EMBAC Virtual Technology Conference

November 15, 2017
6-9 AM Pacific Time
$109 Registration Fee


Enhance the educational experiences of your EMBA students and stay competitive in the marketplace by keeping your program in the forefront of technology application. Take part in EMBAC’s first Virtual Technology Conference, Recharge, Refresh, Reboot, 6-9 AM Pacific Time, Nov. 15, and explore the digital strategies and best practices that are changing the landscape of EMBA Programs worldwide.

Using synchronous delivery, this interactive virtual conference features experts from higher education, the EMBA world, and industry who will share their knowledge and raise questions for rich virtual discussions by participants.

The EMBAC technology committee organized this virtual conference to share best practices, encourage new ideas, and stimulate discussion among members on this topic of critical importance to all programs.


The conference features three main keynotes. After the keynotes, speakers will offer their perspectives very quickly on topics that are related to the main session. After these five-minute blasts, it’s time for virtual breakouts, where all participants can discuss and debate the questions and issues raised in the session.


Technology Enabled Learning
Fred Telegdy, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

We’ve all been there…you know you need to incorporate technology into your course delivery in a powerful way, but your ability to figure out what works best is limited.  Further, you are often intimidated by the prospect of changing what you have been doing (and doing well) for years.  You battle the “everyone is doing this better than I can” syndrome.  You don’t know where to start.  You don’t know how to translate course content and design into a technology-enabled delivery model. Join us to gain insights for starting the journey toward better integration of technology in your online classrooms.


AI and VR–What it means for education
Steven king, university of north carolina chapel hill

This session explores the rapidly growing technologies of artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR). It will help you understand what artificial intelligence and virtual reality can and can’t do and what it will and will not be able to do in the near future. The presentation and discussion offer insights into the potential impact of AI and VR on how we teach business now and in the future.


Leveraging Mobile Devices in the Learning Environment
Elliott Visconsi, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Mobile devices are ubiquitous – which of our students doesn’t have at least two, or more, devices with which they connect, research, organize lives and information, and more – but how should they fit in the learning environment, both inside and outside of the classroom? Drawing on his experiences as a professor, an entrepreneur, the chief academic digital officer guiding Notre Dame’s digital strategies, and collaborator with other universities, Visconsi will share his insights and perspectives on the evolving space for using mobile devices in higher education.


Fred TelegdyFred Telegdy, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The digital curriculum manager for the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, Fred Telegdy has been with the school’s media department for more than 15 years. Before his current position, he worked as an instructional technologist. Telegdy received his bachelor of industrial design from Auburn University and a master’s of education in instructional technology from the University of Virginia. As the digital curriculum manager, he collaborates with Darden faculty to support and enhance the use of technology for the school’s MBA programs.

Steven King, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Steven KingAssistant professor of emerging technologies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Steven King directs KF-Next, which focuses on leveraging emerging technologies to change business education. Award-winning producer, former editor of Innovationsand director of video for The Washington Post, he received his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Liverpool. A storyteller of many mediums from fiction novels to data visualizations, King combines computer science concepts, human-centered design, and storytelling to create new ways to present information through emerging technologies, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and interactive data-driven graphics.

Elliott VisconsiElliott Visconsi, Ph.D., The University of Notre Dame

Elliott Visconsi is Notre Dame’s chief academic digital officer (CADO) in the Provost’s Office. Under Visconsi’s leadership, Notre Dame created the Office of Digital Learning, launched a series of high-quality fully online summer courses for Notre Dame students, designed from scratch a cutting-edge multi-departmental graduate data science degree in collaboration with AT&T, and instituted a series of ongoing inter-institutional collaborations with many colleges and universities. Visconsi convened a summit of higher education leaders to explore the landscape ahead: The Future of Liberal Education in the Digital Age in 2016. He consults for other colleges and universities on digital strategy, policy, and academic planning, and cofounded Luminary Digital Media, which publishes enhanced reading and study applications for the iPad, Kindle, and other formats.


6-6:05 AM                 

KEYNOTE: Technology Enabled Learning
Fred Telegdy, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
6:05-6:25 AM

Choosing your online delivery format:  asynchronous or synchronous
Fred Telegdy
6:25-6:30 AM

Coaching faculty to become effective online instructors
Fred Telegdy
6:30-6:35 AM

Getting cultural buy-in and making the shift
Barbara Millar, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
6:35-6:40 AM

6:40-7 AM

KEYNOTE: AI and VR–What it means for education
Steven King, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
7-7:20 AM

Face-to-face redefined
Sarah Perez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
7:20-7:25 AM

AI and gamification are not ready for primetime EMBA
Kevin Davis, Texas Christian University
7:25-7:30 AM

Get ahead of AI before it gets ahead of you
Jolanta Golanowska, IE
7:30-7:35 AM

7:35-7:55 AM

KEYNOTE: Leveraging Mobile Devices in the Learning Environment
Elliott Visconsi, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
8-8:20 AM

There is no place for mobile devices in the learning environment
Paul Velasco, The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business
8:20-8:25 AM

Mobile devices are here to stay...figure out how to exploit them for learning
Corey Angst, University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business
8:25-8:30 AM

BYOD...a view of what it means for programs
Krish Krishnasamy, The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business
8:30-8:35 AM

8:35-8:55 AM

8:55-9 AM


The registration fee for the virtual conference is $109. With limited slots, early registration is encouraged. The link to the registration form follows. If you are a member, please log in to register. If you are from a member school but don't have access to the member portal, please follow the instructions on the log in page to register as a member.


You will receive a confirmation upon registration. In addition, a few days before the conference, you will receive a second email with a web link and instructions to use the Zoom conference platform with synchronous delivery.

Cancellation Policy: Full webinar fees will be refunded if cancellation is received in writing no later than Nov. 8, 2017. NO REFUNDS will be granted after that time or for "no shows."