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CENIC 2015 Annual ConferenceDo you have insight to share about applications and research that benefit from access to broadband network technologies? The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) is calling for presenters for its 2015 conference.


The annual confab is being held in March at the University of California, Irvine. Proposals will be accepted until Nov. 21 for presentations, demonstrations and panel discussions related to technology and infrastructure, teaching and learning, application development and use, and trends or future developments in network technology and related applications.

Of particular interest are presentations focused on teaching and learning activities and involving multiple segments of the K-20 community, community programs and services, research and international collaborations. Projects or studies to be featured may be works in progress. It will also be possible to present live demonstrations of content or capability, as the conference venue will offer high-bandwidth connectivity provided through CENIC and its partners.

Submitting Proposals

Proposals may be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They should be in Microsoft Word, PDF or plain text format, no longer than three pages and include the following information:

  • Name, title and contact information of submitter (email and telephone number)
  • Title of the presentation
  • A brief abstract of the proposed presentation topic
  • The presentation type (i.e. presentation, demonstration or panel discussion)
  • A one- or two-sentence biography of all presenters
  • An estimate of the time desired for the presentation (Keep in mind most slots are no more than 20 minutes)
  • Any presentation requirements outside of normal requirements such as projection and microphone (e.g. increased network requirements or additional equipment like videoconferencing)

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by Dec. 19, and final presentation slides are due by March 6, 2015. General conference registration will open Nov. 10. For questions about the program or to submit proposals, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about the CENIC Annual Conference, visit CENIC’s Events page.

Crista Souza is a TechEDge Contributing Editor.