Polytechnic Summit 2019

Welcoming academic professionals and community leaders dedicated to shaping the future of Polytechnic education
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June 3-5, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, Wisconsin

The Summit brings polytechnic academic professionals and community leaders together to focus on innovation in curriculum and applied research, to build opportunities for collaboration and partnership on research and student learning, and to share best practices specific to active, applied learning. The Summit assembles leaders who shape the future of polytechnic education.

Don't miss Polytechnic Summit 2019, featuring:

  • Keynote addresses by innovative leaders.
  • Panel discussions involving academic, community, and industry leaders.
  • Presentations from participants on topics of importance.
  • Breakout and networking sessions.
  • Campus and industry tours.

Wisconsin's Polytechnic University

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Should Attend?

Academic professionals who align themselves with:

  • Innovative educational models that embrace student-centered, experiential, learn-by-doing methodology.
  • Applied or user inspired research.

Community and industry leaders who:

  • Understand the need for industry-academic collaboration.
  • Value student internships.
  • Want to influence the capabilities of their future hires.
  • Welcome the use of student teams to help solve their current corporate problems through real-world projects in the classroom.

For more information contact UW-Stout Professional Education at profed@uwstout.edu or 715-232-2793.

Summit Registration Rates and Fees

General Attendee Standard Rate $300 USD Rate valid through May 15, 2019
General Attendee Late Rate $400 USD  
University Student Attendee $50 USD  

Preconference Sessions

Preconference #1 - Sustainability Work Across Polytechnic Institutions $25 USD
Preconference #2 - General Education at Polytechnic Institutions $25 USD

 

UW-Stout welcomes international guests for the Polytechnic Summit. Following the Polytechnic Summit’s traditional format, the event will be carried out in English only. If we can assist with translation of registration and local accommodation details, please contact us via email at profed@uwstout.edu.

At-A-Glance Program Schedule

MONDAY

PRECONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

8:00 am - 9:00 am Preconference Registration and Check-in
Concourse Lounge, Memorial Student Center
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Preconference #1 - Follow-up from the 2018 October Coventry Symposium (Additional fee, lunch included)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Preconference #2 - General Education at Polytechnic Institutions (Additional fee, lunch included)
   

MONDAY Continued

CONFERENCE BEGINS

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration and Check-in
Concourse Lounge, Memorial Student Center

6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Welcome, Overview & Introductions
Great Hall, Memorial Student Center
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm Opening Keynote #1: TBD
Great Hall, Memorial Student Center
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm Cocktails/Reception and Networking
Great Hall, Memorial Student Center
   

TUESDAY

 
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Check-in
Harvey Hall, Main Floor Outside Theater

Networking, Morning Coffee/Refreshments
Harvey Hall

9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome, Overview & Introductions
Harvey Hall Theater
9:15 am - 10:15 am Keynote #2: 2019 Hosting Institution
Harvey Hall Theater
10:15 am - 10:45 am Networking Break with Refreshments
Harvey Hall
10:45 am - 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions: Applied Learning/Collaboration/Career Focus
11:45 am - 2:00 pm Lunch, Group or On Your Own - Downtown Menomonie
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Keynote #3: TBD
Harvey Hall Theater
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Poster Session/Networking Break with Refreshments
Harvey Hall
4:00 pm -5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions: Applied Learning/Collaboration/Career Focus
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keynote #4: TBD
Harvey Hall Theater
8:00 pm Optional Evening Activity
Ludington Guard Band, Wilson Park, Menomonie
   

WEDNESDAY

 
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Check-in
Harvey Hall, Main Floor Outside Theater

Networking, Morning Coffee/Refreshments
Harvey Hall

9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome, Overview & Introductions
Harvey Hall Theater
9:15 am - 10:15 am Keynote #5: Cross-Institutional Panel Discussion
Harvey Hall Theater
10:15 am - 10:45 am Networking Break with Refreshments
Harvey Hall
10:45 am - 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions: Applied Learning/Collaboration/Career Focus
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Lunch, Location TBD
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Closing Keynote #6: 2020 Summit Hosts
Location TBD
1:30 pm Conference End
Conference Lodging Information

Room Blocks have been set up at the following hotels. Please call the hotels directly for reservations and mention the POLYTECHNIC SUMMIT to secure the reduced room rate.

Cobblestone Inn & Suites at UW-Stout Downtown Menomonie - Within walking distance to UW-Stout Campus

$93 USD, per night, June 1 - June 6, 2019. Rate valid through May 1, 2019.

Hampton Inn & Suites Menomonie UW-Stout - Approx 2 miles from UW-Stout Campus

$109.65 per night, June 2 - June 5, 2019

 

UW-Stout Residence Hall

On campus lodging within a UW-Stout residence hall will also be available for $30 per person, per night. On campus lodging may be purchased during the conference registration process.

Travel, Taxi and Airport Shuttle Information

The nearest airports are the (MSP) Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (1 hour 15 min.) and the (EAU) Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (45 min.). There is a commercial shuttle service available for each airport. Major car rental companies are also available at each airport. Please note that while attending the Summit, all activities on campus are within walking distance but the only hotel that is within walking distance of campus is Cobblestone Inn & Suites. The others are not generally considered within walking distance (approximately 2 miles for most).

 

From Minneapolis/St Paul Airport (MSP):

Groome Transportation shuttle service can be reached at (715) 830-9400.
More information and reservations can be made online here: https://groometransportation.com/eau-claire/

You will need to book a local taxi service for transportation from the shuttle drop off location (Quality Inn Menomonie) to get to the hotels listed above or to UW-Stout.

 

From Eau Claire, the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (EAU):

Visit the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport for car rental, taxi, TNC (transportation network carrier), or bus options.
http://co.eau-claire.wi.us/departments/departments-a-k/airport/services-facilities/ground-transportation

 

Menomonie Taxi Services:

Town and Country Taxi: (715) 309-9619
231 Taxi: (715) 231-8294
 

NOTE: Lyft and Uber may be available from the airports to Menomonie, but they are not guaranteed from Menomonie to the airports.

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Presentation Proposals Due November 18
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Standard registration rate valid through May 15, 2019
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UW-Stout was represented at the Polytechnic Summit 2018 transforming higher education so that it is more in tune with the requirements and challenges of a labor market. / Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología - UTEC