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KEYNOTE – “Transforming the Educational Experience to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges”

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (2011). His 2013 TED talk highlights the “Four Pillars of College Success in Science.”

Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past eight years has recognized UMBC as a national leader in academic innovation and undergraduate teaching. Dr. Hrabowski’s most recent book, Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement, describes the events and experiences that played a central role in his development as an educator and leader.




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CDW-G Platinum Sponsor – Conference Badge Holders/Lanyards
Daly Computers, Inc. Platinum Sponsor – Lunch
Data Networks Platinum Sponsor – Breakfast
ePlus Technology, inc. Platinum Sponsor – Conference Bags

Adobe Gold Sponsor – All Day Beverage Service
Dell Gold Sponsor – Re-Charge Lounge
Navigator Management Partners Gold Sponsor – WiFi Password

En-Net Silver Sponsor – Event Technology
ESI Silver Sponsor – Event Technology
Lenovo Silver Sponsor – Event Technology
Microsoft Silver Sponsor – Event Technology
Sierra-Cedar, Inc. Silver Sponsor – Event Technology
ITsavvy Silver Sponsor – Event Technology

Applied Technology Services Bronze Sponsor – Facilities
CAS Severn, Inc. Bronze Sponsor – Facilities
Planet Technologies Bronze Sponsor – Facilities
Presidio Bronze Sponsor – Facilities
Skyline Technology Solutions Bronze Sponsor – Facilities
SLAIT Consulting Bronze Sponsor – Facilities


Advanced Computer Concepts
Alliance InfoSystems, LLC.
Apple, Inc.
Audio Enhancement, Inc.
Cambridge Computer
Carahsoft Technology Corp.
Carousel Industries
CCS Presentation Systems
CEI Communications Engineering, Inc.
CodeBlue Technology
Connection Public Sector Solutions
Copper River IT
Core BTS
D2L Ltd
Deloitte Consulting
DISYS Solutions Inc. (DSI)
ERP Analysts, Inc
Extron Electronics

JANUS Associates
Knight Point Systems, LLC
Lee Hartman & Sons, Inc.
Netorian, LLC
Networking For Future, Inc.
Nicholas P Pipino & Associates, Inc
Omegacor Technologies
ProSys Information Systems
Seeds of Genius
Strata Information Group
Symantec Corporation
System Source
Trinity3 Technology
Visual Sound



Anne Arundel County Public Schools Consuming Microsoft Alphabet Soup
Accenture Beyond the Hype Research Perspectives and Practical Applications of Emerging Technologies in Higher Ed
Adobe Enriching Class Content with Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Streamline Signature and Approval Workflows with Adobe Sign
Apple, Inc. What’s New @ Apple
ATS Teach Here, Teach There, Teach Everywhere
Blackboard Accessibility: Creating eLearning Environments Where Learners with Disabilities Can Succeed and All Learners Benefit!
Concentus Getting Ready to Support IOT in Education
Copper River Information Technology Tipping Point: The End of Antivirus and Endpoint Detection & Response
D2L Ltd Saving Time and Improving Student Success with the New Brightspace LMS
Daly Computers, Inc. A Fundamental Shift in Data Center Infrastructure is Upon Us
Data Networks & Aruba/HPE Utilizing Network & Location Analytics to Improve Student Performance & Engagement
Dell Technologies Automated IT Operations Can Help Modernize The Data Center & Move To The Cloud
Deloitte Eliminate the Fluff when Moving ERP to the Cloud
ePlus Preparing for an IoT Experience
Harford County Public Schools 10 Easy Ways to Implement Office 365 in the Classroom
Harford County Public Schools Enhancing Communication and Collaboration with Office 365
JANUS Associates Mobile Application (In)security, and How It Effects Everyone
Lenovo Engaging Students with Virtual Reality
Microsoft Microsoft Azure: How the Cloud Digitally Transforms Education
Microsoft Microsoft Security Overview
Skyline Technology Solutions, LLC. Managing Identities and Securing Users through Identity Management and Governance
Towson University EduCycle Computer Reconditioning Program: Benefits and Challenges After 4 Years and Over $1 Million Saved
Trinity3 Technology Mitigating Student Caused Damage to Devices


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