Ed-Tech Exhibitors and Attendees to Engage at 21st Annual Summer Conference

BOSTON – Campus administrators, directors of academic computing, IT executives, data and campus security professionals, instructional designers and finance, marketing and operations executives from throughout the U.S. will attend the 21st annual Campus Technology (CT) conference July 28-31, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet one-to-one with this influential community of buyers who are actively seeking the latest in higher-education technology to meet their campus challenges.

The 2014 Exhibit Hall, a dedicated higher-ed tech marketplace, will enable attendees to see, try and purchase the latest innovations from more than 150 companies, including industry powerhouses like Insight Systems Exchange, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, CDW-G, Bluehost Spoke and Ericsson. This hands-on, interactive environment allows attendees to access the cutting-edge technologies transforming today’s higher-education landscape.

“We’ve designed our exhibitor program to benefit both attendees and exhibitors,” said Patrick Gallagher, Event Director, Education Events at 1105 Media. “Tech buyers are able to purchase quality ed-tech products, while exhibitors have the unique opportunity to establish face-to-face relationships with influencers across the buying team.”

CT attendees represent $650 million in campus spending and more than six million students at 358 colleges and universities around the country. Eighty-one percent of attendees evaluate, recommend or approve campus IT purchases and 32 percent have at least a $5 million IT budget. Sponsors and exhibitors frequently see an increase in brand awareness and a boost in ROI, before, during and after the conference.

“The relationships forged through the exhibitor-buyer exchange are a vital part of the CT experience,” said Gallagher. “We’re looking forward to CT 2014 and can’t wait to show off all the great businesses that have registered to exhibit.”

CT 2014 will also feature a variety of general and informative breakout sessions, seminar intensives, keynotes and comprehensive workshops where attendees can dive into the newest digital technology solutions.

For more information regarding becoming a CT 2014 attendee or exhibitor, visit http://events.campustechnology.com/Events/CT-Summer-Educational-Technology-Conference/Home.aspx. Join the conversation by following the conference on Twitter (@CT_Events) and using and searching the hashtag (#CampusTech). For even more CT Summer updates, “like” Campus Technology Events on Facebook and join the Campus Technology Events LinkedIngroup.

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About Campus Technology
Campus Technology is one of higher education’s top information sources  ̶  delivering valuable information via a monthly magazine, website, newsletters, webinars, online tools and in-person events. It’s the go-to resource for campus professionals – providing in-depth coverage on the technologies and implementations influencing colleges and universities across the nation. It provides valuable how-to content, best practices, industry trends, expert advice and insightful articles to help administrators, campus executives, technologists and educators plan, develop and successfully launch effective IT initiatives. Its conferences showcase expert speakers, thought leaders and technology solution experts exchanging ideas on the latest technological innovations in use on campuses worldwide  ̶  offering campus technology professionals opportunities to collaborate, network and gain valuable information that helps them succeed.

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc. provides integrated business-to-business information and media to qualified professionals in the public, academic and private sectors focusing on technology, products, policy, regulation and news delivered through an assortment of media, including print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences, executive summits and trade shows; training and courseware; and Web-based services. The markets served by these offerings include Government, Education, Network & Enterprise Computing, Business Intelligence, Office Equipment, Industrial Health & Safety, Compliance, Security, Environmental Protection, Water & Wastewater and Home Medical Equipment.

1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, Calif., with primary offices throughout the U.S. and more than 350 employees. The company was formed in April 2006 by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications and President and CEO Neal Vitale.

Note:  Media representatives interested in attending and covering Campus Technology Summer 2014 may pre-register online at www.cteventspress.com by July 11 or onsite at the Creative Solutions/Media counter at Registration located in the Marathon Lobby next to the Exhibit Hall entrance. Media representatives are required to register and will not be admitted into any Campus Technology venues without a badge issued by Campus Technology staff. There is no cost for media registration.

 

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Whole Child Resolution (H. Res. 658) Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

Alexandria, VA (7/9/2014)—ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, is pleased to announce that Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution (H. Res. 658) supporting the whole child approach to education on Tuesday, July 8. ASCD’s policy team worked with both members to develop the resolution language and will continue to generate additional support. ASCD is encouraging educators to ask their own representatives to become co-sponsors.

“ASCD believes all students must be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged in order to receive an education that will prepare them for college, career, and citizenship,” said David Griffith, ASCD’s director of public policy. “Congresswoman Bonamici and Congressman Davis have shown a great commitment to our nation’s children by introducing the Whole Child Resolution in the House of Representatives. This is an important first step toward developing policies that effectively promote each student’s long-term learning, development, and success.

The resolution states that the U.S. House of Representatives

  • recognizes the benefit of ensuring students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged;
  • encourages parents, educators, and community members to support a whole child approach to education for each student; and
  • encourages the federal government to identify opportunities among federal agencies to coordinate the education, health, and social service sectors serving our nation’s youth.

“Many factors influence how successful students are in school, and often those come from outside the classroom,” Congresswoman Bonamici said. “This resolution calls attention to the role of parents, guardians, and community members—as well as educators—in helping students succeed. Importantly, the resolution reminds us that, although not all students are the same, they all deserve the same opportunity to achieve success and thrive.”

“As a parent of three school-aged children, I know every child is unique and has different needs,” Congressman Davis said. “Encouraging the involvement of parents, educators, and community members so students feel safe, challenged, and engaged at school is critical to improving our country’s education system, increasing graduation rates, and adding to our national economy. Illinois has supported whole-child education since 2012, when lawmakers designated March as Whole Child Month to promote a comprehensive approach to educating Illinois students, and I look forward to the U.S. House joining my home state to honor the whole child approach.”

For more information on ASCD’s 2014 public policy priorities and legislative agenda, visit www.ascd.org/policy. To view ASCD’s Whole Child Snapshots, measuring how well all 50 states and the nation are supporting the whole child, visit www.ascd.org/wholechildsnapshots. You can also find out more about ASCD’s other programs, products, services, and memberships at www.ascd.org.

ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Comprising 140,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 134 countries—the ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit’s diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world. To learn more about how ASCD supports educators as they learn, teach, and lead, visit www.ascd.org.

 

 

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Career and Technical Education Associations Applaud Congressional Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

 

Silver Spring, MD – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) today applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), H.R. 803, which reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

 

“Advocates from the career and technical education (CTE) community, representatives from business groups and dedicated Members of Congress have worked for more than a decade on this crucial piece of legislation, and their efforts culminated in today’s vote,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “I speak for ACTE’s thousands of members nationwide when I express my gratitude to our partners on Capitol Hill for their commitment to providing millions of Americans with the technical skills and workforce training they need to gain valued, well-paying careers.”

 

“I commend the Congressional leadership for the bipartisanship and commitment that made today’s vote possible. This law’s passage sends an important signal that preparing Americans to be successful in the highly-competitive global economy is an issue that brings together, rather than divides, our country,” said NASDCTEc Executive Director Kimberly Green. “State CTE leaders look forward to being key partners in the implementation of this law, ensuring that there are opportunities for Americans of all ages to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to get ahead in our economy.”

 

The bipartisan, bicameral legislation passed through the House of Representatives today 415-6 after passing the Senate 95-3 last month. It will now travel to the President’s desk, where it will await his signature to sign the bill into law. Both ACTE and NASDCTEc encourage President Obama to act quickly in taking the long-overdue final step of the reauthorization process.

 

WIA was enacted in 1998 to streamline the nation’s job training programs, and came due for reauthorization in 2003. WIOA will build on the foundation laid in the existing legislation by strengthening the connection between skills training and the business community, aligning programs across the workforce system and upholding the vital role that training providers, including community colleges, play as mandatory members of local workforce investment boards.

About NASDCTEc
The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) was established in 1920 to represent the state and territory heads of secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across the nation. NASDCTEc, through leadership, advocacy and partnerships, aims to support an innovative CTE system that prepares individuals to succeed in education and their careers, and poises the United States to flourish a global, dynamic economy.

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EDspaces Grant Program Helps Ensure High-Performance Schools

(Silver Spring, MD) — The Education Market Association (EDmarket) is pleased to announce that 106 purchasing officials from 10 university and community colleges and 67 school districts with a total of $12.8 billion in planned renovation and construction were approved for 2014 Educational Facility Improvement Grants. The grants assist with travel to the EDspaces Conference & Expo, October 29-31 in Tampa, Florida. School and college facility planners, superintendents, and business/purchasing officials come to EDspaces to help make effective decisions for their upcoming facility construction or renovation project and to take part in the discussion about how facilities and learning interact.

Winners for this year include buyers from many of the major school systems including: Sacramento City Unified Schools (CA), Fairfax County Public Schools (VA), Cincinnati Public Schools (OH), Charlotte  Mecklenburg Schools (NC), Baltimore County Schools (MD), Aurora Public Schools (CO), and Charter Schools USA (FL), just to name a few. Community colleges and four-year institutions including University of North Florida, Fisk University, and Terra State Community Collegewere also among the winners. See the full list http://www.ed-spaces.com/grants/.

“EDmarket members want students learning in educational facilities that operate at peak performance,” says Jim McGarry, President/CEO of EDmarket. “And the best way to make that happen is to bring key decision makers to the place where they can see first-hand the cutting-edge products that are changing the learning environment — EDspaces.  The education conference will feature thought leaders and experts discussing topics facility professionals need to know to keep up on the trends.”

EDspaces is the only international event that brings together all of the key stakeholders who design, equip and manage innovative learning spaces and the manufacturers, service providers and dealers who offer them solutions. EDspaces showcases the newest and most innovative products for educational facilities and includes a CEU-accredited (AIA, IDCEC, GCBI, TASBO) education conference focused on forward-thinking, sustainable design and the changing impact of environments on learning. Find out more at www.ed-spaces.com.

 

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