Campus Technology 2015

CT Call for Presentations

Campus Technology 2015

July 27-30, 2015
Hynes Convention Center - Boston, MA

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Thank you for your interest in Campus Technology 2015. You may use this online process to submit proposals for Campus Technology 2015 to be held July 27-30, 2015 in Boston, MA.
Conference Overview
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 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.
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 programs and implementations on campus.
Important Dates
Campus Technology 2015 - Boston, MA
Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2014
Call for Presentations Open: September 15, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Review, Evaluation and Selection: January-February 2015
Notification of Acceptance: March 2015
Communications will be sent to main contact and primary email address provided.
Tentative Schedule

Campus Technology - July 27-30, 2015 - Boston, MA
Monday, July 27, 2015
  • Pre-conference Workshops
  • Luncheon Keynote
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  • Keynote Session
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Poster Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Technology Classroom Sessions
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
  • Keynote Session and Innovator Awards Presentation
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Innovator Tech Talks & Posters
  • Poster Sessions
  • Technology Solution Seminars
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Technology Classroom Sessions
Thursday, July 30, 2015
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Keynote Session

Vendor Presentations
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.

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". Vendors are encouraged to have end users present with them, or preferably, for them. All vendor presenters must be exhibitors or sponsors of the event.
Vendor Exhibit and Sponsorship Questions:
Companies (A-E) Stephanie Chiavaras
Phone: 617.784.3577

Companies (F-N) Tim McLucas
Phone: 617.945.1574

Companies (O-Z, #) Elizabeth Hitchcock
Phone: 646.734.1980
Focus Areas/Tracks/Topics
When submitting 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.

  • IT Leadership and Policy
  • Online and Blended Learning
  • Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age
  • IT Management and Networking

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.
Potential topics include: Collaboration, Communication, Compliance, Computing Facilities, Distributed Computing (BYOD, Consumerization of IT, Mobile Computing), Financial Management, Policy and Law, Institutional Management, Future of Higher Education, IT Effectiveness and ROI, Innovation, Change Management & Leadership Development, Licensing, Optimization, Research and Development, Openness, 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.

Online and Blended Learning:
The expansive growth of online learning in higher education requires updated pedagogy and technological tools. As digital materials, online and blended teaching are evolving on 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 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), Library Administration, Scholarly Communications/Publishing, State Authorization, E-Learning, Blended Learning, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Mobile Learning, Online Course Development Planning, Online Learning, Funding and Accreditation, Professional Development for Faculty, Online Teaching Strategies, Assessment and Badging.
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: Assessment and Evaluation, Faculty, Instructional Designs (Flipped Classroom), Instructional Technologies, Digital Video and Video Cameras, E-Portfolios, Learning Environments, Collaborative Learning, Personalized Learning, Teaching and Learning Strategic Planning, Partnerships, Social Media (Blogs, Twitter, Wiki), Student Engagement and Interaction, Games and Gaming, Curriculum Development, Teaching with Technology, Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning.
Audience: This track is being designed for Faculty who teach with technology, Instructional Designers and Curriculum Developers, and Academic Technology Program Managers.

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 helping shape our institutions.
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. Emerging Technologies: Advanced Networking, Cyberinfrastructure, High-Performance Computing (HPC), Network Applications (Google Apps, Internet and Web Applications, Streaming Media, Web Services), Universal Access and Design, Network Infrastructure and Equipment (3D Printer, Digital Signage, Servers), Network Management, Telecommunications, World Wide Web, Web Administration, Design, and Development & Metrics.
Audience: This track is being designed for IT Managers and Staff.
Campus Technology is accepting applications for all of the following types of sessions.
Please identify format you would like us to consider when reviewing your proposal.
  • Breakout Session - CT breakout sessions are set theater style and are 50 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.

How to Submit
This section will identify the information required to submit a session for this conference, and will guide you through the process of submitting through our Speaker Management System (SMS).

Speaker Details Required:
First and Last names (properly capitalized; Institution/Organization (again, capitalized properly), Job Title (yes, capitalization counts!), Email address (we recommend a personal address as institution email systems often filter our messages, and there’s always a possibility you’ll change jobs before the conference!) cell phone number (for on-site communication if necessary), a secondary email address (in the event we've you are not responding to messages sent to the primary), and a brief biography(300 word limit).

Additional Details: You may also provide Educational certifications and titles of books you may have authored (if any);Twitter handle, web/blog addresses, a headshot and a link to video of you giving a presentation (all of this can be added later).

When you click "continue” you will be notified of any known errors (such as missing information) and asked to complete. When there are no known errors, you will have the opportunity to add a co-presenter (Name, institution/organization, job title, email, and work phone > Submit). Click on "continue" at this point your speaker info will be “locked in” and you will proceed to session information.

Submission Details:
You will be required to select from a drop-down menu the session format you are requesting, the session title* (properly capitalized) and a brief (200 word maximum) description of the session you’ve planned. (Titles and descriptions may be edited for publication.) You must select a Focus Area. Once the required information is entered, you may submit. Please note that until you successfully submit the speaker information and session details the proposal is not saved in the SMS. If you leave the system planning to return later to finish or revise these details, you will have to start over. Once you submit, you will have the option to Add Another Session.

You may return to make edits/changes or add another session after the initial submission by using the link to your Presenter Zone, which you will receive in the confirmation email generated by our SMS. The email message will be sent to the primary email address you provided, and may take up to an hour to be delivered. If you do not find the email from in your inbox, please check other folders before contacting us.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at

Presenter Responsibilities
  • If accepted, presenters are expected to provide necessary paperwork in a timely fashion and notify 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.

Presenter Registration Details
  • Campus Technology is pleased to provide DISCOUNTED conference registration to all presenters, co-presenters and panelists selected for the CT 2015 Conference.
  • Upon acceptance, you will be provided with further details and registration codes.

We look forward to your submission!
Questions About Your Submission?
If you have any questions, please contact:

Jennifer Womble
Manager, Conference and Program

If you need CFP site technical support, please contact:

Sandy Pelham
Technical Support
The information gathered during this process will be used to prepare the printed program, website, mobile app and other attendee guides and brochures, so be sure that the information you provide is complete and accurate before finalizing your submission.