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Call for Proposals

The Ohio Higher Education Computing Council (OHECC) fosters communication between higher education IT professionals across the state. Our annual conference is an opportunity for colleges and universities to share IT strategies that work so ideas can be transferred to other campuses to improve education for students across Ohio and beyond.

The 2022 OHECC conference is hosted by Ohio University and will take place at Baker Center Athens, OH on May 18-20, 2022.

Proposals for presentation topics for the May conference will be accepted through April 3, 2022. Submitted proposals will be evaluated and notifications will be made regarding proposals in early April.

2022 OHECC Conference Theme

Transforming the Future
2022 OHECC Conference Tracks

·Track 1: Teaching and Learning - Accessible Technology, Digital Transformation, Inclusive Learning/Access, Virtual Reality, Digital classrooms, eSports, Podcasting, Blended classrooms, Student Experience, Student Recruitment/Retention 

·Track 2: Information Security and Risk – Risk Analysis, Accessible Technology, Security Awareness, Data Privacy, Audit and Information Security, Compliance, Reducing Risk/Redundancy, Vetting Software/Service Procurement, Phishing, Data Breaches, Incident Detection and Response

·Track 3: Supporting the University – Strategic Initiative, Purchasing, Software Licenses, Communications, IT Planning, Project Management, Team Building, Digital Workplace, Organization Structure, Budgeting, Trends

·Track 4: End User Support – Microsoft Office 365(Automate, Sway, Teams, Forms, Bookings, Onedrive), Lifecycle Management, VDI,

·Track 5: Infrastructure/Enterprise – Azure, AWS, Oarnet, Network Management, Monitoring, Automation

·Track 6: Service Management – ITSM Tools, Service Ownership, Service Catalog, Service Level Agreements, ITIL Practice Implementation, Service Desk Best Practices

·Track 7: Vendor - Open to Vendors to present with School or on own if Platinum or Diamond Sponsor

Session Formats

Standard Presentation Session (1-2 people)
A focused, interactive session is encouraged with clear objectives and learning outcomes for the audience.

Standard Presentation Session with Vendor (1-3 people)
Similar to the standard presentation but will include speakers from a college/university and a vendor discussing work on which they have collaborated. Note that the college/university must actually submit the proposal and submissions with the vendor listed as the lead presenter on the proposal will not be accepted.

Panel Session (3 people)
Evaluation of Proposals

Each proposal will be reviewed by a minimum of two OHECC steering committee members who will recommend one of the following options: 1) acceptance 2) revision 3) rejection. The reviewers will provide feedback to rejected proposals.

The reviewers will examine and evaluate proposals in these areas:
  • Clear connection between the title of the session and its content (titles should be less than 10 words written to compel and attract an interdisciplinary audience, and to align with our session content)
  • Significance and relevance of the topic for this conference
  • Clarity and value of the objectives for the session
  • Expressed learning outcomes for attendees

Acceptance of Proposals

The presenters of all accepted proposals are to give confirmation of their attendance and pay for conference registration no later than April 16. Note that presenters are responsible for their own conference registration fee, travel, and lodging.

We will use the copy in your proposal to create the abstracts that will be used in the conference app. Therefore, it is very important that careful consideration is given to the original submission. We reserve the right to edit copy if space limitations apply.

Presenters are asked to fully participate in the entire conference and attend sessions and events.

Presenters whose registration fee is not received by April 16 may be deleted from the conference schedule of sessions and program booklet.
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