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


All times EDT

Wednesday, July 29

12:30–1:20 KEYNOTE: Implementing a Workshop or Conference in a No-Travel Environment
Laura Chappell, American Innovator, Researcher, Educator; Founder of Chappell U
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1:30–2:20 PANEL: COVID-19 Educational and Institutional Strategies
Moderator: Mary Slowinski, PI, Working Partners Workshops, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA
Panelists: Ann Blackman, Director of Instructional Technology, Collin College, Frisco, TX; Kevin Cooper, Executive Director, Regional Center for Nuclear Education & Training (RCNET), Ft. Pierce, FL; Todd Oldham, Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development and CTE, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY; Tom Tubon, CoPI, NSF ATE InnovATEBIO National Center for Biotechnology, Madison College, Madison, WI; Jill Zande, President/Executive Director, MATE Inspiration for Innovation (MATE II), Baton Rouge, LA
2:30–3:30 PANEL: Tools for Remote Teaching, Engaging, and Learning
Moderator: Gordon Snyder, Professor, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
Panelists: Jared Ashcroft, Center Director, Micro Nano Technology Education Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Ann Beheler, Executive Director/PI, National Convergence Technology Center, Frisco, TX; Linnea Fletcher, Director/PI, InnovATEBIO, National Biotechnology Education Program, Austin, TX; Doug Laven, Mechatronics Instructor, South Central College, North Mankato, MN; Mike Qaissaunee, Professor, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ

Thursday, July 30

12:30–1:20 KEYNOTE: Building Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn to Accelerate Your Career
Richard Bliss, Architect of Executive Social Media, Author, LinkedIn Top Voices 2019, BlissPoint Consulting
1:30–2:30 PANEL: Employer Perspectives on The Skilled Technical Workforce COVID-19 and Beyond
Moderator: Ann Beheler, Executive Director/PI, National Convergence Technology Center
Panelists: James Auld, Director on External Training, NextEra/Florida Power and Light Education Initiatives, Juno Beach, FL; Aaron Burciaga, Global Operations Director, Analytics and AI, HCL, Leesburg, VA; Matthew Carter, Vice President, COOK® Winston-Salem, NC; Matt Glover, CTO, Le-Vel Brands, Frisco, TX; Scot McLemore, Manager, Talent Acquisition and Mobility, Honda, Columbus, OH; Mike Russo, Vice President, Industry Advancement & Government Programs, SEMI, Washington, DC

Asynchronous Sessions

HI-TEC will showcase preconference, main conference, and poster sessions in PDF, PowerPoint, and video formats. A link to the online presentations will be sent to all registrants on July 28 for you to access at your convenience. These will be available to attendees for viewing for six months.