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February 28, 2011

Annual IT Conference to be Held March 3-4, 2011

Retooling our Students for the FutureRetooling Our Students for the Future is the theme of the 27th Annual Information Technology Conference for Wisconsin Technical College Instructors. It will be held March 3-4, 2011, at the Plaza Hotel & Suites in Eau Claire, Wis. The conference, which is hosted by the Wisconsin Technical College System and the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Department of Information Systems, is for IT faculty, staff, and professionals at Wisconsin technical colleges as well as for information systems students and faculty at area universities.

Highlights of the conference include a presentation on job trends for Wisconsin Technical College System graduates; the iPad tablet; IT Needs in Healthcare; and emerging technologies. Participants will also share program initiatives, promising activities, and student recruitment and retention ideas from their institutions. There will be an evening reception sponsored by Cengage Learning.

The annual information technology outstanding service award will be presented by Moira LaFayette, Business and Information Technology Education Director, Wisconsin Technical College System. An IT Summer Institute professional development opportunity for technical college faculty will be announced by Ken McCullough, MATC–Madison IT Department chair.

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Hilton, UW–Eau Claire Information Systems Department chair, at hiltonts@uwec.edu or 715/836-4320, or visit www.uwec.edu/HiltonTS/ITConf2011.

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