Student Technology Conference

June 13 – 16, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV

Pre-Arrival Information

Greetings from Las Vegas:

In preparation for your arrival we wanted to send along some important information.

  • Directions from the Airport to On-Campus Housing in Tonopah Hall:
  • STC Registration Desk:
    • The desk will be located on the second floor (by the session rooms) of the Student Union during the conference.
  • Parking:
    • If you prepaid for parking you can pick up your parking permit during registration:
      • Tonopah Hall – Summer Conference Housing Desk
      • Student Union – STC Registration Desk
    • If you need a parking permit, the STC Registration Desk will assist you with getting one.
    • Parking Passes allow you to park in spaces marked Student only.
    • Please look out for the STC parking signs that will be by the lots.
    • Here is a map of parking around the SU and Tonopah Complex:
      https://www.unlv.edu/maps/parking/lots/lot-h
  • Recreation Center:
    • If you are interested in using the UNLV Student Recreation and Wellness Center, day passes can be purchased from at the SRWC Front Desk.
    • The Conference Housing Front Desk can assist with directions to the building.
    • It is $10.00 per day for a pass. Please click on the following link to see what amenities that are offered in the building.
    • https://www.unlv.edu/srwc/campus-recreational-services
  • Conference Schedule:
  • Alcoholic Beverages:
    • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in lobbies, study lounges, or public locations on campus.
    • Las Vegas open container law only applies to the “The Strip”.
    • No alcoholic beverages may be stored in the snack room refrigerator.
  • Contact Number:
  • I have included a contact number for the host committee below if need assistance.
  • Host Committee On-Call Number:702-430-9873

Lastly, today’s current temperature is over 100 degrees. The forecast for next week is low 100’s. Please make sure to drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen while you are here. Water bottles will be provide at registration or in your on-campus room. If you are feeling ill while out in the sun, please let one of the host committee know immediately. Heat Exhaustion and Sunstroke are real concerns once the temperatures in Las Vegas rise above 100 degrees, and in an arid climate it is very easy to become dehydrated even if you are indoors all day.

Safe Travels,

Vicky and Jonathan
2016 STC Host Committee Co – Chairs

!!!SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS!!!

Well, this year’s conference is only a couple weeks away. Time to start thinking about bringing something to donate to the 7th Silent Auction. The proceeds from this auction go towards the Senti-Merriman Scholarship which allows a Student Employee to come to the Conference for no charge, often getting help with the travel expense as well. This year is no exception, I’m asking you to open your hearts and donate items. We’ve had a wide variety of items over the last 6 years and numerous bidding wars over some of the most unlikely items. Some folks bring items they’ve crafted themselves, others items specific to their respective schools. Anything is welcome, bulky items can be shipped ahead to:

SAM Building
Attention: Victoria McClain
4760 Gym Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

If you’re bringing your item with you, please drop it off at the Registration Desk, make sure you mention it’s for the Silent Auction, especially if it’s a shirt. Here’s the link to this year’s Google Form which helps us know who is giving what and approximate values.
https://docs.google.com/…/1Ba3HqFm-DKrvXqKvqCaBqLg…/viewform

Any questions of course reply to me. Thank you all so much in advance for your generosity.

Larry James
ResNet Manager 402-472-3535
RM 134 Sandoz Residence Hall
[email protected]

STC Half Day Network Activities are still available for purchase!!

We know that some of you are waiting to sign up for the Half Day Network Activity until you arrive here in Vegas which is not a problem. However, if you are planning on waiting can you please email me ([email protected]) to let me know which you would like to attend so that we can start planning proper transportation?

The two options are listed below.

Cowabunga Bay Water Park – $55
Cowabunga Bay is 25 acres of Summer, Surfin’ fun. There’s something for everyone whether you are cresting a wave in our giant wave pool or sipping a Pina Colada in a Caban-A-Rama private cabana. After you’ve challenged the 72’ drop of Zuma ZOOMA and riden the largest man-made wave in the WORLD you can grab a delicious meal at Bullwinkle’s Boardwalk Grill. Spend the day exploring the awesome park!

Hoover Dam Powerplant Tour – $55
Named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century, Hoover Dam continues to draw crowds more than 70 years after its creation. A National Historic Landmark, Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, standing at more than 725 feet above the Colorado River. With 17 generators producing 4 billion kilowatts of electricity a year, it also is one of the country’s largest hydroelectric power facilities. Operation and maintenance of the facility are solely supported by revenue from power sales.

The Powerplant Tour offers a combination of presentations by Reclamation guides, audio and film presentations, exhibits and other media that provide a comprehensive view of the massive dam and its operations, as well as highlight many of the unique features around the site. It takes about two hours to discover all the features at Hoover Dam. More information about the Powerplant tour can be found here:http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/service/PowerplantTour.html

Jonathan and Vicky
2016 STC Co-Chairs

Registration Closes Tonight!!

Don’t miss out on your last chance to register for the 2016 STC conference!
 
 Late registration ends Tonight!!
Registration:

Late Registration: $650 (May 14th through May 20th)

New for 2016: We are offering a discounted third registration for individuals from the same institution. If you qualify for this discount, please complete your registration and select “Pay by Check”, then email [email protected] and we will adjust the registration fee. Please note that all registration fees for the institution must be paid in full by May 13 or the discount will be removed.

See the registration site for single day registration options.
http://resnetstc.org/2016/

On-Campus Housing Available:

Single Occupancy Room: $70 per night
Double Occupancy Room: $40 per night


Hope to see you soon,

Vicky and Jonathan
2016 STC Co-Chairs

2016 STC Half Day Networking Activities Announced

The STC Host Committee would like to announce that the Half Day Networking Activities are available on the registration site.
 
Cowabunga Bay Water Park – Cowabunga Bay is 25 acres of Summer, Surfin’ fun. There’s something for everyone whether you are cresting a wave in our giant wave pool or sipping a Pina Colada in a Caban-A-Rama private cabana. After you’ve challenged the 72’ drop of Zuma ZOOMA and riden the largest man-made wave in the WORLD you can grab a delicious meal at Bullwinkle’s Boardwalk Grill.  Spend the day exploring the awesome park!
Hoover Dam Power Plant Tour – Named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century, Hoover Dam continues to draw crowds more than 70 years after its creation. A National Historic Landmark, Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, standing at more than 725 feet above the Colorado River. With 17 generators producing 4 billion kilowatts of electricity a year, it also is one of the country’s largest hydroelectric power facilities. Operation and maintenance of the facility are solely supported by revenue from power sales.
 
Register now, before time runs out.  Regular registration ends on May 13, 2016.  Don’t miss out on the 50 dollar savings.

Professional Development Seminars Announced

What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas…. Except when you have the opportunity to engage in even more professional development as part of the 2016 STC!! Participating in a Professional Development Seminar will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in one of five specially selected workshops that will deepen your understanding of important technology or management topics.

Morning Sessions

Empowerment and Team Development (Soaring Eagle Enterprises, Inc)

Afternoon Sessions

Managing and Leading Services (Soaring Eagle Enterprises, Inc )

Full Day Session

CompTIA Security+ Introduction (Russ Ward, University of Alabama – $125.00)

To see a description of the sessions and price please click here.

Now Accepting Nominations for the Senti-Merriman Award

The Senti-Merriman Award was created in honor of Sandy Senti and Jeff Merriman, the organization’s founding members. Sandy and Jeff were the driving force behind the creation of the ResNet Symposium and its early success was the result of their commitment to residential technology and their shared respect for the contributions of those who make ResNet programs possible: students living in residence halls and ResNet student staff.

For the 2016 Student Technology Conference at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Senti-Merriman Award will cover the registration fee for the conference as well as on-campus housing and travel expenses. Funding for the award is provided, in part, by the silent auction, held annually since the 2009 conference at St. Cloud State University. As in the past, the nominating institution will be required to send a staff member to accompany the award recipient at the conference.

Additional information on the award, such as how to apply, is available at http://resnetinc.org/student-technology-conference/senti-merriman-award/. Nominations are due by Monday, April 4.

If you have any questions, would like any additional information, or have any thoughts on the award, please contact me at [email protected]

Present at the 2016 Student Technology Conference!

Looking to maximize your travel funds? Want to share a new process or technique with your colleagues? Why not submit a proposal for a presentation?

Presenters get $100 discount if your proposal is accepted. Accepted presenters will receive notification by mid-March.

Submit proposals at https://sites.google.com/a/resnetinc.org/stc2016/home

Registration is OPEN!!

HeyRebSTC ResNet,Inc. and UNLV are proud to announce that registration for the 2016 Student Technology Conference is now open.  Click on the registration tab to register now.

Registration includes sessions (excluding Professional Development Seminars), four breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners.

Registration:

Regular Registration: $600 (February 20 through May 13)

Late Registration: $650 (After May 14th)

Housing (On-Campus):

Single Occupancy Room: $70 per night

Double Occupancy Room: $40 per night

See the registration site for single day registration options.

New for 2016: We are offering a discounted third registration for individuals from the same institution. If you qualify for this discount, please complete your registration and select “Pay by Check”, then email [email protected] and we will adjust the registration fee. Please note that all registration fees for the institution must be paid in full by May 13 or the discount will be removed.

Welcome

The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) is excited to host the 23rd annual Student Technology Conference.

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UNLV’s main campus is located within minutes of entertainment, housing and transportation options that will accommodate a successful conference. UNLV has a new Student Union facility that houses state of the art meeting accommodations. Beyond our reputation of being in the center of the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas has a lot to offer in the area of technology growth. Las Vegas is known for being one of the most digitally connected cities along with housing one of the largest data centers in the world.

We hope to see you in 2016!