Welcome to the 2009 DET/CHE Annual Conference!

On December 2, DET/CHE members will participate in the 2009 Annual Conference, “Moving Beyond the Horizon: Leveraging Educational Technology in a Challenging Higher Education Environment.”

The virtual conference will include presentation sessions and birds of a feather discussions that will engage you and promote knowledge sharing and future collaborations around the idea that we can collectively leverage educational technologies to enhance instructional quality and individual and institutional efficiencies.

During this first-ever DET/CHE virtual conference, members from across the State will work together to:

  • Discuss ways to effectively leverage freely available resources
  • Reflect on the potential for educational technology to promote student learning and success, while saving time and increasing efficiency
  • Explore emerging tools and practices for creating virtual learning environments that scaffold higher-level thinking and student engagement

To facilitate and preserve the learning and exchange that will take place before, during and after the virtual conference, we have organized a collection of tools, resources and discussion threads into an online community called the “Lever.” Built to provide a space for sharing information and ideas among participants, the Lever will help you explore the program and how it can apply to your institution. Once you have registered, you will receive an invitation to join the Lever, an online community created exclusively for conference attendees.

The Lever and the related resources are designed to help you make the most of the conference. We hope the Lever will help you find answers to any questions you may have about the conference while providing detailed discussion prompts and resources for reflection.

Program Overview

Event Date Time Location
Virtual Conference Wednesday,
December 2
9:00 a.m. –
4:30 p.m. PST
Main DET/CHE Room (Wimba Link)
Regional Gathering
Northern California Members
December 3
3:00 p.m. –
7:00 p.m. PST
Regional Gathering
Southern California Members
December 3
3:00 p.m. –
7:00 p.m. PST

Note: both locations are near major airports, and we hope our central California members will choose the location that is most convenient for them.

We are planning to have regional panel presentations at 5:30 p.m. Corporate sponsors will have booths at the regional gatherings to show off new products and emerging technologies. The evening will conclude with an awards ceremony recognizing DET/CHE members.


The cost to register for the virtual conference and regional evening gathering is only $99! Plus, this low cost includes your annual DET/CHE member dues for 2010!

The cost for our corporate sponsors is only $300 and includes conference registration, plus a 4’ x 6’ table at the regional gathering! Note that sponsors can participate in both the northern and southern regional gatherings for $500. Space is limited for corporate sponsors, and those interested need to contact our corporate liaison, Brian Duggan, at bduggan@csustan.edu.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all virtually on December 2 and face-to-face on December 3rd in either Oakland or San Diego!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

James Frazee, DET/CHE Conference Chair