following examination criteria:

Interest to conference attendees;

Current and/or cutting edge topic;

Content of presentation; and

Relevance to conference tracks.

The final selection includes a balance among all selected sessions.


Campus Technology is pleased to provide DISCOUNTED conference registration to all presenters, co-presenters and panelists selected for the CT Forum 2013 and/or CT 2013 Conferences. Upon acceptance, you will be provided with further details and registration codes.


Presenter Responsibilities


CT requires all presenters to supply their own computers, laptop or tablets for their session to present. If using an Apple device or tablet, presenters need to provide the appropriate projector connection (dongle).


Workshop presenters are expected to develop effective hands on activities to ensure the workshop attendee the best professional development opportunity. If selected to conduct a workshop you will be asked to communicate specific software and hardware needs to CT staff in a timely manner.

Submission deadline is November 16, 2012.

We look forward to your submission!


Questions or comments? Contact Jennifer Womble at 850-219-9600

Campus Technology Forum 2013 |

Campus Technology 2013 |

1471 Timberlane Road, Unit 125, Tallahassee, FL 32312

850-219-9600 voice, 850-219-9610 fax,


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