CUMREC 2005, Achieving New Heights | May 15-18, Keystone Colorado

Invitation to CUMREC 2005

CUMREC is A Higher Education Administrative Technology Conference. The purpose of CUMREC is to provide a forum for higher education professionals to share their expertise and experiences with computer systems in our ever-changing world of technology. The CUMREC Annual Conference, founded in 1956, is the longest running continuing conference devoted to promoting the understanding and use of information technology in higher education.

Read past newsletters and link to conference proceedings on the Publications page. This annual collection of papers and presentations serves as a valuable tool for helping information technology specialists stay abreast of rapidly changing developments in their field.

For exchanging information and ideas generated by the conference, consider joining one or more of the special interest EDUCAUSE Constituent and Discussion Group listservs.

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Conference History

In 1956 Frank B. Martin, director of Data Processing at Michigan State University, called for a meeting that would be a "College and University Machine Records Conference." Every year since then, CUMREC has been hosted by a member institution to provide a forum for higher education professionals to share their expertise and experiences with computerized systems.

The conference was formally organized in 1972. In 1992, the conference name was changed to the College and University Computer Users Association, while retaining the CUMREC acronym. This conference remains a premier international conference for the exchange of information and ideas. In early 1998, CUMREC affiliated with CAUSE (now EDUCAUSE) to extend the benefits of each organization to an even wider audience. Today the EDUCAUSE offices host CUMREC.

In tribute to the CUMREC founding father, the Frank Martin Service Award was established in 1972 to honor exemplary service to the college and university information technology community. BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting, Inc.) became the sponsor of this award in 2000.

Who Should Attend?

CUMREC conferences are attended by 500-600 people representing computer clients from all areas of higher education administration and information technology. Attendees represent a significant cross-section of systems directors and institutional leaders.

Why Should Companies Participate?

Higher education is a large market for information technology. CUMREC offers an excellent opportunity to showcase products to professionals who make information technology buying decisions for colleges and universities and also provides an opportunity for vendors to meet the customer base. Vendors can greatly enhance the conference as attendees seek new answers to the computing issues facing higher education.

For more information on how your corporation can participate in the CUMREC conference, please contact Carolyn Colman at 303-939-0326 or [email protected] .