Tuesday, November 5th


Keynote #1: “Future-Ready Campus Technology”

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Arts 241 (Neatby-Timlin Theatre)

Information Technology has become increasingly integral to the core academic enterprise of a university, and in recent years accelerating innovations have started to transform enterprise management, research and scholarship, publishing, marketing and communications, library collections and access, and teaching delivery models. New technologies are poised to disrupt the traditional operations of our universities, opening up lectures and textbooks, unbundling degrees and credentials, transforming the physical campus and the lives of those who live and work there.  Yet ironically, as IT permeates all aspects of the academy, IT professionals will need to redefine their roles to remain relevant and strategic in the years ahead.

Ken Steele is co-founder of higher ed consumer research firm Academica Group, editor of Canada’s leading higher ed news daily the Academica Top Ten, curator of the Eduvation IdeaBank, and chief trendspotter at Eduvation Inc. He presents hundreds of conference keynotes and campus presentations every year, across North America. (For more information, please visit www.eduvation.ca)

Thanks to our partners at eMAP, a video recording of this session is now available.

Refreshments will be served.

Keynote #2: “The Road Ahead for Higher Ed: Pros and Cons of Innovation”

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Arts 241 (Neatby-Timlin Theatre)

Canada’s universities are experiencing accelerating pressures to rethink teaching and learning models, provide more services and supports to students, and leverage technology to reach new and non-traditional students while subject to intensifying government demands for budgetary restraint, accessible tuition, and improved and measurable outcomes. Ken Steele will deliver a fast-paced, thought-provoking presentation on the latest trends affecting the role of university faculty, the model of undergraduate teaching and learning, and institutional accountability to its funders and the public. Faculty, staff and students will then be encouraged to add their voices to the discussion, whether enthusiastic or concerned.

Ken Steele is a former award-winning graduate student, entrepreneur and consultant, the co-founder of higher ed consumer research firm Academica Group, editor of Canada’s leading higher ed news daily the Academica Top Ten, curator of the new Eduvation IdeaBank, and chief trendspotter at Eduvation Inc. He presents hundreds of conference keynotes and campus presentations every year, across North America.  (For more information, please visit www.eduvation.ca)

Thanks to our partners at eMAP, a video recording of this session is now available.

Refreshments will be served.