2022 Michigan IT Symposium

2022 Michigan IT Symposium - Helping to shape the future of learning, research & care - November 16 & 17, 2022

Mark your calendars for the 9th annual Michigan IT Symposium

Make plans to join IT and technology colleagues from across the University of Michigan for the 2022 Michigan IT Symposium: Helping shape the future of learning, research, and care, November 16–17. The 2022 Symposium will be held virtually the afternoon of Wednesday, November 16 and in a hybrid format all day on Thursday, November 17. A full schedule will be posted in early October with registration opening mid-October.

2022 Theme: Helping Shape the Future of Learning, Research, & Care

This year’s theme is "Helping Shape the Future of Learning, Research, & Care.” Technology professionals across the Michigan IT community affect change — designing, evolving, and adapting technology to create innovative solutions and opportunities for new discoveries. Posters and presentations at the 2022 Michigan IT Symposium will showcase these accomplishments from the past year and celebrate the people behind them.

The co-chairs for the 2022 Michigan IT Symposium are Dush Fernando, Director of Support Services for LSA Technology Services and Asmat Noori, Assistant Director of ITS Information Assurance.

News on Proposals

A total of 35 proposals for posters and presentations have been received from across the university and are being considered by the Michigan IT Symposium planning committee for inclusion in this year’s event. Each proposal aligns with a standard subject area of research, teaching & learning, precision health & patient care, knowledge, administration, or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and fits into one of the following categories:

  • Digital Fluency for a Digital Future: Ensuring faculty have the digital fluency to provide creative, equitable, and innovative engagement for students
  • Workforce Development: Enabling Next Generation of Leaders
  • Blended Campus: Where virtual and in-person meet
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy

Posters: Selected poster presenters will submit an informational poster and a 1-2 minute topic overview video for the event website. There will be opportunity for social interaction and online engagement with Michigan IT community members.

Presentations: Selected presenters will prepare an engaging and informative presentation that will be given in a hybrid environment with attendees both in person and virtual. Presentations could involve training and tutorials, demonstrations and lessons learned, or discussions and sharing of new ideas of work currently in progress.

Important Dates

  • August 12: Proposal applications due
  • The week of September 26: Notification of Acceptance for Posters and Presentations
  • October 5: Deadline to accept or decline
  • October 26: Deadline to turn in final posters
  • November 4: Deadline to turn in final presentations
  • The afternoon of November 16 (virtual) & All day November 17 (hybrid) - 2022 Michigan IT Symposium
    The leadership message, keynote presentation, and poster session will be held virtually for ALL attendees on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 16. All breakout sessions and spotlight sessions will be held in a hybrid format ALL DAY on Thursday, November 17— in person at the Michigan League, with lunch and snacks provided, and virtually for those who wish to attend that way.

About the Michigan IT Symposium

The annual Michigan IT Symposium provides sessions to create connections between community members, showcase the innovation occurring across our four U-M campuses, and dig deeper into the technology and solutions involved. The event is composed of multiple types of interactions, including plenary and breakout events, and poster sessions. It is open to all University of Michigan IT and technology professionals and advocates.

The Michigan 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 2022 Michigan IT Symposium will be the university’s ninth event of this kind. See past events.

The 2022 Michigan IT Symposium Planning Committee

Dush Fernando, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Technology Services
Asmat Noori, ITS, Information Assurance

Committee Members
Joel Iverson, ITS, Event Coordinator and Publicity/Marketing Coordinator
Kim Wooton, ITS, Event Coordinator
Alyssa Longo, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Registration Coordinator
Brian Simko, Health Information Technology and Services, Poster Coordinator
Brian Slaght, College of Engineering, A/V Coordinator
Chris Taylor, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, A/V Coordinator
Gus Malmgren, HITS, A/V Coordinator
Jennifer Herron, ITS, Presentation Coordinator
Jenny Kirshman, ITS, Poster Coordinator
Josh Simon, College of Literature, Science and the Arts TS, Member at Large
Lisa Leutheuser, Ross School of Business IT, Registration Coordinator
Michelle Zuelke, ITS, Presentation Coordinator
Mike Jacobs, HITS, Presentation Coordinator
Mrunmayi Kokardekar, ITS, Volunteer Coordinator
Raine Baker, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, A/V Coordinator
Stefanie Horvath, ITS, Keynote & VIP Relations
Tom Bray, Duderstadt Center Ground Connect, A/V Coordinator
Tom Knox, College of Engineering, Website Assistant