During the shift to working at home, I became the primary support person for distance technologies and drew on the principles I learned as a theatre major when laying out plans (the script and production meetings), having multiple focused practice sessions (rehearsals), and executing the meeting (performance) for several high-profile, high-attendance virtual meetings. I will share the best practices my team and I have developed as well, detail roles and responsibilities, and offer tips on how to get ahead of technical issues and allow “the talent” to feel comfortable and prepared.
The YouTube live stream button is a go.wisc redirect that will go live no later than 8:30am on June 2nd.
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
UW-Madison’s IT landscape can be a jumbled and confusing space. Our team would like to solicit feedback about creating a curated set of resources and best practices that would help new (and existing) UW-Madison IT professionals better orient themselves to the campus IT environment and inspire a sense of belonging with the campus IT community.
This new project builds on our existing campus VoIP telephone network and video conferencing software licenses to address the critical need for additional hybrid conference rooms. The standardized equipment in each room eliminates the need for participants to set up AV equipment in meetings and creates a simplified joining experience. Touch screen controllers allow in-person participants to connect to meetings using MS-Teams, Webex, Zoom and Google Meet. Over 60 hybrid conference rooms are being installed on campus this year, fostering inclusive meetings between remote employees, guests, and in-person conference participants. Departments can get started by requesting a consultation at https://it.wisc.edu/services/custom-audiovisual-conference-room/
This will be a panel presentation highlighting how to create and host an accessible virtual event that meets the needs of individuals with disabilities and ensures language access. Specific information on disability, disability-accommodations, and best practices to ensure the full inclusion of English Language Learners. Participants will learn about accessible web conferencing technologies, event tagline statements, translation, interpretation services, and campus resources.
Friday, June 4th, 2:30 – 3:00 pm – This Live Q&A was not recorded
Do you dread opening your inbox? Feel like you’re drowning in messages? Yeah, me, too. My goal is to share what I’ve learned from Cal Newport’s new book, A World Without Email, and in the Q&A to have a discussion of our best project communication hacks. I’ll share a few of my favorites in this pre-recorded session.