HI-TEC: High Impact Technology Exchange Conference HI-TEC: High Impact Technology Exchange Conference
HI-TEC: Educating America's Technical Workforce
HI-TEC: Educating America's Technical Workforce


Wednesday Opening Session, July 29, 8:30–9:45 a.m.

Is There Anything Cooler than Space? aka NextGen Inspiration: The Interplanetary Internet (IPN)

Laura Chappell, American Innovator, Researcher, and Educator; Founder of Chappell University

Accelerated deep-space exploration and planning for off-Earth colonization is creating a new field of communications analysis. Deep-space exploration programs rely on a variant of the "terrestrial" Internet to communicate with spacecraft such as Voyagers 1 and 2 which send information back from beyond our solar system. We will look at the three elements that make deep-space communications possible and peer into live traffic from beyond Earth. From solar panels that are "grown" to a telescope that will put Hubble to shame, we will delve into projects and concepts to inspire the next generation, the "space generation".

Thursday Keynote Luncheon, July 30, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Building Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn to Accelerate Your Career

Richard Bliss, Architect of Executive Social Media, Author, LinkedIn Top Voices 2019, BlissPoint Consulting

Learn 5 key elements to a successful LinkedIn profile to help you stand out from the crowd. Understand how your Instagram habits are sabotaging your LinkedIn performance. LinkedIn used to be where we looked for a job, it is now the place where we do our jobs. Discover tools to track and evaluate your students and their performance on LinkedIn.