2009 Computing & Technology Conferences Held in the USA Mountain Region

Future Tech Idaho
Boise, Idaho
October 13, 2009
David O'Neill, Chris Rapp, Chris A. Heidelberg, III, Ph.D., et al.
This conference brought together teachers, IT professionals and administrators working with K-12 students to discuss the potential for using technology to teach in settings including the classroom, the library or for special education. The conference was hosted by Boise State University.

FTA Technology Conference and Exhibition
Boise, Idaho
August 2-5, 2009
Will Rice and Rick Webb
This conference for tax administrators offered a three parallel tracks that addressed a wide range of uses for technology in tax administration.

The Montana Government IT Conference
Helena, Montana
December 1-4, 2009
Stephen Fiore and Tim Weisenburger
Sponsored by the Montana State Government, this conference offered an opportunity for Montana IT professionals to share best practices and discuss the future of IT in Montana.

The Burton K. Wheeler Center Conference
Missoula, Montana
September 30-October 1, 2009
Ralph Johnson and Chris Peck
This wide-ranging conference centerd on the emerging media crisis in Montana, specifically addressing issues surrounding new technologies and the internet. The conference included a round table discussion with a state senator and newspaper editors and special sessions on digital media.

The Gasification Technologies Conference
Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 4-7, 2009
Governor Dave Freudenthal, Bart Ford and Paul Mitchell
This conference and exhibit for members of the Gasification Technologies Council offered sessions on project financing and emerging technology updates and advances.

The Retail Technology Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 15-17, 2009
Donald Hendricks, Ken Brame, Kevin Carleton, Mercedes De Luca, Mike Griswold, et al.
With a focus on thriving in a tough economic environment, this invitation-only conference focused on the use of technology to drive profit and featured the debut of the 19th Annual Retail Technology Trends Study.

Turning Technologies National User Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 12-13, 2009
Dr. Eric Mazur and Dr. Eric Bruff
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, this conference explored the varying uses and best practices for technology in K-12, university and special education classrooms.

Technology Services World Las Vegas Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 19-21, 2009
John Ragsdale, et al.
This technology services conference and exhibition featured service solutions to bring greater value to customers and a dedicated "Innovative Service Technologies" track featuring the results of collaboration between service providers and customers.

18th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 22-24, 2009
Don Batory, Ph. D. and Tom Malzbender
This conference brought together researchers and professionals to discuss the latest research in the fields of software engineering and data engineering and covered topic from software design to bioinformatics.

6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 27-29, 2009
Dr. Frederick C Harris, Jr. and Dr. George J. Proeller
This annual conference focused on the varied uses for information technologies and included paper presentations, student awards and presentations by professionals from industries and from academia.

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19th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems
Phoenix, Arizona
December 14-15, 2009
Alisa Wright
This conference focused on the ways that information technology has transformed industry and brought together researchers concerned with topics from design to applications for information technologies.

The BTES Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
August 6-9, 2009
Dana Gulling, Diane Armpriest, René Davids and Martin Bechthold
Hosted by the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, this conference explored the intersection between design and technology. Topics of discussion included methods of teaching and interdisciplinary possibilities for research and development.

National Security Technology Conference
Las Cruces, New Mexico
March 13-April 2, 2009
This conference assembled a number of important figures involved with national security technology to discuss topics ranging from new methods of detecting weapons of mass destruction to best practices for the implementation of new technologies.