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Sunsetting the Association

Posted on October 10th, 2019 in Membership News | No Comments

Hello, fellow AHECTAn.

First, thank you for your support of AHECTA. Special thanks to those who attended the AHECTA 2019 conference, especially our presenters and our corporate partners whose sponsorships made the conference happen: AMT, Apogee, Blonder Tongue, CheddarU, Spectrum, Swank Motion Pictures, and XFINITY. We had great sessions, conversations, and learning opportunities. The dedication and engagement so evident within this association make it that much more difficult to share the following announcement.

After healthy deliberations over the last year, your AHECTA Board of Directors is recommending a graceful sunsetting of the association.

What does sunsetting the association mean for our members?

  • We will keep the Google Group open for information sharing and discussion. We will be inviting previous AHECTA members to return, as well as institutions from our prospective list. Additionally, we encourage you to invite your colleagues at other institutions to join the AHECTA Google Group.
  • We will keep the AHECTA name and website domain at least through the end of 2020.
  • We will not collect association membership dues in 2020.
    • The collection of dues necessitates keeping a paid CPA on duty, to process legal and financial transactions that come with collecting dues, such as reporting taxes.
  • There will be no 2020 AHECTA Conference.

What’s next?

For the sake of logistics, and with consensus from the membership, we’d like to keep the current organizational leadership in place through our sunsetting operations. Over the next 3 months or so, your AHECTA Board will share a more detailed plan for what’s going to happen with the association as a brand through 2020. As always, we welcome and encourage your input! What AHECTA will look like after 2020 depends on you.

I encourage you not to be sad about this change. AHECTA has seen and been through a lot in 22 years! And, we’re not just shutting down at 11:59pm on December 31, 2019. We want you to keep talking, keep sharing, keep learning from and teaching each other.

Please contact me or your favorite AHECTA Board member if you would like to have a one-on-one discussion, or if you would like to get involved in the new phase of AHECTA.

With much sincerity, and on behalf of my fellow Board members, thank you.

-Mayumi Hirtzel, AHECTA President

Blonder Tongue Sponsor Giveaways at #ahecta2019

Posted on September 11th, 2019 in Membership News | No Comments

In addition to the special Advanced Troubleshooting Seminar happening on Wednesday, 10/9, check out these great AHECTA 2019 Annual Conference attendee giveaways, courtesy Diamond Sponsor Blonder Tongue Laboratories.

You must be present at #ahecta2019 to win!

#ahecta2019 Blonder Tongue Seminar

Posted on September 9th, 2019 in Membership News | No Comments

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#ahecta2019 Conference Theme

Posted on June 6th, 2019 in Membership News | No Comments

We’re excited to announce the AHECTA 2019 Conference Theme as…
Revitalizing Campus Video: Refresh, Renew, Refocus!

Submit your knowledge session proposal here.
Register for the conference here.

#ahecta2019 Conference Information is now live!

Posted on January 30th, 2019 in Membership News | No Comments

Information and all registration links for our 2019 AHECTA Annual Conference is now live:

Join us October 7-9, 2019, at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology, in beautiful Atlanta, GA, to learn, connect, communicate, meet new colleagues and catch up with familiar friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

What you missed at #ahecta2018

Posted on October 11th, 2018 in Membership News | No Comments

If you weren’t at the 2018 Annual AHECTA Conference in Columbus this past week, here’s what you missed:

• our informative, exclusive tours of OSU Stadium and the BuckeyeTV Student Television station;

• the insightful and incisive perspective of Liv Gjestvang, who’s led OSU in their impressive Digital Flagship initiative over the past year;

• presentations and panels on the growth and future of the educational broadband; using video to engage students; building brand affection with social media; the always-informative Student Monitor update of student trends; supporting and troubleshooting laser projection technology; building and understanding the technology behind enhanced learning spaces; best practices in accessibility; scaling your live streaming efforts; preparing your campus network for the unique demands of video multicasting; and distributing video signals through HFC, QAM, and IP;

• invaluable 1-on-1 face time with the biggest and best corporate players in the higher education video and communications technology arena;

• the annual AHECTA Student Production Award live presentation and judging;

• meeting and talking with your fellow higher ed tech professionals at AHECTA’s candid and collegial sponsored receptions, PLUS free time to connect on your own, on and around the vibrant OSU campus.

More importantly, though, if you weren’t at AHECTA 2018, we missed you. We don’t want to miss you at AHECTA 2019! Which is why we’re already working hard on ways to bring even more value to your AHECTA membership for the rest of 2018, 2019, and beyond. Keep your eyes on your inbox for upcoming announcements from your AHECTA leadership.

On behalf of my fellow volunteer AHECTA Directors, we’re looking forward to working with you!

-Mayumi Hirtzel, AHECTA President

AHECTA Announces Open Board Calls

Posted on July 21st, 2017 in Membership News | No Comments