Speaking


I have shared thoughts and perspectives with groups and organizations from around the world on topics such as technology transformation, innovation, higher education, educational technology, change and human-centered design. Below is an (in)complete list of 100+ keynotes, workshops, presentations, posters and panels that I have given, led or co-presented over the years.


Keynotes & Plenaries

  1. Widening Perspective, Shifting Focus: Adapting to Generation Next (2018) Keynote. MiBUG (Michigan Blackboard Users’ Group) Spring Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. (2018-05 MiBUG Keynote)
  2. The Complete Package: Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience (2016) Keynote. 11th Annual Technology Showcase: A Roadmap to Transforming the Classroom, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. (2016-02 USD Keynote)
  3. Evolving Technologies, New Inquiries (2014) Keynote. Technology to Fortify the Liberal Arts Education Symposium, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA. (2014-04 Grinnell Symposium Keynote)
  4. Trends in Education (2014) Keynote with Darcy Hardy, Rob Robinson and Karen Yoshino. Blackboard Consulting & Technology Services’ Annual Meeting, Blackboard, Washington, D.C.
  5. Enabling Possibilities: Rethinking Academic Computing in a Connected World (2010) Plenary address, TERENA 2010 conference, Vilnius, Lithuania. (2010-05 TERENA Plenary)
  6. Shifting from Boutique to Scale: Humanities, e-Infrastructure and Bamboo (2009) Keynote, Uninett conference, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway.
  7. Slice of Pizza and a Turnstile: Catalysts for Change (2009) Keynote. Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, “Small-Scale, High-Impact Renovations: Redesigning Library Spaces on a Budget.” John Crerar Library, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (2009-05 Zar Pizza and a Turnstile)
  8. Partners (2008) Keynote. Library Staff Day, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, IL. (2008-09 UChicago Library Partners)
  9. Symbiosis: Beyond IT Convergence & Toward Interdependence (2003) Keynote. Center for Digital Education, Chicago, IL.
  10. Greater Than Imagined: A CMS is not just a piece of software anymore (2003) Keynote. Supporting Learning and Technology in Education (SLATE) conference, Chicago, IL. (2003-10 SLATE Greater than Imagined)
  11. Second year phenomenon of virtual learning environments (2002) Keynote. Blackboard UK Conference, Univ. of Durham, Durham, UK. (2002-12 BbUK The Second-Year VLE Phenomenon)
  12. e-Learning in America (2002) Closing Plenary. Shock of the Old 2: Innovation & IT in Traditional University Teaching conference, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. (2002-10 Oxford eLearning in America)
  13. Little Wins and Quantum Leaps (2000) Two keynote addresses for “Teaching Styles and Today’s Learners: Enhancing Traditional Pedagogies with Technology.” Workshop sponsored by Ameritech and the Associated Colleges of Illinois. Lake Forest College (northern Illinois) and Principia College (southern Illinois). (2000-06 ACI Little Wins and Quantum Leaps)

Invited Presentations

  1. Blackboard LMS Provider Report (2017) Invited presentation. Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) workshop, EDUCAUSE and Internet2. American University, Washington, DC.
  2. Personalized Learning (2017) Invited presentation. SURF/Dutch higher education and government leadership study tour, Boston, MA. (2017-04 SURF Personalized Learning)
  3. What Collaborators Need: A View from Bamboo (2010) Invited presentation. Common Solutions Group, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA. (2010-01 CSG What Collaborators Need)
  4. Bamboo Planning Project: Presentation to the NEH (2009) Invited presentation. With David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH), Washington, D.C. (2009-06 NEH Bamboo)
  5. Change & Trust: supporting research and teaching at the University of Chicago (2009) Invited presentation. Uninett conference, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway.
  6. Bamboo: Defining Infrastructure, Creating Community (2009) Invited presentation. Developing an e-Humanities Collaboratory conference, Center for Research and the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. (2009-01 CRASSH Bamboo)
  7. On Project Bamboo… (2009) Invited presentation. Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (2009-04 On Project Bamboo)
  8. Bamboo Planning Project Update (2009) Invited presentation. With David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. Research in Information Technology program retreat, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Princeton, NJ. (2009-02 Mellon Bamboo Update)
  9. Bamboo: Planning Project for Arts & Humanities Cyberinfrastructure/e-Research (2008) Invited presentation. Building Communities in the Digital Arts and Humanities workshop sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the Center for e-Research (UK). University of Edinburgh, Scotland. (2008-11 DH Bamboo Edinburgh)
  10. Bamboo: Cyberinfrastructure Planning Project for the Arts & Humanities (2008) Invited presentation. Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Workshop, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. (2008-08 HASS Bamboo Cyberinfrastructure Planning Project)
  11. Bamboo Planning Project (2008) Invited presentation. With Charles Faulhaber, Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Annual meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Coral Gables, FL. (2008-05 ARL Bamboo Planning Project)
  12. Bamboo Planning Project (2008) Invited presentation. Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access (TICFIA) spring meeting, Chicago, IL. (2008-05 TICFIA Bamboo Planning Project)
  13. Mapping interdisciplinary research on campus: Bamboo Planning Project (2008) Invited presentation. Common Solutions Group (CSG), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (2008-05 CSG Mapping Interdisciplinary Research on Campus)
  14. Bamboo Planning Project (2008) Invited presentation. University of Chicago Library supervisors meeting, Chicago, IL.
  15. Virtual Organizations & Research: Social Sciences and Humanities Perspective [Team Science, Team Scholarship] (2006) Invited presentation. With Tom Barton, University of Chicago. Common Solutions Group, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. (2006-08 CSG Team Science Team Scholarship)
  16. Library and NSIT Affinities (2005) Invited presentation. IT staff presentation, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (2005-05 Library-NSIT Affinities)
  17. Greater Than Imagined (2003) Invited presentation. Support and sales team meeting, Blackboard, Inc., Washington, D.C. (2003-12 Blackboard Greater than Imagined)
  18. IEEE 1484: Standards for Learning (2003) Invited presentation. Common Solutions Group, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. (2003-05 CSG IT Standardsd for Learning)
  19. Megapixels, Movies & Manuscripts: Technologies and Possibilities for Manuscript Studies (2002) Invited presentation. 37th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. (2002-05 Megapixels Movies and Manuscripts)
  20. Teaching & Learning Infrastructure at Univ. of Chicago (1999) Invited presentation. Common Solutions Group, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. (1999-10 CSG Teaching Learning Infrastructure)
  21. No, Really, It’s 3D. Using VR for Manuscript Image Delivery & Presentation (1998) Invited presentation. 33rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

Workshops & Seminars

  1. Improving your institutional readiness for learning analytics (2018) Workshop. Blackboard Analytics Symposium, Austin, TX. (2018-02 Analytics Workshop)
  2. Capturing the Opportunity for Hybrid & Online Learning (2017) Workshop with Darcy Hardy, Blackboard. Human Capital Management for Government conference, Arlington, VA. (2017-12 HCMG Workshop)
  3. Using Design-Thinking to Lead Change, Drive Innovation and Create a Sustainable Future (2016) Workshop for college and university presidents with David Burge, George Mason University, Christina Fleming, Blackboard, and Jonathan Lewis, Thinktiv. Summer Council of Presidents, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU), Portland, OR.
  4. Enterprise Consulting: Introduction & Approach (2014) Training workshop co-led with Rob Robinson and Karen Yoshino. Blackboard Consulting & Technology Services, Blackboard, Washington, D.C.
  5. The President as Academic Leader: Education Redesign (2013) Workshop for community college presidents. Presidents Academy Summer Institute, American Association of Community Colleges, Baltimore, MD. (2013-07 PASI Education Redesign)
  6. Wrangling Mobile: Developing a Mobile Strategy for Your Campus (2013) Half-day pre-conference workshop, Blackboard World 2013, Las Vegas, NV. (2013-07 Wrangling Mobile Workshop)
  7. Bamboo Workshops 2, 3, 4 and 5 (2008-2009) Workshop series co-led with David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. Second set of three-day workshops focused on synthesizing ideas for arts and humanities cyberinfrastructure. Engaged over 100 faculty, librarians, researchers and information technology professionals in each workshop as part of the Bamboo Planning Project. San Francisco, CA; Tucson, AZ; Providence, RI; and Washington, D.C. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  8. Changing Nature of Scholarship (2008) Teaching and learning workshop coordinated by DEGW. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. (2008-08 RGU Changing Nature of Digital Scholarship)
  9. Bamboo Workshops 1a-1d (2008) Co-led with David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. A series of four three-day workshops on exploring scholarly practices. Engaged nearly 400 faculty, researchers, librarians, researchers and information technology professionals from over 90 institutions as part of the Bamboo Planning Project. Berkeley, CA; Chicago, IL; Paris, France; and Princeton, NJ. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  10. Collaboration Tools [everything but the kitchen sink] (2007) Collaborative Tools in Higher Education. Common Solutions Group, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. (2007-01 CSG Collaboration Tools Everything but the Kitchen Sink)
  11. This is Not a Lab: Seminar on Developing Learning Environments (2006) Pre-conference workshop with Emily Baker, University of Chicago and Mark Cheng, MDC Architects. EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Dallas, TX. (2006-09 EDUCAUSE This is not a lab presentation, 2006-09 EDUCAUSE Not a Lab Handout)
  12. Thinking Space (2005) Learning Spaces: Collaborations & New Opportunities pre-conference workshop sponsored by the Coalition for Networked Information and the Association of College & Research Libraries. American Library Association, Chicago, IL. (2005-06 ALA Thinking Space)
  13. Chicago Workshop on Learning Spaces (2004) Initiated and hosted a workshop on learning spaces for representatives from MIT, Duke, Columbia, Yale, Stanford, Boise State University, University of Pennsylvania and Herman-Miller. Chicago, IL.
  14. Working on IT Projects in Collaboration with Academics (2002) Herding Tigers: Promoting & Developing IT in Higher Education. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  15. “The Art Historian in Multimedia & Visualization” (1995) Department of Art History, Humanities Division, University of Chicago.
  16. “Techniques and Criticisms of Scientific Visualization” (1993) Department of Art History, Humanities Division, University of Chicago.

Conference Presentations

  1. Transforming the Workday Experience Through Strategy (2019) Workday Higher Education Forum, Dallas, TX.
  2. Transforming the Workday Experience Through Strategy (2019) Workday Higher Education Forum, Phoenix, AZ.
  3. From Vision to Alignment: Using Strategy to Transform the Workday Experience (2018) Workday Higher Education Forum, Portland, OR.
  4. How Strategy Transforms the Workday Experience (2018) Workday Higher Education Forum, Memphis, TN.
  5. Defining the ideal student experience from application to graduation (2017) Co-presenter with Christina Fleming, Blackboard, and Matthew Boyce, George Mason University. National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) annual conference, Boston, MA. (2017-09 NACAC Student Experience)
  6. Rolling out predictive analytics is as easy as 1, 2, 3 (2017) Co-presenter with Ed Evans, CIO TAMU-Corpus Christi, and Marlen Rattiner, Sr. Director Product Management, Blackboard. Blackboard World, New Orleans, LA. (2017-07 BbWorld Predictive Analytics)
  7. Seeding Success: Cultivating Your Learning Technology Ecosystem for Online Learning (2014) Blackboard Institutional Performance Conference, Washington, D.C. (2014-10 IPC Seeding Success)
  8. Smart Strategy, Smarter Learning (2014) Blackboard Middle East Forum, Dubai, UAE. (2014-05 MEF Smart Strategy Smarter Learning)
  9. You + Your LMS – Is It Time to Talk About Adoption? (2013) With Kris Duncan. Blackboard World, Las Vegas, NV. (2013-07 LMS Adoption)
  10. Beyond Courses, Building Online Programs (2012) Supporting Learning and Technology in Education (SLATE) conference, North Central College, Naperville, IL. (2012-10 SLATE Beyond Courses Building Online Programs)
  11. What’s the Value on Investment: An Approach to VOI and Educational Technology (2011) EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (2011-10 EDUCAUSE VOI)
  12. Exploring a New Puzzle: Ivy Tech, Online Learning and the Ideal Organization (2012) With Jeff Pittman and Kara Monroe (Ivy Tech). Blackboard World, Las Vegas, NV. (2012-07 IvyTech Online Learning and the Ideal Organization)
  13. Collaboratively Thinking (2011) Blackboard Collaborate Summit, Blackboard World, Las Vegas, NV. (2011-07 Collaboratively Thinking Workshop)
  14. Effective Use of Educational Technology: Interconnected Solutions in a Data-Driven Environment, K12 (2011) Blackboard Collaborate Summit, Blackboard World, Las Vegas, NV. (2011-07 Effective Use of Educational Technology (K12))
  15. Making Mobile Stick (2011) With Alexandria Maruska, Blackboard Mobile. Blackboard World, Las Vegas, NV. (2011-07 Making Mobile Stick)
  16. Global Trends & Strategic Approaches to Mobile (2011) Blackboard UK Executive Forum, London, UK. (2011-06 Global Trends Strategic Approaches to Mobile v2)
  17. Report from the Bamboo Planning Project (2009) With David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. Fall Task Force Meeting, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Washington, D.C. (2009-12 CNI Bamboo Report)
  18. Bamboo Planning Project Update (2008) With David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. Fall Task Force Meeting, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Washington, D.C.
  19. Bamboo: Planning Project for Arts & Humanities Cyberinfrastructure
    (2008) Digital Humanities & Computer Science symposium, Chicago, IL (2008-11 DHCS Cyberinfrastructure)
  20. Bamboo: Envisioning Cyberinfrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (2008) EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. (2008-10 EDUCAUSE Envisioning Cyberinfrastructure)
  21. Bamboo Planning Project (2008) With David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. Spring Task Force Meeting, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Minneapolis, MN.
  22. Drywall, Wireless & Course Management: Rethinking the Campus Learning Environment (2005) EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. (2005-10 EDUCAUSE Drywall Wireless and Course Management)
  23. Special Collections Space Design (2005) With Alice Schreyer, University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center. Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Center for Library Initiatives Conference, Building the Future: Designing Academic Libraries as Learning Spaces. Chicago, IL.
  24. Digital Media + New Sources = New Possibilities [Megapixels, Movies & Manuscripts for 2004] (2004) Multimedia Week presentation, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (2004-01 Digital Media-MMM)
  25. Computer Labs: What if you could start over? (2003) With Kaylea Hascall, University of Chicago. Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) TechForum, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.
  26. Context, Creativity & Collaboration: Redefining computing spaces through relationships (2003) Spring Task Force Meeting, Coalition for Networked Information, Washington, D.C. (2003-04 CNI Context Creativity Collaboration)
  27. USITE/Crerar: Way of thinking, first. Computing laboratory, second. (2003) ACM/SIGUCCS Computer Services Management Symposium, Monterey, CA. (2003-03 SIGUCCS USITE Crerar Way of thinking first)
  28. ‘That’s great, but you’ll never get it built’: Redefining the computing cluster at the University of Chicago (2001) EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN. (2001-10 EDUCAUSE Computing Lab Redefined)
  29. Virtual Reality Tours (1996) 22nd Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) District 5 Conference, Chicago, IL.
  30. Digital Video Experiments at the University of Chicago (1995) Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Conference on Digital Video, Chicago, IL.

Panels

  1. Disrupting the Learning Ecosystem (2018) Moderator. 92nd Annual Conference, Distance Education Accrediting Commission, San Diego, CA.
  2. Federal Learning & Development Trends in Tomorrow’s Workforce (2017) Panelist. Blackboard World, New Orleans, LA.
  3. Innovation in Higher Education: Application of New Technologies at Colleges and Universities Nationwide (2010) Panelist representing IT support in higher education. Exploring Entrepreneurship: Innovations in the Midwest Education Industry conference, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL.
  4. Cloudsourcing: The Next Outsourcing? (2009) Moderator. EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
  5. Supporting the Digital Humanities: putting the jigsaw together (2009) Panelist, Digital Humanities 2009. Project Bamboo representative with individuals from CLARIN, DARIAH, and centerNet. University of Maryland, College Park, MD. (2009-06 DH Bamboo Jigsaw)
  6. Digital Humanities Initiatives and Internet2: A National Dialogue (2009) Panelist, Internet2 Spring Member Meeting. Project Bamboo representative with individuals from the National Endowment of the Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Internet2, George Mason University, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). Arlington, VA.
  7. Faculty: Scholars or Software Developers? (2008) Moderator, Point/Counterpoint session. EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. (2008-10 EDUCAUSE Scholars or Software Developers)
  8. Changing Nature of Scholarship: Arts and Humanities (2008) Panelist within the session entitled Digital Scholarship and the Changing Library. Society of College and University Planners (SCUP) conference, Montreal, Canada. (2008-07 SCUP Changing Nature of Scholarship)
  9. Collaborative Applications, Suites and Tools (2007) Panelist. Advanced Campus Architectural Middleware Planning (CAMP) workshop, Scaling Secure Collaboration, Portland, OR.
  10. IT Leadership for the Future (2007) Panelist. EDUCAUSE Enterprise Technology Conference, Chicago, IL
  11. Course Management System Landscape (2007) Panelist. SunGuard Higher Education Executive Summit, Las Vegas, NV.
  12. Lessons from the Wireless Campus (2006) Panelist. Seminars on Academic Computing (SAC), Snowmass, CO.
  13. Learning Technology Standards Roundtable (2004) Panelist. International Open Forum on Standards in e-Learning, Montreal, Canada. IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee roundtable representative with individuals from ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36, IMS and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative regarding the UN World Summit on the Information Society. Hosted by the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (CREPUQ), Working Group on Standardization (GTN) of Quebec, Standards Council of Canada and Telecommunications Standards Assn. of Canada.
  14. Supporting desktop environments: are all operating systems equal? (1999) Panelist. Seminars on Academic Computing (SAC), Snowmass, CO. (1999-08 SAC Supporting Desktop Environments)

Webinars

  1. What’s the Value on Investment: An Approach to VOI and Educational Technology (2012) Blackboard. (2012-01 VOI Webinar)
  2. Get the Most from Mobile EMEA (2012) Blackboard. (2012-05 Get the most from Mobile EMEA)
  3. Get the Most from Mobile (2012) Blackboard. (2012-04 Get the most from Mobile)
  4. Beyond Connected: Aligning Mobile Strategy with Institutional Vision (2011) Chronicle of Higher Education. (2011-06 Beyond Connected Webinar)
  5. Trends in IP Video (2003) ACUTA Winter Seminars, ACUTA, Phoenix, AZ. (2003-01 ACUTA Trends in IP video)
  6. IP Video (2001) With Michael Wellings, University of Washington. Hosted by ACUTA.

Briefings

  1. Effective Use of Educational Technology (2010) Blackboard Idea Exchange steering committee, Washington, DC.
  2. Bamboo Planning Project: A Proposal to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2008) With David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley. Research in Information Technology program retreat, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
  3. Red Hats: NSIT Academic Technologies (2004) Networking Services & Information Technologies’ management and leadership team meeting, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (2004-04 Red Hats)
  4. Chalk Project: New Tools for Teaching and Learning (2000) Council of the Faculty Senate, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  5. Paradigm for Collaborative Computing: Crerar Computing Cluster (1999) Apple Computer, Cupertino, CA.
  6. CAMDARS: Cardiology Multimedia Diagnostic & Research System (1991) Ochsner Hospital, New Orleans, LA.

Posters

  1. Enterprise Consulting (2017) With Darcy Hardy. Blackboard Leadership Summit, Alexandria, VA
  2. Value on Investment & Educational Technology: A Conteporary Model for Contemporary Challenges (2011) EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  3. Project Bamboo (2008) With Sara Ware, University of Chicago. NITLE Summit, San Francisco, CA.
  4. START Initiative: Support for Technology & Applications in Research & Teaching (2004) With Roberto Marques, University of Chicago. MITC Instructional Technology Conference, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.