Attendee Information


 Sunday, February 11
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Exhibitor Registration
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM    General Registration
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Sunday Sessions
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Vendor Hospitalities/Presentations
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    General Registration
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Welcome Reception (Badge Required)
 Monday, February 12
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    General Registration
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM    Exhibitor Registration
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Keynote
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
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    How We Can Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Artificial Intelligence

When someone brings up "artificial intelligence," do you picture armies of robots that put you and
your fellow educators out of work? It's time to stop fearing a future where AI technology is all
around us... because that time is already here. Join Your Nerdy Best Friend for a primer on artificial intelligence and a surprising list of apps that are powered by AI. You'll leave the session with practical tools that you can start using right away to make your life easier, all powered by AI and machine learning.

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
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    All Hands on Deck + Nerds Unite!

It's one thing to hear about the latest advancements in technology...but it's a completely different experience when you see it with your own eyes. Join Your Nerdy Best Friend for a hands-on session with augmented reality technology that you can start using now at work and home.
* Phones on! Try your hand at augmented reality tools for translation, measuring, marketing and more!
* Learn about augmented applications for your industry and others
* Discuss the use of AR for your business for today and in the future

Your peers are the smartest nerds around! Many professionals have their favorite time-saving,
productivity-increasing, rear-kicking technology secrets. This lively, interactive session gives you and your peers the opportunity to share and discover the best technology tools. Great for both newbies and experienced experts!
* Discover the best app ideas from your colleagues
* Discuss real solutions to your real technology challenges with peers who have solutions
* BONUS: Leave the session with a list of the best ideas from your colleagues

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 13
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    General Registration
7:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Exhibitor Registration
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM    Keynote
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
9:45 AM - 12:15 PM    Making in the Content Areas: How to Embrace the Maker Mindset in your Classroom on Monday (and Why You Will Want To)

As the Maker Movement sweeps the nation, some classroom teachers fear they’re missing out. Testing pressures, lack of access to a ‘makerspace’ per se, or generally overloaded schedules all provide plenty of incentive to resist the temptation to dive in. But what if a change of mindset is all that was needed? What if teachers saw how a single re-imagined unit or lesson could put students in charge of the learning? During this workshop, we, as a group, will explore, for multiple subjects / content areas, what adopting the ‘maker mindset’ actually looks like in terms of learning experience design, how to assess learning in a maker environment, and why this shift is so crucial to a 21st century education.

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
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Empowering Learners to Change the(ir) World with Human-Centered Design Thinking

The phrase “change the world” is almost a cliché these days. But what if it wasn’t? What if students had a powerful, engaging and relevant context for exploring how they might actually DO JUST THAT? Good news! They do! It’s called design thinking - “the mindset we adopt in service of human centered, empathy driven design.” (Dan Ryder) Through a series of hands-on activities, case studies, and expert interviews, participants will explore what authentic human-centered design (HCD) looks like in leading school programs, why and how the maker movement makes it possible, and what’s necessary to start and run a successful design thinking based classroom.

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    Conference Dinner
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Entertainment
 Wednesday, February 14
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM    General 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

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