• 2014 Technology Symposium

Suffolk University
2014 Technology Symposium
May 22nd-23rd


Call for Presentations

Suffolk University's Fourth Annual Technology Symposium

Today's Innovations, Tomorrow's Disruptions


The Office of the Provost, Information Technology Services, and the Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence at Suffolk University invite New England faculty, academic technologists, administrators, teaching and learning specialists, instructional designers, and distance educators to submit presentation proposals for the fourth annual Technology Symposium to be hosted at Suffolk University on the 22nd and 23rd of May, 2014. This symposium will focus on the theme of Today's Innovations, Tomorrow's Disruptions including such topics as the following:

  • The future of classroom and academic technologies
  • How today's technologies influence student learning in and out of the classroom
  • How to design and deliver high quality technology-enhanced, hybrid, blended, and online learning experiences for students
  • The effects of hybrid, blended, and online teaching on student learning
  • Helping students learn with /despite new technologies

 We welcome all proposals, however, priority for acceptance to this symposium will be given to presentations that demonstrate a connection to the conference theme. Collaborative presentations that can present data about student learning are particularly encouraged.  

Guidelines for Proposals

The symposium will comprise a variety of different formats. Anyone interested in presenting must submit the online Call for Proposals form and include a 350 word (maximum) abstract and a 500 word (maximum) session description of your proposed presentation. The abstract will be published in the conference proceedings. The session descriptions will help the Symposium Organizing Committee better understand the presentation format and compile the conference program. As part of the submission process presenters are asked to specify the expected learning outcomes for participants, outline plans for participant activity (highly encouraged), and describe any take-away materials that they will provide to session participants. Finally, presenters are asked to note the type of presentation: roundtable discussion, panel discussion, or technology demonstration/interactive session. 

Key Dates for Proposals 

February 212014: Deadline for all proposals New deadline! Tuesday, March 11th at 11:59PM

March 21, 2014: Proposal acceptance decision

 A Note about the Audience

Please note: your audience may include a range of people from faculty in various disciplines to academic technologists to instructional designers to Chief Information Officers; you might find this helpful to know as you prepare your proposal and your presentation. 

Technology Symposium Website

As more information becomes available, we will update this page. Please do check-in here regularly.


Please submit your abstract, and session description on the Call for Proposals form.


If you have any questions or comments please contact Rebecca Kmiec or Sarah Smith.



Technology Symposium

May 22nd & 23rd

Keynote Address: Check back soon!

Questions and/or Comments Please contact Rebecca Kmiec or Sarah Smith