Hello SUNY Technologists,
STC 2022 will be held virtually this year from June 21-23. The planning committee has been weighing all the options for where and how to hold the conference. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback following last year’s conference. In addition, we reached out to campus CIOs to understand how travel and professional development budgets are shaping up for 2022. Another factor in our decision is the ongoing construction in Lake Placid that has taken the conference center and many Olympic venues offline for 2022.
If we were to hold an in-person event in 2022 it would have to be in a location other than Lake Placid, and we estimate we would have about half the usual number of attendees. The planning committee wants to provide the best experience possible and this year a virtual conference fits the bill, allowing as many attendees as possible to share with and learn from our colleagues. We know another virtual conference is disappointing, we feel it too, but be prepared for 2023 – we will be in person, we will be in Lake Placid, it will be a blast!
Save the date for our 30th anniversary, June 19-22, 2023.
Start thinking about what you would like to present on or what you would like to learn. The call for presentations will be coming soon.
STC Planning Committee
The New Normal
In this year's episode of STC ... we explore the new normal. SUNY is back on campus, but staff and students continue to work, teach, and learn from home. We’ve been busy with everything from re-engineering spaces to accommodate hybrid connections, implementing new security policies, assisting faculty with online course design, and even setting up outdoor Wi-Fi access points.
These arrangements pose challenges for every aspect of technology on campus. Many of us are doing more than one job, or just more. How do you deal with the stress of that workload? Is this sustainable? What will endure past the present moment? We salute all the campus technologists who played such a major role enabling and managing all of this change. Join us at STC 2022 to discuss how the world around us has made our jobs more complicated and the new normal.