Creating IT Futures: 2017 Summit

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CREATING IT FUTURES: 2017 SUMMIT (May 18-19, 2017 free for IT CTC faculty)

You are invited…

Who:  Up to three IT CTC Faculty from each college (Note:  a $300 (maximum) per faculty stipend to offset travel costs will be allocated upon delivery of receipts totaling up to $300 for faculty from Central, Eastern, North and South Western Washington to encourage attendance and engagement at this event) and select IT industry professionals.

Faculty who attended the May 19/20, 2016 IT Futures Summit will be given the three slots to attend.  If faculty who did not attend that event register and those slots aren’t filled with the 2016 attendees, then their registration will be accepted in their place.  Be sure to coordinate with your Academic or Workforce Administrator to ensure this attendance coordination is understood.  If you want to send more than three educators from your college, please contact the Center at maureen.majury@bellevuecollege or call 425.564.4229.

What:  Will be happening? Participants will experience presentations, network, and address any issues discussed at the the May 2016 Summit (held at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center), including:

  • Updates on CoE project and services,
  • Update on the IT statewide marketing plan,
  • Robotics and IT, IT in the Trades, and disruptive and emerging technologies,
  • An industry panel,
  • A robot presentation,
  • New topics for discussion, including SBCTC updates, new BAS degrees
  • IT Jeopardy 2017 (Who will triumph?)
  • Connections with industry professionals about the state of the IT (and, IT-enabled) industry,
  • and, more…

The draft 2017 Agenda should be ready by February 2017.

Where:  Mercer Island Community & Event Center (opens in a new window) , 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040/tel (206) 275-7609, The Mercer Room.

When:  10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017 & 10:0 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017

Why:  Everyone has worked very hard to collaborate and create solutions that make it easier for IT faculty and students access and succeed in completing an IT program of study in the CTC system and enter the workforce prepared to meet employer needs.  We need to continue our collective work together and explore and create new innovative solutions for our system.

1.  After you register (opens in a new window) , you will be sent additional information as we near the event (with enough time if there is something to consider or work on).  You will also receive an agenda for the two-day event as we come closer to the May event.
2. Register by Friday, April 28, 2018.
3. Review materials that will be sent to you before the Summit and be prepared to discuss, brainstorm, and make decisions.
4.  If possible bring your laptop or tablet.  There is wifi at the event.

Food will be provided (Thursday: breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, Friday: breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack).

Recommended hotel:  The Hyatt House (opens in a new window) near Bellevue College (easy access to 1-90, and then you can hop off and reach the Mercer Island Community Center very easily). However, for our out-of-town guests, with the stipend you can decide where you want to stay.  Mention my name, the Center of Excellence, and Bellevue College to get the government rate.

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