Spring 2014 Training Conference

April 8 & 9 2014

Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort

Utica, IL

 

Online Registration is now closed.

On-Site Registration is still available.

 

Conference Schedule

 

Class Descriptions

 

Speaker Biographies

 

Get the IT training you need at IVNUA's Spring Training Seminar.

This two day conference enables IT Professionals learn about new products, techniques and solutions to meet your organization's technology needs. Learn about the newest network operating systems, software tools, and network management techniques.

With help from our sponsors and affiliates, the fee for two days of training is only $250.


For more information, please e-mail us at conference@ivnua.org.

Conference Sponsored By:

OneNeck IT Solutions

Sponsorship Opportunities

Online Sponsor Registration

 

EARLY BIRD registration DRAWING

Register for the IVNUA Conference by Tuesday, March 28, 2014 and be entered in a drawing for a FREE Samsung Chromebook XE303C12!

Samsung Chromebook XE303C12
Drawing to be held at the conference during breakfast on Tuesday, April 8th.

   

BOARDROOM SESSIONs

These sessions will be setup with a Boardroom like table, limited to 15 attendees. These sessions are designed to deliver in-depth, targeted, training.

 

They are a great way to receive actual product training. The boardroom sessions at this conference will be special, intensive training geared to technology educators.

 

This year's boardroom sessions will be presented by Teri Rossman to introduce the Chromebook as an educational tool!

 

Each boardroom session is 3 hours long (equivalent to two class sessions). Teri will be presenting a session in the morning AND a session in the afternoon so up to 30 people will be able to register for Chromebook training!

 

Bringing your own device is recommended for this session.

 

IVNUA has also arranged to give you the option to purchase a new Chromebook from WTI Systems, an IVNUA Sponsor, when you register for the conference. WTI Systems is offering the Samsung Chromebook XE303C12 - 11.6" - Exynos 5 - Chrome OS - 16GB Flash at a cost of only $275.00 plus tax, if applicable. You are not required to have this device. You can still attend the boardroom sessions if you choose not to purchase this Chromebook during registration.

 

No additional fees apply for this year's boardroom sessions.

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR WEDNESDAY EVENING

Vendor Reception:

Meet with today’s top network vendors in a relaxed, social setting. Refreshments and appetizers will be served while you mingle with the attendees and industry representatives.  Click here for a list of vendors.


CASINO NIGHT CELEBRATION:

IVNUA cordially invites you to a grand evening of excitement & exhilaration including blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, prize drawings, food and fun. A cash bar is available -- EVERYTHING ELSE IS INCLUDED AT NO CHARGE! And don't worry -- our professional dealers are willing and able to help you learn how to play.


Special Room Rate:
IVNUA has arranged for a reduced rate for rooms at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort. A limited number of rooms are available for $89 per night (rate available Monday night, April 7th, through Thursday night, April 10th). To reserve a room at this rate, call the Grand Bear Lodge at 866-399-FUNN (3866) - you will need to mention the IVNUA Conference to get this room rate.

 

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

TueSDAY, April 8, 2014

7:45 a.m.

REGISTRATION OPENS

8:00-9:00

BREAKFAST BUFFET

8:15-9:00

Keynote Address -- Presentation by Dennis Eickhorst from OneNeck IT Solutions

Breakfast Buffet Provided

9:00-10:30

Transitioning to Google Apps for your Organization or Business

Butch Wilson (Bio)
Illinois Learning Technology Center Six

Hyper-V in Server 2012 R2

Brian Lewis (Bio)

Microsoft

Ten Things To Avoid If You Want Enterprise Grade Wi-Fi

Guy Lum (Bio)
Judson University

BOARDROOM SESSION 1- Chromebooks in the Classroom

Teri Rossman (Bio)

LaSalle County Regional Office of Education

10:30-11:00

BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

Sponsor Hall Opens

11:00-12:30

Google Apps/Chrome Time Sharing and Collaboration Tips & Tricks

Butch Wilson (Bio)
Illinois Learning Technology Center Six

Hyper-V in Server 2012 R2 (Continued)

Brian Lewis (Bio)

Microsoft

Microsoft Licensing

Marcy Rodriguez (Bio)
JourneyEd.com

BOARDROOM SESSION 1- Chromebooks in the Classroom (Continued)

Teri Rossman (Bio)

LaSalle County Regional Office of Education

12:30-1:30

LUNCH (Provided)

1:30-3:00

802.11ac Wireless Networking and SPOT Wi-Fi Positioning

John Antoniadis (Bio)
Ruckus Wireless

What's New in Windows 8.1

Brian Lewis (Bio)

Microsoft

Managing File Madness

Joe Marton (Bio)
Novell

BOARDROOM SESSION 2 - Chromebooks in the Classroom

Teri Rossman (Bio)

LaSalle County Regional Office of Education
(Chromebooks in the Classroom is being offered twice - one morning and one afternoon session.)

3:00-3:30

BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

3:30-5:00

Cloud Backup and Recovery

Clayton Potter (Bio)
OneNeck IT Solutions

What's New in Windows 8.1 (Continued)

Brian Lewis (Bio)

Microsoft

Solving the Mobile Tidal Wave

Joe Marton (Bio)
Novell

BOARDROOM SESSION 2- Chromebooks in the Classroom (Continued)

Teri Rossman (Bio)

LaSalle County Regional Office of Education

5:00-6:00

SPONSOR RECEPTION (Hors D'Oeuvres Provided, Cash Bar Available) -- Click Here for Sponsor List

6:00-9:00

CASINO NIGHT PARTY

Complementary Shuttle Provided to the Enchanted Forest
Gambling and Food Provided at No Charge

Prize Raffles

Cash Bar Available

 

WeDNesday, April 9, 2014

7:30-8:00

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST BUFFET

8:00-8:30

BREAKFAST (Provided)

8:30-10:00

Social Networking in Today’s World

Butch Wilson (Bio)
Illinois Learning Technology Center Six

GroupWise 2014:  What's New

Joe Marton (Bio)

Novell

Issues Facing Educational Facilities Roundtable Discussion

Panelists

Novanis IT Solutions

iPad Tips and Beyond

Dr. Marisa Beard

Western Illinois University

10:00-10:30

BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

Sponsor Hall Open

10:30-12:00

Critical Thinking and Information Overload in a Digital Age

Butch Wilson (Bio)
Illinois Learning Technology Center Six

ZENworks 11.3: Simplifying Your Network

Joe Marton (Bio)

Novell

Teaching Beginning Programming to Middle Schoolers (Hands-On)

Gina Elias (Bio)
Illinois Valley Community College

Business Drivers for the Next Generation Wi-Fi and the Internet of Things

Brad Mueller

Meru Networks

12:00-1:00

LUNCH (Provided)

1:00-2:30

Backup Service...Why Buy Hardware?

Clayton Potter (Bio)
OneNeck IT Solutions

Storage ABCs Roundtable Discussion

Sid Haas  (Bio)

LKCS

Intermediate Programming for Middle Schoolers (Hands-On)

Gina Elias (Bio)
Illinois Valley Community College

 
 
 
 

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