Statewide Technology Conference Coming to Genesee Community College in 2008

Genesee Community College will host the 17th annual State University of New York Conference on Instructional Technologies (CIT) in May 2008, Director of Academic Computing Services Mary Jane Heider reported to the College’s Board of Trustees Monday evening.

More than 500 information technology professionals from SUNY’s 64 campuses are expected to attend the conference, as well as up to 40 vendors from across the nation. This will be the first CIT conference ever to be held at a SUNY community college, Ms. Heider told trustees.

The conference, which will use Batavia Campus classrooms, as well as the Conable Technology Building and William W. Stuart Forum, will feature seminars on a wide variety of technology-related topics, exhibits, and discussion forums for conference participants.

The conference will generate tens of thousands of dollars for local hotels, motels, restaurants, and tourist attractions, Ms. Heider said.

Ms. Heider and information technology professionals have been working for several years to hold the annual event at Genesee. “Completion of the Wolcott J. Humphrey III Student Union provided the last part of the space needed to host the conference. We were thrilled to learn that we had been selected as the venue for the 2008 conference,” she said. “This is a tremendous source of pride for us, and we will use the event as an opportunity to showcase our college and our community.”