Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Get Ready for CIT

What do you get when you mix 2500 people from colleges around the world, all the latest cutting-edge technology, nationally-recognized education experts, and a big dose of Music City USA? You get a convention with the very long name "League for Innovation in the Community College Conference on Information Technology." (We just say "CIT '07" for short.)

Each year this conference convenes in a different city with the goal of bringing together community college faculty personnel and industry leaders in the use of technology in higher education. The idea is to promote the best uses of technology to improve teaching and all other functions of a community college. 4 days of papers, presentations, exhibits, demonstrations, and networking allow this to happen.

In 2007, Volunteer State, along with the other community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, are hosting the Conference on Information Technology at the Nashville Convention Center November 9-13. It takes the efforts of over 220 volunteers (most of them from right here on campus) as well as several teams of experts to put this show on. But its worth it. Take a walk through the holographic classroom of the future, see the latest in "smartboard" technology, create a virtual network, learn to use iPods in class, meet colleagues from all over the country. You can do all this and more at CIT '07.

TBR and Volunteer State were asked to host the conference due to our porximity to Nashville, one of the best convention cities in the south, and our focus on technology use in the classroom. Many Vol State faculty and staff will be involved in the conference as presenters, organizers or volunteers. Just look for the bright red volunteer shirts. That's us!

Want to learn more? Visit the conference website to view the program, plan your visit, explore the opportunities the convention presents, and learn all about the night-time fun that Nashville offers after the exhibits close.

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