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Villanova University Hosts Ninth Annual Technology Expo April 11

2013 Tech Expo will be held in the Pavilion on Villanova’s Main Campus

VILLANOVA, Pa. –  For the ninth consecutive year, Villanova University’s Technology Expo will showcase the latest in digital technologies for education and businesses. The April 11 event, held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm. in the Pavilion on Villanova University’s Main Campus, provides an opportunity for the regional education community to discover the newest trends in technology from leading vendors. Free and open to the public, the Tech Expo will feature keynote speakers and allows peers to connect over best practices and tech solutions.

“The Tech Expo is an excellent professional development opportunity for Villanova and the regional education community,” said Daniel McGee, Director of Strategic Planning and Consulting for Villanova’s University Information Technologies (UNIT) department. “Over 100 exhibitors will demonstrate a wide range of products and services. With more than 1,000 attendees, the Tech Expo is a great chance to network with peers from over 350 higher education and K-12 schools and institutions,” he added.

The 2013 Tech Expo will feature two distinguished keynote speakers:

·         New York Times personal-technology columnist David Pogue will speak about “Disruptive Tech: What's New, What’s Coming, and How It Will Change Everything.” Pogue is an Emmy Award-winning tech correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and hosts PBS’NOVA ScienceNow program, in which he offers an edgy take on science while immersed in hilarious and dangerous situations

·         Allen Weiner, a pioneer in Internet publishing and online audience measurement will give a talk titled “E-Textbooks in Evolution: From Words and Pictures to Outcomes.” Pogue is credited with having built and managed the first daily newspaper website for The San Francisco Chronicle & Examiner in 1993. He was a member of the startup team for NetRatings, one of the first audience measurement firms and also worked for Dataquest, later acquired by Gartner, where he and his team developed successful services focusing on the Internet, e-commerce and e-media marketplaces.

“The Tech Expo has a tremendous array of information sessions covering a number of relevant and important topics, in addition to the outstanding keynote speakers, said Stephen Fugale, Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer at Villanova University.

Numerous information sessions will discuss important technology issues, highlighting the latest offerings in digital technologies for education. Sessions include:

·         The Flipped Classroom
·         Mobile Learning  & Apps
·         Social Media in Education, Digital Resources
·         IT Infrastructure
·         Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Nearly 1,300 attendees representing 330 colleges, universities, K-12 schools, school districts, intermediate units, non-profit organizations and businesses visited the 2012 Technology Expo. Over 100 technology vendors participated as exhibitors.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.