Monday, September 10, 2007

Join Us in California at the NCTT Winter Conference

Our 2008 Winter Conference Call for Presentations and Demonstrations is out and we welcome your presentations! Below is the program announcement. Contact myself ( ) or Scott St Onge ( ) or call (413) 755-6550 with any questions. Special thanks to our host - Ann Beheler and Orange Coast College!

National Center for Telecommunications Technologies (NCTT) will conduct its ICT / Convergence Winter Conference at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, January 4 - 5, 2008. In awarding grants to the National Center for Telecommunications Technologies (NCTT) and its national network of regional partners, the National Science Foundation has recognized the importance of ICT* (Information and Communications Technologies) and Convergence Technologies to the U.S. economy and its critical role in maintaining global competitiveness. NCTT is leading this national effort to build a pool of knowledgeable and competent technicians to implement, manage and maintain state-of-the-art ICT* systems.

This call for presentations and demonstrations is an effort to showcase best practices, innovation and exemplary work in ICT* and Convergence Technology education, as well as new and emerging technologies. This solicitation seeks to bring together the best and brightest ICT and Convergence Technology educators from around the country to share their educational and technical expertise with like-minded educators and professionals.

We encourage submission of presentations and demonstrations from all facets of ICT*, including enterprise ICT, hands-on ICT labs, classroom application of ICT* in another discipline (biology, business, astronomy), an ICT* enabled industry (biotech, nanotech, supercomputing), emerging or converging technologies, classroom instruction issues and innovations in recruitment and retention. All ideas are welcome! Please take this opportunity to share your ICT* expertise with peers from around the country.

Proposed presentations should be one or two 45-minute segments and include required laboratory, classroom space and audio/visual support. Presentations may be informational/lecture-based, however presenters are strongly encouraged to include interactive, hands-on or lab elements. Hands-on presentations should be 2 segments (90 minutes) to maximize participation.

To submit a presentation proposal, please complete the form at by November 25, 2007. Presenters selected will be notified by December 10, 2007. If you have any questions about appropriate topics or technical content, please email NCTT ( ) or call (413) 755-6550. There is no fee for registering for this workshop.

* INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) is a recognized international term for converging voice, video, data, & computer networking communications technologies.
  • Participate in hands-on sessions.
  • Learn the technology your students need.
  • Get materials you can use in the classroom now.
  • Network with faculty from around the United States.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Read Show Notes and listen to Mike Q and my latest Podcast titled iPod touch Overview and Impressions linked here.
Podcasts also free on iTunes.

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