|TAG 2015 Call for Sessions|
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TAG 2015 Conference Call for Sessions Overview (download)
Please submit the completed form below by Monday, March 23, 2015
The TAG conference is the one place for technology professionals working in philanthropy to share their experiences with peers. Sessions should be about the application of technology relevant to this specific audience niche.
TAG Conference Goals
• Education: Provide practical educational opportunities and professional development for TAG members.
• Networking: Provide networking opportunities for TAG members—connecting people with others facing similar issues for information sharing.
• Community: Build the TAG community—relationships that can be leveraged beyond the conference.
• Leadership: Enable TAG to provide leadership to the
Conference Theme and Sessions
The theme of the conference is Knowledge: From Collection to Protection
The Conference Agenda Committee seeks the following sessions:
The TAG membership consists of a very diverse set of professionals, all responsible for managing the technology function or a software application within a philanthropic organization.
is a wide range of technical expertise and sophistication among TAG members. Job functions vary from senior staff
such as a chief information officer and director of technology to a "jack-of-all-trades" manager of technology to technology-specific jobs such as
a database administrator, software developer, web specialist and network
Hands-on training for technical staff on specific technologies is not the focus of this conference. However, we want the technical sessions to provide enough technical information to be a relevant educational experience for the technology professionals.
There will be three concurrent break-out sessions.
Please indicate whether your session is more appropriate for a management, technical or grants management audience. The committee hopes to have a good mix of all three session types.
Management: Target Audience = Technical or non-technical staff. Session should be designed to discuss issues around technology management, change management, communications and collaboration, with some part of the presentation dedicated to the technology itself. These sessions deal with broader management issues and policies related to the technology function versus an in-depth look at the technology itself.
Technical: Target Audience = Technical staff. Session should be devoted to technologies themselves and should take an in-depth look at the technology. Despite this focus, these sessions should be targeted to the general technologist rather than a sophisticated engineer.
Grants: Target Audience = Grants managers and technical managers. Session should be focused on the grants application/grants management process or tools or software to facilitate the foundation’s grantmaking operations. These sessions can deal with broad management issues and policies or take an in-depth look at a particular grants management software.
The committee welcomes sessions that are educational, relevant, timely, engaging and valuable.
The committee identified the following high level areas of interest for potential sessions. Your session does not have to fit into one of these areas of interest but we share the list to provide some guidance about the type of content the committee hopes to include in the conference.
Please submit your completed Call for Sessions Form by Monday, March 23, 2015.
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