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Attend the Region 5 Fall Conference - October 19-20 - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Sunday, October 2, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Larry Schmitz, CCP, CMC, Region 5 President

Titletown - Green Bay, Wisconsin - the Place to Be"

AITP Region 5 Fall Conference

"Securing Your Business-Securing Your Future"

Radisson Hotel and Convention Center
October 19-20, 2011
Green Bay, Wisconsin
(hosted by the Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter)

Register at:


Coming soon, the BEST IT technology conference available for the low cost of $40 for AITP professional members, $20 for AITP student members, and $50 for people who wish they belonged to AITP!!

Yup, we are bragging! But look at what we will offer:

We are fortunate to have Super Sponsor support:

Gold Sponsor: Dell
Silver Sponsors: Robert Half Technology
ITT-Technical Institute
Northwestern Mutual
Time Warner Business Class
Heartland Business Systems
Ledgeview Partners
Bronze Sponsors: Insight Publications
Rasmussen College
Contingency Planning Solutions
SRC Technologies

And do we have "content"!! Check this out:

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011


9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Booths
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Education Tracks (details below)
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Conference Banquet
8:00 p.m. - Midnight Hospitality Suite (open to all attendees)

Educational Sessions:

10:00 a.m. - Noon Social Networking in the Corporate Environment - Risk vs. Opportunity (Panel Discussion)
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Efficient Enterprise, Managing Costs Out of the Data Center (Dell)
Customer Relationship Management for the Mobile Sales Force, the Analytical Executive, and the Untrainable User (Ledgeview Partners)
Enabling Work at Home for Business Continuity (Time Warner Cable / Northwestern Mutual)
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Business Etiquette - New Rules in a Digital Age (Robert Half Technology)
Harnessing the Power of the Cloud (Tushaus)
SharePoint - When to Crawl, Walk, Run (Avtex)
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Managing Customer Expectations (ITT Technical Institute)
Securing Your Future With Open Source Code (Zyquest)
Mitigating the Business Pain and Suffering of Social Media Networking (Heartland Business Systems)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Banquet - The Transformation of Dell - Driving Business and IT Solutions (Dell) See below for details

THURSDAY, Oct 20, 2011

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Region 5 Board Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Leadership Workshop

Learn how to navigate and use the new tools available with AITP's new web portal and Membership System. Participate in the discussions on how to grow your chapter and increase the value of an AITP membership to your members.

And, if that's not enough, our featured speaker for the Wednesday night banquet is Matt Sedlacek, Executive Director, Large Enterprise Solutions, Dell Computers.

The Transformation of Dell - Driving Business and IT Solutions

(This is a speech I want to hear!)

Matt has been with Dell for 11 years and has held several sales and management positions during this time. His career started as an Account Executive in New Business Development in Dell's Healthcare vertical and then moved into various business development AE roles in both healthcare and Dell's corporate business verticals. From there, Matt assumed Regional Sales Director responsibility covering the Midwest/Great Lakes Regions for Dell's Corporate business group. In 2006, Matt became the Area Vice President of Sales for the US Central Area Commercial Business Unit. In 2010, Matt completed an assignment as the Country Manager for Dell's commercial business in Canada. Most recently, Matt moved into the role of Executive Director for Large Enterprise Solutions which focuses on go to market field readiness for Dell's server, storage and networking solutions in the Americas.

As is our tradition in Region 5, after the Wednesday banquet, and DOOR PRIZE drawings, we will adjourn to the Hospitality Suite to solve ALL the problems of AITP (and the world, if necessary--grin). Seriously, this is a great time to network with people from all over AITP to learn/share/teach what we have to share. And we do.

Then on Thursday, we will hold our Region 5 Board meeting (open to all members) and our Leadership Workshop (this conference's emphasis will be on how to deal with struggling chapters and a 'guided tour' of how to "get friendly" with the new AITP web portal, led by Mark Gilfand. Well worth the trip and time!!

Information to register, get super rates on our conference hotel can be accessed at:

The cutoff for room reservations and conference registration are:

Hotel reservations:

  • CUTOFF is October 4
  • Conference rate is $79 (single or double)
  • Includes full breakfast buffet at the Pine Tree restaurant

Conference registrations:

  • CUTOFF is October 13
  • $40 for professional AITP members
  • $20 for AITP student members
  • $50 for non-members
  • Conference registration includes all conference activities including the steak/chicken banquet meal, breaks, educational sessions, free tap beer during the cocktail hour prior to the banquet (courtesy of Dell) and entrance to the open bar.
  • Hospitality Suite on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Hope to see you all in "Titletown" on October 19-20!!

Larry Schmitz, CCP CMC
AITP Region 5 President

PS: Have you ever seen an "old guy" (member since 1968, chapter/region/association/ foundation/ICCP leader since the early '80's) sing "My Way"(not Frankie's version) with "Elvis" guitar sunglasses on, to end a Region Board meeting and wrap up his tenure as Region President? Well, you never know, do you!!



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