We are excited about the strong mix of featured sessions, vendor seminars, discussion sessions and tours at this year's Ed Tech Day.  

2016 Seminar Schedules:

Featured Sessions


We have an outstanding lineup of invited national and local thought leaders who will be presenting the following sessions:

  • Women in IT Panel Discussion*
  • The Opportunity for Business Intelligence/Analytics*
  • Cyber-Seniors
  • Independence through Robotic Technology
  • Student Perspectives on IT in higher education
  • Open, Social and Connected: The Promise of Learning in a Digital Age*
  • Starting a Startup: Tales from the Front Lines

Visit our Featured Sessions page for full details!

Sessions indicated with a * will be followed by a "Discuss..IT" session where you'll be able to continue the discussion with the presenter(s) in a less formal setting.  

Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

We are continuing our partnership with the Finger Lakes Faculty Development Network (FLFDN) to offer a special “Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium” track as part of Ed Tech Day.  The symposium consists of sessions specifically focusing on innovations and best practices in using technology for teaching and learning, as well as scholarship assessing the effect of technology on student learning.

Topics this year include:

  • Music Technology Integration 
  • Informal Education on YouTube
  • Using Simple LMS Tools to Increase Student Engagement and Promote Integrative Learning
  • Humanizing Online with VoiceThread
  • Leading the Implementation of a Successful Community College Online Learning Program
  • Evaluation of Online Discussion/Collaboration Tools
  • Students, Textbooks, and Open Education Resources: Can We Afford Not to Listen?
  • Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners
  • The Tools of Engagement Project: Flexible & High-Quality Educational Technology Professional Development
  • Using Mobile Technology for Student Engagement & Learning
  • Leveraging Active Learning Spaces: The Why and How of Collaboration

Complete details are on the Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium page.

Vendor Sessions

Over two-dozen vendors will be presenting sessions on a wide variety of topics.

  • Kaltura is the Newer, Academic Version of Netflix
  • Winning the Day With A Cloud/Vendor Strategy
  • Capture. Manage. Play – We Make Video Easy.
  • Castle Learning Online - Classroom strategies and new options
  • Supporting Innovation with Technology
  • Managing Cyber Risk in Educational Institutions
  • Achieving Deeper Network Security with Dell SonicWall and ComSource  
  • Dell Endpoint Security and Advanced Threat Protection with Cylance 
  • Room Configuration made easy & Networked AV
  • How To Modernize School Networks For Digital Learning
  • A Practical Guide to Secure BYOD
  • Five Things That Should Not Be Overlooked During a Web Application Penetration Test
  • The Power of the Pivot!  PivotTables in Excel (2007 - 2016)
  • Getting Back to the Energy of the Future from the Past
  • Are you Managing your Workstations? Or, are They Managing YOU? RMM made easy with Lynx and AVG.
  • Ensemble Video Makes Video Capture Easy and Affordable
  • No Code SharePoint Workflows using SharePoint Designer 2013
  • Windows 10 Tips and Tricks for the End User

And more! (we're still finalizing the schedule).  

Full details are on our Vendor Session page.

Discussion Sessions


The Discuss…IT sessions provide an opportunity to chat with others who are interested in the same topic to share ideas, frustrations and solutions. The sessions will be facilitated by people familiar with the issue, but the content will come from you.  Many of our featured presenters will be conducting a Discuss..IT session immediately following their presentation to allow you to continue the dialog on their topic. 


Technology in K-12 Schools
Facilitated by: TBD


Women in IT
Facilitated by: Clare Van Den Blink, CIO, Pace University and Katie Vale, Vice President for Information and Library Services and Librarian of Bates College


Analytics in Higher Education
Facilitated by: Hank Childers, Executive Director for University Analytics and Institutional Research, Univ. of Arizona


Diversity and Inclusion in IT
Facilitated by: Wendy Penfold, Senior Applications Developer, Ithaca College & Bill Liddick, Associate Director, Implementation and Business Process Improvement, Ithaca College


Teaching & Learning
Facilitated by: Jeff Nugent, Director of Academic Technologies & Associate Director, Center for Learning, Teaching and Research, Colgate University

NYCHES Birds of a Feather

Come to a brief meeting of the New York Computing in Higher Education Symposium (NYCHES)!  NYCHES was founded in 1997 by a consortium of colleges and universities in the Western/Central New York region.   In 2012 it became the first regional chapter of ACM SIGUCCS.   This group meets twice a year to discuss issues facing Information Technology departments in higher education settings.  Come join us for a round robin discussion about the issues facing you in your institution.  You'll be glad you did! Presented by NYCHES.


Tour: Ithaca College Computer Lab and Library Tour

Join us for a tour of several of Ithaca College’s computer labs and the college library’s special purpose digital media lab. Learn how we support and maintain our facilities. Tours departs promptly at 11:00 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. from the registration desk. Presenter(s): Ithaca College.

Tour: Park School of Communication Tour

Join us for a tour of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications. The Park School houses specialty labs and studios that support television, video, film and photography production. These studios and labs offer students real world production facilities. The studios contain control rooms and production studios with advanced lighting, sound and computer equipment to meet production and cable access requirements. Tour will depart from the registration desk in the North Foyer promptly at 12:10 p.m. and is limited to 20 people. Please pick up a free tour ticket at the registration table prior to the departure time. Presenter(s): Ithaca College.