St. George, Utah, USA

2023 Global Polytechnic Summit

Technology Talent: Advancing A Comprehensive and Global Strategy

June 4-7, 2023


Come experience “active learning. active life” at Utah Tech University!

Key Note Speakers

  • Richard “Biff” Williams, President, Utah Tech University
  • Thomas Rosenbaum, Ph.D., President, California Institute of Technology
  • Sylvester Johnson, Director of Humanities Center, Virginia Tech
  • Gary R. Bertoline, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Purdue Online & Learning Innovation, Purdue Polytechnic-Purdue University
  • Kelland Thomas, Dean of the College of the Arts and Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Molly Kocialski, Regional Office Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Fahmida N. Chowdhury, Office of Interanational Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation
  • David Vuletich, Senior Director, EAB
  • Eric Pedersen, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Utah Tech University
  • Joshua Aikens, Chief of Staff, Zonos
  • Dustin, Daughtery, Global Business Services, World Trade Center Utah
  • Will Clive, Chief People Officer, Pluralsight
  • Arnd Steinmetz, President, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Speaker BIOs

About the Global Polytechnic Education Alliance

Since 2009, the Summit has been an annual gathering of the most inspired and provocative thinkers from the faculty, staff and leadership at polytechnic and applied science universities in Europe and the United States.  This year, invitations are being extended to polytechnic and applied science universities from across the globe to participate in deep and critically important dialogue about the acute and growing shortage of technology talent, including both student enrollment as well as faculty and staff recruitment and retention.

The Summit is organized by the Global Polytechnic Education Alliance, with founding members Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (DEU), Coventry University (GBR), Technological University Dublin (IRL), Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (CHE), Purdue University (USA), and University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA).  This collaborative alliance seeks to address distinctive, high impact opportunities to advance the quality and effectiveness of the polytechnic academic model.


April Ficklin

Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs


Phone: 435-879-4418

Office: N ADMIN 130