This conference, the first collaborative instructional technology event to be sponsored by the Northwest Five Consortium, seeks to bring together instructional technologists and faculty members from the five member institutions for two days of workshops, discussions, and site visits. We hope to foster connections among faculty and staff colleagues at the five institutions and take the first steps toward cross-institutional instructional technology support, collaboration, and resource sharing.

The conference will be co-hosted by Reed College and Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Follow the conference chatter on Twitter via #nw5tech.


729 Miles of Technology” program (PDF)

Friday, May 29 / Instructional technology in action

Friday sessions are open to all NW5C faculty and instructional technology staff. All Friday sessions will take place at Reed. Parking is available in the East Lot, a short walk away from the conference locations (see campus map; Vollum College Center is building 38 and the Educational Technology Center [ETC] is building 44). No permit is required.

8:00-9:00 a.m.
9:00–9:15 a.m.
9:15–10:30 a.m.
10:30–10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m.–noon
noon–1 p.m.
1:00–1:50 p.m.
2:00–2:50 p.m.
3:00–3:50 p.m.
4:00–5:00 p.m.
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Arrivals and breakfast
Faculty presentations and discussion (notes)
Faculty presentations and discussion (notes)
Student panel (notes)
Concurrent workshops I (notes: 205, 208, 211)
Concurrent workshops II (notes: 205208, 211)
Next Steps (notes) (evaluation)
Vollum Lounge
Vollum Lounge
Vollum Lounge
Vollum Lounge
Vollum Lounge
Vollum Lounge
Vollum Lounge
ETC 205/208/211
ETC 205/208/211
Vollum Lounge
The Rally Room

Saturday, May 30 / Instructional technology behind the scenes

Saturday’s sessions focus on topics and questions specific to instructional technology staff at the NW5C schools. Saturday sessions will begin at Reed and move to Lewis & Clark in the afternoon. The nearest parking at Lewis & Clark is available in the C or E lots, with Watzek Library (building 26 on the campus map) between the two; no permit is required.

8:00–9:00 a.m.
9:00–10:00 a.m.
10:00–10:45 a.m.
10:45–11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m–1:15 p.m.
1:15–2:15 p.m.
2:15–3:00 p.m.
3:00–4:00 p.m.
4:00–4:30 p.m.
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Welcome, introductions, State of Tech (notes)
Tour of Reed computing facilities
Roundtable session I (notes)
Travel to Lewis & Clark campus + lunch
Roundtable session II (notes)
Tour of Lewis & Clark computing facilities
Roundtable session III (notes)
Closing session (notes) (evaluation)
ETC 208
ETC 208
Reed campus
ETC 208
Watzek Library 245
Watzek Library 245
Lewis & Clark
Watzek Library 245
Watzek Library 245
Watzek Library 245


The registration deadline was May 15, 2015. Thanks for your interest!


Feel free to send questions or comments to any of the conference organizers:
Kristin Bott, Reed College
Cheryl Cramer, Willamette University
Trina Marmarelli, Reed College
Lauren Nicandri, University of Puget Sound
David Sprunger, Whitman College
Kelly Wainwright, Lewis & Clark College

note: 729 miles is the distance of one of the (many) routes connecting all five campuses of the NW5C: Willamette University, Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, University of Puget Sound, Whitman College.