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Special symposium rates now available for university community

By Clara B. Cox

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 23 - March 5, 1998

Faculty and staff members and students at the university who want to attend the anniversary symposium, "The Impact of Technology on the Learning Environment," can do so at a special rate.
The symposium, scheduled March 30-31 in the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center, will cost the university community $125 per person, including the dinner on March 30. University participants can also attend a single day for $45 or both days for $80, not including the dinner. Participants from off-campus must pay $195 for the entire event. The costs for Virginia Tech employees and students are underwritten by the 125th Anniversary Steering Committee.
The symposium focuses on the use of technology in higher education, K-12 education, and corporate training and will feature a number of nationally and internationally known speakers and presenters in the area of information technology.
Featured speakers will be symposium keynote speaker Don Tapscott, author of five best-selling books and chairman of the Alliance for Converging Technologies; session keynote speakers John D. Bransford, the centennial professor of psychology and education and co-director of the Learning Technology Center at Vanderbilt University; Margaret A. "Peg" Miller, president of the American Association of Higher Education (AAHE); Eli M. Noam, director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information and author of over a dozen books; and Charles "Chic" Thompson, president of the Creative Management Group and author of What a Great Idea! and Yes, But....The Top Forty Killer Phrases; and March 31 luncheon speaker Susan Saltrick, vice president and director of new media for the publishing firm of Addison Wesley Longman, New York.
In addition to the six special speakers, information and instructional technology experts from across the country will make presentations during a series of concurrent sessions. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour such technology centers on campus as the CAVE(TM), Math Emporium, Department of Music, and MultiMedia Laboratory.
For additional information on the symposium, check the web site at http://www.conted.vt.edu/125/anniversary.html, call 1-5433, or send an e-mail message to schroder@vt.edu.