ICT Summit

The annual Information & Communication Technology Summit is a regional conference that brings together UMass and Five College students and faculty -- and the public -- to explore how Information and Communication Technologies are transforming education, academic disciplines, business, and our everyday lives. 





The ICT Summit 2013 examined Innovative Education and Applied Innovation within the disciplines of the Five Colleges and Beyond. Vendor Exhibits: Hitachi, USA:  Interactive Projectors Yellow Jester:  3D Printing Five Colleges Schools:  Virtual Computing Lab  Poster Session (Sample): Protect Out Breasts http://protectourbreasts.org/  ♦ Prototyping in Design - UMass Architecture Student Work ♦ Retinal Tracking - Performance assessment in Nursing  ♦ Open Window - A short animated film production

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Featured Speakers from Idustrial Light & Magic:

  • Michael Balog, Creature Supervisor
  • Robert Gianino, Creative Services Team at Lucasfilm & Senior Staff at Lucas Film Animation
  • Keith Kellogg, Animation Supervisor
  • Delio Tramontozzi, Animation Supervisor and CG Animation Department Manager


  • What is IT?:  Maria Tymoczko, Gale Barton
  • IT and Face to Face Education:  Randy Phillis, Chris Krueger, and Weh Lih Lee
  • Prototyping and the Design Process: Caryn Brause, Donna Cohn, and Susannah Howe
  • Massively Open Online Courses: Jim Kurose, Mary Lou Foward, and Nick McKeown
  • Open Science: Darlene Cavalier, Charlie Scwheik, David Bollier, Eitan Mendolowitz, Maxine Schmidt, Jane Fountain and Becky Sweger


Gather to consider creative technology for resourceful & pioneering applications in education and research. Digital Inferno A table top presentation of various IT related endeavors from individuals/ groups from the 5 College area in Western Massachusetts.

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Keynote Speaker-Douglas Trumbull

As Visionary filmmaker, innovator and entrepreneur, Douglas Trumbull has enjoyed a long and prestigious technological and creative career in filmmaking.

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The Information & Communication Technology Summit 2011 was a forum to discuss how we can cultivate an environment for a 1st class education. Exploration of collaborative paradigms in pedagogy and research that advance academia through innovative and wise use of information technology.

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  • Leslie Hawthorne - Open Source Outreach Manager at Oregon State University Open Source Labs
  • Youlanda Gibbons - Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies at Georgetown
  • Kate James - Senior Manager and User Experience at MIT OpenCourse Ware
  • Dr. Ken Udas - Chief Executive Officer at UMass Online
  • Norman Bier - Associate Director, Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Elisa Lanzi - Director of the Imaging Center at Smith College & Five Colleges Intellectual Property Policies for Shared Media Committee
  • Charlie Schweik - Co-Director and founder at UMass Amherst Open Source Laboratory


Our vision for the summit is to ignite interest in collaborative and innovative efforts in education. We want to help create an academic environment that not only addresses the needs of our schools now, but to consider future solutions to the issues of the near future. We can not build a better tomorrow alone. A position that we, as a community, will place ourselves is to be a forerunner of new ideas and technologies rather than simply following the standards of the day.

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Keynote Speaker: Nolan Bushnell

Mr. Bushnell is a technology pioneer and is often cited as the father of the video game industry. He is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater. Mr. Bushnell is passionate about enhancing and improving the educational process and truly enjoys motivating and inspiring others with his views on entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation.

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