I love going to conferences to network with colleagues and discover new ideas. The Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC) in Pittsburgh on October 14 offers a variety of opportunities for educational leaders:
- Engaging keynote speaker – former Pixar Senior Scientist, Tony DeRose;
- Over 40 sessions lead by local leaders and innovative educators;
- Classroom proven strategies that teachers and administrators can implement immediately;
- Opportunities to network with cutting edge practitioners and local start-ups;
- Centrally located and free parking – no need for flying across the country or driving for hours to connect with districts and leaders with national and international recognition.
In addition, this year’s conference at the Baldwin High School, near Downtown Pittsburgh, brings a Spotlight on Pittsburgh Innovation. This past year Remake Learning of Pittsburgh sponsored an opportunity for projects to showcase the innovations that they have developed. Over 70 projects from the greater Pittsburgh area submitted a proposal. At TRETC nine of these educational programs will give Ignite Talks and share their success stories. In addition, seven university and corporate projects will join the Innovation Zone at TRETC to highlight their stories.
TRETC has become the premier K-12 learning event in the Pittsburgh region. This year the conference also hopes to draw future educators from local universities and colleges in the region. The conference includes presentations, poster sessions, a student showcase, an Innovation Zone, an Exhibitors Space, and time to network and learn more about the amazing things happening in classrooms and learning spaces around Western Pennsylvania.
Here’s one event where everyone comes out a winner.