SIGUCCS is an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services. SIGUCCS conference events and activities focus on the issues surrounding the support, delivery, and management of college and university information technology services. The conference format provides members and those in the field of college and university IT support a wide variety of learning and professional development opportunities.
The conference is made up of two distinct components: the Service & Support Conference and the Management Symposium. Both segments give IT professionals extended time to acquire knowledge and network with other IT professionals at all levels. Each conference continues to preserve the traditional audience groups and programs. However, now managers and teams have the opportunity to attend one or both events, allowing collaboration together during this one-week conference.
Sessions take a variety of formats, offering you an opportunity for various kinds of learning and networking.
- Presentation - standard presentation format with opportunity for question and answer.
- Discussion - typically offered during the Management Symposium, these sessions focus around
a topic of interest; presenters offer insight and lead discussion around that topic.
Groups may collaborate to share information in the format of a panel discussion.
- DiscussIT sessions - conducted during the Service & Support conference, but with the same
format used in the Management Symposium sessions, these are open discussions on topics that
vary in the IT world of support.
- Poster - an open forum where multiple topics are presented in poster format and authors
are available to answer questions in a one-on-one setting.
- Lightning Talks - This is a form of group presentation where each member of a small group
(approximately 5) is allocated 7 minutes to make a concise presentation on a specific, yet
unrelated, topic. Two minutes of Q&A follows each presenter with an additional 15 minutes
for questions directed to any presenters in the group at the end of the session.
This is an opportunity for new attendees to take the first step to participate in a professional
conference and gain valuable experience presenting as well as an option for seasoned attendees
presenting at the conference to share quick tips and useful information without compiling a
- Birds of a Feather - informal networking opportunities based on IT topics, offering you the opportunity to meet people using similar technologies or facing similar issues on their campuses.
This year, the annual conference will take place at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida.
Being a volunteer is an effective way to meet and connect with others while contributing to the success of the conference. Please consider volunteering before, during, or after the conference to assist with setup, greet attendees and answer questions at the registration desk, serve as session chair to introduce presenters and more!
We want to see you there. Start planning now and join us to collaborate, share, and learn bright new ideas to Make Your Sun Shine in 2015!