All keynotes and featured sessions start at 9:00 a.m. in 104 Gore Hall.
Breakfast is served in the Gore rotunda starting at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 29
Dr. Sidneyeve Matrix, National Scholar and Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Film, Queen's University Canada

Looking ahead: New tools for student engagement

This keynote address will look at emerging trends in teaching with technology, online and blended courses, and using social and mobile media to increase student engagement and outcomes. We'll review best practices for integrating social networks and smartphones, geolocational data and digital creativity, into courses across the curriculum. Highlighting recent innovations in using online video, course apps, collaborative platforms, and webinars, this presentation demonstrates how faculty are designing active learning pedagogies with digital tools, to prepare technofluent graduates for the workplace.

Social media professionalization: Action steps for time-starved faculty

This hands-on workshop is designed for faculty, staff, and students who want to improve their online reputation through developing a robust online presence. With concrete action steps, we'll cover how to use multimedia tools such as blogs and images, video and podcasting, booklists, visual bookmarking, and social good initiatives, to create a current, relevant, and impactful digital footprint. We'll review new social networks specifically for scientists, researchers, artists, and other academics. I'll share ideas, tools, and case studies of how to quickly and easily professionalize your presence on some of the best known social platforms including a Facebook profile, a LinkedIn page, a YouTube channel, a Pinterest board, and a Twitter stream. Assuming that everyone is short on time to learn how to use these tools to construct a professional online persona, this workshop is all about shortcuts and timesavers. From growing a personal learning network online, to disseminating research on the web, from job searching, to collaborating with far-flung colleagues, attendees are guaranteed to leave this workshop full of ideas and inspiration to optimize their online selves, whether they have a few minutes or a whole weekend available to do so.

About Sidneyeve Matrix

Sidneyeve Matrix is Queen's National Scholar and Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Film at Queen's University. She teaches courses in mass communications, marketing, digital and social media for undergrads, and in the Queen's School of Business Executive Development Centre and for Rutgers University Center for Management Development. She is an Educator in Residence at The Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen's, and the recipient of the OUSA Award for Excellence in Teaching at Queen's University, by the Alma Mater Society and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance.

Sidneyeve is an Associate Editor (social media) of The Journal of Professional Communications and on the editorial boards of The International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and The Canadian Journal of Popular Culture. Sidneyeve also works as a social media developer helping brands increase their digital IQ, at MatrixMediaFX.

Wednesday, May 30
Dr. Mk Haley, Associate Executive Producer, Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University

Incenting innovation and collaboration across teams

This session and workshop will discuss best practices for incenting innovation on teams, in particular the value of collaboration, and a focus on cross-generational opportunities. A hands-on workshop following the lecture will feature "the fastest and most powerful technique for improving a team’s capacity to generate fresh ideas, build rapport and incorporate prototyping - all of which lie at the heart of effective innovation."

About Mk Haley

Mk Haley
With experience across design, digital media and experience design; research with Walt Disney Imagineering; the Disney-ABC Television group for more than 15 years, and as faculty at several university programs for the past 20, Mk Haley has always been thrilled to merge technology and design, and education and industry in new and engaging ways. including as a contributing author to several books on the creative process published by Walt Disney Imagineering.

With ongoing roles at the Disney Research labs at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, and SIGGRAPH, the association for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, primarily in Emerging Technologies demonstrations and displays, Mk continues to serve industry, academia, research, and the community, all together for the best possible collaborations across disciplines and genres.


Thursday, May 31

Robin Schulze

The future of the e-book in an academic environment, or my travels with Sony

Robin Schulze, English

Between the fall of 2008 and the spring of 2011, Professor Robin Schulze, now a Professor of English at the University of Delaware, was part of a team study at Penn State University that investigated how electronic readers influenced the reading practices of Penn State students. Putting Sony Electronic Readers in the hands of first-year Penn State students, the study set out to consider how the loss of the material codex form effected students' encounters with a variety of texts, and how the E-book shaped instruction, access to materials, and integrated (or not) with the pedagogical and institutional systems already in place at Penn State. In her paper, “Dances With Sony: The E-book and the Future of Reading,” Schulze, a scholar of Book History, Editorial Theory and Practice, and a long time traveler in the realm of digital texts, will report on her findings from the Penn State study and offer reflections on her sense of the academic future of the electronic book. 

Rachel Klein

Considering the complexities of electronic text

Rachel Klein, Education

The most common perspective of technology in education is that it is a tool used to support pedagogically-sound research based instructional activities. I would like to challenge the audience to also consider technology as a change agent; one that requires a reconceptualization of reading and writing instruction. While I certainly do not recommend we stop teaching how to read and write traditional, linear texts, I do suggest we prepare students of all ages to read and write dynamic, multimodal, electronic texts; the very texts they interact with daily outside of school.


Friday, June 3

iPad primer: Get acquainted with the iPad


Hands on iPad: Explore apps, interactive books, and higher education textbooks

Mike Wolk
Mike Wolk, Sr. Systems Engineer, Apple, Inc.

Known for his dynamic delivery style and exciting demos, Michael Wolk has conducted thousands of technology presentations, keynote addresses and workshops for higher education customers, businesses and other professional organizations across the United States. Certified as both an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and an Apple Certified Systems Administrator, his specialty areas include digital media, music, photography and Mac/PC integration.