Friday, March 20, 2015

Registration NOW OPEN for 2015 PCATT IT Symposium, May 21-22 in Honolulu


On behalf of Steve Auerbach, PCATT Director, Monir Hodges, IT Summit Co-Chair, and Steve Singer, IT Summit Co-Chair, I am very happy to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for the 2015 PCATT IT Symposium, to be held at PCATT/Honolulu Community College, Thursday and Friday, May 21 and 22.

This is our 13th annual PCATT IT Symposium, with our widest array of presenters in technology education and educational technology to date. The theme for the conference this year is Securing Our Future through Technology and Education. Experts in cybersecurity, data science, gamification, networking, and application development will share with us during the keynote presentations and breakout sessions.

To register, go to and enter the passphrase Pcatt2015it$.

At the bottom of this email is the schedule for the two days. For those who have attended in the past, you know we strive to provide two days of engaging and informative sessions, all provided with PCATT aloha! A subsequent email will provide further details on the breakout sessions for the conference.

We are pleased to announce that the Commander for NSA Central Security Service Hawaii will be our keynote speaker on Thursday.

And Dr. Jason Leigh, renowned Big Data Visualization expert, inventor of SAGE software, founder of LAVA laboratory, and creator of the CAVE and Cyber-CANOE virtual environments, will be the plenary speaker on Friday.

The Mid-Pacific Information and Communication Technologies center ( is our official sponsor for the IT Symposium this year. MPICT will be hosting breakout sessions for each of our six time slots during the conference, as well as the pre-conference technical workshops.

Please let me know if you have any questions. See you at the IT Symposium!

Wayne Lewis
PCATT IT Symposium Co-Chair

PCATT IT Symposium Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 21

9:30 - 9:45 Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:45 - 11:00 Keynote Speaker 1

11:15 - 12:00 Breakout Session 1

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:15 - 2:00 Breakout Session 2

2:15 - 3:00 Breakout Session 3

Friday, May 22
8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast

9:45 - 11:00 Keynote Speaker 2

11:15 - 12:00 Breakout Session 4

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:15 - 2:00 Breakout Session 5

2:15 - 3:00 Breakout Session 6

3:00 - 3:15 Closing Remarks

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