PORTALS 2002: An Institutional Imperative JISC
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Campus Pipeline, Inc
Endeavor Information Systems Inc
Esteem Systems plc
ExLibris (UK) Ltd
Fretwell-Downing Informatics
Info Technology Supply Ltd
Teknical Ltd


Portals 2002 : a unique marketing opportunity.

This is the first European conference devoted specifically to using portals within post 16 education. Several institutions in the USA and Canada, including the most influential and prestigious, already have portals in place. The UK and Europe have very few institutions that have yet made the commitment to implement a portal for students and staff, but market research has indicated that there is a high level of interest, and an acceptance that the 1990's website strategy is no longer viable.

This conference is aimed predominantly at senior management, and decision-makers within institutions. The emphasis is on vision, rather than technology. They will be shown how a small number of institutions are already providing successful portal services, and many will return to their institutions, ready to emulate and exceed the good practices they have seen. 'Portals' will be an agenda item in many senior committees throughout July, and most vendors will want to be sure their solution is already there as one to be included in an evaluation exercise.

What is so different, and novel for Higher Education, is how 'Portals' binds together so many agendas and budgets that are traditionally isolated, except at the most senior level. This will be an entirely new mix of conference delegate. As well as Senior Managers, (Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Vice Chancellors, Principals), there will be budget holders from Computing Centres, Libraries, Management Information Systems, Publicity, Adminstrative and Academic departments. It is a marketing opportunity to be taken seriously.

We encourage not just portal solution providers to attend, but all suppliers of linked systems, whether these be administrative, learning or library related, who can demonstrate a commitment to the concept of interoperability with a portal.


The Exhibition is now full and bookings have closed

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