The Texas A&M University System Technology Summit is the place technology experts come to learn from the best, exchange ideas on common challenges and spend time together. Professionals have the rare chance to blend technical learning across a wide range of subjects with leadership and project management skills.

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A Sneak Peak into Tech Summit

Tech Summit 2017 was a blast. Get a taste of the learning and fun that took place in Galveston.

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Organizing Committee

Stephen Balfour - Director of Instructional Technology, Online Learning, and Research, Texas A&M University College of Liberal Arts

Lacey Baze - Assistant Director of Product Strategy & Communication, Texas A&M IT

Melanie Leggett - Project Manager, Texas A&M IT

Leslie Lenser - Executive Director, Program & Project Management, The Texas A&M University System

Adam Mikeal - Director of Information Technology Services, Texas A&M University College of Architecture

Julie Rogers - Communications Coordinator of Product Strategy & Communication, Texas A&M IT

Track Chairs

Stephen Balfour - Learning Technologies

Chrissie Cordray & Carl Ivey - Project Management

Tom Golson & Chris Nugent - General Technology & Security 

Joshua Kissee - TAMUS Shared Services

Kyle Page - IT Leadership & Human Factors

Donald St. Martin - Web Technologies & Development

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Location

The Technology Summit will take place at the Moody Gardens Hotel & Conference Center in Galveston, Texas. Moody Gardens is a world class hotel and conference facility set among 242 acres of botanical beauty and accented by magnificent pyramids, including a living rainforest and Giant Screen 3D Theater you can visit during our Casino Night festivities.

Hotel parking is conveniently located on-site and is complimentary. Moody Gardens also offers shuttle transportation throughout their property. See a map of the complex.

Lodging

Summit attendees receive a special state rate price of $99 single occupancy or $162 double occupancy. Why wait until the rooms are gone? The group block rate closes on January 30, 2017, so call early to make sure you get a room.

To receive the special rate, call (888) 388-8484 and request the Texas A&M University System Technology Summit group rate. This rate is NOT available through the online registration system. State eligibility proof (ID) is required at check in.

Transportation

The two most popular methods of transportation to Moody Gardens are by car or by plane. If you plan to drive, check out these driving directions to Moody Gardens. If you plan to fly, Moody Gardens is located approximately 40 miles from the Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and there are several options to get to Galveston, including shuttles, car rentals and taxis.

Call for Presentations

2017 Peer Jury

Steve Balfour
Dan Basile
Erick Beck
Chrissie Cordray
Michelle Duran
Juan Garza
Tom Golson
Karen Hrncir
Carl Ivey
Joshua Kissee
Brandy Kosh
Leslie Lenser
Adam Mikeal
Chris Nugent
Kyle Page
Michael Pace
Xavier Porter
Kelley Shaffer
Andrew Stokes
David Sweeney
Donald St. Martin
Jeremy Tarpley

Call for Presentations

Expand your professional portfolio and share your expertise in security, leadership, learning and web technologies, and project management by presenting a session at a leading regional conference. Sessions will last 45 minutes, while workshops last 3 to 3.5 hours with an average of 30 - 60 participants. Sessions should be as interactive as possible; projectors, microphones, room laptop, slide advancer and room audio will be provided.

Sessions may be jointly proposed by teams of staff and faculty, and proposals from multiple institutions are encouraged. However, proposals are submitted on behalf of an individual, not an institution or company. If a selected speaker cannot fulfill their duties, the committee will find a replacement.

All proposals will be reviewed and selected by a Peer Jury from the A&M System and will be judged by the same standards. We strive to have a diverse array of high quality content. Full conference registrations are required to attend Tech Summit and speakers will receive a 25% discount (maximum of two discounts per session). Proposals are due Friday, September 22, 2017. You will be notified of the decision by Monday, October 23, 2017.