2014 MSU IT Conference to be held on campus June 10

The 2014 MSU IT Conference will be held on June 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The conference kicks off at the MSU Union and various breakout sessions will be held throughout the day in nearby buildings on campus.

The MSU IT Conference was started in 2007 to build the information technology community at MSU and encourage collaboration.

Screen capture of the 2014 MSU IT Conference event website.


There is a $55 fee to attend the conference. Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments throughout the day are provided. IT Services subsidizes the remaining conference costs.

Registration is open to anyone involved with IT in any capacity at Michigan State University.

To register, use the Employee Self Service (ESS) section of the EBS portal or call (517) 884-3056. Registration is due by June 5, 2014.

Keynote Address

The Morning Keynote Address, “IT as a Service and the Future of IT on Campus” will be presented by Lev Gonick, co-founder and CEO of OneCommunity, which provides broadband and high-speed Internet services for schools, hospitals, and government in North East Ohio.

This presentation will address the major themes and overarching context in which academic IT organizations now find themselves.

MSU Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Stephen Hsu will provide a Lunch Address regarding technology at MSU.

Breakout Sessions

Conference participants will have the chance to attend breakout session discussions throughout the day. These sessions will be led by members of the MSU IT community.

There will be three sets of breakouts sessions. See the full schedule for more details.

First Breakout Sessions

10:20-11:20 a.m.

  • “Content Strategy for the Web and Improving the User Experience”
  • “ETD Repository, Drupal, Solr Islandora, and Fedora Commons”
  • “Security…MSU’s Path Forward”

Second Breakout Sessions

2:00-3:00 p.m.

  • “Mobile Device Management with MobileIron”
  • “The Network: A Plumber’s Perspective”
  • “Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity on a Connected Campus”

Third Breakout Sessions

3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • “New Branding and Universal Search Requirements”
  • “Using Qualtrics for Administration and Research”
  • “GIS Resources at MSU”

Don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate and learn from the experiences of colleagues across campus at the MSU IT Conference.

Further conference engagement will be available by following the Twitter hashtag #msuitc14.