ABOUT SUF19

University 4.0: Concepts & Solutions for a Smart University

SUF19 ANKARA is a global conference to focus on “Smart University” as a new holistic concept for expanding the understanding and implementation of technologies, best academic practices, and new trends in management & leadership for the future of higher education.

It will feature a number of coordinated forums, presentations, reports, and panel discussion on topics of current interest regarding the future of universities.

SUF19 ANKARA, will also witness the inauguration of “Smart University Foundation” as a global membership-based non governmental organization (NGO). Be part of the history of this new initiative to focus on the future and aspiration of 28000+ universities globally.

A SMART UNIVERSITY

  • A Smart University is a “university which enhances the education, research, and work experience of stakeholders by incorporating digital, innovative, and internet-based technologies for the betterment of the society at-large.”.
  • A “Smart University” would identify astute and acceptable ways in which universities and their graduates can enhance the contributions they make to society, to a university’s cultural heritage and to the future of its wider community.
  • A “Smart University” is not a destination, or a milestone. It is rather a continuation of the journey of progress of universities’ role to serve humanity.

Smart Campus

Smart infrastructure, smart buildings, smart sensors, smart spatial data and analysis, etc.

Smart People

University stakeholders include students, professors and assistants, staff and employees, leaders and executives, etc.

Smart Education

Smart applications impacting lectures/notes, textbooks, libraries, E-Learning tools, exams, etc.

Smart Research

Many smart tools are affecting daily activities in research labs, graduate programs, int’l cooperation, research tools, conferences, periodicals, etc.

Smart Governance

This includes personnel management, budgeting, education policies, procedures, student registration, appointments, reporting, data representation, etc.

Smart Influence

A smart university would influence local community, business relations, government cooperation, int’l collaboration, patents, online presence, etc.

SUF19 Focus Areas

Call for Participation

SUF19 is being planned to provide attendees with deeper understanding of the status of the “Smart University” concept, tools, ideas, and to discover more about new developments and innovations in the field. 

Technology alone will not lead to smart learning or smart universities. SUF19 will address this concept and will offer a new approach for the future. It is a “must attend” for university leaders and executives, higher education practitioners, technology providers, academics, higher education NGO directors, and consultants who have an interest in expanding their knowledge, or becoming active in this rapidly growing field. 

SUF19’s official language is English. Turkish translation would also be provided for selected main functions. 

Attending SUF19 will enrich your awareness of current thinking and practices in applications of technology to education. It will be of great value to:

  • University Leaders and Executives
  • Corporations offering technology services, products, or solutions for higher education.
  • Faculty, educators, and higher-education administrators involved in reforming education and incorporating technology in Academia.
  • E-learning vendors, experts, researchers, and users.
  • CEOs of technology corporations
  • Heads of higher education agencies in different government
  • Educational technology researchers and practitioners
  • Higher education consultants and practitioners
  • Product Managers from software and hardware companies serving universities
  • Policy makers in the area of education and technology

Speakers & Chairs

SPEAKERS / Keynote, VIP, Top Presenters, Chairs, and Industry Experts

The ideas and strategies you will learn from SUF19 Speakers through different sessions, workshops, round-tables, will enrich your awareness of Smart Universities, and can be implemented back home at your own institution. Additionally, you will:

  • Learn from prominent speakers during information-packed sessions.
  • Join forums with top presenters to exchange ideas, best practices, and expertise on smart university-related issues.
  • Gain breakthrough insights from industry and business experts.
  • Take advantage of the cross-industry nature of SUF19, and gain fresh perspectives from industries outside your own.
  • The list of Keynote, VIP, Industry Experts, and other Speakers will be announced soon.  Here is an initial list:

SUF19 ANKARA Components

Official Conference

Will include presentations by 100+ Int’l Keynote Speakers, Presenters, Industry leaders, Government officials, and Panelists.

Leaders’ Boards

Round-Table forums of Rectors, Presidents, Vice-Chancellors, and VP of universities focusing on key priorities to form a continuing conversation about best practices for a “Smarter University”.

SUF Expo

For technology providers and state of the art R&D in the field. Solution providers, and industry leaders will present products, services, and solutions in the field of smart universities.

Exchange Forums

Networking events to exchange services between higher education stakeholders and universities, in addition to debates of ideas between academic practitioners.

Workshops

Pre and Post Conference Workshops for R&D research and innovative Ideas in the field of smarter universities.  Seminars, posters, and solution presentations from researchers and consultants will be presented.

Technology Seminars

Post Conference Seminars by vendors showing demos and presentations on new technologies and innovative solutions

SUF19 Program

Pre-Conf. : Sunday, 3 Nov.
- Workshops

- Exhibition Setup

- Early Bird Reception

Morning Sessions

Pre-Conference Workshops & Presentations

Registration: On-Site
08:00 – 10:00

Session 01

Content: Introduction – Basic Information
09:00 – 10:30

Morning Break

Coffee Break: Networking
10:30 – 11:00

Session 02

Content: Detailed Information 
11:00 – 13:00

Lunch

Lunch: Networking – Presentation
13:00 – 14:00
End of half-day Workshops
Afternoon Sessions

Session 03

Content: Introduction – Case Studies
14:00 – 16:00

Afternoon Break

Coffee Break: Networking
16:00 – 16:30

Session 04

Content: Road Map – Conclusions 
16:30 – 17:30

Workshop Certificates

Official: Presenting Certificates
17:30- 18:00

Exhibition Setup

Setup: Exhibition Hall
17:00 – 23:00
Day-1: Monday, 4 Nov.

  • Registration
  • Official Opening
  • Exhibition Opening
  • Leadership Board
  • U2U Exchange Forum
  • SUF19 Reception

Morning Sessions

Conference & Exhibit Registration

Registration: On-Site [Delegates, Speakers, and Exhibitors]
08:00 – 18:00

Welcome Notes: S-U-F Introduction

Welcome: Introducing S-U-F
09:00 – 10:00

Official Opening

SUF19 Opening: VIPs- Officials – Keynote
10:00 – 11:00

Plenary Session

Topic: University 4.0 
11:00 – 12:30

Exhibition Open

Official: Open SUF19 Exhibition 
12:30 – 13:00

S-U-F Lunch

Lunch: Networking – S-U-F Presentation
13:00 – 14:00
Afternoon Sessions

Panel Discussion

Topic: Panel Discussion
14:00 – 15:00

Special Tracks - 01

Tracks: SUF Domains Tracks
15:15 – 16:30

Afternoon Break

Coffee Break: Networking
16:30 – 17:00

Special Tracks - 02

Tracks: SUF Domains Tracks
17:00 – 18:00
Day-2: Tuesday, 5 Nov.

  • CIO Leadership Board
  • C2U Exchange Forum
  • Official Reception

Morning Sessions

SUF19 Registration

Registration: Late and Exhibit registration
08:00 – 18:00

Exhibition Open

Exhibition: Latest technologies, services, and solutions for universities
09:00 – 18:00

SUF Debates

Debate: Latest Trends in Higher Education
09:00 – 10:00

Plenary Session

Topic: Keynote and discussions
10:00 – 11:00

Morning Break

Break: Networking 
11:00 – 11:30

SUF Talks

Talks: Short Presentations 
11:30 – 13:00

Lunch

Lunch: Networking – Sponsor’s Presentation
13:00 – 14:00
Afternoon Sessions

Panel Discussion

Topic: Panel Discussion
14:00 – 15:00

Special Tracks - 01

Tracks: SUF Domains Tracks
15:15 – 16:30

Afternoon Break

Coffee Break: Networking
16:30 – 17:00

Special Tracks - 02

Tracks: SUF Domains Tracks
17:00 – 18:00

Exhibition Awards

Awards: SUF Exhibition Awards
18:00 – 18:30
Day-3: Wednesday, 6 Nov.

  • Int'l E-learning Board
  • O2U Exchange Forum
  • Ankara Education Tour

Morning Sessions

SUF19 Registration

Registration: Late and Exhibit registration
08:00 – 18:00

Exhibition Open

Exhibition: Latest technologies, services, and solutions for universities
09:00 – 18:00

SUF Debates

Debate: Latest Trends in Higher Education
09:00 – 10:00

Plenary Session

Topic: Keynote and discussions
10:00 – 11:00

Morning Break

Break: Networking 
11:00 – 11:30

SUF Talks

Talks: Short Presentations 
11:30 – 13:00

Lunch

Lunch: Networking – Sponsor’s Presentation
13:00 – 14:00
Afternoon Sessions

S-U-F Inauguration

S-U-F: A Foundation & The Future
14:00 – 15:00

Concluding Remarks

Remarks: Ankara Deceleration
15:15 – 16:30

Ankara Tour

Tour: a 3-hrs tour of the city
16:30 – 19:30
Post Conf. : Thursday, 7 Nov.

  • Post Conference Seminars
  • Industry Presentations
  • Ankara Talks

Morning Sessions

Post Conference Seminars & Presentations

Registration: On-Site
08:00 – 10:00

Session 01

Content: Introduction – Basic Information
09:00 – 10:30

Morning Break

Coffee Break: Networking
10:30 – 11:00

Session 02

Content: Detailed Information 
11:00 – 13:00

Lunch

Lunch: Networking – Presentation
13:00 – 14:00
End of half-day Workshops
Afternoon Sessions

Session 03

Content: Introduction – Case Studies
14:00 – 16:00

Afternoon Break

Coffee Break: Networking
16:00 – 16:30

Session 04

Content: Road Map – Conclusions 
16:30 – 17:30

Special Programs at SUF19

LEADERS' BOARDS

Each leadership board will consist of a Round-Table forum of leaders focusing on key priorities to form a continuing conversation about best practices for a “Smarter University”. The following boards will be part of SUF19:

  • ULB: University Leadership Board (Rectors, Presidents, Vice-Chancellors. Provosts, and VP of universities)
  • CIO: Chief Information Officers Board (University CIOs and IT Managers)
  • IOB: Int’l E-Learning Board (Online Education Leaders)

EXCHANGE FORUMS

Networking events to exchange services between higher education stakeholders and universities, in addition to engaging in debates of ideas. solutions, and best practices between academic practitioners.  The following forums are part of SUF19:

  • U2U: University-to-University Exchange and Collaboration Forum
  • C2U: Corporate-to-University Collaboration Forum
  • O2U: Organization-to-University Exchange and Collaboration Forum

SUF19 Fees

Early Birds

Register Before 6 September 2019
390 EURO
  • A Delegate’s Pack (Forum Bag)
  • Forum proceedings (Online or Flash Drive)
  • Access to Forum’s sessions
  • Coffee Breaks-Lunch

General

Register Before 04 November 2019
540 EURO
  • A Delegate’s Pack (Forum Bag)
  • Forum proceedings (Online or Flash Drive)
  • Access to Forum’s sessions
  • Coffee Breaks-Lunch

Presenters

Register Before 15 October 2019
340 EURO
  • A Presenter’s Pack (Forum Bag)
  • Forum proceedings (Online or Flash Drive)
  • Access to Forum’s sessions
  • Coffee Breaks-Lunch

Students

Register Before 04 November 2019
145 EURO
  • A Student’s Pack (Forum Bag)
  • Forum proceedings (Online or Flash Drive)
  • Access to Forum’s sessions
  • Coffee Breaks-Lunch

Registration

NEWS & UPDATES

SUF19 MEDIA

SUF Expo

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to reach local, regional, and international buyers and specifiers of innovations, tools, services, and solutions for universities worldwide.
SUF19 Expo offers your university, corporation, or organization a focused and effective route to the global universities market allowing you to:

  • Generate new leads
  • Consolidate academic and business relationships with other stakeholders
  • Increase brand awareness
  • Network with peers
  • Raise your profile within the global universities market
  • Launch new products, service, or solution to a focused audience of decision makers in higher education

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Global Headquarters

USA:
5755 Oberlin Drive
San Diego, CA 92121, USA

Telephone

Tel (US): +1 858 221 8559
Tel (TR): +90 552 268 8399

info@suf19.com

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