1998 CIT Post-Conference Highlights

Conference Program

General Information:

The host college technical team, with support from
Microsoft Corporation and Dell Computer Corporation,
has designed a special conference e-mail and Internet
browsing system allowing attendees to send and receive
messages within the conference and around the world. The E-mail and Internet Lab, located in Hands-On Alley
(Fontainebleau Ballroom, Level II) is open to all
participants Sunday 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday and
Tuesday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m, but will be closed during all
General Sessions and Receptions. 

The heart of the conference program is in the forums,
round tables, labs, and special sessions presented by more than 800 practitioners from hundreds of community colleges throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and around the world. The nearly 400 sessions offered as the centerpiece of the 1998 conference will be conducted in the following tracks: 

Track I: Applying Technology to Teaching and Learning
Track II: Leadership, Technology, and Change
Track III: Student Services in the Information Age
Track IV: Technology and Partnerships
Track V: Distance and Asynchronous Learning
Track VI: Innovations in Information Technology Infrastructures 
Track VII: Vendor Solutions and Demonstrations

Learning Center courses are a key feature of CIT that
allow you to take special courses on key areas of interest
in information technology use in the community college.
Learning Center courses: (1) provide in-depth exposure to specific topics in the conference streams, (2) link
participants with a community of learners, and (3) award
League Learning Center Certificates for completing each
course. Learning Center courses require an additional
registration fee. Learning Center courses are half-day or
full-day courses offered only on Sunday, November 1.
Descriptions are in the program and on the CIT 1998 Web site. On-site registration for Learning Center courses is available for courses not filled by the time of the conference. 

A key learning-centered feature of CIT 1998 is Hands-On
Alley, a series of twelve computer labs with hands-on
sessions scheduled throughout the conference as well as
open sessions for self-directed exploration. HOA labs are
located in the Fontainebleau Ballroom in the North Tower
of Level II. 

The following key corporate partners of the League not
only sponsor the labs, but also provide the hardware,
software, personnel, and expertise to give conference
participants first-hand experiences with state-of-the-art
learning opportunities. 

Apple Lab
Compaq Lab
Datatel Lab
*E-mail &
Internet Lab
Gateway Lab
IBM/Lotus Lab
*Learning Lab A
*Learning Lab B
Microsoft Lab
Sun Lab
SCT Lab 

*Special thanks to Dell Computer Corporation for
providing equipment for the Learning Labs A and B, and
for the E-mail & Internet Lab. 

Scheduled lab sessions are noted throughout the program, and a Hands-On Alley schedule is posted outside the labs and on the CIT 1998 Web site. Seating is limited for lab sessions and is available on a first-come basis to all conference participants (with the exception of LearningCenter Labs, which  require an additional registration fee). 

The E-mail & Internet Lab is open beginning Sunday night 8 p.m. to 10 p.m; and all day Monday and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Open browsing is available in all labs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. All labs are closed during all General Sessions and Receptions. 

The Conference Registration Desk is located in the Grand
Gallerie (Level II) of the Fontainebleau, just off the hotel
lobby. The Registration Desk is the place for participants
to check in, receive your conference packet and badge,
register onsite, get information about the program, and
leave or receive messages. The Registration Desk will be
open from Saturday afternoon to Tuesday evening (see
Conference at a Glance for hours). The Miami Hospitality
Booth, located in the registration area, is the place to ask questions about dining, shopping, tourist attractions, local transportation, and the Miami area. 

All presenters must check in at the Presenter Technical
Support Counter in the registration area (Grand Gallerie,
Level II) as soon as possible after their arrival to confirm
their technical support needs, rehearsal times, and other
details related to their session. Here presenters requiring
computer or audio-visual support may confirm their
equipment requirements with conference technical support staff and schedule a time to preload or test software or

Registration fees provide admission to all conference
General Sessions, Forums, Round Tables, Labs, Coffee
and Refreshment Breaks, and General Receptions. A
conference registration badge is required for admission to all conference events. Please wear your badge at all
times. All registered conference participants will receive
a ticket for a complimentary drink at the Sunday, Monday,
and Tuesday evening receptions. 


Participants are urged to support ongoing CIT planning
while earning a chance to win a new Compaq computer by
stopping by the CIT Evaluation Station, sponsored by
Sharpe Decisions, Inc. and Compaq Computer
Corporation. Sharpe Decisions will conduct brief,
small-group evaluation sessions using their innovative
wireless digital keypad research system, beginning
Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning in the
Grand Gallerie (Level II) next to the registration area.
When you complete an electronic conference
evaluation, your name will be entered in a drawing to
win a Compaq computer. The winner will be drawn on
Wednesday and announced during the Closing General
Session. Stop by the Evaluation Station or Compaq’s
booth (#800) for more information. In addition to this
opportunity to win a desk-top computer, Compaq
encourages you to stop by their booth to enter a drawing to win a companion hand-held computer. 

The League for Innovation maintains a smoke-free
environment at all League-sponsored events. As such,
smoking is not permitted in any of the meeting rooms or in the exhibit area.