In-Person Post-Conference Social @ The Terrace

Location

  • Memorial Union Terrace (Rain Location: Der Rathskeller @ Memorial Union)

Description

Join the conference planning committee and friends at the Terrace after the conference for a relaxed in-person social gathering! Shake off that Zoom fatigue with a real in-person event!

No need to RSVP. Just look for the group of IT nerds sitting together (we’ll try to remember to bring a sign).


Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison Photo Library.

IT Recognition Awards Ceremony

Conference Session

Join the Zoom Event

Friends and family YouTube link will be linked here no later than June 2nd.


Description

We work with excellent people who do awesome things. It’s time we tell their stories and recognize them for how amazing they are. Below are the award categories. You can also read the detailed description for each award.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Community Engagement
  • Team Achievement
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Transformational Achievement
  • Rising Star
  • Unsung Hero

Nominations have been reviewed by a selection committee composed of your peers! Come join us as we celebrate these awesome folks who have done these amazing things!


Image from DoIT Communications.

In-Person Viewing Party @ The Orchard Room

Location

  • Orchard Room @ the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Description

We will broadcast the Keynote and IT Recognition Awards on the big screen and attendees will decide other sessions to display on the big screen. Bring your own headphones if you want to listen to the session that is not on the screen. And feel free to bring your own food/snacks/beverages.

No need to RSVP.


Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison Photo Library.

CommunITea Presents Campus IT Organizations Drop-In Session

Conference Session

Join the Zoom Event


Description

This weekly event, put on by IT Connects, brings together IT professionals across campus for relaxed socializing and spontaneous discussion. Previous spontaneous discussion topics have included home wifi setups, audio equipment, home brewing, mixology, travel recommendations, color vision variations, jupyter notebooks, remote working, hanging out at the South Pole, and, of course, pets!

This special CommunITea event brings together various campus IT organizations for attendees of the IT Professionals Conference to learn more about how to get involved in the IT community. This session will consist of breakout rooms for each organization. Attendees can jump between rooms and will be prompted by organizers to move around during the event.

In the spirit of community building – bring a friend, encourage others to attend, and forward this open invitation to those you feel might benefit from attending and contributing. These virtual events usually take place each Thursday afternoon (3:30pm), and are held using Zoom so we can utilize the breakout rooms for specific or open discussion topics. If you have any ideas for collaborations, breakout rooms, or other feedback please send them on.

CommunITea events are a relaxed atmosphere, and it’s not necessary to RSVP, connect to the session and join in the conversation. Also, a camera is not necessary to participate and listen in – these are introvert-friendly groups.

If you are interested in helping make these events happen for the future or have discussion ideas or other feedback, please email communitea-facilitators@g-groups.wisc.edu


Presenter Information

Keynote – Using our voice to create inclusive and accessible technology designs and services

Conference Session

Join the Zoom Event

We will be live streaming this session via YouTube. The link will be added no later than June 1st


Keynote Description

We, as IT professionals, play a critical role in designing, developing, and supporting the digital campus. We have created and evolved the digital campus over the last forty years, and in 2020 it became the primary mode of interaction for our communities. What can we learn from the rapid pivot to online, and more importantly, how can we evolve our thinking and approaches?

Let’s discuss how we can use our expertise and our voice to create digital spaces where people can thrive. Using ideas from fields such as critical design practices, conflict management, and polarities, we will explore the most effective approaches for providing spaces where multiple voices are empowered, and diverse communities can thrive.

The session will be interactive.

Opening Remarks for the conference will take place from 8:45-9:15am


Keynote Speaker Information


Image from The Harvard Gazette.

In-Person Viewing Party @ The Orchard Room

Location

  • Orchard Room @ the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Description

We will broadcast the Keynote and IT Recognition Awards on the big screen and attendees will decide other sessions to display on the big screen. Bring your own headphones if you want to listen to the session that is not on the screen. And feel free to bring your own food/snacks/beverages.

No need to RSVP.


Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison Photo Library.

Post-Conference Virtual Happy Hour – Networking Event

This session was not recorded.


Description

Join us for drinks (BYOB) and virtual networking to close out the conference!

This will be a relaxed atmosphere and a camera is not necessary to participate and listen in – this is an introvert-friendly event.

IT Recognition Awards Ceremony

Conference Session


Description

We work with excellent people who do awesome things. It’s time we tell their stories and recognize them for how amazing they are. Below are the award categories. You can also read the detailed description for each award.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Community Engagement
  • Team Achievement
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Transformational Achievement
  • Rising Star
  • Unsung Hero

Nominations have been reviewed by a selection committee composed of your peers! Come join us as we celebrate these awesome folks who have done these amazing things!

 

Lunchtime Communities of Practice (CoPs) Drop-In Session

This session was not recorded.


Description

Are you interested in connecting with like-minded colleagues who are working in similar domains around campus? IT Connects supports many existing, new, and potential Communities of Practice across campus covering several domains of interest. Learn about new and existing CoPs, best practices, building community, and how you can start your own CoP! Representatives from several IT communities of practice will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about their groups including the new DevSecOps CoP, the Carpentries CoP, WordPress CoP, Distributed Developers CoP, Agile CoP, DataWonks, CLAC, UW Design Community, and more!

Want to present your CoP in this session? Contact Amanda Thornton.


Presenter Information

CIO’s Office Hours – Live Event

Conference Session


Description

Join the (mostly) weekly Virtual Office Hours with UW-Madison CIO Lois Brooks! Ask questions and learn about the status of IT on campus. This is a weekly event on Fridays from 9:15-10:00am.

This week, Lois will be hosting special guest Steve Ackerman, the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education.


Presenter Information