The 12th annual West Virginia University Computing and Technology Symposium, sponsored by the WVU Office of Information Technology, will be April 1-2 in the Mountainlair. Hours will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 1 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2.

The symposium is the principal technology event for WVU and provides opportunities for faculty, staff and students to gain insight into a variety of instructional, networking and computing technologies.

WVU Provost Gerald Lang will kick off the symposium with the keynote address at 9:30 a.m. April 1 in the Rhododendron Room. Lang will discuss projected technological changes and growth at WVU .

Other activities will include presentations by faculty, staff and vendors; panel discussions; exhibits; and demonstrations of some of the latest advances in computers and technology. Vendor exhibits will be in the Mountainlair ballrooms; presentations will be in the Monongahela, Laurel and Rhododendron meeting rooms adjacent to the ballrooms.

There will be a drawing April 2 for the grand door prize: a loaded Pentium 4 Celeron computer system donated by Veritech Inc.

The WVU Computing and Technology Symposium is made possible through partnerships with Veritech Inc., Xerox Document Solutions, Tolley Electric, Centre Business Products and WVU Printing Services.

For more information, call 304-293-2900 or visit the symposium Web site at