2018 Commission on Technology Conference

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Overview


Join your fellow CCCU IT Professionals for the annual Commission on Technology Conference, June 5-8 at LeTourneau University. In 2046, LeTourneau University will be 100 years old. Over 100 years ago, higher education was debating whether they should keep their own power plants on campus or move their electric production to a shared entity, because at that time, they couldn’t trust the power supply that went down all the time. Although they may look different than 100 years ago, we still face challenges: the cloud, cybersecurity, privacy, and more. At this year’s Commission on Technology Conference, we have an exciting opportunity to learn from colleagues as well as world renowned strategic foresight professionals to think about and consider our theme, Creating the Power Grid of 2046.”

Our plenary sessions include:

  • The Power of Ingenuity
    • Dr. Jay Gary, Chair, Association of Professional Futurists & Associate Professor of Leadership, Oral Roberts University
  • The Power of Disruption
  • The Power of Courage: Facing Challenges by Showing That Faith is Greater Than Fear

    • Mike Mathews, CIO, Oral Roberts University and co-host Visionary Talk Radio for Higher Education 
  • The Power of Gender Diversity Panel
    • Rebekah Campbell, Director, Support Center Moody Bible Institute
    • Brenda Gibson, Director, IT, Multnomah University
    • Valerie Lewis, Programmer/Analyst, LeTourneau University
    • Cindy Thomas, Director, Business Systems, LeTourneau University 
    • Wendy Woodward, Chief Information Officer, Wheaton College
    • Cheryl Vore, Deputy CIO, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • The Power of Christ: Keeping Christ at the Center of Everything We Do

SPONSORSHIP:

If you are interested in being a sponsor for the 2018 Commission on Technology conference, click here to view the sponsorship prospectus

For any sponsorship related questions, or to secure your sponsor slot, contact Jeri Mahurin, sponsorship coordinator, via email at JMahurin@cccu.org

Program

1:00 pm – 9:00 pm:  Check-in to room and conference registration

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm:  Dinner and Opening Remarks in Cafe

7:00 am – 8:00 am:  Breakfast in Cafe

7:00 am – 10:00 am:  Sponsor Booth Set-Up

8:15 am – 8:45 am:  Welcome and Devotions
Dale Lunsford, President, LeTourneau University

8:45 am – 10:00 am: Keynote I:  The Power of Ingenuity
How can we make, shape and create our own space as professionals in higher education, as technology pushes out the productivity frontier?

Speaker: Jay Gary, Chair, Association of Professional Futurists & Associate Professor of Leadership, Oral Roberts University

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Morning Break & Sponsor Booths Open

10:30 am – 11:15 am: 4 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: The Future According to Jesus
How did Jesus navigate the disruptions in his day to shape the future? What should that say to us as IT professionals?
Speaker: Jay Gary, Associate Professor of Leadership and Assistant Dean of Online Programs and founding member, Association of Professional Futurists

Breakout 2: Practical InfoSec for the Budget-Conscious: Rules & Tools
EDUCAUSE just released its 2018 Top 10 IT Issues and, for the fifth year in a row, Information Security was voted the top spot. As a college or university, you must mitigate the same cybersecurity threats as Yale, UCLA, or UT Austin but with far fewer resources. Come prepared for an overview of practical, inexpensive tools and ideas for budget-conscious InfoSec to help in areas such as effective patch management, threat assessment, removing admin rights, and standards compliance.
Speakers: Michael Davis, Assistant Technical Services Director, LeTourneau University, Dale Lee, Director of Information Security and Projects, California Baptist University

Breakout 3: Technology Trends in International Education
As universities incorporate internationalization into their missions and strategic plans, additional efforts and expectations are being placed on the offices of international education (OIE). International student enrollments now top one million with the OIE expected to maintain ever-changing federal documentation requirements (including on-line) in order to keep their institutions in compliance. Study abroad offices, too, are experiencing growth in both student and faculty participation as opportunities and destinations become increasingly diverse. This growth, combined with an expectation of “duty of care” places institutions in a position of being able to contact their travelers anywhere in the world at any given moment. Technology is integral to meeting these expectations; however, not all OIE reach out to their IT colleagues for assistance and support. Even when they do, there is a learning curve as each office learns the vocabulary of the other, as well as the fiscal and/or staffing realities that each office faces. Communication, thus, is the foundation to an effective collaboration between the OIE and IT. This session intends to introduce the broad field of international education – from recruitment through alumni status – through a discussion of major trends that are impacting technology needs, including the GDPR. This interactive discussion includes the varied expectations and terminology encountered by international educators entrenched in incoming and outgoing student mobility. At the same time, our intention is to engage in dialogue with our IT colleagues in order to better understand the expectations and terminology they encounter related to campus internationalization. We hope this dialogue leads to further collaboration that moves both groups forward.
Speaker: Kerry Geffert, Product Evangelist, Terra Dotta, LLC

Breakout 4: Windows VMs Backup for Free
Using Built in Windows powershell, Google Drive and a spare external HDD, we have set up a backup for Windows VMs hosted on a Hyper-V server.
Speakers: Mark Reimer, Windows Servers & Networking, Prairie College, Caleb Cheshier, Windows Servers & Networking, LeTourneau University

11:25 am – 12:10 pm: 4 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout 5: Let’s Think Like a Futurist
How can we use foresight, in addition to hindsight, as IT professionals to bring greater insight to our teams?
Speaker: Jay Gary, Associate Professor of Leadership and Assistant Dean of Online Programs and founding member, Association of Professional Futurists

Breakout 6: NIST Cybersecurity Framework
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework provides a structure for managing cybersecurity risk at all levels of an organization. This session will provide an overview of the framework’s functional areas which can focus efforts to reduce cybersecurity risk.
Speaker: Dale Lee, Director of Information Security and Projects, California Baptist University

Breakout 7: Positioning Academic Programs for Flexible Delivery Models
Wheaton College has recently taken a four-pronged approach to adding flexibility to its modes of instruction. We have switched to a newer, cloud-based LMS, assembled our own lightboard, re-habilitated our production studio, joined and received additional training in Quality Matters, opened up “drop in hours” for instructional design consulting, and have come alongside our faculty to support these new initiatives. Our graduate school is expanding its low-residency options and we are positioning ourselves to support them globally through instructional design, high-quality video production and streaming, and LMS support.
Speaker: Steven Park, Director of Academic and Scholarly Technology, Wheaton College

Breakout 8: Practical Windows 10: Embracing Microsoft’s new Paradigm from Deployment to Disposition
The AAD, MDT, WDS, and SCCM alphabet soup got you flummoxed? This session will explore how LETU is conducting their Windows 7 to 10 transition with an agile, iterative approach using myriad Microsoft tools along with lessons learned. Covers Build & Capture with MDT, W10 upgrades with SCCM, and tracking asset disposition with age reports.
Speaker: Michael Davis, Director, User Support & Engagement

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Birds of a Feather Lunch in Cafe
Grab your lunch and look for a table with a topic of interest to you to continue conversations

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Keynote II: The Power of Disruption

Speaker: Andrew Sears, President, City Vision University, MIT Graduate and founder of Christian Higher Education Innovation Alliance

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm: 4 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout 9: Disruptive Innovation & the Lean Startup
At the core competency in our ability to respond to disruptive innovation is our ability to quickly learn through rapid iteration. This workshop will explore the implications of disruptive innovation on higher education. It will also explore how the lean startup provides a methodology of the best practices from Silicon Valley in increasing the sped of learning through rapid iteration.
Speaker: Andrew Sears, President, City Vision University, MIT Graduate and founder of Christian Higher Education Innovation Alliance

Breakout 10: Creating a Competency-Based Online Program
Three years ago, UMHB embarked on a journey to develop a self-paced, low-cost, online competency-based degree program. The effort took commitment, support and creative problem-solving from all areas of university. Come hear about challenges, successes, lessons learned and the future of CBE at UMHB.
Speaker: Brent Harris, Vice President for Information Technology, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Breakout 11: Cybersecurity and Digital Natives
Current college students have grown up with computers and technology at their fingertips. It stands to reason that they understand technology like no other generation before them; after all, they are truly digital natives. However, this is not always the case. Today’s college students are very comfortable with Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube and other forms of consuming media. They are not afraid of using technology. However, they do not have an understanding of how the technology works. There is a great difference between using and understanding. This, in turn, has a direct impact on how Higher Education IT professionals approach cybersecurity. It is unrealistic to expect incoming students to understand cybersecurity enough to protect themselves. Therefore, we must be prepared to take the necessary steps to educate students and to secure our organizations against potential threats caused by this lack of understanding. This presentation will discuss security awareness training programs, potential threats and possible solutions.
Speaker: James Tippey, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity, Montreat College

Breakout 12: SalesForce.Org- A Tale of Two Campuses!
Pepperdine selected Salesforce.org four years ago to be its enterprise CRM solutions. We have discovered many values and challenges during our journey. We’ll share our SF journey and provide tips for selecting the right CRM for your school and Salesforce apps that we are using in alumni affairs.
Roberts Wesleyan has been researching SalesForce,org for a progressive implementation across multiple areas. The more we have spent time on learning this, the more we are amazed at what this unified platform has to offer to us and to Higher Education. We love what it can do out of the box, the pricing model and the complete student life cycle engagement across all the constituents. This also allows a cash strapped Christian College like Roberts to tryout and implement and leverage tools that the top campuses are using. We will present our findings and share where we are and where we hope to go with SalesForce.org.
Speakers: Peter Saxena, CIO, Roberts Wesleyan College, Robert Clark, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs, Pepperdine University

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Afternoon Break & Sponsor Booths Open

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm: 4 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout 13: Cybersecurity Awareness for Staff & Faculty- Addressing the Greatest Weakness
How one small university went from a 33% click rate to 3% in less than one year. Training Staff and Faculty to understand how important their role is in cyber security awareness.
Speaker: Brenda Gibson, Director, IT, Multnomah University

Breakout 14: ImIn- The College Tracking Attendance App
The ImIn App Project emerged as a solution to track students’ required attendance at college’s events/classes utilizing the latest mobile technology. Features like geofencing, tracking attendance based on a mobile device’s geographic location, make this app a great alternative to the regular ID card scanners. This app allows the user to check in/out of an event just by pressing a button on their mobile device. The app will require the user to authenticate using Touch ID (Face ID soon), and use the device’s geolocation and current time to verify attendance. Our University currently depends on several computers and laser scanners to track, for instance, required chapel attendance for residential students, three times a week. Crowded bottlenecks could be avoided and resources saved. by using an app like ImIn.
Speaker: Pablo Albuja Silverio, Programmer, Analyst, LeTourneau University

Breakout 15: Internet Gaming in Higher Education: Action Research Impacting Behavioral Health, Advising, and Retention
Every year around 12% of first-year students enter college with problems associated with Internet gaming. Research revealed poor academic performance and behavioral health imbalance with students exhibiting Internet gaming addiction. Participant sampling included eight full-time faculty and professional staff members. This Appreciative Inquiry study assisted the campus in developing a response to this problem. This study incorporated a formal action, which generated practice change and policy development strategies to improve student success, persistence in matriculation, and retention to graduation.
Speaker: Mark Durham, Capella University

Breakout 16: The Ideal Team Player: How to Build Humble, Hungry, Smart Teams
At Roberts Wesleyan College IT, we are using the Ideal Team Player book by Patrick Lencioni to help us build good team players. The Book identifies three characteristics : Humble, Hungry and Smart for a good team player. We will discuss what these are are and how we are implementing it in the IT team.
Speaker: Peter Saxena, CIO, Roberts Wesleyan College

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm: Free Time or Optional Guided Tour of LeTourneau University

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Dinner and Address: The Workplace, Our Mission Field/RG Innovator Speaker: Bill Peel, Executive Director, Center for Faith & Work, LeTourneau University

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm:  Open Gym/Movie/Game Room Open (Optional)

7:00 am – 8:00 am:  Breakfast in Cafe

8:15 am – 8:45 amWelcome and Devotions
Mike Hood, Vice President for Finance & Administration, LeTourneau University

8:45 am – 10:00 am: Keynote III:  The Power Courage: Facing Challenges by Showing That Faith is Greater Than Fear
There has never been a better time to be a great CIO in the midst of all the changes and challenges; yet there has never been a worst time to be a mediocre CIO living with the fear of change. Christian Higher Education stands on the brink of some of the greatest years of transformation. Even though any one college or university may not be able to afford all the technology to be the front runner, we can all leverage innovation and creativity. History has proven that innovation and creatively has far more power than money itself.

This session will encourage all attendees to get engaged with creativity and innovation as you plan your campus technology plans.

Speaker: Mike Mathews, AVP of Innovation and Technology, Oral Roberts University

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Morning Break & Sponsor Booths Open

10:30 am – 11:15 am:  4 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout 17: CyberSecurity Panel: There’s No Future Without IT
A panel discussion of all the issues surrounding CyberSecurity today. 
Speaker: Matthew Henry, CIO, LeTourneau University

Breakout 18: The Power of Governance
Take a walk with us through the mountains and the valleys of forging an institutional strategic governance structure, securing institutional support and the impact of implementation.
Speaker: Cheryl Vore, Deputy CIO, Indiana Wesleyan University

Breakout 19: How Augmented Virtual Reality will change education forever! ORU’s solution was entertaining.
How AVR technology helps ORU’s students learn exponentially! We do this all within the IT department; faculty adoption is overwhelmingly successful. We incorporated Augmented Virtual Reality to reach students in all disciplines of study at Oral Roberts University. We have converted 3D content from head-mounted displays to multiple platforms, including the university’s LMS, D2L. We have created AVR solutions for every major, including American history, geology, engineering and pre-med/nursing. Our innovations have created new tools for faculty excellence and keep all students highly engaged. Students have said, “wow, I learned so much more!”
Speaker: Torance Jones, AVR & Innovation Specialist, Oral Roberts University

Breakout 20: Empowering the Next Generation: How to set up an Effective Student Worker Program
Student workers are more than cheap labor, they can offer an insight into the minds of students and provide new perspectives in the workplace. As a Higher Ed institution, we have the unique opportunity to teach our students not only academic knowledge, but the more nuanced soft skills that make an employee truly valuable. Given proper training student workers can become an integral part of any IT department. Session presented by a student worker of 3 years with LETU IT.
Speaker: Mark Hegreberg, Lead Technician, LeTourneau University

11:25 am – 12:10 pm: 4 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout 21: Cloudy with a Chance of Success: An O365 Transition
After having run an on-premise Microsoft Exchange mail server for almost 20 years, migrating all mail services to Microsoft O365 can be a daunting scenario. In addition to discussing our specific experiences, our mistakes, and our successes on this major project, we’ll also be talking more generally about considerations that are easily overlooked when adjusting processes to operate in a cloud-based environment.
Speaker: Ethan Cooper, Assistant Director for Network Services, LeTourneau University 

Breakout 22: Reshaping IT Services for Today’s Challenges
As the value of a college education is under scrutiny and recruiting students is more challenging, technology budgets are limited. This talk will outline the challenges and opportunities faced by an inaugural CIO; describe creative solutions and how they were achieved; explain the impact of relationships on their success; and close with an overview of their IT organization that demonstrates the impact of the effort. Participants will walk away with some new ideas about how they can effectively advance initiatives on their campuses, through partnership with stakeholders.
Speaker: Wendy Woodward, Chief Information Officer, Wheaton College

Breakout 23: Throwing Away Forms: Streamlining Office Efficiency Through eForms and Automated Workflows
Endless stacks of forms got you down? Tired of waiting for a form to be approved, having no idea where it is in the approval process? Come learn how LeTourneau has been able to increase efficiency and cut down on the timeline for approval process of forms with the help of vendor NextGen Solutions and their product Dynamic Forms. Among other benefits, LeTourneau has increased HR Open Enrollment response rate from 75% over 3 months to 90% in 3 weeks. Take the “human” out of “human error” using APIs to prepopulate information from other databases at your university. Not only has productivity increased, but LeTourneau has also become more PCI compliant by moving payments that accompany forms off of custom internal systems and directly through integration with Authorize.Net payment system.
Speaker: Valerie Lewis, Programmer/Analyst, LeTourneau University 

Breakout 24: Practical PowerShell: Sparking Ideas to go from Starter to Superstar
Every new app or service by Microsoft requires a fully-featured PowerShell cmdlet set before their engineering team signs off on its release. The world’s top 2 largest cloud service providers (Azure and AWS) expose a PowerShell CLI to automate their tools. If your Microsoft tooling doesn’t already include PowerShell, you may be behind the times! Come for a basic introduction to PowerShell and real-life examples of its use in production automation.
Speaker: Michael Davis, Director, User Support & Engagement, LeTourneau University

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch in Cafe

1:30 pm: Buses depart LeTourneau for Offsite Activities

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Visit and Explore East Texas Oil Museum

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Abbott Aviation Center
Explore the Abbot Aviation Center where you’ll see the LETU fleet, attend a breakout session, hear a panel, and enjoy an authentic East Texas world renowned barbecue dinner.

4:30 pm  Optional Session: Simplifying and Securing Wired & Wireless IT Onboarding-Admin, Faculty, Student, & Guest BYOD Devices Across Multi-Vendor Platforms
Mosaic will discuss the ease of onboarding and providing security in multi-vendor environments with the Ruckus Cloudpath platform.  Updates from the recent Dell
Technologies World & Global Partner summit will also be covered with a focus on security enhancements within client, server and storage platforms.
Presented by:  Daniel Modrusan, Sr. Architect, Mosaic Technology Corporation

5:30 PM Dinner Served

6:30 pm  Keynote IV: The Power of Gender Diversity
Learn from your colleagues about the importance of diverse populations in IT, particularly as it pertains to women in IT leadership for Christian Higher Education.Panelists: Rebekah Campbell, Director, Support Center Moody Bible Institute, Brenda Gibson, Director, IT, Multnomah University, Valerie Lewis, Programmer/Analyst, LeTourneau University, Wendy Woodward, Chief Information Officer, Wheaton College, and Cheryl Vore, Deputy CIO, Indiana Wesleyan University

8:00 pm: Buses return to LeTourneau University

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Open Gym/Movie/Game Room (Optional)

7:00 am – 8:00 am:  Breakfast in Cafe

8:15 am – 8:45 am:  Welcome and Devotions
Ken Johnson, Director of Network and Telecommunication Services, LeTourneau University

8:45 am – 10:00 am: Keynote V:  The Power of Christ-Keeping Christ at the Center of Everything We Do
Dale Lunsford, President, LeTourneau University

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Morning Break 

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Open Forum Discussion/Hot Topics

11:30 am: Event Concludes and Box Lunches Available

Speakers

Rebekah Campbell

Rebekah Campbell is director of the IT support center at Moody Bible Institute and has over 10 years of experience in Christian higher education IT service. In her tenure, her team has navigated through several mergers, resulting in a support team working on multiple campuses across the U.S. Her team has adapted support models from a largely walk-in service desk to a multi-mode service desk supporting faculty, students, and administrators around the world. With the expertise gained from her ITIL V3 Foundation and HDI certifications, her team continues to set the tone for customer service on the campuses.

Jay Gary

Jay Gary, Ph.D., has more than two decades of entrepreneurial experience in higher education, business consulting and Christian ministry. He serves as ORU’s executive director of online programs, responsible for online adjunct faculty and online degree program development, and as board chair of the Association of Professional Futurists. Gary has served as a professor of foresight and innovation to mid-career professionals, based on his work as a strategy consultant to non-profit, public, and private enterprises. He has supervised over 80 students in doctoral projects, including projects on “Disruptive Innovation in Christian Higher Education” and the “The Future of Latinos 2030: U.S. Workforce and Education Forecasts.” Gary’s own research has focused on defining credentials and professional development pathways for futurists, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

Brenda Gibson

Brenda Gibson, director of information technology at Multnomah University, has been an IT professional for 23 years. Her experience includes 18 years in management and 11 in higher education. Gibson oversees the selection and support of all IT infrastructure. Her focus is on empowering faculty, staff and students to be as efficient as possible, and she enjoys opening up channels of creativity for the people she serves. She’s convinced that IT leaders in higher education should not be gatekeepers but rather enablers who ensure that end users have the right tools for the right job.

Valerie Lewis

Valerie Lewis is a programmer and analyst at LeTourneau University, her alma mater. After spending a few years working and learning overseas post-graduation, she returned to LeTourneau to work in the IT department three years ago. During this time, she has lead projects to improve the annual systems reauthorization process, as well as implement an electronic form/workflow solution that has improved efficiency campus-wide. Her primary focus is working as an intermediary between the client and either the vendor or developer to make sure that their needs are met. She has recently completed her Master of Strategic Leadership degree.

Dale A. Lunsford

Dale A. Lunsford has more than 30 years of experience in higher education and has served as president of LeTourneau University since 2007. He had previously served at the University of Texas at Tyler, the University of Tulsa, and Oklahoma State University. As president of LeTourneau University, Lunsford has led strategic planning and rebranding efforts, expansion of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in business, engineering, psychology, nursing, criminal justice and more. An Oklahoma native, he is a first-generation college graduate, having earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Tulsa. He earned his doctorate in business administration from Oklahoma State University and did post-doctoral work as a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mike Mathews

Mike Mathews is currently the associate vice president for innovation and technology at Oral Roberts University. He has worked on six SIS/ERP systems and as VP for academic technology and chief innovation officer at numerous colleges and universities. In 2016, Mathews spoke at the United Nations on the significance of the Internet-of-People, and the innovative and academic use of technology was included in over 400 magazines, publications, and newspapers across the world. He recently designed and deployed an award-winning Global Learning Center with poly-synchronous classrooms and an enterprise edition of augmented and virtual reality that illustrates how Blockchain will take advantage of emerging technologies for every global learner. He has been awarded numerous honors over the years for his innovative work and leadership.

Bill Peel

Bill Peel is the founding executive director of the Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University, established to revolutionize the way Christians think about work and to help them experience Christ’s transforming presence and power in every workplace in every nation. For 30 years, Peel has coached thousands of men and women to discover their calling, grasp their significance to God’s kingdom, and become a spiritual influence in their workplace. He is an award-winning author/co-author of seven books (in multiple languages), including Workplace Grace and Discover Your Destiny. Peel holds a doctorate in workplace theology from Gordon-Conwell Seminary and a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Andrew Sears

Andrew Sears leads City Vision University, with the goal of providing radically affordable Christian education. Sears published a MOOC on Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education, which built on his doctoral dissertation. He has spent the past 19 years living and working among the poor. He attended graduate school at MIT, where he co-founded MIT's Internet Telephony Consortium with one of the fathers of the Internet.

Cheryl Vore

Cheryl Vore is deputy CIO and executive director of client engagement services at Indiana Wesleyan University. With a 30-year IT background in higher education, arts/nonprofit, and K-12 educational technology, Vore returned to IT in the higher education arena four years ago. Since she came to Indiana Wesleyan University, she has played various customer-centric roles.

Wendy Woodward

Wendy Woodward is the chief information officer at Wheaton College (IL), where she provides vision, leadership and innovation in developing college-wide strategies for leveraging the potential of technology in advancing the college’s academic and institutional objectives. She is responsible for selecting and supporting all administrative and academic information technology (IT) system operations, data centers, process improvement, business intelligence and report writing, IT support services, communication networks (voice and data), systems integration, enterprise systems management, teaching and learning technologies, and cybersecurity, as well as establishing technology standards and policy, and pursuing compliance. She actively collaborates with colleagues across higher education institutions through leadership and other activities with EDUCAUSE, CLAC, WSIT, HESS, SIM Chicago, CCCU and other organizations.

Registration

Registration Type
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(3/31 – 5/3)
CCCU Institution (double occupancy, no linen provided)   
 $250 $300
CCCU Institution (single occupancy, no linen provided)  $280  $330
 Non-Member/Sponsor (double occupancy, no linen provided)  $350  $400
 Non-Member/Sponsor (single occupancy, no linen provided)  $380  $430
 Spouse/Guest (no linen provided)  $180  $230
Add on: Linen Package (Linens will be available for you in your room)  $35  $35

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Travel and Housing

Travel and Getting Around: There are a number of airports that are within driving distance of LeTourneau, the closest is East Texas Regional Airport (GGG).  If you plan to fly in to East Texas Regional Airport, LeTourneau University has graciously offered to pickup/dropoff attendees to/from campus.  LeTourneau will not be able to provide transportation to/from any of the other airports, so you will need to rent a car.

If you are planning to explore Longview or other areas nearby, please note you will need to rent a car. There are very few taxis and only one Uber/Lyft.

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Alternative Off-Campus Lodging Options:
Your registration fee includes on-campus housing, but if you prefer to stay off-campus, here is a link to alternative lodging options. We do not offer a registration fee that does not include housing, so we can not refund you any money if you decide to stay off-campus. If you have other questions about the local area, please feel free to contact our host, Matthew Henry, via email: MatthewHenry@letu.edu

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