Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Posted by: Kevin Jetton
The weather and the crowd was simply wonderful at the recent ISECON2007 Nov 104 in Pittsburgh, PA at the beautiful Sheraton Station Square hotel.
140 IT/IS Educators and members of AITP's EDSIG representing 93 colleges and universities gathered to share research, experiences and teaching methods through panel discussions, paper presentations and informal presentations/discussions. The annual EDSIG membership meeting was also held and officers for 2007 were also elected.
The 2007 IS Educator of the Year is noneother than our own Stuart Varden and was honored at the Educator of the year awards luncheon on Friday Nov 2nd. Stuart has been a fixture in the ISECON/AITP/NCC/EDSIG/Foundation of IT Education for years and is well deserving of this honor!
The Foundation for IT Education held their fall regents meeting in addition to helping manage and produce the ISECON2007 event with hosts Robert Morris University lead by Valerie Powell and new husband Jay!
AITP's Executive Committee and the entire AITP board met in Pittsburgh as well and also held their annual AITP membership meeting.
ISECON2008 will be held in Phoenix, AZ and Kevin Jetton of Texas State University-San Marcos will serve as the ISECON2008 chairperson.
For those attending, we all got lucky in that the weather turned bad the very next day after we all left but while there - enjoyed beautiful sunshine and mild temperatures along with TONS of trains as the hotel sits between super active sets of train tracks!