2019 Commission on Technology Conference


The CCCU Commission on Technology invite you to join them June 4-6 at Wheaton College for the 2019 Commission on Technology Conference. Conference attendees will hear experts at plenary sessions, learn best practices and strategies from peers at other CCCU institutions, and have plenty of time for fellowship, networking, and fun.

The theme of the conference will be Technology as Strategy. The keynote sessions will include:

  • Technology as Strategy in Education
  • Technology as Strategy for Admissions
  • Technology as Strategy for Cybersecurity

The conference will feature these keynote addresses as well as peer-presented breakout sessions. A new bonus opportunity for the 2019 event will be pre-event and post-event opportunities for focus group connections for people interested in in-depth discussions on particular topics and to connect, share challenges, and think about solutions. The focus groups will be:

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Academic and Scholarly Technology
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Infrastructure and Security
  • Technology Support Services

We hope that each participant will leave refreshed and with a renewed sense of professional vision and practical ideas to implement on their own campuses.


11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Registration/On-Campus Check-In

2:00 pm
Optional: Campus Tour

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Focus Group Connections
Hands on opportunity to meet people just like you; identify challenges that can continue to be unpacked throughout the rest of our time together.

  • CIO Group
  • Academic & Scholarly Technology Group
  • Enterprise Applications Group
  • Infrastructure & Security Group
  • Technology Support Services Group

4:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Welcome & Mingling
Network with your peers and some vendors over dinner. Win the chance at a prize for traveling around our vendor world. Buffet meal available.

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dessert with Perry Mastodon and Friends (Geology Museum)

6:00 am
Optional: Morning run 

7:30 am – 8:30 am

8:45 am – 9:00 am
Opening Devotions
Philip G. Ryken, President, Wheaton College

9:00 am – 9:45 am
Plenary: Technology as Strategy in Education
Jon Eckert, Associate Professor of Education, Wheaton College

9:45 am – 10:15 am
AM Break/Meet with Vendors

10:15 am – 11:00 am
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
“Birds of a Feather” Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Plenary: Technology as Strategy for Admissions (Things I’ve Learned/Perspective from 3 Different Institutions)
Silvio Vazquez, Chief Enrollment Management Officer, Wheaton College

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
PM Break/Meet with Vendors

3:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Offsite Outing and Dinner



6:00 am
Optional: Morning run 

8:00 am – 9:00 am

9:00 am – 9:45 am
Plenary: Technology as Strategy for Cybersecurity
Hank Allen, Professor of Sociology, Wheaton College

10:00 am – 10:30 am
AM Break/Meet with Vendors

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Follow Up on Focus Group: Putting it into Action
What will you do differently as a result of this conference? Brainstorm how you might be able to collaborate and share resources with another school or another person to help use “Technology as a Strategy” in your institution.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Box Lunches for maximum flexibility for you to take with you or eat here

1:30 pm
Bonus Round!
You pick the topic and we’ll provide space so you can collaborate with your peers. Possible topics include Banner, IT Security, Smart Classrooms, Help Desk, etc.



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Conference Rates  

Early Bird
(by 3/29/19)


          (3/30/19 – 5/3/19)


(5/4/19- 5/24/19)

CCCU Institution – Single  $375           $425 $475
CCCU Institution – Double  $350           $400 $450
CCCU Institution – No Housing $275           $325 $375
Non-Member – Single $550           $600 $650
Non-Member – Double $525           $575 $625
Non-Member – No Housing $450           $500 $550
Addl. Sponsorship $525           $575 $625
Spouse/Guest – Double $265           $315 $365
Spouse/Guest – No Housing $195           $250 $300

Your registration fee includes:
Access to all conference sessions, meals, and materials, and on-campus housing unless you choose the package without housing included.

Registration Eligibility and Process:
CCCU conferences and events are a benefit to faculty, staff, and administrators at our CCCU institutions, so they are typically closed to non-member individuals and institutions unless they are sponsors or speakers. There are some exceptions to this rule, so if you are a non-member interested in attending, please send your request to conferences@cccu.org

All registrations are reviewed to ensure they meet the CCCU eligibility policies.  The CCCU reserves the right to refuse or cancel all ineligible registrations at any time and shall not be held accountable for any outside fees associated with this cancellation.

Only individuals who register and present a badge may attend conference events. A badge is required for all conference sessions and events. For security reasons, badge swapping is not permitted. Anyone found wearing a badge that does not match his/her identification will be removed from the conference without a refund. In addition, the badge/name will be cancelled without a refund.

To register for the conference, click the Register button and sign in to your CCCU account. If you have any issues or if you forgot your log-in information, please call our office at (202) 546-8713 for assistance.

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Full payment must accompany your registration. Please call the CCCU office at (202) 546-8713 if you need to make payment by check.

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. Full refunds will be given for cancellations received by close of business April 26, 2019. Refunds for cancellations received after April 26, 2019, will be issued minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 18, 2019. Substitutions will be honored at any time. No-shows are not refunded.

Photo/Video Disclaimer:
By registering for and attending this event, you agree that your image may be used at any time, without further notification, for printed materials, websites, social media, and other marketing purposes. If you do not want us to use any photo that includes you, please contact the CCCU conference coordinator at jrascoe@cccu.org.


Lodging & Travel

If you’ve selected a registration option that does include housing, you will be housed in a dorm with one twin bed (in either single or double occupancy room, depending on what you’ve selected) and a linen package which includes:

  • Two microfiber blankets
  • One fitted sheet
  • One flat sheet
  • One pillow and pillow case
  • Two face towels
  • Two bath towels
  • One wash cloth

One central bathroom is located on each floor. Toiletries are NOT included.

If you have selected a registration option that does not include on-campus housing and are looking for nearby hotels, please refer to the links below:

  • Click here to view lodging near Wheaton
  • Click here for more information about transportation and directions.


The Commission on Technology will be presenting three awards at the 2019 conference, focused on innovation, collaboration, and leadership.

Learn More     Nominations

Call for Proposals

Do you have a valuable experience or proven strategy that could be shared with your colleagues? The CCCU is seeking presenter proposals for the Commission on Technology Conference. We are looking for speakers who can share effective practices and successful strategies that can be implemented by participants to solve real life challenges on their campuses. Each of these sessions will be 45 minutes in length (including Q&A). The submission deadline is March 15, 2019 and presenters will be notified no later than April 5, 2019.

Call for Proposals

Exploring Wheaton & Chicago

Wheaton’s 80-acre campus is located in Wheaton, Illinois,  just 25 miles west of Chicago. They are a five-minute walk to downtown Wheaton, and a 30-minute train ride to downtown Chicago. We encourage you to consider staying a few extra days to explore all that Wheaton and Chicago have to offer. If you’re interested in extending your stay and would like to stay in on-campus housing, please email Jamika Rascoe, Conferences and Communications Coordinator, at jrascoe@cccu.org.

Getting to Chicago
Wheaton’s campus is a block away from the College Ave train station where you can purchase a $8 weekend pass to downtown Chicago.

Full of parks, museums, other cultural sights such as the Lyric Opera and sport stadiums like Wrigley Field, visitors regularly take advantage of Wheaton’s close proximity to this great city.