Brought to you by the producers of Campus Technology and THE Journal, the 2023 Tech Tactics in Education conference covers critical cybersecurity issues and key data infrastructure and practices across K-12 and higher education. Presenters will address current and emerging technology, data, and security trends impacting education institutions and provide models for implementation, best practices, and strategies for effective technology leadership. Our attendees are technology leaders in K-12 and higher education, data and cybersecurity specialists, and others charged with technology decision-making on campus.
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The Call for Presentations for the 2023 Tech Tactics in Education conference is now OPEN.
Extended deadline: Monday, April 17, 2023, 11:59 EDT
2023 Tech Tactics in Education: Data and IT Security in the New Now | Nov. 7-9, 2023
- Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL
The 2023 Tech Tactics in Education conference will offer a combination of in-depth and interactive sessions including panel discussion, tutorial workshops, campus perspectives, and posters. We invite you to submit sessions in any and all of these categories, and you may also submit across multiple topic areas.
Presenters will address current and emerging technology, data, and security trends impacting education institutions and provide models for implementation, best practices, and strategies for effective technology leadership. We are especially seeking presenters who can provide hands-on exercises or concrete takeaways that attendees can utilize to fine-tune cybersecurity and data practices at their home institutions.
Presenters should be higher education and K-12 IT leaders and practitioners, independent consultants, association or nonprofit organization leaders, and others in the field of technology in education. Industry experts will be considered for non-promotional presentations only.
Submissions will be evaluated for relevance to the education field, clarity of title and abstract, usefulness to attendees, and coverage of current issues and trends.
When submitting a proposal, please select the track that best fits your presentation. Our conference programming team may reassign tracks at their discretion.
Leading the Way in K-12 InfoSec
K–12 schools and districts have proved attractive targets for ransomware, malware, phishing, and other types of security breaches. For this track, we’re presenting information that IT leaders can use to help defend their institutions or help them recover after the worst comes to pass. We’re looking for best practices, case studies, lessons learned, tips and tutorials to avoid or recover from disaster, trends and predictions in the area of data/network security.
Potential topics include: ransomware, network security, student and staff privacy, security operations, strategic cybersecurity planning, leadership in information security for schools, IT security funding/budgeting, identity management, zero trust, cloud security, phishing, cybersecurity awareness, cyber liability insurance, securing remote work/learning environments, risk management, disaster recovery, training staff, or a combination of any of these
Cybersecurity in Higher Education: Staying Ahead of the Storm
Cybersecurity attacks targeting the education sector continue to increase in number and complexity. This track will offer strategies, tactics and lessons learned from the trenches to help IT leaders navigate the security landscape and prepare their institutions for current and future threats.
Potential topics include: Incident response planning, ransomware, network/data security, privacy, security operations, threat detection, IT security strategy, IT security leadership, IT security funding/budgeting, identity and access management, zero trust, cloud security, phishing, cybersecurity awareness, cyber liability insurance, securing remote work/learning environments, risk management, disaster recovery
Transforming K-12 Learning with Data
K–12 schools and districts collect a wealth of data on students, but educators are not always able to make use of it to the extent that it could have a quantitative impact on student achievement and other outcomes. This track will focus on best practices for approaching student data to create improvements in student outcomes, assist educators in their jobs, avoid pitfalls, and ensure the data is secure.
Potential topics include: using data to differentiate instruction, data privacy, learning analytics, data literacy best practices, data privacy, cultivating a data-use mindset, process improvements for the use of data, data-informed decision-making, setting goals and identifying metrics, training educators on the use of data
The Data Revolution in Higher Education
It’s hard to overstate the importance of data across the institution. According to Educause’s 2022 Horizon Report Data & Analytics edition, institutions are increasingly being asked to support decisions with data — but existing data infrastructures are outdated and disorganized, and many colleges and universities still struggle to implement data governance systems. In this track, practitioners will share how they are revamping their approach to data across campus to enable data-informed decision-making and support the institutional mission.
Potential topics include: Data-informed decision-making, data governance, data privacy and transparency, data analytics, learning analytics, retention & student success, artificial intelligence, data management, data integration, culture change, data literacy
When submitting a proposal, please select the presentation type that best fits your presentation. Creativity and out-of-box presentation styles are encouraged. Sessions are 50 minutes in length unless otherwise indicated, and should allot time for audience Q&A.
Panel discussions feature a moderator and at least two panelists speaking conversationally about an important topic or issue in the education community. Panelists must be secured before submitting a proposal. Seating is configured in theater style.
Tutorial sessions provide a hands-on workshop led by an education practitioner where attendees can engage in brainstorming, problem-solving exercises, and other activities that directly relate to their institution’s technology needs. Tutorial sessions are 1 hour and 50 minutes in length. Seating is configured in classroom style.
In Campus/Expert Perspective sessions, an individual or team presents first-hand experience with a technology project or expertise on a particular topic. Seating is configured in theater style.
Poster presentations feature a poster display of innovative technology projects or research, often including graphics and photos, that will be posted on a bulletin board in a designated poster session area. Presenters must be present with their poster for the duration of the poster session (1 hour), allowing attendees to talk one-on-one, ask questions, and get detailed information on best practices and lessons learned.
Please include the following information with your submission (failure to supply all requested information may limit opportunities for selection):
Speakers chosen to present at the 2023 Tech Tactics in Education conference will receive free event registration. Speakers are responsible for their own hotel accommodations, travel costs, and incidentals.
We look forward to your submissions.
~ Tech Tactics in Education Event Team
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is eligible to present? We seek higher education and K-12 IT leaders and practitioners, independent consultants, association or nonprofit organization leaders, and others in the field of technology in education. Industry experts will be considered for non-promotional presentations only.
How do I submit my presentation proposal? All proposals must be submitted via the Sessionize platform.
Is there a fee to submit? There is no fee to submit. However, if accepted, you must attend the conference and cover your own hotel and travel expenses.
Do I have to register for the conference if my proposal is accepted? Yes, you must register for the conference and attend in-person to present. All presenters will receive free registration.
Can I submit more than one proposal? Yes, multiple proposals are acceptable.
Can I present virtually? Virtual presentation options are not available for this in-person event.
When do I need to complete my submission? The extended submission deadline is April 17, 2023.
When will I find out if my proposal has been accepted? If accepted, you will receive an email notification by May 1, 2023.
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