2001 Speaker Program Update
Mike Caskey, Stanislaus County Office of Education
CEDPA is continuing to develop its 2001 Fall Conference program for breakout sessions. Your participation will contribute to a successful conference. If you have a topic you would like to present to our attendees, please sign up! This is your opportunity to share your experiences and lessons learned with your successful (or not so successful) hardware or software implementation. Please reserve your place early as we would like to have the conference program for breakout sessions developed and published with the Conference Announcement in July.
At this point, we have tentatively scheduled breakout sessions on TechSETS, Checkpoint Firewall-1/VPN-1, A Wireless Future for Education, Results from the Spring 2001 Schl. Tech. Survey, Bringing Technology to the Students Wirelessly, Troubleshooting a mixed protocol network, How Information Systems and Instructional Technology can work together, CSIS Update, Project Management, LANDesk Follow-up and Altaris Deployment. Of course, there is plenty of room in our line-up for your presentation.
For the pre-conference line-up, where we cover topics in substantially more detail, we are considering sessions on IP Telephony Implementation, Exchange Server 2000 Migration, and Web Objects Development. As always, please let us know of any topics that are of special interest to you.
To round out our speaker program, we are interested in your experiences with topics such as (but certainly not limited to) the following:
A breakout session typically lasts for 45-55 minutes and can seat up to 50 conference attendees. The majority of breakout sessions will be held on Wednesday, November 14, with a few session slots available on both Thursday, November 15, and Friday November 16.
- Administrative systems migrations (student or financial systems)
- E-Rate experiences
- Network connectivity
- ATM or gigabit Ethernet implementation
- VPN Deployment
- Windows or Novell networking
- Emerging technologies
- Help desk support
- Data mining and warehousing
- Firewall design and implementation
- Intranet / Web development
- Instructional technology (with the exception of curriculum)
- Windows 2000
- Wireless technology
A Call for Speakers form is included in this issue of the DataBus. The form is also posted at cedpa-k12.org in PDF format. You are encouraged to sign up as early as possible. Please complete and send your forms via postal mail, fax or e-mail to: