Attendee Information


Throughout Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, you have the opportunity to attend concurrent sessions, which offer a variety of topics in the world of technology. These hour-long sessions are jam-packed with information to take back to your LEA. 

Keynote Speakers:

Wisdom informs innovation; the latter simply cannot exist without the former. In the push for schools of the future, we need to take an honest look at the strategies and practices of our past. Which need to accompany us on the path forward, and which need to go the way of the floppy disk? The world’s best educators operate in the space where wisdom and innovation coalesce, rather than compete for time. The elite skills of our predecessors need a place in classrooms of the future. Weston Kieschnick will share his findings after spending more than 15 years coaching some of the most talented educators from all 50 states and more than 30 countries around the world. He will explore how these masters of pedagogy and technology try early, fail often, and pursue excellence with joy to create bold, blended learning experiences that work.
We live in a unique moment of time where the relevance of what we teach is easily called into question. The dramatic leaps forward that the digital world is causing makes the job of educators increasingly difficult. As photographer Steve Uzell tells us, if “you don’t really know where you are going… then every road is the wrong road, and any road will get you there.” Educators have to know what outcome they are trying to get and what skills they need to cultivate to get that outcome. In this insightful keynote, Alice Keeler will share her thoughts around the skills and outcomes educators should be paying attention to and what paths we can take to get there. She will also help us understand how to get out of the way at the right time so other meaningful learning can occur.
Fredi Lajvardi shares with audiences nationwide a first-hand account of the story that brought renewed national focus to S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and inspired the critically acclaimed documentary Underwater Dreams, as well as the major motion picture, Spare Parts, starring comedic legend George Lopez. With humor and passion, Lajvardi reveals the simple secrets to his national champion robotics team’s unprecedented success, and imparts to audiences the same wisdom, spirit of inventiveness, and determination that transformed an improbable group of disadvantaged Hispanic teenagers into an unstoppable national powerhouse. His heartfelt presentation captures the imagination, maximizes potential, and sparks the creativity in all of us.
 Sunday, February 10
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Attendee Registration
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Exhibitor Registration
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Sunday Concurrent Sessions - Hotel
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Sunday Concurrent Sessions - Lodge
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Vendor Hospitalities/Presentations
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Attendee Registration
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Welcome Reception (Badge Required)
 Monday, February 11
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Attendee Registration
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Keynote 1
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Exhibits Open
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Concurrent Session - A Lodge
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Concurrent Session - A Hotel
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Concurrent Session - B Lodge
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM    Concurrent Session - B Hotel
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Dedicated Exhibit Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Concurrent Session - C Lodge
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM    Concurrent Session - C Hotel
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM    Concurrent Session - D Lodge
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Concurrent Session - D Hotel
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Exhibitor Reception
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Member Organization Events (PASBO, PAECT, PAIMS, PDE)
8:45 PM - 10:30 PM    Night Owl: Show and Tell Session
 Tuesday, February 12
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Attendee Registration
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM    Exhibitor Registration
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM    Keynote 2
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Student Showcase
9:15 AM - 2:15 PM    Exhibits Open
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Concurrent Session - E Lodge
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM    Concurrent Session - E Hotel
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM    Concurrent Session - F Lodge
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Concurrent Session - F Hotel
11:45 AM - 2:15 PM    Dedicated Exhibit Time
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM    Student Inventors' Competition
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM    Concurrent Session - G Lodge
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Concurrent Session - G Hotel
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Concurrent Session - H Lodge
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM    Concurrent Session - H Hotel
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM    Concurrent Session - I Lodge
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    ChocolateFest
This event offers an awesome experience for everyone! First we’ll board the bus and venture over to Chocolate World for an evening of great music with an encore performance by the Flying Ivories Dueling Pianos. There will be several food stations and beverages to choose from plus friends and fun. Oh yeah...and chocolate EVERYWHERE! You’ll be able to ride through the Chocolate World factory tour and see first-hand how Hershey’s delicious confections are made. Then enjoy your food and entertainment. A few lucky folks might even win a chance to raid the shelves of Chocolate World, filling their bags with all kinds of tasty treats during the Chocolate Chase. (Ticket Required)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Entertainment
 Wednesday, February 13
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Attendee Registration
7:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Exhibitor Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Concurrent Session - J Lodge
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM    Concurrent Session - K Lodge
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Concurrent Session - L Lodge
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM    Keynote 3



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