University hosts national info tech symposium

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

 Paul Glen, keynote speaker at the June 26-30 ResNet Symposium Cover of the Paul Glen book  

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Academic technology specialists and administrators from across the U.S and Canada will converge at St. Cloud State University June 26-30 for ResNet Symposium ’09: 10,000 Lakes, Infinite Ideas.

ResNet Symposium is an information technology (IT) conference for professionals who plan, purchase, implement and support student and residential technologies in public and private colleges and universities.

It is the premier gathering for professionals at the intersection of IT, academics and college/university housing. This is the first time St. Cloud State will host the 16-year-old event.

The program features more than 25 sessions in categories such as Cool Tools, Security and Policy, Education and Learning Technologies, and Leadership and Management. Technology specialists from academic institutions including Yale, Tufts, Stanford, Indiana University and Grinnell will present sessions on topics ranging from Web application firewalls and Google Apps to teambuilding and understanding Generation Y.

A sampling of the sessions ResNet Symposium ’09 will feature:

  • Dual-Boot Computer Lab Implementation
  • From Labs to Learning Spaces: Enabling Student Use of Technology
  • Opening a Walk-in Help Center
  • Coming to Your Network Soon! – Windows 7
  • From Crisis to Calm: Disaster Recovery Planning and Communications Strategies
  • IT Outreach
  • Basic Computer Cleanup

The conference also includes a day of professional development seminars June 26, as well as a vendor fair.

Award-winning author, management columnist and professional speaker Paul Glen will present the keynote speech 9-10:30 a.m. June 27. Glen, a Computerworld columnist, is the author of “Leading Geeks: How to Manage and Lead People Who Deliver Technology,” which won the 2003 Financial Times Germany International Book Prize.

The registration fee is $525 through May 31 and $575 after that. View the details and register.

ResNet is a national organization dedicated to the advancement and research of residential networking technologies and living-learning environments within academic institutions. Students, staff, and faculty from academic institutions around the world participate in the ResNet Listserv and attend the annual ResNet Symposium.

The ResNet organization, conceived in 1992, is dedicated to the research and advancement of technologies and services that support living-learning residential environments at higher education institutions. ResNet also provides an international forum for discussion, collaboration, and professional growth via the organization's many online resources and its Annual ResNet Symposium and Professional Development Seminar.

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