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Emerging Technologies Conference March 10 in Ashland

Free and open to public

ASHLAND, Ky. (March 2, 2017) — Ashland Community and Technical College will host the 2nd annual Emerging Technologies Conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 10 at the Technology Drive Campus.

etc_conference_header3The free conference will include presentations on technologies that are changing business and industrial processes and ways to use those processes to communicate and learn.

The keynote speech will be given by Bryan Johnso, president and CEO of SynTech Creative. SynTech provides services in web and graphic design, web and applications development, IT systems, VOIP services, augmented staff solutions, marketing and search engine optimization.


  • “Industry 4.0” — presented by Meredith Howard, sales consultant for Bluegrass Educational Technologies Kentucky. Will focus on modern information and communications technologies are changing traditional industrial processes.
  • “Mechatronics” — presented by Dr. Jorge Ortega-Moody, assistant professor of engineering technology at Morehead State University. Will focus on virtual laboratories that allow pre-testing of industrial components and processes.
  • “Telepresence Robotic Technology” — presented by Chris Boggs, ACTC associate professor of computers and information technology. Telepresence robots allow people to “be” in two places at once. Will focus on a variety of developing technologies demonstrated in ACTC’s Mobile Technology Lab.

ACTC, the Kentucky Innovation Network and Ohio University Southern will have exhibits of new technologies and educational opportunities.

The conference is supported by a USDA Rural Development Grant, IdeaFestival and the Kentucky Innovation Network.