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The ACUTA Winter Seminar will be held January 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency (Downtown) in Tampa, FL.  Registration and information is available online at

This event provides professional development specifically developed for higher education communications and collaboration technology leaders.  The two educational tracks that will be covered include 1) Next-Generation Data Networks and 2) ICT Disaster Preparedness: Plan, Prepare, Practice, & Protect.  Below is information about both. 

Track 1: Next-Generation Data Networks

Data networks remain the critical infra­structure needed to deliver leading-edge IT 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 IT services over the network.

The Program/Content Committee is planning sessions on the following issues and more:

• Leveraging wireless infrastructure for academic success

• Funding model for network services

• Supporting mobile employees through fixed mobile convergence

• Network and systems to support unified communications

• Deploying IPV6

• Network access control and other technologies to manage BYOD and support cloud services

• Impact on the network of PCI compliance

• Trends in datacenter networking

Track 2: ICT Disaster Preparedness: Plan, Prepare, Practice, & 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.

The Program Committee is planning sessions on the following issues and more:

• Leveraging adaptive management principles and methods to disaster recovery plan­ning

• Disaster and cyber incident exercise design

• Effective and efficient multi-modal emergency communications

• Getting your data and personnel through natural disasters and their aftermath

• ICT’s role in planning and supporting emergency exercises

• Technology used in emergency operation centers or mobile command centers

• Regulatory developments and their implications for campuses


Details about presenters, the exhibit hall, and educational sessions will be updated frequently at Please contact ACUTA, (859) 278-3338, with any questions.

This event also includes an exhibit hall full of IT and telecom companies serving the higher education market.  For information on how to become an exhibitor at this event, please email, or visit


Registration Fees:

  • Members: $549 by Dec. 7th, or $604 after
  • Nonmembers: $709 by Dec. 7th, or $780 after

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