About the Summit
Since 2010, the annual Information & Communication Technology Summit at UMass Amherst has presented a forum for ideas, research, projects, speakers, panels, and workshops highlighting various aspects of technology in education and our lives. This is a regional conference that brings together UMass and Five College students and faculty—and the public—to explore how Information and Communication Technologies are transforming education, academic disciplines, business, and our everyday lives.
This year, the theme is “Life + Tech” – a day-long conference focusing on the symbiotic relationship between life and technology.
We encourage presentations on both the benefits and challenges of technology across all disciplines and aspects of society. This year, we are hoping to feature a significant number of alumni speakers for this event.
As we continue to plan, more information on exact times and participants will be updated. The goal is to have every School and College of the UMass Amherst campus represented through their alumni. The other 5 College Consortium member schools will also be invited to be represented.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (5-7pm)
Career/Professional Networking Event – Hadley Room, 10th floor, Campus Center
Thursday, April 11th, 2019 (9am-4pm)
Speakers, Panels, Tech Exhibition – Old Chapel, UMass Amherst
HFA in Tech (4-6pm)
In collaboration with College of Humanities & Fine Arts – Old Chapel, UMass Amherst
Pre-registration (with lunch included) available through Tuesday, April 9th.
After that date you are welcome to attend and register at the door.
About the Information Technology Program
The Information Technology Program is a campus-wide academic program that administers the IT Minor which is available to students from any major in any college. The IT Program collaborates with 32 different departments across the UMass campus. Further, we provide support for the development of new courses that serve the engagement of technology within the different disciplines; as well as, collaborating with various initiatives of the campus and the 5 Colleges such as the Open Education Initiative, Blended Learning and the Computer Competency Certification project.