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Technology for Collegiate Events

Tuesday, September 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Attend the Technology Educational Forum on October 11-12 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA to learn the latest on technology for conferences and events in higher ed. The opening session and three modules will address the latest in technology, data privacy, and tech tips. Read on to hear more about the sessions to be presented.

Opening

How to Make Technology Work for You
Presented by: Tess Vismale, CMP, DES, Event Evangelist & Tech Whisperer, DAHLIA+ AGENCY

Technology plays an integral role in the life of an event professional and we will show you how it can work for you. We understand it can be overwhelming to get started, so in this session we’ll illustrate practical tips, tricks, and outline steps for you to get started.

Learning Objectives:

  • Catapult your productivity using the latest apps and online solutions
  • Get comfortable with new apps and learning how to choose what works best for you
  • Learn why not one app fits all problems

Modules

    Tech Tips for the Event Professional
    Presented by: Greg McGuire, Event Operations Technology Specialist, Gonzaga University

    Have you ever been in a presentation when tech issues came up out of nowhere? Has the colors on a presentation looked great on your monitor, but when you saw them on the big screen it didn’t pop! Has the image on the screen not matched what’s on the PC? Has the audio just stopped working through the house sound? Has someone called from a meeting and said the PC just went asleep and they can’t log back on? This session will focus on easy tech fixes from the beginner to the skilled event professional. We will go through tech fixes from adjusting the audio, what microphones to use in what setting, quick fixes using the keyboard and computer settings, and discuss what colors to use on power points and fonts to make sure the presenters can get their point across to their specific audience. This session will be interactive, engaging, and fun even for those who are always wanting to learn more about the AV world.  With over 20 years in the collegiate and corporate AV setting and for someone who does events on his own; Greg has seen what works and what doesn’t for all types of events and presentations. Greg is currently the Events Operations Technology Specialist at Gonzaga University for the past ten years and prior worked at Microsoft, and several other Northwest AV companies.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discover audio tech fixes including what microphones to use in what settings
    • Hands on demonstrations with AV equipment and cables
    • Go over PC tech fixes for settings, audio, and projector issues
    • Determine what colors work well and don't for power points and presentations

    Top Apps for Events Professionals
    Presented by: Tess Vismale, CMP, DES, Event Evangelist & Tech Whisperer, DAHLIA+ AGENCY

    You hear about new apps every single second of the day. Life is too short and data is too precious. So which ones do you download? Which ones work and don’t, and more importantly, how would they work for your needs? Join us for this session to learn about apps that’ll help boost your productivity and get familiarized with technology trends that relevant to you.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Develop confidence when approaching new technology
    • Get a list of test-driven apps and tools to improve your personal and professional productivity
    • Share new ideas on how to utilize technology in the workplace to lead to a stress-less work environment

    Data Privacy and Security—Inconvenient Truths

    Presented by: Rikki Godshall, IT Director, Penn Medicine Academic Computing Services, University of Pennsylvania

    The truism in Information Technology is that security is on one end of a spectrum and convenience on the other.  Any move toward one is taking you further from the other.  Raise your awareness of threats—some old ones and some surprising new ones, and get practical advice on ways you can confidently keep your operation's online presence protected.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    • Current security topics in a nutshell
    • How to keep your passwords effective (tip: it doesn’t involve post-it notes on your tack board!)
    • Brush up on the latest phishing techniques, and become harder to catch!
    • Raise your awareness of online privacy erosion and ways to combat it

    Learn more and register here.