2018 Michigan IT Symposium: November 28 & 29

Michigan IT Symposium - November 28 & 29, 2018 at the Michigan League and the Rackham Auditorium

The Michigan IT Symposium is an annual event to help create connections between community members, while showcasing the innovation occurring across all of the U-M campuses. The event is open to all members of Michigan's IT community and includes multiple types of interactions, including plenary and breakout events.

Save the Date!

The 2018 Michigan IT Symposium is scheduled for November 28 & 29, 2018. The event will take place at the Michigan League and the Rackham Auditorium on the Ann Arbor campus. This year’s symposium will highlight the innovation occurring across our community and the people who do it.

Planning is well underway. Look for the call for submissions to come out toward the end of June. Start thinking ahead to what you or your team could present. Submission categories will focus on:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Research Computing
  • Patient Care
  • Working in IT & How We Work
  • Michigan IT (Communities of Practice, Mentor Program, Hacks with Friends, Mich IT News, IT Academy)
  • IT Services & Tools
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

If you’d like to participate as a volunteer for the 2018 symposium, email michigan-it-symposium@umich.edu.

The IT Symposium is one of several activities sponsored by the VPIT-CIO and organized by the Michigan IT Steering Committee to build community and encourage collaboration among U-M’s 2,700 IT professionals.

Past Events

  • 2017: The fourth annual Symposium attracted over 560 U-M IT professionals from academic and administrative units from across all four campuses. Attendees developed skills, built stronger working relationships, and showcased how their work helps the university community tackle the challenges of our time—and the massive amounts of data their work requires—through the strategic use of cloud platforms. See materials from the 2017 Michigan IT Symposium.
  • 2016: Nearly 500 IT staff, faculty, and administrators came together in November 2016 for the third annual Michigan IT Symposium. The 2016 event featured interactive sessions, hands-on-training, networking, and panel discussions about how the talents of the IT community enrich the U-M experience. See materials from the 2016 Michigan IT Symposium.
  • 2015: More than 450 IT staff, faculty, and administrators came together in November 2015 for the second annual Michigan IT Symposium. The 2015 event spanned two days and featured keynote speaker President Mark Schlissel. See materials from the 2015 Michigan IT Symposium.
  • 2014: More than 400 members of the Michigan IT community came together in November 2014 to create connections and celebrate the innovation occurring across all campuses. See materials from the 2014 Michigan IT Symposium.