New Directions is a two day conference created for the enrichment of Minnesota college and university level computer science and technology educators.

Participate in

  • Networking

  • Collaboration

  • Learning

Increase your knowledge of the current I.T. industry in Minnesota and learn more about anticipated employment needs.

Do not miss this chance for learning and growth.

When: Friday, May 20, 2022  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, May 21, 2022  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: North Hennepin Community College | CLA NHCC 120 Classroom- Lecture Hall
Registration Fee: FREE

Conference Schedule:

Zoom Link:

Password: ITCOE

Registration Is Now Open


Time will be also be provided for collaboration with other educators and industry.

Jennifer Munt

Executive Director of Teamsters Service Bureau

*Discussion Opportunities within Workforce Development

Workforce development is a hot topic in Minnesota and Minnesota State colleges and universities are well established and able to provide the workforce training needs through non-credit and academic credit avenues. Learn more about how working together we can move Minnesota forward.


Robert Brommel

Talent Director for Robert Half Technology

Specializing in finding top talent to fill business, administrative and IT roles across the nation, Robert Half are dedicated recruiters looking to help industry find their perfect candidates. Come and hear about the top talent needs in IT and how to present students to be the next best IT professionals.

Clydene Stangvik

CSR Manager for Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy transforms the lives of learners, educators, and communities through the power of technology, education, and career opportunities.  Clydene will discuss the benefits and options of being involved with Cisco Networking Academy and how together we can help train and certify the next generation of IT students.

For more information on attending, sponsoring, or speaking at New Directions, please contact:

Janice Aanenson



Faculty - Request Funding for Your IT Project

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