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 such as project management, leadership and higher education. Tech Summit encourages participation from all industries and institutions, regardless of their affiliation with Texas A&M.

Tech Summit 2018 was a blast. Get a taste of the learning and fun that took place in Galveston.

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Organizing Committee  

Lacey Baze - Assistant Director of Product Strategy & Communication, Texas A&M Division of IT
Hillary Gillin - Communications Coordinator of Product Strategy & Communication, Texas A&M Division of 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
Chrissie Cordray - IT Manager, Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs IT

Content Committee

Tom Golson
Karen Hrncir
Michael Leary
René Quiroz 
Michael Pace
Chris Nugent
Kyle Page
Jana McDonald
Donald St. Martin
Morgan Hammond 
Stephen Pampell 

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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

2019 Peer Jury

Patricia Abrego
Julia Allen
Kelly Angell
Daniel Basile
Randy Bauder
Scott Bauer
Ryan Burns
Cheryl Cato
Albert Chavez
Robert Cheyne
Jay Childers
Bill Chollett
Chrissie Cordray
James Creel
Michael Crocker
Victor Delgado
Jason Demshar
Vismita Dongaonkar
Ashlee Ehrhart
Isabel Elizalde
Tammisha Farmer
Rolando Rene Garza
Elizabeth German
Kevin Glueck
Rebecca Goodwin
Becky Gray
Darren Gronowski
Chauma Smith Guss
Doug Hahn
Kelle Hand
Mark Henry
Bradley Hoover
Stewart Hutchins
Carl Ivey
Shweta Kailani
Richard King
Brandy Kosh
Kristen Kubenka
Alan Kurk
Tiffany Lala
Todd Lutz
Sharon Mainka
Jason McConnell
Dion C. McInnis
Nicholas McLarty 
Devang Mehta
Laura Melton
Adam Mikeal
Guillermo Munoz
Tim Murphy
Misty A. Page
Jesus Perez
Xavier Porter
Courtnie Ridgway
Daniel Roberts
Chad Rodriguez
Karole Schroeder
Edmund Seidel
Mauro Sericano
Michelle Singh
Meghan Southerland
Tricia Speed
Robert Stack
Andy Swaffar
David Sweeney
Jeremy Tarpley
Russel Thompson
Jason Wade 
Craig Wellington
Paul Wiggins 

Subject Areas

Leadership
Project Management
Career Development
IT Shared Services
Learning Technologies
Cybersecurity
Cloud Technologies
Infrastructure/Architecture
Coding & Development
UX/UI & Design
Systems Administration
Data Architecture & Management

Call for Presentations

We want to hear from YOU and your organization! Expand your professional portfolio and share your expertise 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 or organizations are highly 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 21, 2018. You will be notified of the decision by Monday, October 22, 2018.