2017 Unizin Innovation Summit

Summit Host City, Denver CO, Skyline

APRIL 19 - 20, 2017  |  DENVER, CO

"Let's Talk About Change"

Changing for the Future of Higher Education

This year's Summit is a two-day event that will focus on how we can move forward together to create better digital teaching and learning environments by implementing important organizational changes.

The shift to an ecosystem-based digital infrastructure requires a lot of change: organizational change, policy change, changes in routine, in workflows, and in approaches to content and data. When we approach these changes alone - they seem overwhelming. But together, change can be a positive experience. Together we can become more agile and functional in the face of future shifts in digital learning. Together, we are creating a strong, stable, standards-based technology ecosystem that will continue to support a diverse and changing teaching and learning environment into the future and beyond.

2017 Keynote Speakers

Summit Keynote Speaker Joseph Glover

Dr. Joseph Glover
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Florida

Dr. Joseph Glover has been UF Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs since July 2008. Since arriving at UF in 1983, Dr. Glover has chaired the Mathematics Department and served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Interim Dean, and Interim Provost. Dr. Glover received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Cornell University and his master's and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of California, San Diego. He has held a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship and an NSF-CNRS fellowship. His research in probability theory, stochastic processes, and potential theory has been supported by the NSF, the AFOSR, and the NSA.

Summit Keynote Speaker Brandon Bernier

Brandon Bernier
Director of User Services
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Brandon Bernier is an engaging leader with a deep passion for the mission of higher education, technology and its role in furthering that mission, and the people that work within the academic community.   Through a diversified career spanning roles in Central IT, Distributed IT, and Libraries, Mr. Bernier has led numerous change efforts and leadership initiatives working directly with faculty, staff, and students. In his current role as Director of User Services for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mr. Bernier leads a diverse team with a strong customer service focus aimed at engaging user communities throughout the campus and the state of Wisconsin. Mr. Bernier is a graduate of the EDUCAUSE Leading Change Institute, the MOR Associates Information Technology Leadership Program, and was a recent recipient of the EDUCAUSE Rising Star Award.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University and a MBA from Wayne State University.

At Unizin, we know the best way to move forward is together.