K-12 Tech Field Day 2024

Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 8:30AM-3:30PM

Butler University
Levinson Hall
625 Butler Way
Indianapolis, IN 46208

We are delighted to invite all technology leaders from the education community to this free, one day event. During your visit, we will introduce Butler University’s newest resource, AvantBlue, demonstrate the impact that it has already made at Butler and beyond, show how we could benefit your schools, offer an opportunity to network with peers, and provide access to vendors that have proven to be great partners to our initiative.

To ensure that we have enough food and space for everyone, registration is required.

Tentative Agenda for the event:

8:30am-9:00am – Arrival/Breakfast and Welcome

9:00am-11:30am – Round Table Discussions with Peers and Butler IT Staff: (2 Rounds) 25 minute sessions

Round 1- 9:00- 10:15 (choose 3) 

  • Network Equipment and Design with Nick Northcutt-Room 124 
  • Anything as a Service with Joe Ader-  Room 127
  • Erate with Bruce Johnson- Room 131
  • Desktop and Server Management Systems with Zack Moore – Room 131

Round 2- 10:15- 11:30 (choose 2)

  • Cyber Security with Wade Javorsky- Room 124
  • Storage/Backup Solution with Zack Moore-Room 127
  • Inventory Management and Replacement Cycle with Jacob Mummert – Room 131

11:30am-1:00pm – Lunch- Sponsored by Ruckus Wireless, and Time to Catch-up on Work (Optional Tour of IT Workspace)

1:00pm-3:30pm – Tours and Demos:

  • Classroom Technology: Butler’s Engineer of Audiovisual Technologies leads a short tour of campus mediation systems. Hear about how we could help you to implement similar systems.
  • Data Center: Tour of Butler’s Data Centers on campus.
  • Butler Esports Facility: Having recently hosted several high-profile events, including both the NACE and Big East Spring Tournaments, our state-of-the-art Esports facility is impressive. Find out what went into it, have a chance to ask questions, and see how we can help to build or improve your own facility.
  • Hinkle Fieldhouse: Tour of the historic Hinkle Fieldhouse

3:30pm- 4:00pm – Prize Drawing at LFH

Parking and Other Information

Parking validation will be offered for those parking in the garage (4702 Sunset Avenue).  Plenty of private quiet spaces are available for work if you need to step away at any point during the day. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. 

Levinson Family Hall is located in the academic quad southwest of the garage. Walk out of the garage and go south past Clowes Hall, then head west past Lilly Hall and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Levinson Family Hall will be located straight ahead. See the map below to help you navigate.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email or call (317) 940-5770. For more information about AvantBlue and how it could benefit your schools, see our K-12 Flier.