2019 Michigan IT Symposium

The Michigan IT Symposium is an annual event to help create connections between community members, while showcasing the innovation occurring across all of the university’s campuses. The event is open to all members of Michigan's IT community and includes multiple types of interactions, including plenary and breakout events.

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the sixth annual 2019 Michigan IT Symposium scheduled for November 25-26, 2019 with a new expanded format including more breakout sessions than ever before. The event kicks-off on the afternoon of Monday, November 25 with a special keynote presentation and leadership message followed by a poster reception highlighting the ingenuity of the Michigan IT community. Join us on day two of the Symposium (Tuesday, November 26) for a full day ofbreakout sessions, collaborative conversations, and networking opportunities. The 2019 Michigan IT Symposium will take place at the Michigan League on the Ann Arbor campus. The co-chairs for this year’s event are Andrea Bolash, director of Institutional Research for the College of Engineering and Michael Warden, senior director, HITS Service Management.

Registration for this year’s event will open on Monday, October 14.

The IT Symposium is one of several activities co-sponsored by the offices of the VPIT-CIO and the CIO for Michigan Medicine and organized by the Michigan IT Steering Committee to build community and encourage collaboration among U-M’s 2,700 IT professionals.

Call for Proposals Now Open

How does your work move U-M forward in its mission to provide world-class teaching, research, and patient care? How is your work changing with the evolution of technology? Showcase your most innovative, IT-related project, service, or process improvement at the 2019 Michigan IT Symposium, a two-day event highlighting the expertise, innovation, and personality of the U-M IT community.

Submit your proposal application before August 9.

Delivery Choices & Tags

This year’s theme is "Sparking Connections & Igniting Ideas Across U-M." Our goal for the 2019 event is to have the U-M IT community come together to highlight innovations, engage each other, and share and discuss ideas that provoke a positive impact on the university. Individuals will be asked to choose one of four delivery methods for your proposal and then select “tags” that further define its general category and subject area. They are as follows:

Delivery Choices

  • Poster session: Display an informational poster in the exhibit area and answer questions during the poster session on November 25. Poster templates will be provided by the event committee. We will also handle printing logistics and cost. The poster session is intended to be casual and conversational; there is no formal presentation. (90 minutes on November 25)
  • Learning & Growth Session: Presentations should be interactive and engaging and might involve training, tutorials or step by step instruction on developing skills. ((60 minutes on November 26)
  • Lecture & Demonstration Session: Presentations that inform through demonstrations and lessons learned on current and previous accomplishments. (60 minutes on November 26)
  • Sandbox & Innovation Session: Discussions and sharing new ideas of work going on and asking for feedback, collaborative conversations around innovation, sessions on emerging tech...Let's play! (60 minutes on November 26)

General Category Tags: Teaching & Learning, Research, Precision Health / Patient Care, Knowledge, Administrative, Michigan IT Community, Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and Other

Additional Subject Area Tags: Internet of Things, Data/Analytics, Change Management, Open Source, Cloud, Networking, Data Center, Security, Mobility, Project Management, Collaboration, Services, and Other

To submit more than one proposal, complete the application multiple times.

Important Dates for Presenters

  • August 9: Proposal Applications Due
  • The week of September 9: Notification of Acceptance for Posters and Presentations
  • September 18: Deadline to accept or decline
  • September 30: Submit Draft Posters for Feedback
  • October 21: "Print-ready" Posters Due
  • November 15: Presentations Due

The IT Symposium is co-sponsored by the offices of the VPIT-CIO and the CIO for Michigan Medicine. The symposium is one of several activities organized by the Michigan IT Steering Committee to build community and encourage collaboration among U-M’s 2,700 IT professionals.

Questions and More Information

Send questions, feedback and ideas to michigan-it-symposium@umich.edu.