May
8
May 9

WiscNet Connections

WiscNet Connections — formerly the WiscNet Future Technologies Conference — is fast approaching. May 8th and 9th, 2017. Registration is open. We will be reaching out in the next few weeks with keynote and session details. 

We’ll be adding two new twists in 2017. First, we have 75+ folks that have served as “advisors to the WiscNet membership” throughout 2016-17 that will be giving back to the rest of the attendees at WiscNet Connections on the topics of Community Area Networks, advanced networking, security, and cloud services.

In another cool twist, we are working to bring 100 “next generation” leaders under the WiscNet tent at WiscNet Connections. While we cherish those that have every t-shirt spanning the past 10 years, we’re interested in who you see as interesting, up-and-coming leaders across the WiscNet community.

Mar
19
Mar 21

WEMTA 2017 - Access for All

  • Kalahari

The purpose of the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA) is to empower educators to provide learning experiences that prepare students to flourish in an information-rich world.
As an expert source on matters of digital learning and information literacy, WEMTA will do the following:

  • Foster leadership at all levels. 
  • Provide professional development opportunities to advance the skills of all educators. 
  • Advocate for matters important to advance our mission. 
  • Inform the greater educator community
  • Grow partnerships that enhance the ability of all to carry out our mission. 
Mar
2
9:30 am09:30

WiscNet Community Conversations: WiscNet Tools (Spooner, WI)

Last fall WiscNet staff toured Wisconsin, connecting people and strategies, talking a little bit about security, tools, and strategies with our members. Come February and March we’ll hit the road yet again to bring you a primer on the various WiscNet Tools available to members. Tips, tricks, and tools, and conversation with real, live WiscNet network engineers. Bandwidth graphs? Yep. Speed testing? We’ll teach you some things you don’t know. Recognizing and stopping DDOS attacks? These folks are pretty smart.

Registration is free for these events if your organization is a member of WiscNet. If your organization is not a WiscNet member, it’s time.

Spooner, WI - Spooner High School

Please RSVP here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wiscnet-community-conversations-wiscnet-tools-tickets-31680474151

Feb
26
Feb 28

Brainstorm K20

  • Kalahari

The goal of Brainstorm is for K20 techs to network with their counterparts and connect with the technology vendors who cater to the K20 Community.

Feb
26
11:00 am11:00

Wisconsin CTO Clinic: Collaborative Leadership in the Digital Age

Wisconsin Educational Technology Leaders (WETL) is sponsoring a clinic on Sunday, February 26, 2017 focused on collaborative leadership in the digital age. This event is focused on Chief Technology Officers interested in taking on leadership roles in their school districts. Registration for this event is free and open to everybody. It also fits nicely with the Brainstorm K20 schedule. Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Tamboti Room Suites 7 and 8.

 

 

 

Community Conversations: Security with FICO (Quadmetrics)
Dec
15
9:30 am09:30

Community Conversations: Security with FICO (Quadmetrics)

  • Green Bay West Highschool (Old Library Media Center)

WiscNet's Community Conversations is an opportunity for WiscNet members to meet with each other along with the WiscNet staff to better understand what's happening in our membership communities, share WiscNet news and respond to member questions, and learn about a topic or two that WiscNet is addressing to support its membership, This Community Conversation focuses on the topic of Security, and explores FICO, an application that provides organizations with a FICO security score and potential ways in which this data and WiscNet can assist with ensuring a more secure network.

Dec
5
Dec 7

SLATE

School Leaders Advancing Technology in Education

Community Conversations: Security with FICO (Quadmetrics)
Nov
30
9:30 pm21:30

Community Conversations: Security with FICO (Quadmetrics)

  • WiscNet World Headquarters

Advisory to the Membership: Cloud Services
Nov
16
9:00 am09:00

Advisory to the Membership: Cloud Services

  • Madison Public Library

The Cloud Advisory Group continues to explore what makes successful cloud services along with reasons for moving certain items to the cloud. The group with also consider putting together a checklist for the membership on how to pick the right Cloud Service provider. The group is also excited about the taco bar at this upcoming meeting.

Advisory to the Membership: Security
Nov
10
9:03 am09:03

Advisory to the Membership: Security

  • Madison Public Lbrary

The Security Advisory group meets to discuss security strategies (inclusive of prevention, detection and recovery) and how associated  risk issues and mitigation could impact member organizations. This advisory is working to define a process for audit and create strategies for a holistic security approach from prevention to recovery for the greater WiscNet membership. 

Advisory to the Membership: Advance Networking
Nov
2
9:30 am09:30

Advisory to the Membership: Advance Networking

  • Kilbourn Public Library

WiscNet members passionate about the topic of advanced networking-related technologies meet to discuss network designs, compare approaches to security and maintenance, and identify tools and strategies to share with the larger WiscNet community.

 

 

Advisory to the Membership: Community Area Networks
Oct
20
9:30 am09:30

Advisory to the Membership: Community Area Networks

  • WiscNet

The CAN Advisory group is addressing three main topics as they relate to Community Area Networks: the process of identifying and adding new members to a CAN; governance and processes CANs should implement; sustainability of a CAN as it pertains to leadership and costs. This group reviews best practices and identifies process and strategies to share with the WiscNet membership interested in Community Area Networks. 

May
10
May 11

WiscNet Future Technologies Conference 2016

  • Monona Terrace and Convention Center

WiscNet’s Future Technologies Conference is a two-day conference during the spring in Madison. We invite provocative keynote speakers along with members of the WiscNet community to push attendees thinking forward as it relates to topics ranging from teaching and learning to advanced networking.

Information and Registration

Nov
18
Nov 19

WiscNet Workgroup: Extending Internet to Our Communities

  • The Plaza Hotel & Suites

WiscNet is gathering leaders throughout Wisconsin’s schools, libraries, hospitals, and municipalities to explore and share strategies to extend Internet access throughout their communities. We invite you to join us Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 19.

Over 20 years we’ve collectively spent billions equipping schools, libraries, hospitals, and municipalities with infrastructure to support high school Internet access. How can we leverage our investments for rural and low-income students, patrons, families, citizens in our communities? Dubbed the “homework gap” in our K12 world, the problem isn’t unique to schools. Libraries, hospitals, and municipalities also seek solutions to efficiently and affordably allow people to use their services wherever, whenever. Strategies range from the simple, providing longer hours, to complex, providing community-based wireless.

On November 18 and 19, WiscNet is connecting people and strategies with discussions and demonstrations of a variety of solutions. This event is free and open to anybody that would like to attend. More information, including registration, is available at http://www.wiscnet.net/extending-internet-to-our-communities/. We look forward to seeing you there!

Nov
3
Nov 6

2015 Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) Conference

  • Madison Marriott West

WiscNet plans to be in attendance as an exhibitor at this year's WLA conference to talk about libraries and their role in Community Area Networks. Let's Make It Happen! is the theme for the 2015 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference. The focus is on helping libraries connect to their communities, creating innovative spaces, and using and re-using resources in new and exciting ways.

More info and registration for 2015 WLA Conference

Oct
23
11:00 am11:00

CESA #3 Library Media Specialists + Southwest Library System Libraries Meeting

  • CESA #3

Melissa Emler of CESA #3 and Krista Ross from Southwest Library System have invited WiscNet to their joint meeting of librarians to discuss what we have learned regarding community efforts of schools and libraries to extend Internet connectivity to low income families throughout Wisconsin. (Time is tentative and may vary according to agenda.)

Aug
26
11:00 am11:00

Mineral Point Community Area Network Discussion

  • Mineral Point School District

The Mineral Point School District has asked us to visit and give leaders in their community an overview of Community Area Networks, WiscNet's CAN of CANs strategy, and what Community Area Networks might hold for the future of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Please contact Sarah Miller at sarahmiller@wiscnet.net if you are interested in learning more.