"Collaboration Through Networking: Technology in Education" First NJEDge.Net Conference

The first Annual NJEDge.Net conference – "Collaboration Through Networking: Technology in Education" is scheduled for October 30 & 31st at the Merrill Lynch Conference Center, Plainsboro, NJ, with opening reception and pre-conference workshops to take place on the evening of October 29th.

The conference celebrates the creation of New Jersey’s Higher Education Network and will provide live demonstrations of the resources and capabilities of the network highlighting collaborative applications at member institutions in real time.

Keynote speakers include Mark Resmer, Chief Technology Office at eCollege; David Pogue, Technology Columnist of the New York Times; Phillip D. Long, Senior Strategist at MIT; and Michael Zostrocky of the Gartner Group.

Registration information and program details including session descriptions and speakers’ biographies are available at http://www.njedge.net/conference2003/

Montclair State University is one of the founding member institutions associated with the NJEDge.Net project.

The NJEDge.Net is a high bandwidth statewide network dedicated exclusively to facilitating collaboration among institutions of higher education and affiliated members (schools, museums, libraries, corporate partners, etc.) through a statewide extranet that provides unimpeded voice, data and video transmission with guaranteed quality of service among the EDgeNet members.

The conference will demonstrate the potential benefits of our participation in the network and also some of the services offered, including our affiliate membership to the Internet II project.