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Present Your Stories and Experiences in Austin IT Communicators,

Last week, the call for proposals went out for the West Southwest Regional Conference, held in Austin around Valentine's day 2013.  Even if Austin doesn't beckon as a travel destination, you can participate online!

Because the WSW region is so large, this was the first regional conference to include an online conference option.  We're working hard this year to expand the online conference into a full-fledged training and networking opportunity and we will block similar presentations together, to make it easier for you to pick a day or two to tune in from home.

What we need now is YOU!  Submit your ideas for conference presentations by the end of August.  Feel free to dust off  or update the annual conference proposals you submitted, particularly if yours didn't get selected.   A huge number of proposals were submitted for a limited number of slots for the annual conference; as a result, some excellent proposals were not selected for the Denver conference.  The annual conference attendance is skewed heavily to CIOs and upper management, but the regional conferences really draw grassroots IT staff members and managers - so your "here's how it works in the real world" presentations are incredibly valuable to the regional attendees.

Send in your proposals and have a great rest of the summer.  Coffeeshops begin again in September.
Carlyn Chatfield
Manager, IT Technical Communications
Rice University
Houston, Texas 77005
713.348.4819

 

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Present Your Stories and Experiences in Austin Google Apps colleagues,

Last week, the call for proposals went out for the West Southwest Regional Conference, held in Austin around Valentine's day 2013.  Even if Austin doesn't beckon as a travel destination, you can participate online!

Because the WSW region is so large, this was the first regional conference to include an online conference option.  We're working hard this year to expand the online conference into a full-fledged training and networking opportunity and we will block similar presentations together, to make it easier for you to pick a day or two to tune in from home.

What we need now is YOU!  Submit your ideas for conference presentations by the end of August.  A lot of us entered the Google waters this summer (2012) and February is a good time to look back, recap and make suggestions for our peers who will be taking the plunge in the spring and summer of 2013.

Feel free to dust off  or update the annual conference proposals you submitted this spring, particularly if yours didn't get selected.   Hundreds of proposals were submitted for a limited number of slots for the annual conference; as a result, some excellent proposals were not selected for the Denver conference.  The annual conference attendance is skewed heavily to CIOs and upper management, but the regional conferences really draw grassroots IT staff members and managers - so your "here's how it works in the real world" presentations are incredibly valuable to the regional attendees.

Send in your proposals by August 28, and have a great rest of the summer!

Carlyn Chatfield
Manager, IT Technical Communications
Rice University
Houston, Texas 77005
713.348.4819



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Present Your Stories and Experiences in Austin Emergency Communications colleagues,

Last week, the call for proposals went out for the West Southwest Regional Conference, held in Austin around Valentine's day 2013.  Even if Austin doesn't beckon as a travel destination, you can participate ONLINE!

Because the WSW region is so large, this was the first regional conference to include an online conference option.  We're working hard this year to expand the online conference into a full-fledged training and networking opportunity and we will block similar presentations together, to make it easier for you to pick a day or two to tune in from home.

What we need now is YOU!  Submit your ideas for conference presentations by the end of August. 

Feel free to dust off  or update the annual conference proposals you submitted this spring, particularly if yours didn't get selected.   A huge number of proposals were submitted for a limited number of slots for the annual conference; as a result, some excellent proposals were not selected for the Denver conference. 

Send in your proposals by August 28, and have a great rest of the summer!

Carlyn Chatfield
Manager, IT Technical Communications
Rice University
Houston, Texas 77005
713.348.4819


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Present Your Stories and Experiences in Austin

I am not going to make it to the November conference so I asked to go to the Regional in Austin.  Still awaiting approval.

 

I couldn’t get it together for the big conference but, if I get approval to go, I still want to do a presentation on Service Catalogs.  If anyone wants to go in on it, let me know.  I had one person on my list but they are from Georgia.

 

 

Melanie T. Thomas   

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Technology Support

The University of Texas at El Paso

Information Resources & Planning

915- 747-6825

 

Don't hesitate to present online regardless of where you are in mid-February.  They are just ramping up what we already experience every academic month in the coffee shop in Adobe Connect.

If you go to the conference in Austin, you can sit in front of their cameras and a live person acts as your audience and camera manager.  If you are presenting from home, you just need a webcam and/or microphone.  EDUCAUSE will give you an Adobe Connect session where you load your materials or share your desktop.  If the webcam idea is too intimidating,  go audio-only and display a headshot in Adobe Connect with your materials.

In Melanie's case, she could be presenting from either Austin or El Paso, and her Georgia colleague can join her in the Adobe Connect space from her coast.

Carlyn

On 7/19/2012 2:00 PM, Thomas, Melanie T. MBA wrote:
Present Your Stories and Experiences in Austin
I still want to do a presentation on Service Catalogs.  If anyone wants to go in on it, let me know.  I had one person on my list but they are from Georgia.

 

 

Melanie T. Thomas   

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Technology Support

The University of Texas at El Paso

Information Resources & Planning

915- 747-6825

 


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