As you may know, the Illinois Computing Educators organization has partnered over the past three years with two other professional organizations – The Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) and the Illinois Chief Technology Officers (IL-CTO) – to host an annual event called TechCon. I am pleased to announce that plans are being finalized for the 3rd annual conference to be held on October 16, 2009, at the Naperville campus of Northern Illinois University. Meg Ormiston is scheduled to be the featured speaker, and the program also includes presentations by members of the three host organizations. Charlene Chausis, Phil Lacey, and Nadine Norris will present sessions on behalf of the Illinois Computing Educators. You can view more information about the event and the presentation topics by visiting the TechCon home page.
Technology is changing society and education. From business managers to technology directors, investment in technology will change the future of learning. As access moves faster than understanding, education professionals must keep pace. These three leading education organizations have created an event to meet these needs. This one-day conference addresses the single element effecting education across the board.
Event: 3rd Annual TechCon: Technology and Financial Issues for the 21st Century Conference.
Date: Friday, October 16, 2009
Location: NIU/Naperville Campus
TechCon 2009 will be held at the Naperville Campus of Northern Illinois University. This is a well-located Chicago Area Conference Center, easily accessible from Interstates 88 and 355, only 27 miles from both O'Hare and Midway International Airports, and less than five miles from the Metra Train Station. The facility is located at 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563. The conference planners have selected this site because they are confident that the facilities are ideally suited for this event and that the location will be readily accessible to educators throughout the northern counties in Illinois.
Registration for TechCon is easy! Just click here to view the registration page on the Illinois ASBO's Web site and then follow the instructions on the web page. A confirmation e-mail will be sent once your registration is complete. Illinois ASBO members can use existing member information to complete registration. Non-Illinois ASBO members that have not previously attended an Illinois ASBO function will need to complete a quick "new customer" form. Registration is facilitated by Illinois ASBO. Illinois ASBO members can also register through the normal seminar registration process that can be accessed by logging in at www.iasbo.org and clicking on the events link. Please call 815.753.9365 for any questions you may have regarding registration for this event.