Ohio University

Call for Proposals

The Ohio Higher Education Computing Council (OHECC) fosters communication between higher education IT professionals across the state. Our annual conference is an opportunity for colleges and universities to share IT strategies that work so ideas can be transferred to other campuses to improve education for students across Ohio and beyond.

The 2020 OHECC conference is hosted by Ohio University and will take place at Baker Center Athens, OH on May 20-22, 2020.

Proposals for presentation topics for the May conference will be accepted through March 29, 2020. Submitted proposals will be evaluated and notifications will be made regarding proposals in early April.

Proposal Details

Conference Theme

The 2020 OHECC theme is "Transforming the Future."

Conference Tracks

  • Track 1: Teaching and Learning - Accessible Technology, Digital Transformation, Inclusive Learning/Access, Virtual Reality, Digital classrooms, eSports, Podcasting, Blended classrooms, Student Experience, Student Recruitment/Retention 
  • Track 2: Information Security and Risk – Risk Analysis, Accessible Technology, Security Awareness, Data Privacy, Audit and Information Security, Compliance, Reducing Risk/Redundancy, Vetting Software/Service Procurement, Phishing, Data Breaches, Incident Detection and Response
  • Track 3: Supporting the University – Strategic Initiative, Purchasing, Software Licenses, Communications, IT Planning, Project Management, Team Building, Digital Workplace, Organization Structure, Budgeting, Trends
  • Track 4: End User Support – Microsoft Office 365(Automate, Sway, Teams, Forms, Bookings, Onedrive), Lifecycle Management, VDI,
  • Track 5: Infrastructure/Enterprise – Azure, AWS, Oarnet, Network Management, Monitoring, Automation
  • Track 6: Service Management – ITSM Tools, Service Ownership, Service Catalog, Service Level Agreements, ITIL Practice Implementation, Service Desk Best Practices
  • Track 7: Vendor - Open to Vendors to present with School or on own if Platinum or Diamond Sponsor

Session Formats

Standard Presentation Session (1-2 people)

A focused, interactive session is encouraged with clear objectives and learning outcomes for the audience.

Standard Presentation Session with Vendor (1-3 people)

Similar to the standard presentation but will include speakers from a college/university and a vendor discussing work on which they have collaborated. Note that the college/university must actually submit the proposal and submissions with the vendor listed as the lead presenter on the proposal will not be accepted.

Panel Session (3 people)

Rather than a series of short, individual presentations, panel sessions should be genuinely interactive among the panelists, and between the panelists and the audience. The panelists can develop different perspectives or discuss various aspects of the topic.

Roundtable Sessions

Roundtable discussions will be moderated on predetermined topics.

Requirements

Please include an abstract text of 100 words or less.

Submit a Proposal