What should I talk about? What type of content should I include?
Some ideas to consider include case studies, best practices, practical advice on getting things done when working in difficult environments, 5-minute flash talks on the solution you found for a particular problem, or almost anything that you can think of that might help another UW-Madison IT Professional to be successful. What might not seem “newsworthy” to you just might be the breakthrough someone else needs!
Look back at the most recent work you‚ have done. What went well? What didn’t go so well? What would you do differently next time? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Why is the conference virtual this year?
The COVID-19 pandemic initially forced many places to limit how many people can gather in one place at one time, and so in 2020 we moved the conference as a virtual event. We found that it did not limit our desire and ability to share ideas and learn from one another. The various planning committees for the 2023 conference are working to make good use of the technological tools at our disposal to allow the community to continue to share and learn.
If the conference is virtual, how do I attend?
The first step is to register for the conference via Zoom Events. Once you are registered you can join the event in various ways. See our attendee resources page to learn more.
What if I want to watch a live session (or a pre-recorded one) but cannot attend on June 1 or 2?
This will largely depend on the speakers and whether or not they agreed to record their live presentations or have them available after the conference. Any material that is available after the conference would be posted to this conference website.
How can I get my registration paid for by my department?
There is no need to do this in 2023. The 2023 conference is FREE! By switching to a virtual conference, we have saved money on things such as venue, food, and so on. We passed the savings on to you!