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Tech Day 2017

Come learn and play at Tech Day!

Tech Day 10th Anniversary Logo

Thursday, September 28

Lavin-Bernick Center, 2nd Floor

10:00am – 3:00pm


  • Technology Services Question & Answer Session
  • Keynote Speaker Dr. Richard Goldgar, Program Executive for IBM Watson Education
  • Model Classrooms Furnished for the Future
  • Vendor booths & tons of giveaways
  • Raffle prizes & more. We'll be giving away 2 Dell laptops and 2 iPads.

This event is free and open to members of the Tulane community and the general public.

Sponsors and Reps include: Microsoft, Adobe, Canvas-Instructure, ShareStream, Turning Technologies, YuJa, GBP Direct & more.

Tulane Tech Day uptown/downtown campus shuttle will be available. Come explore and get hands-on with technology.

See you there!

Tech Day Program


Apple Education

Rechler Room 202 - 11am-noon

Classroom is a powerful iPad app that helps teachers guide learning, share and receive work, and manage student devices. With the app teachers can see students as they work with Screen View, use AirPlay to wirelessly display their work to the class, launch and lock apps with Remote Control and more. Come and learn more about how you can use the Classroom 2 app from Apple.


IBM Watson: Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies

Stibbs 12:30-2pm

Dr. Goldgar will first introduce the topic of artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies, briefly touching on its history and challenges. He will then explain Watson cognitive technologies. Dr. Goldgar will close by describing IBM efforts using Watson to bring various tools and solutions to various industries, and in particular, to education.

Dr. Richard Goldgar is the Program Executive for IBM Watson Education, a new IBM Business Unit dedicated to bringing Watson cognitive technologies to education.In this role, Dr. Goldgar works closely with school districts and universities around the world to help define and bring Watson based technologies to all levels of the  education community. Dr. Goldgar recently collaborated with universities in the US, Canada, and Europe to define solutions that help students and staff increase retention and student success. 


You’ve been Googled

Race Room 201 - 2pm

Just how much of your personal information is out there on the internet? Join Tulane Information Security for a fun session to learn what personal information is being collected about you and how you can improve your privacy posture.


Tech Tools for Teachers – New and Exciting Classroom Technologies

Milestone A/V
Stibbs Room 202 - 2pm

Getting and keeping the attention of millennials is an ever changing task.  Most have been plugged in to electronics for much of their lives and have been trained to expect information in short bursts with lots of media and interaction.  Tech Tools for Teachers will focus on using new classroom technologies which help engage learners and enrich instruction through digital devices and services.  The session will briefly remind instructors how classroom technology developed and quickly move into where classroom technology is and will be.  There will be overviews of new technologies for Interactive Whiteboards, Student Response systems, Flipped Classroom overviews, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), Administration of Technologies, and Current Software Trends.

The presenter, Brian Retzlaff, is a former HS Math instructor who left the classroom 16 years ago to market instructional technologies.  Along the way Brian has been instrumental in the creation of state-wide video distance learning solutions, projectors in the classroom, SMART Board roll outs, Network design and usage, and has presented on key elements of Flipped Instruction and Lecture Capture.  Brian has served on college level technology advisory committees helping shape higher education technology implementation standards.  Brian currently is a Regional Sales Manager for Milestone AV Technologies.


Race Room 201 - 11am

This session will be a review the current state of Adobe in higher education as well as an update on Adobe teaching/learning resources, Adobe Spark and upcoming Adobe EDU events.