Thursday, March 24, 2005

Community Technology Conf in Cleveland in June. Rush to finish paper proposals

See the comments area for details of the event and its scope.

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CTCNet Conference Deadline Extended: CTCNet's 14th Annual Conference Session Proposals Due 3/30

The deadline for submitting a proposal to present at the 14th Annual Community Technology Conference has been extended by one week. Proposals are now due next WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30th. Please read the notice below and visit to submit a proposal, and email with any questions.

Sponsorship opportunities and several exhibit spaces are still available, but opportunities are filling up fast. For details and to register for the conference, visit

Call for Session Proposals

Community Technology Centers' Network (CTCNet) is seeking proposals for sessions to be presented at the 14th Annual Community Technology Conference:
Making Connections, Strengthening Communities, June 17-19, 2005. CTCNet is a network of more than 1,000 community-based programs that use technological tools to provide training and educational services in communities accross the nation. Our members are united in their commitment to improve the
educational, economic, cultural and political life of their communities
through technology. CTCNet provides resources and advocacy to improve the quality and sustainability of community technology centers and programs at the local, national and international level through networking, capacity building, program development, and partnership opportunities.

CTCNet's Annual Conference has been the premier event in community
technology for over a decade.

The deadline for session proposals is March 30, 2005.

The registration rate for presenters is $150, a $100 discount off the CTCNet member registration rate. The conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio at the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center. For more information, visit
the conference website at

Attendance is expected to be approximately 600, with 40-70 people attending each session. Our attendees are community technology practitioners, community leaders and other nonprofit professionals, educators, advocates,
funders and public sector representatives.

Theme & Session Tracks:

The 2005 Conference aims to chart the progression of the community
technology movement from a small grassroots effort, focused on technology access, to a growing national and international field of practice harnessing technology to meet human and social needs. This far-reaching network is rooted in community-based efforts, supported by regional collaborations, and
strengthened by strategic alliances drawing innovation and effective
practices across a range of disciplines. Nearly fifty sessions and workshops will be held, organized into six tracks:

Achieving Community Impact...
Will explore ways for community technology programs at all levels of
development to expand their presence and impact as integral institutions in their communities. Sessions will provide skills & share approaches for CTCs to further upward mobility for individuals, support local economies, increase social integration in neighborhoods, engage community stakeholders and serve as public spaces that support community-building.

Organizational Capacity & Leadership...
Will provide training & resources on effective management practices for
organizational sustainability and success. Sessions will address issues such as development, grants management, human resources management, legal & accounting issues, client & class management & more.

Policy & Civic Engagement...
Will provide practitioners & activists with the skills, knowledge and resources to effectively engage communities, government and the public to increase support for community technology. Participants will learn about a wide range of public policy processes & ways in which community technology
supporters can get involved and advance their interests. This track will also highlight important policy issues, trends & opportunities facing the community technology field.

Program Design & Management...
Will help directors, program managers and instructors design, develop & manage effective programs. This track will include workshops on the fundamentals of quality programming as well as sessions featuring a wide range of emerging trends and innovative program models.

Research & Evaluation ...
Will provide high quality evaluation models & tools, as well as present
recent research findings with important implications & relevance for community technology practitioners, supporters & advocates.

Technology Innovations & Solutions...
Will provide trainings on managing the technology center environment &
infrastructure, and also highlight ICT innovations that support community needs.

Email with any questions.

To apply online, visit

14th Annual Community Technology Conference
Cleveland, OH ~ June 17-19, 2005