WiscNet Connections Attendees

Registration is open! 

May 14 and 15, 2018: $170

May 14 or 15, 2018 only: $85

Information on keynote speakers and session presentations will be available in March.

For hotel accommodations, visit our Hilton Room Block Information page

The WiscNet community is committed to providing a welcoming and safe environment for participants, in person or online. Read our Code of Conduct for more information.

If you need to see a schedule from a previous year to make the case for why WiscNet Connections is a valuable use of your time out of the office/at a conference, email Sarah Miller at sarahmiller@wiscnet.net.

Registration will close on May 4 at 4:00pm. You may still buy tickets at the door but your name tag won't be as fancy. 

Schedule

Monday, May 14

8:00--8:45am: Capitol Promenade and Grand Terrace
Registration and continental breakfast

8:45-9:30am: Ballroom AB
State of WiscNet, Dave Lois

9:30--10:15am: Ballroom AB
WiscNet Board of Directors candidate introduction

10:15--10:30am: Capitol Promenade
Refreshment break

10:30--11:45am: Ballroom AB
Keynote from the Membership: Tom Thibodeau, Viterbo University

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Tom Thibodeau is the Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership at Viterbo University where he has been teaching for 34 years. Tom is a husband, father, grandfather, teacher, active community member, and part owner of a country tavern.

 

11:45am--1:00pm: Grand Terrace
Lunch

1:00--2:00pm
Connecting People roundtables

CANs and WANs
Hall of Ideas G
Moderated by Jim Young, WiscNet

IT Leadership
Hall of Ideas I
Moderated by Brian Casey, Stevens Point Area Public School District

Women in Technology
Hall of Ideas J
Moderated by Andrea Deau, UW-Extension CEOEL

Application Sharing
Meeting Room L
Moderated by Tom Lange, Chippewa Valley Technical College

Student Safety
Meeting Room N
Moderated by Rich Turiel, WiscNet

2:00--2:15pm: Capitol Promenade
Refreshment break

2:15--3:00pm
Presentation sessions

The Best Way to Build a CAN is to Build a CAN!
Hall of Ideas E
WiscNet Advisory to the Membership: CANs members
Jill Hietpas, WiscNet, moderator

WiscNet Network Update
Hall of Ideas F
Chris Wopat, WiscNet
Andy Koch, WiscNet
Josh Gorton, WiscNet

Reimagining Student Safety, Parental Integration, and Bully/Suicide Detection
Hall of Ideas G
Anders Johnsson, Securly
Michael Jolley, Securly
Rich Turiel, WiscNet

Delivering Comprehensive Network Security in a Digital World
Hall of Ideas I
AJ Hayes, Fortinet
Tom Heideman, Fortinet

TBA
Hall of Ideas J
 

3:05--3:50pm
Presentation sessions

Internet Everywhere
Hall of Ideas E
WiscNet Advisory to the Membership: Advanced Networking members
Brian Remer, WiscNet, moderator

Key Issues Affecting Community Broadband Projects in Wisconsin
Hall of Ideas F
Anita Gallucci, Boardman & Clark LLP

Bandwidth Testing is Not a Silver Bullet (And Neither Are Firewalls)
Hall of Ideas G
Felicia Barrios, WiscNet
Ibrahim Hassen, WiscNet
Baboucarr Mendy, WiscNet

TBA
Hall of Ideas I

Building the Human Infrastructure in Your IT Department
Hall of Ideas J
Diane Doersch, Green Bay Area Public School District
John Ottow, Green Bay Area Public School District

3:50--5:00pm: Grand Terrace
Reception

 

TUESDAY, MAY 15

8:00--8:45am: Grand Terrace
Breakfast

8:45--9:15am: Ballroom AB
Annual WiscNet Business Meeting

9:15--10:15am: Ballroom AB
Keynote speaker
Robert McChesney, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

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Robert W. McChesney is the author of several books on media and politics; Research Professor in the Institute of Communications Research and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; host of the weekly talk show, Media Matters, on WILL-AM radio; and cofounder of the media reform organization, Free Press.

McChesney also writes widely for both academic and non-academic publications and gives talks frequently on issues related to media and politics in the United States and world today.

10:15--10:30am: Capitol Promenade
Refreshment break

10:30--11:30am
Connecting People roundtables

CANs and WANs
Hall of Ideas G
Moderated by Jim Young, WiscNet

IT Leadership
Hall of Ideas I
Moderated by Brian Casey, Stevens Point Area Public School District

Women in Technology
Hall of Ideas J
Moderated by Andrea Deau, UW-Extension CEOEL

Application Sharing
Meeting Room L
Moderated by Tom Lange, Chippewa Valley Technical College

Student Safety
Meeting Room N
Moderated by Rich Turiel, WiscNet

11:30am--12:30pm: Grand Terrace
Lunch

12:30--1:15pm
Presentation sessions

Incident Response and Management
Hall of Ideas E
Advisory to the Membership: Security members
Cory Chrisinger, Madison College, moderator

Starting With Why
Hall of Ideas F
Advisory to the Membership: Next Generation Leadership
John Pederson, WiscNet, moderator

With Each Other: The Development and Details of the WiscNet Custom Private Network Service
Hall of Ideas G
John Goodman, CESA 10
Ross Wilson, retired educator

Network Topologies for Critical Access
Hall of Ideas I
John LeBrun, City of Eau Claire

WiscNet Network Update
Hall of Ideas J
Chris Wopat, WiscNet
Andy Koch, WiscNet
Josh Gorton, WiscNet

1:20--2:00pm
Presentation sessions

Developing Services Together
Hall of Ideas E
Advisory to the Membership: Services members
Rich Turiel, WiscNet, moderator

Emerging Technologies to Bridge the Homework Gap
Hall of Ideas F
John Ottow, Green Bay Area Public School District
Henry Hile, Teleco Systems
Brian Remer, WiscNet

Shaking Things Up: A New Approach to Service Development
Hall of Ideas G
Josh Gorton, WiscNet
Ross Wilson, retired educator
Raymond Pitzka, Mequon-Thiensville School District

Identity Based Networking
Hall of Ideas I
Michael Gauthier, Heartland Business Systems

Knowledge-Centered Support, let's DoIT!
Hall of Ideas J
Jessica Clarkson, Chippewa Valley Technical College
Denise Rogge, Chippewa Valley Technical College