2008 SLATE Conference

The SLATE Conference is an annual event presented by the Midwest Blackboard Users Group and hosted by the University of Chicago. This conference invites all faculty, system administrators, CIO’s, Web developers, librarians, students, and user support staff from institutions that are deploying and/or currently using Web-based tools, specifically Blackboard or WebCT (but others as well), in their teaching and learning. Recognizing that deployment issues, support concerns. teaching strategies, learning styles, etc. are common among the varied CMS/LMS clients, everyone is welcome.

There is still time to register for the 2008 SLATE Conference. The conference is being held on Thursday & Friday, October 9-10, 2008 at the University of Chicago’s downtown conference facility, the Gleacher Center, which offers beautiful views of the city skyline, the Chicago River, and Lake Michigan.

Register three or more – at the same time – from your institution and take advantage of the reduced group rate.

To register: click on the link above or go to the SLATE home page and click Register.
Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers at a conference rate. Click here to make a reservation.

This will be a great opportunity for you to talk with colleagues, share best practices, and hear from other institutions with similar challenges and expectations. You will also be able to engage with representatives from Blackboard to learn more about the company’s vision and strategic direction as well as the latest products and services. Additional vendors and development partners will also be on hand. Over 175 participants from 40 institutions attended last year’s conference.

If you have any questions or need additional information please email sadowski@uchicago.edu

The preliminar conference agenda has been posted.

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