Magazine article University Business

First Look at EduComm 2011

Magazine article University Business

First Look at EduComm 2011

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Old friends and new faces. That's what EduComm attendees can expect to see not only on the exhibit floor and in the session rooms, but also with our keynote speakers. EduComm returns to Orlando, June 13 to 15, at the Hilton Walt Disney World Resort, with more thought-provoking, inspirational content than ever.

One "old friend" is EduComm favorite David Pogue, who will return with an all-new presentation called "The Pogue 2011 Higher Education Tech Update."

The event will take place on Monday, June 13, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., following an opening night reception for all EduComm attendees. With geek comedy, music parodies, and unrivaled tech updates, Pogue brings higher ed leaders important insights they can't find anywhere else.

Among the new faces is technology wunderkind Dries Buytaert, the original creator and project lead for Drupal, the open source web platform that promises to redefine many higher ed practices through new collaboration possibilities. Widely used on business, government, and multimedia websites, Drupal is also driving the online pres- ence at a growing number of higher education institutions, including Amherst College (Mass.), Penn State, Davis Applied Technology College (Utah), and Portland State University (Ore.), among others. Buytaert will present "The Open Source Revolution that's Rocking the Campus" during Tuesday morning's general session.

Finally, world renowned speaker, consultant, and management expert Stephen R. Covey will present an immersive telepresence discussion about '[Achieving Greatness in Higher Education Leadership" from his headquarters in Utah. …

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