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See You in New Orleans for ISECON and CONISAR

Tuesday, August 07, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Norbert J. Kubilus, CCP MBCS, 2012 AITP President
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Do you know where to find the premier Information Systems Educator conference this year? Look no further than to New Orleans. That's where ISECON 2012, the 29th Information Systems Educators Conference, will meet November 1st-4th. The 5th Annual Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR) will also be held in conjunction with ISECON 2012. Registrants for ISECON can freely attend CONISAR functions and vice versa.

ISECON is sponsored by the Foundation for IT Education. CONISAR is sponsored by AITP's Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG). Both groups work together to manage and deliver these joint conferences in order to explore new frontiersinIT education and applied research.

AITP has over 400 educators as members, of which over 270 belong to EDSIG.  These educator-members are preparing the next generation of IT professionals and showing them how they can become the IT leaders of tomorrow. I myself have been an EDSIG member since I was a Faculty Fellow and Computer Science professor at The College of New Jersey, and I know first-hand the challenges faculty face in the classroom, with their research and as they mentor their students.

The annual AITP National Collegiate Conference (NCC) is a great example of how AITP works with our faculty advisors to develop our student members. NCC provides college and university students with many opportunities for networking, speaking with industry leaders, interviewing with prospective employers, and achieving certifications. We had 775 attendees at NCC 2012 in San Antonio, making it one of the best attended NCCs ever. It was my personal pleasure to acknowledge our dedicated faculty advisors during the Conference Awards Dinner. You can find more information about NCC at www.aitp.org/NCC, including pictures from San Antonio and registration information for NCC 2013 in St. Louis.

Once again, AITP is pleased that the ISECON and CONISAR attendees will join together for three days of education and networking. I look forward to seeing a large turnout this year in New Orleans, and to meeting as many attendees as possible.

For more information on ISECON 2012, go to http://isecon.org/. For more information on CONISAR 2012, go to http://conisar.org/. To learn more about EDSIG, visit http://www.aitp-edsig.org/.

Norbert J. Kubilus, CCP MBCS
2012 Association President
Association of Information Technology Professionals


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