Dear Members, Colleagues, and Friends,

This year’s conference is being held in Baltimore, Maryland.  The conference hotel is located right in the Inner Harbor.  From there you can easily walk to the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, and many stores located in the Harborplace and Gallery.  You can climb aboard historic ships, and dine in many of the fine restaurants and bars.  The conference theme is “Shaping an Education Revolution”.  We have many professional and educational workshops and presentations scheduled. Some of the professional workshops include: EMC: Cloud Infrasture & Cloud Services, NetApp’s Storage & Data Management, and Real People, Real Proctoring by ProctorU.

We have assembled an exciting program packed with interesting papers, workshops, seminars, and ample opportunity to network and interact with your fellow colleagues. As President of AITP Educational Special Interest Group, I am very grateful to each person who participated in making this conference a success. This conference is a team effort, and I would like to thank all of the session chairs, authors, reviewers, session chairs, and presenters.

The ISECON/CONISAR Conference Committee, led by Leslie Waguespack, have worked diligently on the conference. They have designed an exciting and rich program.  Les served as Co-Chair on the last ISECON/CONISAR conference and has done an extraordinary job putting everything together. Alan Peslak has succeeded in getting our keynote speaker, Dr. Ben Shneiderman.  Dr Shneiderman is the founding director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an ACM Fellow and SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award winner. 

Kevin Jetton is the conference meeting planner and works tirelessly to ensure your experience is first class. The papers, panels, workshop and case teams work hard to insure higher quality papers each year. I would like to thank Jeffry Babb and Muhammed who served as our ISECON Papers Co-Chairs, and Scott Hunsinger, who once again served as CONISAR papers chair, and Peter Wu for serving as co-chair of CONISAR. The rest of our entire Conference team also deserves special thanks including Shah Miah, Olga Petkova, Anthony Serapiglia, Cameron Lawrence, Mike Smith, George Nezlek, Michelle Louch, Eric Breimer, Packy Laverty, and Brian Reithel.

I hope you have an enjoyable conference experience and I look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

Wendy Ceccucci
Quinnipiac University
AITP-EDSIG President

Les Waguespack 2014 ISECON/CONISAR Conferences Chair