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.”