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REGISTRATION OPEN for UCosmic Conference–Collaborative Software Development for Higher Ed Challenges–Kuali, VIVO and UCosmic

New York, NY  Registration is open for the first annual UCosmic Conference ( to be held on October 31st, in New York City. The theme this year is “Collaborative Software Development to Address Strategic Challenges in Higher Education: Kuali, VIVO and UCosmic.” This one-day conference will focus on an institutional ecosystem of inexpensive, open-source technology solutions to enable global strategy. This conference will share best practices among three cutting-edge, open-source, higher education consortia: UCosmic® Consortium, VIVO, and Kuali. This conference will be highly relevant to SIOs and other administrators who are looking for affordable solutions for tracking and management of global activity, as well as achieving other administrative and research objectives.

Speakers include: Hao Wang, Chief Information Officer, State University of New York, Eric Denna, Chief Information Officer, The University of Utah, Randy Ozden, President and Chief Executive Officer, VivanTech, Michelle Kimpton, Chief Executive Officer, DuraSpace, Tracy Beth Mitrano, Director of Information Technology Policy, Cornell University, Kiki Caruson, Associate Professor, and Assistant Vice President for Research, Innovation and Global Affairs, University of South Florida, William Barnett, Co-Director, Translational Informatics, Indiana CTSI (Clinical and Translational Science Institute) and others.

Please note that this conference builds upon the 2013 SUNY Critical Issues in Higher Education Conference: Building a Smarter University to be held on October 29-30th in Manhattan. We hope you will consider attending both conferences. We have reserved rooms for the duration of both conferences at three NY hotels at really great rates. The rates expire in September, so make your reservations soon!

Check out the UCosmic conference website to learn more about the conference and the room reservations: