2018 Presentations, seminars, discussion sessions, tours and more - running from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. throughout the campus center.

2018 Featured Sessions

Location: Klingenstein Lounge

Local and national thought leaders presenting sessions on a variety of topics.  Most sessions will then be followed by a Discuss..IT session to allow you to dive deeper into the topic presented.

9:00 – Assistive Technology in Higher Education - Valerie Ober, Ithaca College
Valerie Ober is the Adaptive Technology Specialist for Ithaca College’s Student Accessibility Services department. In this presentation, Valerie will discuss some of the technology used both by students and for students with disabilities to help them access their education. The presentation will also cover some of the ways in which adaptive technology has become more accessible and can help further student independence as well as some of the challenges in the transition from high school to higher ed and from there to the job market. 

10:00 – Where will our cars take us? The technology and impact of self-driving cars - Mark Campbell, Cornell University
Autonomous, self-driving cars have the potential to impact society in many ways, including taxi/bus service; shipping and delivery; and commuting to/from work. This talk will give an overview of the history, technological work to date and challenges, and potential future impact of self-driving cars. A key challenge is the ability to perceive the environment from the cars sensors, i.e. how can a car convert pixels from a camera, to knowledge of a scene with cars, cyclist, and pedestrians. Perception in self-driving cars is particularly challenging, given the fast viewpoint changes and close proximity of other objects. This perceived information is typically uncertain, constantly being updated, yet must also be used for important decisions by the car, ranging from a simple change to lanes, or stopping and queuing at a traffic light. Videos, examples, and insights will be given of Cornell’s autonomous car, as well as key performers such as Google/Waymo and car companies. 

11:00 – Women in IT panel discussion - Moderated by Heather Hill, Ithaca College
Join us for a conversation about the barriers and potential solutions to how women can lead innovation in Ed Tech. This session will provide a forum for all participants to engage in a meaningful conversation about ways women are leading, and why it is important for their voice to be a part of the conversation and ways women’s ideas can be heard no matter where in the organization they are. The conversation will highlight the unique contributions and perspectives women’s innovations contribute to Ed Tech and the barriers they often confront, fostering a deeper appreciation about why inclusivity is vital to education technology. The goals of the session include developing strategies for understanding the value of women leading in IT, overcoming gender barriers women may experience in higher ed and IT, supporting women in advancing in IT, enhancing the support of women in leadership roles, and empowering women, junior and senior, in IT. 

12:10 – Student perspectives on Educational Technology panel discussion - Ithaca College
A panel consisting of current Ithaca College students, including representation a variety of classes and majors, will discuss how technology plays a role in higher education from their perspective. Come join us and hear students share their expectations for the use of technology in and out of the classroom, and where they would like to see educational technology head in the future. 

1:10 – eSports Explosion: Keuka College’s entry into varsity video-gaming - David Sweet and Jon Accardi, Keuka College
The first collegiate, varsity eSports teams started popping up only a few years ago. Among them was Keuka College, who in that time became the first NCAA Division III institution in the country to announce such an addition. This session will explore the history of eSports, the reasons for adding an eSports team to Keuka College's intercollegiate offerings, the eSports landscape at the college level, and the future of technology-based sports to support enrollment initiatives and engage diverse student populations. We'll also discuss the use of virtual reality on our campus and how it can supplement classroom learning. 

Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

Location: Clark Lounge (unless otherwise noted)

In partnership with the Finger Lakes Faculty Development Network (FLFDN) this track 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. Download the 2018 Full Descriptions and Schedule (PDF) for details.


  • Infographics for Learning - Presented by Dennis Charsky, Associate Professor and Program Director for Ithaca College
  • Empowering Student Voice & Choice with Digital Portfolios - Presented by Matthew O'Donnell, Instructional Technology Integration Specialist - TST BOCES for the Ithaca City School District.


  • I Hate %4#&s Group Work! - Presented by Theresa Gilliard-Cook, Senior Instructional Designer for SUNY Oswego.
  • Smart Phones to Enhance Classroom Engagement - Presented by Dr. Linda Gottermeier, Professor/Rehabilitative Audiologist for National Technical Institute for Deaf/Rochester Institute of Technology


  • A Model for Innovate Online Education - Presented by Radio Cremata, Assistant Professor of Music Education for Ithaca College.
  • Online Learners and their needs for Support and Success Structures - Presented by Danyelle O'Brien, Director of Online Learning for Alfred State College.


  • UX: Creating Better User Experiences - Presented by Laura Kuo, Health Sciences Librarian for Ithaca College Library. Location: Library, room 319.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology College Physician Assistant Program - Presented by Melodie J. Kolmetz, Assistant Professor for Rochester Institute of Technology College Physician Assistant Program


  • Using technology for International Collaboration through Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) courses - Presented by Ann Giralico Pearlman, Senior Instructional Designer/COIL Coordinator for The College at Brockport
  • Connected Learning in the Liberal Arts: Resources, Practices and Questions - Presented by Christine Moskell, Instructional Designer for Connected Learning for Learning and Applied Innovation Team, Information Technology Services, Colgate University


  • Increasing Teaching Presence and Student Engagement with VT - Presented by Pamela Youngs-Maher, Director of eLearning for Upstate Medical University.
  • Video & More: How digital lectures can spark pedagogical shift - Presented by Jenna Sadue, Coordinator of Teaching & Learning Technologies for Nazareth College of Rochester.

Vendor Seminars

Running throughout the day we will have numerous seminars presented by vendors on topics from security to education. Download the 2018 Full Descriptions and Schedule (PDF) for times, locations and full descriptions.

  • The Glass Age - Presented by Corning Incorporated
  • Microsoft 365 Education - Secure, modern, team productivity - Presented by Microsoft
  • iBooks Author and tools to easily generate interactive digital material - Presented by Apple Inc.
  • Apple's Creative music tools: Logic Pro and MainStage - Presented by Apple Inc.
  • Making Video in Education Easy & Accessible To Everyone - Presented by Ensemble Video.
  • Creating an Awesome Student Experience by Delivering Any App to Any Device - Presented by Software2.
  • Innovative Technology for Higher Education - Presented by Dell EMC
  • Rethinking Analytics at a Higher Education Institution - Presented by HelioCampus
  • Next Generation Endpoint and Data Protection - Presented by Dell
  • Colleges Under Attack: Cybercrime in Higher Education - Presented by GreyCastle Security
  • Top 10 Tips: Cybersecurity for Small Business - Presented by GreyCastle Security
  • Gradecam - Affordable Grading and Data Collection options - Presented by Gradecam- WNy E Consultants
  • Redefining Classroom Experiences with Active Learning Room Technology - Presented by T1V
  • Strategies for Delivering Virtual Applications and Desktops in K-12 Schools and Higher EdPresented by Infinite Group, Inc. (IGI)
  • Creating a Sustainable IT Funding Model - Presented by First American Education Finance
  • A New Approach to Classroom Design - Presented by Crestron Electronics
  • "Collaboration Choices" What's best for you? - Presented by SYMCO
  • Padcaster - A Mobile Video Solution for iPads - Presented by Logisoft Computing Products, LLC

Discuss..IT 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 someone familiar with the topic, but the content will come from you. Many of the sessions are immediately following a featured session on the same topic, allowing you to continue to explore the topic with the featured session presenters in a less formal setting. 

9:00 - Technology in K-12 Schools (Location: Six Mile Creek Meeting Room)

10:00 - Assistive Technology in Higher Education (Location: Six Mile Creek Meeting Room)

11:00 - Tour of an Autonomous Car and General Q&A (Location: Under tent on Academic Quad)

12:10 - Women in IT (Location: DeMotte Room)

1:10 - NY Computing in Higher Education Symposium (NYCHES) birds of a feather session (Location: DeMotte Room)

2:10 - eSports (Location: DeMotte Room)

Tours & More

  • Ithaca College specialized learning spaces
  • Park School of Communications facilities tour
  • Lightning Round presentations