Welcome from Whitman College!

Welcome to the website for the 2012 annual conference of the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges.  CLAC brings together from across the United States information technology professionals dedicated to advancing the values of a liberal arts education.

The theme of the 2012 CLAC conference, Fermenting Grape Ideas: Transforming Learning in the Liberal Arts, plays off of the robust viticultural influence in the Walla Walla Valley where Whitman College is located.  Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the word ferment as a being in a state of agitation or intense activity.  While that definition might conjure up negative connotations, fermentation as a process is about a controlled transformation of an organic compound.  In that spirit, we, at Whitman College, are excited to host this years conference and get together with our colleagues in an environment where we can work together to ferment great ideas that can lead to a transformation of learning.