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12th Annual CATS Conference Goes Virtual!

CATS2009 will be held online, May 6-8, using Elluminate Live! This year's theme is "Community Arcade: Exhibits of Excellence." The conference showcases projects, experiences, and interests of members.

The Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) conferences focus on the major themes, issues, topics, as well as the technological and educational advances influencing the direction of academic technology.

We wish to thank Elluminate for making their platform available for this conference.

Who is Attending?

See who is attending the conference.

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Program Info

View the Program to determine the presentations you wish to attend. Note that each session has its own url, which will be listed next to the word “Location" prior to the conference. All sessions will be recorded. After the conference, session urls will be updated to take you to the archives.


There is no cost to attend the conference this year and you can login to a session without registering — however, but if you want a chance to win a raffle prize, you need to<--->please register to help us keep track of the number of attendees to expect. Prizes will be awarded throughout the conference.<--->

Share Your Shining Faces Virtually

Since we won't be seeing each other in person, let's see one another virtually. Upload pictures of yourselves attending the conference to the CATS Flickr site. Log-in: username: onlinecats09 and password: cats2009.

Shop CATS2009 at

CATS2009 graphic designer, Ryan Garcia from CSU Channel Islands, has created a terrific logo that we've applied to merchandise we hope you'll want to own. See what's in store at Zazzle!

Wednesday, May 6 Keynote

Mike Mahoney, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at CSU East Bay, shares his university's innovative and integrated “Online Campus" organization, which supports online degree programs and services, such as enrollment, orientation, advising, library, tutoring, and career services. More than 100... more

Thursday, May 7 Keynote

Brett Christie, Faculty Development Director at Sonoma State University, speaks about the latest research on advances in technology related to teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative expression. Brett participated on the editorial board of the 2009 NMC Horizon Report... more

Friday, May 8 Keynote

Gerry Hanley, Senior Director, Academic Technology Services,
Information Technology Services, and Academic Affairs, CSU Office of the Chancellor, and Kathy Fernandes, Director of CSU LMS System-wide Initiatives, speak about the current status of CSU's Learning Management Systems (LMS) activities. The system-wide Learning Management Systems (LMS) RFP is complete. So what's happening now?... more
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