(Jun 17-19) National Community Tech Conf. (Cleveland OH)

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From: rturner at ctcnet.org

"Making Connections, Strengthening Communities"
14th Annual Community Technology Conference
June 17 - 19, 2005
InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center
Cleveland, OH

Registration and Details: http://www.ctcnet.org/conf/2005

Join the largest national gathering of community technology
organizations, programs, and experts around Achieving
Community Impact, Organizational Capacity & Leadership,
Policy & Civic Engagement, Program Design & Management,
Research & Evaluation, and Technology Innovations &
Solutions.

The 14th Annual Community Technology Conference will explore
the progression of the community technology movement from a
small grassroots effort, focused on technology access, to a
growing national and international field of practice
harnessing technology to meet human and social needs. This
far-reaching network is rooted in community-based efforts,
supported by regional collaborations, and strengthened by
strategic alliances drawing innovation and effective
practices across a range of disciplines.

Over 50 Sessions, Pre-Conference Workshops Exhibit Hall &
Resource Demonstrations, Local Site Visits and Networking
Events are available to:

* Community technology program managers & instructors,
* Researchers addressing community development
* Media and ournalists covering technology
* Nonprofit executives leading community technology projects
* Technology developers & service providers
* Educators & youth workers enhancing learning with technology
* Community development practitioners
* Government agencies serving underserved populations
* Volunteer and community service coordinators
* Corporate giving & foundation officers


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Registration & Accommodation
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Discounted hotel & registration rates deadlines are
approaching. Rregister online today.

* Hotel Discount Registration (MAY 15) * Conference
Discount Registration (MAY 17)

www.ctcnet.org/conf/2005/attending/registration.asp

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Exhibits & Sponsors Options
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A number of nonprofit and corporate sector resources will be
featured and highlighted throughout the conference. If you
are interested in sponsoring the conference or exhibiting,
a handful of opportunities and spaces are still available.
For details visit:

www.ctcnet.org/conf/2005/support/exhibit_sponsorship.htm

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Pre-Conference Workshops
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On Thursday, June 16, CTCNet will host half-day
Pre-Conference workshops on sustainability through social
enterprise, using logic models for evaluation, youth media
programs & media literacy, and expanding your capacity &
impact in your community. Pre-Conference workshops are FREE
of charge and open to all, including participants not
attending the full conference. To learn more and register
for a pre-conference workshop, visit:

www.ctcnet.org/conf/2005/at_conference/preconf.htm

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Sessions & Featured Events
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Full conference program and updates are listed at

www.ctcnet.org/conf/2005/at_conference/program.asp

This year's program is designed to provide a wide range of
professional development and capacity building workshops, as
well as innovative models, promising practices & hands-on
learning. A number of special events will provide
opportunities for networking, celebrating leadership,
showcasing valuable resources and generating discussion
about the future of community technology, including:

* Opening Plenary: Special welcome highlighting youth work
at CTCs around the country and showcasing their
contributions to the field.

* Featured Panel on Workforce Development: A unique forum on
the changing nature of workforce development, featuring
leaders from Cleveland-area government, private- sector,
and community technology sectors.

* Toni Stone Innovative Initiative Awards Luncheon: A
celebration of leadership will feature very special guest
speakers and the presentation of the 2005 Toni Stone
Innovative Initiative Award to this year's surprise winner.

* Host Committee Welcome Reception: Held at Case Western
Reserve University's Library & New Media Lab, where we'll
hear from local officials & community technology leaders,
and experience free tours of the Lab.

* Cleveland CTC Tours: Opportunities to join fellow
participants on a series of tours at Cleveland CTCs after
the day's workshops end.

* Community Technology Share Fair: Popular resource showcase
& ice cream break will feature dozens of shared tools &
resources developed by and for practitioners.

* Birds of a Feather & Regional Roundtables: Informal
self-facilitated discussions will opportunities for
participants to meet with others from their region and
engage in discussion around topics of interest.


Full Conference Registration and Session Information Online

www.ctcnet.org/conf/2005


CONTACT

Community Technology Centers' Network
1436 U Street NW, Suite 104
Washington, DC 20009
P: (202) 462-1200
F: (202) 462-3892
E: conf at ctcnet.org
W: http://www.ctcnet.org

CTCNet is a network of more than 1,000 community-based
programs that use technological tools to provide training
and educational services in communities accross the nation.
Our members are united in their commitment to improve the
educational, economic, cultural and political life of their
communities through technology. CTCNet provides resources
and advocacy to improve the quality and sustainability of
community technology centers and programs at the local,
national and international level through networking,
capacity building, program development, and partnership
opportunities. CTCNet's Annual Conference has been the
premier event in community technology for over a decade.




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