Welcome to the Northwest Managers of Educational Technology (NW/MET), a consortium of Educational Technology professionals from colleges and universities in the American Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions and Western Canada. With membership that has expertise in software, hardware, A/V, and instructional design, NW/MET is an easy way to stay ahead of the curve while staying close to home. NW/MET began officially in 1978, making it one of the oldest support groups for A/V professionals in the world.

NW/MET is an organization bridging tradition and innovation for academics. We offer our members an opportunity to present results of research and experiences and network with professionals in a region whose problems and solutions are similar to one’s own.

Our objectives are to develop an identity among professionals managing media services, faculty and instructional development, media production, and other educational technology services in higher education institutions in the Northwest, and to improve the process of managing faculty and instructional support programs.


NW/MET was established at a meeting in February 1978 in Cheney, Washington. The founding members were:

Jack Davis and Jerry Brong, Washington State University
Bill Schmidt and Charlie Vlcek, Central Washington State College
Jerry Donen, Eastern Washington State College
Ed Bachmann, Seattle University
Bob Knipe, Lewis-Clark State College


In 2019, the membership of NW/MET undertook to revise our bylaws to bring them up to date and reflect the growth and evolution of our organization.

Please review our bylaws.

Executive Board

The President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Northwest Managers of Educational Technology are elected to four-year terms and are tasked with the day-to-day operations of the organization. The Conference Director is an annual position awarded to the host institution of the upcoming conference.

  • President: Raul Burriel, Oregon State University
  • Vice-President: Thomas Scott, North Idaho College
  • Treasurer: Andrew Borts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Secretary: Cassidy Hall, University of Idaho
  • Conference Director: Dan Case, Carroll College