2020 Michigan IT Symposium

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The Michigan IT Symposium is an annual event that serves to help create connections between community members, while showcasing the innovation occurring across all of the U-M campuses. The event is open to all University of Michigan IT and technology professionals and advocates and includes multiple types of interactions, including plenary and breakout events.

Make plans to attend! Registration opens October 20.

The 2020 Michigan IT Symposium will be held virtually November 10-12, 2020 with the theme "Innovative solutions to support the university mission." This year we are bringing the event to you. Due to constraints regarding a face-to-face event caused by the pandemic, the planning committee has developed the framework for a rich and rewarding virtual experience. Registration will open on Tuesday, October 20.

A total of 75 poster and presentation proposals were submitted for review from units, schools, and colleges, from UM-Ann Arbor, Michigan Medicine, and UM-Dearborn. Proposal topics fell into one of the four timely and diverse submission categories chosen by the Michigan IT Symposium planning committee.

2020 Submission Categories

  • Working in crisis mode: impacts & related content
  • Current trends/topics/projects (not necessarily related to COVID-19)
  • The future of technology in higher education
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

2020 Event Schedule Overview

Below is an overview for the virtual events you can expect at the 2020 symposium. Check back for updates and more information prior to the opening of registration. (Subject to change.)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Time Agenda
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Virtual poster session 1
12 – 1 p.m. Break
1 – 2 p.m. Welcome
2 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout sessions (Select 1 of 3 available sessions)
3 – 3:45 p.m. Breakout sessions (Select 1 of 3 available sessions)
4 – 4:45 p.m. Breakout sessions (Select 1 of 2 available sessions)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Time Agenda
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Virtual poster session 2
12 – 1 p.m. Break
1 – 1:45 p.m. DEI focused event
2 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout sessions (Select 1 of 2 available sessions)
3 – 3:45 p.m. Keynote speaker: Eric Yuan, Zoom CEO fireside chat
with Ravi Pendse, U-M vice president for information technology and chief information officer
4 – 4:45 p.m. Breakout sessions (Select 1 of 2 available sessions)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Time Agenda
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Virtual poster session 3
12 – 1 p.m. Break
1 – 1:45 p.m. IT & Public Health focused event
2 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout sessions (Select 1 of 2 available sessions)
3 – 3:45 p.m. Breakout sessions (Select 1 of 3 available sessions)
4 – 4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

Important dates for poster and breakout session presenters

  • October 22: Deadline to turn in final posters
  • November 4: Deadline to turn in final presentations
  • November 10-12: 2020 Michigan IT Virtual Symposium

The IT Symposium is sponsored by the office of the VPIT-CIO. 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.

The 2020 Michigan IT Symposium Planning Committee

Co-Chairs
Mashon Allen, ITS
T. Charles Yun, School of Information

Committee Members
Joel Iverson, ITS, Event Coordinator and Publicity/Marketing Coordinator
Kim Wooton, ITS, Event Coordinator
Stefanie Horvath, ITS, Keynote & VIP Relations
Dan Burgess, ITS, Registration Coordinator
Alyssa Longo, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Registration Coordinator
Jenny Kirshman, ITS, Poster Coordinator
Jennifer Herron, ITS, Presentation Coordinator
Jennifer Burch, ITS, Presentation Coordinator
Brian Simko, Health Information Technology and Services, Poster Coordinator
Ryan McKenzie, Ross School of Business IT, A/V Coordinator
Josh Simon, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Member at Large