We would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend the first annual UCosmic® Consortium conference entitled “Collaborative Software Development to Address Strategic Challenges in Higher Education: Kuali, VIVO and UCosmic.” The conference will be held on October 31, 2013 at the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan located at 116 E. 55th Street, NY, NY 10022.
The conference will highlight the evolution, achievements and shared challenges faced by the three open-source higher education technology solutions provided by the Kuali Foundation, VIVO and the UCosmic® Consortium. This one-day conference will focus on an institutional ecosystem of inexpensive, open-source technology solutions to enable global strategy. While the conference is solution agnostic, the sessions will address how these and other inexpensive, open source solutions can harness data across complex institutional enterprises to strengthen decision-making, help with higher education administration, connect scholars and researchers, and foster educational entrepreneurship around the world.
This one-day conference will be limited to 125 and will be conducted as an “in-the-round” plenary designed to maximize participation, with speakers from UCosmic, VIVO and Kuali, and their participating institutions. The conference will be followed by a one-day stakeholder’s meeting for UCosmic® Consortium members. To learn more about the conference and register, please visit: http://www.ucosmic.org/Conference.aspx.
Immediately preceding the UCosmic Conference on October 29th and 30th will be the 2013 SUNY Critical Issues in Higher Education Conference: Building a Smarter University. The critical issues conference will examine how this movement could help build smarter universities — improving the student learning experience, enhancing the research enterprise, supporting effective community outreach, strengthening the education pipeline and advancing the university infrastructure.
We hope that you will consider attending both the critical issues conference and the UCosmic Conference. We have room blocks available for the duration of both conferences. If you have any questions, please contact the UCosmic® Consortium project manager, Rebecca Smolar at firstname.lastname@example.org.