Collaboration Technology and Engaging the Campus 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008
Case Western Reserve University
Thwing Center
Cleveland, Ohio

9am – 4 pm

To the Cleveland 2.0 Community:

I would like to ask for your support in distribution this invitation to your friends, colleagues, on your blogs and wikis… This is an outstanding opportunity for the entire  community to learn and participant in the emerging world of collaboration technology. In addition to workshops, panels, and keynotes, there are big raffle drawings for computer systems and more (must be present to win). The website is open for registration at http://www.case.edu/its/collabtech08/collabtech08.html
Case Western Reserve University will highlight new technologies and how they enhance research and discovery during its campus Collaboration Technologies Summit 2008 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8 in Thwing Center. In addition, the keynote and panels will be streamed in ClevelandPlus in SecondLife <http://www.case.edu/its/services/documents/SlClevelandPLusIntro.pdf> .

All university faculty, staff, students, alumni, neighborhood and community partners are invited to attend the symposium and demonstration event—that will be conducted simultaneously at collaborative sites throughout world.

The event will feature a keynote address by Anthony D. Williams. An author, researcher and consultant, Williams’s latest project is the bestselling book (co-authored with Don Tapscott) called Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything.

Two panels at the summit will be anchored by Campus Computing Project Director, Dr. Kenneth Green, Visiting Scholar at Claremont Colleges. The first panel is titled Making Sense of the explosion of Web 2.0 tools and their relevance and consequence in Higher Education. Panelists include educators and faculty leaders from Case Western Reserve University, University of Southern California, Bradley University, and Researchers from IBM. At the end of the day-long event Green will host a panel called Collaboration Technology—What’s Next?: Bold Predictions, Cautionary Notes and Take Away Lessons. Panelists include leaders from Case Western Reserve University, Tri-C, MIT, and the co-founder of SecondLife, Cory Ondrejka.

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