West Federation

Update from the West Federation

The 2015 West Federation CHRIE conference that was held February 6-7, 2015 in San Francisco, CA was enjoyed by all. Co-hosted by the University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University, there were over 70 attendees and more than 40 paper presentations. Special thanks to Susan Roe (SFSU) and Michelle Millar (USF) for their outstanding work in organizing the conference and related activities. Key note speakers included Thomas Castleberry from SkyWire Media and Steve Pinetti from Kimpton Hotels. Mollie Milliken from HM Bookstores also gave an informative general session on trends related to integrating technology into the curriculum. Friday night was highlighted with a tour of San Francisco followed by a reception at the Spinnaker in Sausalito overlooking the Bay.

We are already looking forward to our next regional conference that is scheduled to be held in Denver. Metropolitan State University will take the lead with potential partnerships from surrounding campuses. Mark your calendar for February 5-6, 2016, with festivities probably beginning the evening of 2/4/15. More information will be coming.

On another note, we have had a number of nominations already for some of the board positions that will become vacant this coming summer. An additional call for nominations will go out to the WF CHRIE members, followed by an election.

Lee Blecher

Michelle Millar
is President of the West Federation. Email Michelle.