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  • The 2015 Yale Technology Summit will take place Friday, October 30, 2015, at the Yale School of Management's Evans Hall.
  • The Yale Technology Summit Advisory Committee is now seeking presentation proposals from Yale faculty, researchers, students, alumni, and staff. The proposal deadline is Friday, September 18, 2015.

The Event

Join us for the second annual Yale Technology Summit, a celebration and showcase of innovative and emerging technologies used in teaching, research, entrepreneurial, and administrative activities at Yale University. Faculty, student, staff, and alumni will present their work and engage in debate and discussion at this day-long event that also will feature a technology expo and workshops.

The Yale Technology Summit takes place on Friday, October 30, 2015, in the Yale School of Management Evans Hall building. The inaugural Yale Tech Summit took place in October 2014, providing a platform for dialogue about technology in teaching, learning, research, and entrepreneurship at Yale and beyond. Fall 2015 is the second annual event, which is open exclusively to the Yale community.

Check this page for updates, keynote speakers, and a full schedule of presentations and activities.

Call for Proposals

The Yale Technology Summit Advisory Committee invites Yale faculty, staff, students, and alumni to submit proposals for the Fall 2015 conference. The committee seeks proposals that will foster debate and discussion on best practices of teaching, learning, research, and entrepreneurship with technology.

Proposals should align with one of these presentation tracks:

  • Teaching & Learning: Professors, lecturers, practitioners, and others sharing knowledge about technology enhanced teaching and learning techniques used in the Yale classroom
  • Scholarship & Research: Faculty and students doing interesting research or scholarly work; a new use of technology in digital humanities, social science research, or science and medical applications
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Developers, researchers, project managers, and practitioners describing novel experiences or developments in the construction and use of technologies involving issues specific to research data collection, manipulation, processing, visualization, and analysis

Presentations should be 30-50 minutes in length (including Q&A) and in whatever format best fits your topic (such as a presentation, poster session, panel or workshop). The intended audience of the symposium includes faculty, students, alumni and technology professionals across Yale.

Please send a short proposal (approximately 300 words) with details of your presentation idea using the online proposal form by Friday, September 18, 2015.

To view examples of presentation topics, view the 2014 Yale Technology Summit Session Schedule.

Please direct any questions to techsummit@yale.edu.

About the 2014 Yale Technology Summit

The first Yale Technology Summit took place on Friday, October 31, 2014, at the Yale School of Management. Hundreds of attendees enjoyed talks on a broad range of topics, such as distance learning technologies, data analysis, cloud solutions, and 3-D scanning in medical research.

Yale College alumni Justin Kan '05 and Emmett Shear '05, co-founders of the video-game website Twitch, were the keynote speakers at the event, which featured presentations by 75 faculty, students, and staff members from across campus who are working with emerging and innovative technologies. Academic departments, research labs, museums, the Yale Library, the School of Art, the School of Architecture, the School of Nursing, and the School of Management were among the many organizations represented.

The event was coordinated by Yale Information Technology Services and sponsored by HB Communications, IBM, Juniper Networks, and Lenovo/GovConnection.

View the 2014 Yale Technology Summit Session Schedule

Read more about the Technology Summit:

University CIO Len Peters introduced the keynote speakers at the first Yale Technology Summit on October 31 at the Yale School of Management.

Justin Kan and Emmett Shear
Emmett Shear '05 (left) and Justin Kan '05 described their path to success as founders of Twitch.

Peabody Museum's preparator Michael Anderson explained how leaves are preserved for use in the museum's dioramas.