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February 4, 2014

K-State to host 'Tekkies in the Little Apple' May 19-22

Submitted by Pat Melgares

Kansas State University will host the National Extension Technology Conference, May 19-22, at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The annual meeting — dubbed "Tekkies in the Little Apple" — brings together information technology professionals from across the United States.  The conference is open to all interested.

Speakers for this year’s meeting include:

  • Bill Snyder, K-State football coach, who will talk about leadership;
  • John Floros, dean of K-State’s College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension;
  • Michael Wesch, a K-State associate professor and cultural anthropologist known for exploring the effects of new media on society and culture;
  • Ken Stafford, K-State’s chief information officer; and
  • Nathan Bean, coordinator of computer and information science at K-State, whose research includes games development and programming.


Proposals are now being accepted for breakout sessions. Interested persons are encouraged to submit a proposal online at www.netc2014.org/presentations.html.

More information about the conference is available at netc2014.org.