WatITis 2022

Dear Colleagues,

The 2022 WatITis conference is quickly approaching. This year's conference promises to provide an exciting and informative look at the important work that is being done across campus to grow and advance our IT landscape, including a look at some of the key, often behind the scenes, processes that contribute to the overall success of this work.

On behalf of myself and the WatITis conference committee, I am pleased to welcome keynote speakers Mat Thijssen, Director of Sustainability, University of Waterloo, and Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainable Impact, HP Canada, who will share their expertise on the topic of IT Sustainability -- an important component of the University's Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

The 2022 conference will be delivered via a hybrid approach, offering conference registrants the opportunity to attend sessions in person or online. More information about the event will be made available on the conference website, including details surrounding networking and engagement opportunities and poster board sessions.

Many thanks to the WatITis conference committee members whose efforts throughout the year make this day a great success.

Enjoy the conference.

Bruce Campbell, Chief Information Officer (CIO)

We are pleased to announce the annual WatITis conference will be held on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about University of Waterloo systems and technology. Don't miss it! 
This year our keynote speakers will follow the theme of 'IT Sustainability' and as such, we welcome general systems and technology speaker proposals in addition to speaker proposals related to the topic of sustainability. We encourage and invite all staff members at UW to actively participate as a speaker, panel participant, or poster presenter. This conference is made for you, by you!

Interested in presenting a 3x3 poster?

Contact Melissa Blewitt (melissa.blewitt@uwaterloo.ca) or Traci Dow (tracielizabeth.dow@uwaterloo.ca) for more information and to see examples from previous conference years.

You may be asked to attend a brief speaker meeting prior to the conference to discuss presentation materials, expectations, and logistics.  

For the format of the WatITis conference this year, we will continue to follow public health and UW guidelines set by the University. 

Submission Deadline  

Please submit a brief synopsis of your topic or idea for presentations, panels, or posters by Thursday, July 7th, 2022.

WatITis is a one day conference for those involved in IT planning, support and decision-making at the University of Waterloo. It is an opportunity to see what others are doing on campus in information technology, to exchange ideas, and make new contacts.


WatITis 2021 prize winners

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Lee (n4lee@uwaterloo.ca), Pavol Chvala (pchvala@uwaterloo.ca) or Ryan Goggin (ryan.goggin@uwaterloo.ca)