Below is the prelimary conference program for Networking Tompkins County
1998. To find out more about the speakers, organizations, and the web sites
listed below, visit our Speakers
Bill Kaupe, President, IthacaNet,
Steve Cisler, Community Networking author and lecturer, former
head of Apple's Library of Tomorrow Program, "The Future of Community
How has community networking changed since it began in the 1970's in
Berkeley, California? What are the opportunities for local initiatives
given the widespread availability of Internet services? Steve Cisler will
talk about his involvement with the community networking movement and what
challenges it will face in the coming years.
Track I--Session 1
Local Businesses on the Internet
Ari Kissiloff, Public Communications, Inc.
Peter L. Krebs, Chairman, Dutch Computer Association
Jim Siefker, "Internet Resources for Investors"
Track II--Session 1
Networking Tompkins County--Where are we at?
Judy Boggess, Policy Analyst, Tompkins County, Moderator
Charles Evans, Chair, Electronic Future Committee, Tompkins County
Board of Representatives, "Update on the Electronic Future Committee"
Judy Boggess, Policy Analyst, Tompkins County, "Vision and
Future Plans of the EFC"
S. Keshav, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University,
High Speed Networking Applications...
Cynthia LaPier, Ithaca City School District, "Partnership
for an Electronic Future"
Bill Demo, Tompkins Cortland Community College, "Distance
Tom Hallisey, Cayuga Medical Center, "Telemedicine"
Track III--Session 1
Networking in Education: What is happening?
Jonathan Levy, Associate Director of the Cornell University Office
of Distance Learning, "Beyond time and space: An emerging model of
distance learning at Cornell"
An illustrated talk with videotapes and slides focusing on the evolving
model of distance learning, and of the technologies and facilities needed
for pedagogy-driven distance learning programs.
Anna Waldron, Enrichment Teacher, Lansing High School, "The
Internet: where are we, and what direction are we headed?"
Discussion of Goals 2000 impact on technology in schools, obstacles
that impact the progression of technology, benefits of technology in the
classroom, and the future of technology in our schools.
Linda Wyatt, Home Schooler, "Homeschooling and the Internet:
Connecting to the world"
A Discussion about how to use the Internet to find information, support
and resources for homeschooling. This includes some specific online references,
as well as some discussion of how to choose, how to know what you want
to find, and just how much help there is "out there" to make
your homeschooling rewarding. There will be some background information
on the New York State homeschooling regulations.
Hands-on Basic HTML
This is a very basic hands-on course in marking up text files in HTML
for mounting on the Web. You need only know how to type! Files will be
saved in MS Word, so no special software will be used. There will be handouts
Brenda Lapp, Information Technology Engineer, School of Industrial
and Labor Relations, Cornell University
|Lunch--Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall|
| Track sessions|
Putting the Internet to Work for Your Business
Jim Spitznagel, owner, Jim's Ithaca
Music Shop (J.I.M.S.), and Level Green Recording Company
Mike Turback, Internet Retailer and Hospitality Consultant, Made in NY store
Linda S. Folley, Spider
John Levine, author of Internet
Track II--Session 2
Ithaca Business on the Web: Road Out of The Economic Hinterland?
The Ithaca area is blessed with an abundance of creative businesses.
Unfortunately, the Ithaca market is not big enough to generate an abundant
economy. Can the local business community significantly expand the market
for local goods as services through effective use of the World Wide Web?
A panel of local entrepreneurs who have been engaged in trying to do just
that will share their expertise.
Tom Hanna is Vice President of LifeNET,
Inc., a Web-based enterprise. Moderator
Gion-Men Kruegel, CEO and Design Director of ECLAT
New York Inc., a Graphic Design and Corporate Identity Design Bureau
in Ithaca NY.
Adam Perl, Proprietor, Pastimes,
a specialty shop retailing in antiques and collectibles.
Internet Access Policies in Schools and Libraries
As Internet connections become more common in public libraries and public
schools, parents, school board members, and government officials nationwide
are wondering what to do about access to material that may not be suitable
for children. And given the scarcity of Internet access points, is "adult
content" an appropriate use of resources even for adults? A recent
Ithaca Journal article quoted an Ithaca College scholar as saying, "I
think anyone viewing pornographic material in a public library should be
expelled, regardless of age." Strong feelings exist on all sides of
this debate. The panel will feature advocates of a wide variety of viewpoints,
representing librarians, educators, and other concerned individuals, and
a moderator to see to it that reason prevails as we look for common ground.
Margie Hodges, Director of Cornell University's Computer Policy
and Law Program, Moderator
Stuart M. Basefsky, Information Specialist, Cornell University,
New York State School of Industrial & Labor Relations
Bob Kibbee, Cornell University reference librarian, and Chair
of the Trumansburg School Technology Committee
Jean Armour Polly, Author, The Internet Kids and Family Yellow
Around the World on the Internet: A curriculum for 6th graders
Learn how to develop a cultural and history curriculum for 6th graders
using Web sites in various continents. Workshop will offer hands-on exploration
as well as discussion of issues involved in developing such curricula.
Judy Boggess, Policy Analyst, Tompkins County, and mother of
a 6th grader.
IthacaNet Award for Achievement
in Networking Tompkins County
Homer Wilson Smith, Lightlink
Martin A. Luster, New York State Assemblyman, 125th Assembly
Posters & Demonstrations
Demonstrations by local organizations of their networking & web sites:
Check out the full list here.
(except during workshops)
Public Surfing Room--Try out what you've just heard about!