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TU Incubator will host its third annual EdTech Innovation Showcase on Thursday October 4, 2018. The format of the event will be very similar to last year’s event. Member companies will have the opportunity to table and 10 companies will be invited to give a two-minute pitch, followed by one question.

To be considered to pitch, please complete this form by 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2018.

Should you have questions, contact David Cross.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate the work being done on behalf of BTU: Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore.

 

Eligible partnerships include one-time collaborations as well as ongoing collaborations. For more information about BTU partnerships, visit www.towson.edu/btu. Nominations for the 2018 BTU Partnership Awards must meet the following qualifications:

 

·         Nominator must be a current TU faculty member, staff, or student

·         The work being nominated must involve at least one partner outside of Towson University

·         The partnership must be active at the time of the nomination

·         Self-nominations will be accepted for 2018

 

Upon receipt of nominations, the nominee will be contacted to request additional details regarding their collaborative work.

 

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, February 9, 2018.




If you are interested in presenting the work of your external organization or Towson University Center or Institute at the BTU Partnerships Showcase, please complete the form below by Friday, February 22, 2019. The Office of Partnerships and Outreach will be in touch with additional details to participants by February 28, 2019. 


If you have questions regarding participation please contact Kathleen Crostic at kcrostic@towson.edu or 410-704-2678.

If you are a Towson University faculty member, researcher, or administrator interested in presenting your work at the BTU Showcase, please complete the form below by February 7, 2018. The Office of Partnerships and Outreach will be in touch with additional details to participants by February 19, 2018.

Should you have questions regarding participation or are an external partner and would like to participate, please contact Kathleen Crostic at kcrostic@towson.edu or 410-704-2674.

Conference Overview

CUMU members are known as vibrant, forward-looking institutions that serve as vital resource hubs for their communities—contributing to educational achievement, community engagement, and economic activity. As our communities face increasingly complex challenges, CUMU members have been called to action in partnership with the cities they serve. Our members are working across disciplines, sectors, and communities to create equitable, innovative solutions essential to the future health and vitality of our cities.

CUMU recognizes these challenges and the innovative solutions put forth by our member institutions. The 2018 CUMU Annual Conference calls upon each of us—leaders, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community partners—to reflect on the changing role of our urban and metropolitan serving institutions through an equity lens in academe and in public life.

Learn more about the 2018 Annual Conference.

Learn more about CUMU.

Presentation Types

Best Practices

Have you led a successful project, partnership, program, or case-study that is working at your institution? Presenters should showcase your work and/or methodologies, highlight what worked, and present positive outcomes. 30 minutes. Maximum two presenters.

Community Conversations

What keeps you up at night? These think tank style sessions are designed to provide a platform for dialogue among attendees on hot topics. Community conversations are not about sharing or defining solutions; they are conversations that should define problems, ideas, or practices that you have given thought to. Facilitators (presenters) should design a session that creates a thought-provoking and interactive experience for attendees. 60 minutes. Maximum three facilitators.

Lightning Sessions

Lighting presentations are quick, engaging, and should inspire attendees to seek you out to learn more. Most importantly, they are fun. Presenters should highlight an idea, success, approach, or trend; bring to light an issue or challenge; or give a personal perspective on a topic. Five minutes. One presenter.

Mini Workshop

Have you experienced success in the implementation of new processes, infrastructure, or policy approaches related to addressing a challenge or issue in your community or institution? Mini Workshops should be focused; inform on their topic; and engage attendees around a question or task. Presenters could create an interactive component where attendees may work individually or in small groups. At its core, these are how-to sessions. 60 minutes. Maximum three presenters.

Panel Presentation

Panel presentations are question and answer sessions focused on a specific topic. Panelists should avoid creating a showcase of something they are doing well, but should include diverse view points and perspectives. Ideally, community partners should be included. 60 minutes. Maximum five panelists.

Poster Sessions

This is a great opportunity to gain significant attention for your work in a more social atmosphere. Poster displays will be available for viewing during a joint reception and open to all attendees. Poster sessions operate under a “free-flowing” format as attendees will typically come-and-go. 90 minutes. Maximum two presenters.


Questions? We have answers!
Please feel free to email us at any time at info@cumuonline.org.


2019 CUMU Annual Conference, All In: The Urban Mission 

Conference Overview

Institutions of higher education play major roles in strengthening the fabric of our communities. Across the CUMU membership, institutions are more closely aligning university goals with those of their city and achieving positive outcomes more quickly. They promote economic mobility, drive economic development, foster creativity, address societal challenges, and improve lives.

The 2019 CUMU Annual Conference, All In: The Urban Mission, looks at the role higher education plays in creating significant, equitable outcomes in collaboration with the communities they serve. The theme asks CUMU members to reflect broadly and specifically on how the urban mission can be fully integrated, from real estate assets to college readiness pipeline programs, and into their operations, structure, partnerships and academic objectives.

Learn more about the 2019 Annual Conference.

Learn more about CUMU.

Learn about major themes.

Presentation Types

Best Practices

Have you led a successful project, partnership, program, or case-study that is working at your institution? Presenters should showcase your work and/or methodologies, highlight what worked, and present positive outcomes. 30 minutes. Maximum two presenters.

Community Conversations

What keeps you up at night? These think tank style sessions are designed to provide a platform for dialogue among attendees on hot topics. Community conversations are not about sharing or defining solutions; they are conversations that should define problems, ideas, or practices that you have given thought to. Facilitators (presenters) should design a session that creates a thought-provoking and interactive experience for attendees. 60 minutes. Maximum three facilitators.

Lightning Sessions

Lighting presentations are quick, engaging, and should inspire attendees to seek you out to learn more. Most importantly, they are fun. Presenters should highlight an idea, success, approach, or trend; bring to light an issue or challenge; or give a personal perspective on a topic. Five minutes. One presenter.

Mini Workshop

Have you experienced success in the implementation of new processes, infrastructure, or policy approaches related to addressing a challenge or issue in your community or institution? Mini Workshops should be focused; inform on their topic; and engage attendees around a question or task. Presenters could create an interactive component where attendees may work individually or in small groups. At its core, these are how-to sessions. 60 minutes. Maximum three presenters.

Panel Presentation

Panel presentations are question and answer sessions focused on a specific topic. Panelists should avoid creating a showcase of something they are doing well, but should include diverse view points and perspectives. Ideally, community partners should be included. 60 minutes. Maximum five panelists.

Poster Sessions

This is a great opportunity to gain significant attention for your work in a more social atmosphere. Poster displays will be available for viewing during a joint reception and open to all attendees. Poster sessions operate under a “free-flowing” format as attendees will typically come-and-go. 90 minutes. Maximum two presenters.


Questions? We have answers! 

Please feel free to email us at any time at info@cumuonline.org.

Please submit 2018 BTU Partnership Award nominations electronically by Friday, February 9. For any questions regarding BTU and/or the BTU Partnership Awards, contact Kathleen Crostic at kcrostic@towson.edu.

 

Application Requirements:

·         Nominator must be a current TU faculty member, staff, or student (self-nominations are accepted)

·         The work being nominated must involve at least one partner outside of Towson University

·         The partnership must be active at some point between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018

·         The primary TU contact must be available to attend the recognition dinner on April 16, 2018

·         The application must be accompanied by a letter of support by the identified partner(s)





TUgis Conference: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference  |  August 7–8, 2018 | Towson, MD

TUgis offers practitioners and technologists multiple ways to present their work to large audiences eager to participate. Presentations are accepted in the following categories:

Paper presentations are 20 minute illustrated talks followed by 5 minutes of audience questions and discussions.

Panel presentations are question and answer sessions with a panel of experts on a specific topic. The moderator introduces the panelists and guides the dialogue to ensure the discussion stays on track. Panel presentations are not a collection of individual presentations, but a dialogue. Panel presentations are 60 minutes total. We are especially interested in topics such as preparing for GISP certification, discussions around large data collaboration initiatives, or discussions about the local impact of changes to federal policy.

Mini Workshops should provide 120 minutes of hands-on technical training for a specific application or topic. Workshops are held in state-of-the art computer labs that can accommodate 15 to 35 participants. Workshops engage participants in an activity and teaches them a new skill. In the past, successful workshops have had participants log into guest accounts; users have been able to save their work for future use; and many presenters produce training materials. Presenters are responsible for providing the software and other specifications to us by July 24, 2018. We are especially interested in topics such as open-source GIS software; cloud services for hosting code, data, or mapping websites; IDE for python or JS coding; or how to customize apps for data collection.

Lightning Talks are 7 minute presentations in a fast-moving, exciting format. Each presentation can include a static poster, live demo, or utilize technology. Presenters are required to bring their own equipment. Internet access is available.

The Exhibitor Showcase is a 30 minute session devoted entirely to our vendors! Each exhibitor will get their own room, and you can use this time in any way that you want: meet with your customers, give a demonstration, or run a product Q & A session.

NOTE: All sessions and workshops will take place in smart rooms equipped with Microsoft Windows, MS Office 2016 suite, Internet access, LCD Projector with a minimum of 1024×768 resolution, and 16x9 screens. Presentations can be pre-loaded onto the podium computer beforehand from optical media (CD-ROM/DVD) or USB drives with native Windows XP drivers. Software demonstrations requiring internet access should not use the local wifi signal; please use the podium computer instead, or use the podium Ethernet cable and a guest account.

Questions? We have answers!

Please feel free to contact us at any time: Martin Roberge & Doug Adams, co-chairs of the Programming Committee (mroberge@towson.edu & dadams@baltimorecountymd.gov)

TUgis Conference: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference  |  August 7–8, 2019 | Towson, MD  

TUgis offers practitioners and technologists multiple ways to present their work to large audiences eager to participate. Presentations are accepted in the following categories:

Presentations are 20 minute illustrated talks followed by 5 minutes of audience questions and discussions.

Panel discussions are question and answer sessions with a panel of experts on a specific topic. The moderator introduces the panelists and guides the dialogue to ensure the discussion stays on track. Panel presentations are not a collection of individual presentations, but a dialogue. Panel presentations are 60 minutes total. We are especially interested in topics such as preparing for GISP certification, discussions around large data collaboration initiatives, or discussions about the local impact of changes to federal policy.

Mini Workshops should provide 60 or 120 minutes of hands-on technical training for a specific application or topic. Workshops are held in state-of-the art computer labs that can accommodate 15 to 35 participants. Workshops engage participants in an activity and teaches them a new skill. In the past, successful workshops have had participants log into guest accounts; users have been able to save their work for future use; and many presenters produce training materials. Presenters are responsible for providing the software and other specifications to us by July 24, 2019. We are especially interested in topics such as open-source GIS software; cloud services for hosting code, data, or mapping websites; IDE for python or JS coding; or how to customize apps for data collection.

Lightning Talks are 7 minute presentations in a fast-moving, exciting format. Each presentation can include a static poster, live demo, or utilize technology. Presenters are required to bring their own equipment. Internet access is available.

The Exhibitor Showcase is a 30 minute session on day two devoted entirely to our vendors! Each exhibitor will get their own room, and you can use this time in any way that you want: meet with your customers, give a demonstration, or run a product Q & A session.

NOTE: All sessions and workshops will take place in smart rooms equipped with Microsoft Windows, MS Office 2016 suite, Internet access, LCD Projector with a minimum of 1024×768 resolution, and 16x9 screens. Presentations can be pre-loaded onto the podium computer beforehand from optical media (CD-ROM/DVD) or USB drives with native Windows XP drivers. Software demonstrations requiring internet access should not use the local wifi signal; please use the podium computer instead, or use the podium Ethernet cable and a guest account.

Questions? We have answers!

Please feel free to contact us at any time: Martin Roberge & Doug Adams, co-chairs of the Programming Committee (mroberge@towson.edu & dadams@baltimorecountymd.gov)