Tech Talk Series

Tech Talks

The Tech Talk series is a chance for you to improve your knowledge of new technology and technology-related issues that impact the academic and work environment of the University. These informal, interactive, 45-minute webinars are designed to share the latest news and information and answer your technology questions.

Registration for these events is required; once you have registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with participation information and a link to join the event.


Box Unlimited – February 18

There are countless ways to store your files online--get to know one of the most popular options, Northwestern Box. Box is an easy-to-use tool with unlimited storage that allows you to securely store and share your important files while also making them easy to access wherever you are. Presenters at this event will share:

  • What types of data are best suited for Northwestern Box
  • Demos of key features including uploading files and collaborative editing
  • How to set up and access your Box account
  • How to transition research files from Vault

Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Your desktop or laptop computer
Register now for this event

Get a Gold Star for Being Green – March 3

Campus offices are getting greener thanks to University-wide efforts to increase sustainability. Northwestern IT partners with the Office of Sustainability for this event to share technology-related tips and tricks to reduce our environmental impact. Presenters will also discuss the updated Green Office Certification program. At this Tech Talk, you'll learn how to:

  • Manage your computers, printers, and other devices to save energy
  • Recycle old technology and reduce waste
  • Get Northwestern Green Office Certification for your area

Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Your desktop or laptop computer
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Get to Know Research Computing Services – March 17

To support Northwestern’s world-class research, enable faster discovery, and encourage innovation, Northwestern IT offers many research resources from basic programming workshops to specialized computing and secure storage. Join this event for an overview of services available to campus faculty, staff, and graduate students, including:

  • Grant writing assistance 
  • Custom visualizations for discovery, publication, and education 
  • Data acquisition and management 
  • High performance computing and global networking 
  • Additional training and resources

Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Your desktop or laptop computer
Register now for this event

Additional Information

Support Contacts

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IT Support Center
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