Relive the Inspiration and Magic!
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We invite you to join us in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (near Orlando) for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) 2007 Fall Conference! The conference is being held at The Hilton Resort at Walt Disney World®, just steps from the Downtown Disney® area, October 7 - 10, 2007. Of the many things associated with Walt Disney World® - family fun, learning, theme parks, entertainment - the magic of Disney® stands out. Cinderella Castle, Tinkerbell and the Sorcerer's Apprentice are but a few of the well-known and well-loved parts of the Disney® magic. This year's Fall Conference theme, "Inspiring Magical Outcomes" fits with our Disney® locale.
While we gather to discuss computing services, we'll be sharing the magical outcomes we have inspired in others at our schools and will be inspiring magical outcomes amongst each other. We encourage everyone to reflect on enchantments this year as we explore Disney® and beyond. We will discover new approaches to ever-present and new Computing Services challenges such as supporting our customers while faced with limited resources, training of users and staff, hiring and retaining good technical and managerial staff, providing top-notch help desk support at all times, advancing the pedagogical use of technology, working at the bleeding edge, anticipating the bleeding edge, managing tipping points, and so forth.
The services we provide day-to-day are not unlike services provided by other fields - banks, hotels, restaurants, churches, museums, theme parks, etc. We all try to provide our special services to the customer in a positive way, we plan for the future, we anticipate needs, we develop the needed infrastructure, and we try to advance our fields.
This year's program will inspire new ideas and magical outcomes. You most assuredly will leave with more wizardry than when you arrived! We also encourage you to actively participate! Check the links at the left for all the details. We look forward to seeing you at Walt Disney World®, Florida for SIGUCCS 2007!
We encourage you to take advantage of the special extended conference hotel rates that have been accorded to SIGUCCS participants by coming a few days early or staying additional days. Using this approach, you can take full advantage of the professional learning environment SIGUCCS offers, and also sample the local recreational fare while you're there.
Your 2007 Fall Conference Core-Committee, Jayne Ashworth, Melissa Bauer, Lisa Brown and Carol Rhodes.