Register Now for Connectivity 2023: McMaster’s 6th Annual IT Forum!
Get ready for the most exciting IT event of the year! Join us for the McMaster IT Forum, taking place February 21st – 24th. This year’s event will offer a unique blend of in-person and virtual sessions.
Hear from McMaster AVP & CTO, Gayleen Gray, and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Cisco’s Security Business Group, Helen Patton, as they kick off the IT Forum with a dynamic discussion. Plus, don’t miss out on the highly anticipated McMaster IT Showcase and a panel discussion with McMaster leaders reflecting on McMaster’s IT strategy.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn, network, and contribute to a more inclusive tech community on campus! Also, did we mention prizes? That’s right! Attendees at this year’s Forum will be eligible to win various prizes!
Please note that this event will be hybrid, with some sessions taking place virtually and other sessions being hosted in-person:
- February 21 & 24, 2023 | In-person at L.R. Wilson Concert Hall
- February 22 & 23, 2023 | Virtual on Microsoft Teams
You can see the entire preliminary agenda below.
REGISTER HERE: https://forms.office.com/r/sQhzd0cgAf
Please register by February 14th to ensure the most seamless event experience possible. Those that register after February 14th are strongly encouraged to join the Microsoft Teams Connectivity 2023 Group to ensure they stay up to date on event information and get access to the virtual session links.
Interested in getting involved with this year’s Forum? You can volunteer to help with the event by signing up here. We’d be happy to have you!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to McMaster IT Communications team at email@example.com.
Connectivity 2023 | Preliminary Agenda*
*Please note that this agenda is subject to change
|Tuesday, February 21||In-person||9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.||Doors open|
|10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.||Opening remarks
McMaster AVP and CTO Gayleen Gray
|10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.||A conversation with Helen Patton and Gayleen Gray
|11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.||Light reception|
|Wednesday, February 22||Virtual||1:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.||McMaster IT Showcase (concurrent sessions)
Various topics and presenters
|3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m.||Get Connected: McMaster IT Networking
Hosted by Tech Round Table (TRT)
|Thursday, February 23||Virtual||11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||Mindfulness and well-being session
Meghan Kirwin, The Kirwin Group
|1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.||McMaster IT Engagement Sessions
|Friday, February 24||In-person||9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.||Doors open|
|10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.||McMaster Leadership Panel Discussion on McMaster IT strategy
Moderated by AVP & CTO, Gayleen Gray, featuring:
|11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||Wrap-up: McMaster IT Vision & Closing Remarks
AVP & CTO, Gayleen Gray
|12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.||Light lunch reception|