This  would be very good for our dedicated, UVM Videoconferencing 
support person to attend, if we only had such a person..

The two campus experts in this are Steve Exler of Epscor & Raymond 
Forsell of Tech Services, but to my understanding, videoconferencing 
support is a secondary role for them.  Still, they are nice guys who are 
very generous with their time.

It would be nice if someone with a *nice central budget* could send one 
or both to conferences & training session where their impressive skills 
could be kept concurrent with the times.  It would be even nicer if a 
group like, say ets, could dedicate at least a half position to this [as 
it is done in every other university in the land..]

sorry for the rant - emergency videoconferencing support is a recurring 
& bitter memory...


Geoffrey Duke wrote:
> FYI. —Geoff
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Lisa DiMauro
> *Sent:* Monday, September 13, 2010 12:32 PM
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> *Subject:* [Announcement] NERCOMP - Videoconference Technology - Oct 25
> Dear Friends,
> Registration is now open for NERCOMP's upcoming workshop:
> *"Videoconference Technologies, Service, and Support: Can You See Me Now?"**
> * 
> October 25, 2010
> 9:00 - 3:00 (Coffee and Registration start at 8:00)
> NERCOMP Members: $130, Non-Members: $260
> Skidmore College
> 815 North Broadway
> Saratoga Springs, NY
> There are so many videoconference solutions to choose from. Free and 
> proprietary, desktop and web-based, and high performance high definition 
> devices made by vendors such as Tandberg and Polycom. While 
> organizations take different approaches to videoconferencing, it is an 
> important IT collaboration that at a minimum requires product 
> evaluation, equipment recommendations, training, and support. As 
> videoconference use increases, careful planning is required in order to 
> invest in reliable communication tools for instruction and virtual 
> meetings. On the front-line, technologists provide recommendations and 
> technical assistance to faculty and administrators. On the back-end, 
> network systems administrators assure connectivity and monitor bandwidth 
> usage. Front and back-end coordination is essential for a small staff to 
> provide this service. Colgate University, St. Lawrence University and 
> Skidmore College will report back on the current status of 
> videoconferencing on campus. How are videoconference tools used 
> optimally to support different needs, goals, and disciplines…now, and in 
> the future?
> For a full schedule and registration information, please go to:
> We would be grateful if you would pass this announcement on to friends 
> and colleagues who might find it of interest.
> To view other SIGs events, click here: 
> Thank you very much. We hope to see you on October 25th!
> Sincerely,
> Lisa DiMauro

Victor Rossi, B.S., M.B.A.
Lecturer, Senior Information Technology Professional
Computer Facility
College of Engineering & Math Sciences
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont 05405
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