5th Annual Technology Leadership Conference 2009

April 27-29, 2009

5th Annual Technology Leadership Conference 2009
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From the Conference ...

Dr. Carol Spencer, President, San Juan College

Dr. Carol Spencer"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."


2008 Conference Presenters
2008 Conference Presenters

San Juan College IT Staff
San Juan College IT Staff

Technology Leadership Conference - April 28 2009

Top local and national industry professionals will provide an updated look at technology at the 2009 Technology Leadership Conference, hosted by San Juan College Office of Technology Services, on Tuesday, April 28, from 8 to 5 p.m., in the San Juan College Little Theatre.

Adhering to the theme, “Technology Innovation and Community Collaboration,” the conference will feature top industry professionals who will provide an array of informative talks. Those attending will gain a perspective of 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, San Juan College vice president for Technology Services. “These include everything from learning about developments in wireless technology and its effect on gas and oil, to the economic stimulus funding for broadband, to going green and the initiatives that are making a difference, to technology trends in education and government.”

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

On Wednesday, April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lynn Lane, San Juan College technical trainer, also will provide participants with three 90-minute training sessions including: Report Writing in Microsoft Word, How to Create Audio Files, and Creating Fill-able Forms using Adobe Pro 9. Space is limited for the free trainings, so those interested should register early by calling Gaylyn Harris at 566-4321, or via e-mail at TLC@sanjuancollege.edu.

Featured speakers will include Bill Graves, senior vice president for academic strategy, SunGard Higher Education; Russ Elliott, president, Brainstorm Internet; Phil Bryson, chairman, Brainstorm Internet; Steve Kiely, chairman of the board, Cray, Inc.; Robert L. Wheeler, senior consultant, SunGard Higher Education; Phil Calzadilla, regional manager, Cisco.

A reception will be held for conference participants on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m., at the Courtyard Marriott in Farmington.

The conference and trainings are free.
For further information or to register for the conference, call 505-566-4321, or via e-mail at TLC@sanjuancollege.edu.
Include first and last name, professional title, company, telephone and e-mail address.


Day One

Monday, April 27

7:00 p.m. Reception at Courtyard by Marriott

Day Two

Tuesday, April 28—San Juan College, Little Theatre

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

8:30 to 8:45 Welcome

8:45 a.m. Let's not Waste a Perfectly Good Crisis in Higher Education! Let's Meet the Learning Productivity Crisis! Bill Graves, Senior Vice President for Academic Strategy, SunGard Higher Education

10:00 a.m. Morning Break

10:15 a.m. "Economic Stimulus Funding for Broadband" - How it will help the utilization of technology in our region. Phil Bryson, Chairman Brainstorm Internet

11:15 a.m. Developments in Wireless Technology and its Effect on Gas and Oil. Phil Bryson, Chairman; Russ Elliott, President; Brainstorm Internet

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Managing with Technology: Pitfalls, Pratfalls and Paradigm? Steve Kiely, Chairman of the Board at Cray, Inc.

2:30 p.m. Going Green: Sustainable Initiatives That Are Making a Difference. Robert L. Wheeler: Senior Consultant, SunGard Higher Education

3:45 p.m. Afternoon Break

4:00 p.m. Innovations in Technology, Phil Calcadi, General Manager, Cisco

4:45 to 5:00 p.m. Closing, Evaluation, and Door Prizes. Laptop and more.

Day Three

Wednesday, April 29—ZIA Room, HHPC

Lynn Lane, Technology Trainer, San Juan College

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. James Bond 007 Report Writing, My Name is Word-Microsoft Word

10:30 - 12:00 p.m. Create audio files

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Fillable forms using Adobe Pro 9

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. Refer to the Technology Leadership Conference when making reservations.

Courtyard by MarriottCourtyard by Marriott
560 Scott Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401
Rate: $98 per night


Best Western Inn and SuitesBest Western Inn and Suites
700 Scott Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401
Rate: $55.00 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 the ZIA Conference Room, HHPC.

Conference Site


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 24 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