ASERL Technology Immersion Conference
August 7-9, 2024 – UAB

Feeling burnout from keeping up with the latest tech? Craving a refreshing escape to explore new ideas with like-minded ASERL colleagues?

Join us for the ASERL Tech Immersion Conference, August 7-9th, hosted in partnership with the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). Imagine a smaller, intimate venue, fostering genuine connections and engaging discussions as we delve into the future of technology.


Here’s why this isn’t your average conference

Morning Tech Talks:

Two days packed with insightful sessions will leave you energized and inspired.

Afternoon Workshops:

Pick your perfect workshop each day, immersing yourself in topics like holograms, avatars, prompt engineering, podcasting, AI and more!

Connect & Collaborate:

Forge lasting relationships with colleagues at our networking events, designed to spark meaningful interactions.

Unwind and Explore:

Enjoy an evening reception and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Birmingham with optional EBSCO and museum tours. ️

Wednesday, August 7th
Alumni House/Sterne Library

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Coffee / Welcome / Overview of program
Conference Logistics

09:45AM – 11:15AM
Invited Speaker and Demonstration (Robotics)
Dr. Bryan Carter, Genesis Benedith, and Amelia Matheson

11:15AM – 11:30AM

11:30PM – 12:30PM
Lunch & Learn, Alumni Hall — Sponsored by AM

12:30PM – 1:00PM
Break and Transfer to Sterne Library

1:00PM – 5:00PM
Afternoon Workshops

6:00PM – 7:30PM
Evening Happy Hour Reception (Michael’s Steakhouse)

Thursday, August 8th
Lister Hill Library

8:30 AM
Coffee and Networking

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

12:00 PM – 1:00PM
Lunch and Learn  Edge of Chaos Box Lunch.
Presented by: J. Denice Lewis
Sponsored by: Scite

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
UAB presentations:
Partnering to build a professional training program using XR technologies.
– Dr. Cori Perdue, Director of Professional Education
  Collat School of Business

VR/AR/XR applications in the medical field.
– Jose Flores, Associate Director of Innovation
  Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Emerging Technology at UAB Libraries
– Kevin Hebert, Patrick Boggs and Anna Katz

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Tours of the Dennis G. Pappas Historical Collections Gallery
and Emerging Technology spaces in the Lister Hill Library

4:45 PM

Daily Afternoon Workshops
Pick your perfect workshop each day, immersing yourself in topics like holograms, avatars, prompt engineering, podcasting, AI and more!

Chad Mairn

Prompt engineering

Michelle Echols 

AI productivity

Bob Anstett  

Podcasting bootcamp

Dr. Byan Carter

AR and Holograms

Friday August 9th (Optional Activities)

Spend some time getting to know Birmingham.  ASERL is working on the final arrangements for an EBSCO Tour and other cultural activities.
Let us know if you can join us!

Don’t miss this chance to recharge, refocus, and revolutionize your approach to technology. Space is limited, so register today!



For participants who are flying, you can fly direct into Birmingham Birmingham Airport Authority ( with a short Uber ride to the hotel

For participants who are into Atlanta International Airport and take the airport shuttle that will drop you off at the hotel.

​Stay with​ the Homewood Suites by Hilton
1016 20th Street, South Birmingham, Alabama 35205

$155 night (King or 2 Double Beds)

​Your rate includes
Free hot breakfast | Free WiFi  |  Non-smoking rooms  |  Indoor pool
Fitness center  |  Pet-friendly rooms |  Business center


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