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

    • 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
    • Valerie Lewis, Programmer/Analyst, LeTourneau University
    • Cindy Thomas, Director, Business Systems Management, LeTourneau University 
    • Wendy Woodward, Chief Information Officer, Wheaton College
  • The Power of Christ

SPONSORSHIP:
If you are interested in being a sponsor for the 2018 Commission on Technology conference,  view the list of sponsorship opportunities here.  For any sponsorship related que
stions or to secure your sponsor slot, please contact Jeri Mahurin 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 – 10:0 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:  3 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: TBD
Breakout 3: TBD

11:25 am – 12:10 pm: 3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout 4: 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 5: TBD
Breakout 6: TBD

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

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm: 3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout 7: Deep Dive into Disruption
Breakout 8: TBD
Breakout 9: TBD

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

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm: 3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout 10: TBD
Breakout 11: TBD
Breakout 12: TBD

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:  3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout 13: TBD
Breakout 14: TBD
Breakout 15: TBD

11:25 am – 12:10 pm: 3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout 16: TBD
Breakout 17: TBD
Breakout 18: TBD

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 Dinner and Keynote IV: The Power of Diversity
Explore the Abbot Aviation Center where you’ll see the LETU fleet and enjoy an authentic East Texas world renowned barbeque dinner. After dinner, 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, Valerie Lewis, Programmer/Analyst, LeTourneau University, Cindy Thomas, Director, Business Systems Management, LeTourneau University, and Wendy Woodward, Chief Information Officer, Wheaton College

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

Call for Proposals

A hallmark of the Commission on Technology Conference is the opportunity to learn from one another during the concurrent breakout sessions.  We encourage you to consider what you might be able to share with your colleagues whether it’s Best Practices, Lessons Learned, Challenges and Opportunities, or something else, we encourage you to submit.  Use the link below to submit your proposal(s)!

 

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Registration

Registration Type
Early Bird Rate
(by 3/30)
Regular Rate
(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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What Does My Registration Include?
Your registration fee includes all conference materials, meals, offsite event, and whichever on-campus housing option (single/double occupancy) you choose. Note: Linens are not included in your on-campus housing so please plan to bring your own linens (pillow, pillowcase, sheets/blankets, towels and washcloth). If you’d like to purchase a linen package so that you do not have to pack and bring those items with you, please purchase the Linen Package add-on.

Discounts Available:
If more than three individuals register from the same institution, the first three will pay full price but all subsequent registrants from that same institution will receive a 25% discount.

Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel your registration at any time prior to the start of the program. If you must cancel, email conferences@cccu.org.  In most instances, full refunds will be given up to 30 days prior to the event.  From May 4 – 30, if you cancel, you will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative processing fee.  No refunds will be given if notified of the cancellation less than 7 days prior to the event. Substitutions will be honored at any time.