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Monday, June 20, 2011

Call for Proposals: EDUCAUSE 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. Due July 27

Share Your Stories and Experiences: Submit a Proposal Now

WANTED: 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Presenters
Although summer has only just begun for most of us, you have the unique opportunity to contribute to the program for next year's Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. Themed "Reimagining IT in a Changing Landscape," the 2012 Mid-Atlantic event is now accepting speaker presentation proposals focused on any of the following topics:
  • Leadership and Management
  • Mobile and Cloud Technologies
  • Supporting Enterprise Services and Users
  • Teaching, Learning, and Research
Submit a proposal by July 27 to present January 11-13, 2012, in Baltimore.
Together with peers in your region, we'll look at how IT must partner with faculty, staff, and students to create innovative solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow. If you have experience in any of the key topic areas above, we invite you to share your story with the greater community. Let's work and learn together as we share, create, and discover approaches for anticipating and responding to the changing world and higher education landscape.
Help our community reimagine, reinvent, and innovate in a climate of constant change and challenge.
To submit a proposal go to http://www.educause.edu/MARC12/program
The resources below have all been scheduled and developed to help you create a successful proposal:
  • Call for Proposals Orientation Session (Adobe Connect Room)
    Friday, July 1, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. eastern time Log in as: "Guest"

    No registration is necessary, and audio from the presentation will be provided online through the conference room. There will be ample time to post questions and comments in the chat space.
NOTE: Prior to the session, please run the Adobe Connect Connection Test on the computer you plan to use to ensure your configuration is compatible with the web conferencing system.
podcastBefore you begin work on your next proposal, check out these helpful tips on improving your next conference proposal and listen to our podcast, "Writing a Successful Proposal for a Conference Presentation," which presents insights from three academic professionals on what they look for in a submission and their advice on approaching the writing process.
Help us reimagine the future by sharing your experience dealing with our constantly changing landscape!

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