CCUMC Conference Announcement

Sue Parks (
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 13:51:15 -0700 (PDT)

The Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) annual

Radisson Hotel and Eagle Point Golf Club,
Denton, Texas

October 19 - 23, 2000

The conference, hosted by the University North Texas, presents a program
for instructional technology specialists and media managers at the college
and university level. The conference is open to both members and

How much?
See the conference Web site link from First registration
deadline is October 1st.

Can I go for just one day?
Yes, in addition to a full conference registration plan, CCUMC is offering a
one-day registration for Friday, October 20, which includes a full day of
presentations, lunch, and dinner, with keynote address by Dr. Philip Turner
of the University of North Texas.

What is CCUMC?
CCUMC, is a dynamic organization whose mission is to provide leadership and
a forum for information exchange to the providers of media and technology
support for quality teaching and learning at higher education institutions.
The over 500 members represent all sizes of institutions that provide
media/instructional technology-related support services, as well as
companies providing related products.

Program summary:

Thursday, October 19
Conference begins with a First Timers' Orientation at 5:00 p.m., and
reception at 6:00, followed by dinner, with entertainment by Texas
storyteller Shelly Knuepper. Also on the 19th, in Ft. Worth (a mere 35 miles
south of Denton), CCUMC is hosting a regional workshop on "Designing
Classrooms for Technology Integration and Accessibility."

Friday, October 20
Program sessions include: building your department's future, planning for
multimedia classrooms, designing web sites for accessibility, the change
from analog to digital television, intellectual property rights in the new
millennium, and a panel session of media professionals discussing scheduling
and booking systems such as Medianet, WebCheckout, Media Minder, and
Innovative Interfaces. A vendor showcase follows the panel discussion in
which vendors present their products in an informal setting. The evening
banquet will be followed by a keynote address on the digital revolution.

Saturday, October 21
Morning programs include: video streaming, surviving a building renovation
while maintaining service, and supporting distance education courses. In the
afternoon, trolleys will transport attendees to the University of North
Texas campus for tours of a videoconference room, the state-of-the-art Sky
Theater planetarium, and the host departments' Media Library, Center for
Media Production, and Center for Distributed Learning.

The day concludes with dinner at the hotel and entertainment by the Noel
Johnston Jazz Combo from UNT's celebrated college of music.

Sunday, October 22
Programs include: Impact of merging media services with academic computing,
faculty development for technology, using technology for outreach and
recruitment, teaching/learning roundtables, and getting grants.

Evening program at Texas Lil's Dude Ranch for dinner and entertainment.

Monday, October 23
Sessions on Internet 2, real time virtual reference service, and a report on
the media professional salary survey. The conference adjourns at noon.

Consult the CCUMC web site at for the complete conference
program, registration fees and form, single day registration (on Friday),
lodging, transportation, and information about the Consortium of College and
University Media Centers.

Contact one of your local hosts (and president of CCUMC) Sharon Almquist,
Media Library & Multimedia Development Lab., for more information. Phone:
940-565-4702; e-mail,

Thanks and hope to see y'all soon!