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IT Pros, Mailing lists, tools, and regular events for campus IT professionals

These mailing lists, conferences, and workshops may be of interest to campus IT professionals.

Conferences and events

  • The IT Pro Forum takes place twice a year in Urbana and once a year in Chicago. 

  • The U of I Web Conference takes place once a year in Urbana.

  • The IT Pro Caffeine Break series takes place every week at 9 am Friday at rotating locations around campus. Weekly details are sent to CCSP and to the Caffeine Break mailing list (described below).

  • Video captured from these events is stored in the Campus IT Pro Videos channel (login required for access).

  • The Recurring meetings of interest to the campus IT community wiki page contains several monthly or biweekly events for groups including accessibility liaisons, cybersecurity liaisons, web hosting customers, and more. You can find opportunities there and/or add your own.

Mailing lists

To subscribe to most of these mailing lists, send a blank email message to

The subject line of your message should be formatted as: 

subscribe listname Firstname Lastname  

In some cases, additional list security has been established by the list owners. Those cases and their subscription methods will be described below.
  • Topic-specific mailing lists:
    • Caffeine Break (list name: caffeinebreak)
      Once-weekly information about that week's Friday morning Caffeine Break seminar series, for those who may be interested in the topics without the volume of the full CCSP mailing list.

    • Illinois Webmasters (list name: webmasters)
      Discussions of web-related content and development issues, workshop announcements, and more. Moderate volume.

    • Web Accessibility In-Depth Discussion (list name: accessibility)
      Discussions, announcements, and workshops relating to improving IT accessibility. Light volume.

    • Campus Computer Lab Discussion List (list name: labmasters-l)
      Discussions, announcements, and tours of campus learning spaces. Light volume.

    • Women in Technology (list name: wit)
      A collaborative discussion space for women in technology at the University of Illinois.

    • AV Pros (list name: av-pros)
      A list for the discussion of AV (and surrounding topics) by campus AV & IT professionals. 

    • Campus Knowledge Base administrators (list name: uofi-kb-admins )
      Discussion among groups and departments with Knowledge Base ( spaces

    • Illinois Higher Ed Tableau Users Group (subscribe at
      A mailing list for Tableau software users.  

    • Printing (list names: and
      Information about the Printing for Departments service. Email to join.

    • Research Support Community (list name: research-support-community)
      A campus-wide network of professionals from many domains dedicated to connecting researchers with the people and tools they need across organizational boundaries.

    • Security and Privacy Community (list name: ps-techliaisons)
      Event announcements and discussions about IT security and privacy related topics.

    • IT Security (list name: it-security)
      Also a security-related mailing list.

  • More campus computing-related mailing lists are available at

Teams and chat groups

Microsoft Teams and other chat services offer community spaces for IT pros to gather as well. 

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Keywords:it pros, caffeine break, it pro forum, it professionals forum, ccsp, mailing lists   Doc ID:68107
Owner:Dena S.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2016-10-27 15:29 CSTUpdated:2021-11-18 09:34 CST
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