3rd Annual Technology Leadership Conference 2007

Schedule
: Day 1 : Day 2 : Day 3 :

From the Conference Hosts

Dr. Carol Spencer, President, San Juan College

Dr. Carol Spencer, President, San Juan College“The understanding and use of technology has become a necessity in our lives. Today’s professionals need to find opportunities to broaden their vision and find ways to use technology to enhance their worlds.”

Tony Atkinson, Chairman, San Juan County Commission

Tony Atkinson, Chairman, San Juan County Commission“Technology serves as the most powerful key to the success of civilization. It controls the world in which we live and will always be the major means for creating new physical and human environments. On behalf of the San Juan County Commission, I thank you for participating in such an important and meaningful seminar.”

Bill Standley, Mayor, City of Farmington

Bill Standley, Mayor, City of Farmington“Technology is the cornerstone of operating our businesses, as well as our personal lives. We can never stop learning how to better utilize all that is available to us. And security is vital to online privacy issues today more than ever. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more from the professionals — even one new idea will be worth your while!”

Schedule

Day One

Monday, April 23
7:00 p.m. Reception at Courtyard by Marriott

Day Two

Tuesday, April 24—San Juan College, Little Theatre

8:00 to 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 to 9:00 Welcome

9:00 to 10:00 Web 2.0 Campus & Community Collaboration, Dr. Dennis Gendron, VP for Technology and Adm. Svcs; and Robert Bradly, Director of Technical Integration, Tennessee State University

10:00 to 10:45 Light for the Future of the Community, Ron Newton, Chief Technical Officer, FastTrack Communications

10:45 to 11:00 Morning Break

11:00 to 11:45 “Without Strings” Extending Choice in a Wireless World. Kevin Shabow, Sr. Director of Professional Sales, Gateway N.A.

11:45 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch - Served in 9000 Rooms

1:00 to 2:00 New World of Work, John DuBois, Senior Productivity Advisor, Microsoft

2:00 to 2:45 The Connected Community, Blake G. Adkins, Executive Vice President, Brainstorm Networks

2:45 to 3:00 Afternoon Break

3:00 to 3:45 “Technology and the Human Network,” Cisco Systems

3:45 to 4:30 Panel Discussion: Network and Data Security

4:30 to 5:00 Closing, Evaluation, and Door Prizes. Prizes include a laptop, portable printer and more.

Day Three

Wednesday, April 25—San Juan College, Room 9012

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Microsoft “Vista” Training

10:30 - 12:00 p.m. Microsoft “Vista” Training

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Microsoft “Vista” Training

The “Vista” training will be repeated for three sessions. Space is limited for the training. Please contact Gaylyn Harris at 566-4321 to reserve a seat.

Hotel Information

Special rates have been arranged at the hotels listed below. Reservations must be made by April 2 in order to receive the special rate. Refer to the Technology Leadership Conference when making reservations.

Courtyard by MarriottCourtyard by Marriott
560 Scott Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401
505-325-5111
Rate: $89 per night

Best Western Inn and SuitesBest Western Inn and Suites
700 Scott Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401
505-327-5221
Rate: $72 per night

Conference Site

Day one will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott. Day two will be held in the Little Theatre at San Juan College with lunch in the 9000 rooms located in the Henderson Fine Arts Center. Day three will be held in room 9012.

Conference Site

Parking

The best parking for access to the Little Theatre is available in the paved lot in front of the clock tower building, which is located on the west side of campus.

Who Should Attend

  • Educational Institutions (K-12 and Higher Ed.)
  • Tribal Leadership
  • State and Local Government Agencies
  • Business and Industry
  • Community Leaders
  • IT Professionals and Decision Makers

Registration and Fees

There are no fees for the conference and lunch.

Register by April 20 by contacting Gaylyn Harris by phone at 505-566-4321 or by email at tlc@sanjuancollege.edu. Please provide first and last name and company.

Web Site: http://ots.sanjuancollege.edu

Sponsors

Sponsors

Press Release

Top local and national industry professionals will provide the latest updates in technology at the third annual Technology Leadership Conference, Monday, April 23 through Wednesday, April 25.

San Juan College Office of Technology Services will host the event. The conference will begin with a reception for conference-goers, on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m., at the Courtyard by Marriott.

Adhering to the theme, “Technology Innovation and Community Collaboration,” the conference will get underway as top industry professionals provide a variety of informative talks, on Tuesday, April 24, in San Juan College’s Little Theatre. Those attending will gain a look at the current and future technology issues facing education, business, government, and the community at large.

The conference topics are designed to appeal to a wide audience,” explains Tim Warren, vice president for Technology Services. “Educators and administrators will hear about Web 2.0 and its tie to campus and community collaboration, while community business leaders and members will learn more about the role technology plays in employee productivity and the human network, extending choices in a wireless world, as well as a historic look at how technology has evolved over the past 20 years. A panel will discuss the issue of network and data security.

A variety of door prizes also will be awarded, including a laptop and portable printer.

On Wednesday, April 25, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Microsoft certified trainers will offer participants three, 90-minute training sessions on the new Microsoft Vista operating system. Space is limited for the training, so those interested should register early by calling Gaylyn Harris, at 566-4321, or via e-mail at TLC@sanjuancollege.edu.

Conference hosts Dr. Carol Spencer, San Juan College president, will welcome participants, while Tony Atkinson, chairman of the San Juan County Commission, along with Bill Standley, City of Farmington mayor, will speak with participants during the luncheon. Featured speakers include Dr. Dennis Gendron, vice president for Technology and Administrative Services, Tennessee State University; Robert Bradly, director of Technical Integration, Tennessee State University; Ron Newton, chief technical officer, Fast Track Communications; Kevin Shabow, senior director of Professional Sales, Gateway N.A.; John DuBois, senior productivity advisor, Microsoft; and Blake Adkins, executive vice president, Brainstorm Networks.

Register for the conference by calling 505-566-4321, faxing information to 505-566-3523; or via e-mail at TLC@sanjuancollege.edu. Please include first and last name, professional title, company, telephone and e-mail address.

For further information or to view conference updates, visit the web site at www.sanjuancollege.edu, and under Upcoming Events, click on “Read More Events” and then “Technology Leadership Conference.”