ACUTA is looking for ideas and proposals for educational sessions for its 2013 Winter Seminar. We welcome proposals from representatives of higher education institutions and consulting firms. Applicants are not required to be members of ACUTA.
Please submit your application by September 5, 2012. Sessions should cover university projects and/or trends in the industry. Presentations should not promote the products or solutions of individual companies.
We urge members and other information communications technology professionals to take advantage of the opportunity to share experiences, innovations, and successes. Presentations may offer a case study, help members develop new skills, address a policy issue, or demonstrate a lesson learned. In-depth technical content is welcome.
Educational sessions are 60 – 75 minutes in length. We encourage individuals submitting proposals to consider ways to keep the audience engaged by breaking up presentations with time for small group discussion. Proposals for panel discussions and more interactive discussion sessions are welcome.
We encourage members who haven’t spoken a great deal to consider presenting at ACUTA where the audience is very supportive. Novice presenters may be more comfortable pairing with a colleague and sharing a speaking opportunity.
Please phone Donna Hall, ACUTA Director of Professional Development, at (859) 278-3338 if you have any questions.
For this seminar the Program/Content Committee is especially interested in proposals that address the following priority areas:
|Track 1: Next-Generation Data Networks|
|Data networks remain the critical infrastructure needed to deliver leading-edge ICT services. The Next-Generation Data Network track will explore best practices in wired and wireless network technology and tools, emerging trends in network design and support, and strategies to prepare for delivering or accessing next generation ICT services over the network.
Topics we want to cover:
|Track 2: ICT Disaster Preparedness: Plan, Prepare, Practice, and Protect|
|Information technology and communications infrastructure play a critical and strategic role at our colleges and universities, so it is critical that plans are in place in the event of a disaster, both to recover disrupted ICT services and to provide technology assistance to the broader business-continuity and disaster-response effort. This track will explore effective processes for planning, preparing, and practicing for ICT disasters, as well as mitigating the effects of disruption, and to explore the role that technology can play in facilitating effective emergency-response efforts.
Topics we want to cover: