Within the exhibit hall, attendees will find the Knowledge Exchange Theatre, the social media lounge, roundtable presentations and more than 200 exhibitors ready to answer questions about services and products.
Technology, assessment, educational and administrative software, financial services, facility and grounds maintenance, transportation, professional development, school safety and health and transportation are among the categories with experts at the conference. Industry and nonprofits are represented. (See the conference program book and program addendum for full list.)
Conference-goers will find high-interest programming in the Knowledge Exchange Theatre.
Sessions run 30-60-minutes. (See schedule in the conference program book.)
Tucked in one corner of the exhibit hall are a dozen tables, the site of roundtable discussions over two days. These 30-minute sessions cover a full range of topics, including social-emotional learning, closing equity gaps in Advanced Placement, community partnerships, digital citizenship and community engagement. (See the conference program book for details.)
On Thursday, Feb. 15, a roundtable team from Conrad, Mont., Public Schools that includes Superintendent Sharyl Allen will discuss the district’s first-year school transformation work in this rural community.
For school leaders interested in cost-containment, AASA School Solution Center partners National Joint Powers Alliance (booth 341), CrisisGo (booth 429), ECRA Group (booth 823), Infinity Systems (booth 710), iTutor.com (booth 529), Jason Learning (booth 527) and Wonder Media (751).
An internet station is located on the floor of the NCE marketplace so attendees are able to check e-mail. Tech savvy educators and wannabees can take advantage of the personal hands-on help at the Social Media Lounge.
Marketplace hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 15 and noon to 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 16. Free coffee will be available in the NCE Marketplace from 7:45-9 a.m. on Thursday, and free snacks are available 1:45-2:45 p.m. on Friday.
(Liz Griffin is senior editor for Conference Daily Online.)