Thank you to our Members for providing great content. The proposal submission period for the BCNET CONNECT Tech Summit is now closed.


Program planning is underway for the BCNET CONNECT Tech Summit. We highly encourage you to contribute your ideas to enhance collaboration, learning, and productivity across the higher education IT sector.


Join the discussion

We are actively seeking content and workshop proposals for BCNET CONNECT, the Higher Education & Research Tech Summit. We invite content from staff, faculty and students at our member institutions. Your participation will help create an interesting, engaging, and innovative program for your peers.

The programming is driven by our diverse member community made up of colleges, institutes and research universities.  All speakers will receive a complimentary 3-day summit pass. Check out our conference session archives for sessions from past events.


Important Dates 
  • February 25, 2020: Deadline for submission of proposals

  • March 9, 2020: CONNECT Program Committee reviews 2020 proposals

  • March 11, 2020: Applicants notified of acceptance

  • March 18, 2020: Deadline for applicants to confirm acceptance


connect with your peers

We encourage all levels of IT staff to contribute content from all of our member institutions in BC. Whether you're investigating or implementing a new technology, or would like to share your innovative solution, we will help connect you with peers at the CONNECT Summit.

The call for proposals is open to BCNET Members only!

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Participate to:

  • Share your knowledge so others can benefit from your experience
  • Gain peer recognition
  • Showcase your solutions
  • Build your professional network and reputation
5 Technology Tracks and Learning Paths

Your opportunities for learning and sharing are organized into 5 Technology Tracks 

The BCNET CONNECT Summit Program Committee have recommended programming and content ideas within each track to help guide you in developing your speaking proposal. Be sure to visit each technology track for content suggestion details.



Proposal Evaluation Criteria

The BCNET CONNECT Summit Program Committee will evaluate all session proposals based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of written proposal
  • Relevancy to our conference, attendees and track themes
  • Value / Innovation / original problem solving
  • Ability to inspire action and/or outcome for users


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