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!

Conference Objectives

  • Network, collaborate and partner with other practice-based higher education institutions
  • Design strategies for expanding technology talent globally
  • Create communities of practice to shape the future of polytechnic education

Preliminary Agenda

Key Note Speakers

  • Thomas Rosenbaum, Ph.D., President, California Institute of Technology
  • Gary R. Bertoline, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Purdue Online & Learning Innovation, Purdue Polytechnic-Purdue University
  • Professor Richard Wells, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Coventry University
  • Eric Pedersen, PhD, Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Utah Tech University
  • Miles Hansen, CEO, World Trade Center Utah
  • Pluralsight
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Dr. Jordon Sharpe, VP Marketing and Communications, Utah Tech University
  • Emma Lanners, Assistant Librarian – Open Educational Resources and Graduate Support, Utah Tech University
  • Jessica Davis, Director, STEM Outreach, Utah Tech University
  • More to TBD

Speaker Topic DescriptiONS

Daily opportunities for active living:

  • Social dinners
  • Hiking
  • Pickleball
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Visit petroglyphs and/or dinosaur tracks
  • Play BigShots Golf
  • Participate in k-12 tech development activities
  • Take economic development tours
  • Visit Zion National Park
  • Attend an outdoor theatre production
  • Wine tasting

Active Living Event Descriptions

Call for abstracts

Please submit research for presentation (250 word limit) based on the below sub-themes:

  • Developing Technology Talent Across the Lifespan
  • Global Partnerships and Global Learning
  • Curricular and Co-curricular Talent Development
  • Integrating Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences with STEM
  • Marketing and Finance
  • Applied and Use-inspired Research
  • Sustainability

EXTENDED Submission Deadline:  Still accepting abstracts

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

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