24th Annual NMC Summer Conference

The Global EdTech Forum for Higher Ed, Museums, Libraries, and Schools

June 13-15, 2017 — Boston, Massachusetts

The NMC Summer Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting highly skilled education professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies and innovative approaches into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry.

Early Bird Registration Opens March 1, 2017!
NMC Members: $595
Non-Members: $795

Registration After May 5, 2017:
NMC Members: $649
Non-Members: $849

A full schedule will be published in March. Half-day workshops are planned Tuesday, June 13 for $125 each.

**Looking for opportunities for sponsorship and exhibition? Download the sponsorship menu (PDF).**

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2017 NMC Summer Conference
June 13, 2017 – June 15, 2017

Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Dr.
Cambridge, MA 02139

***Please reserve your hotel room to enjoy the group rate.
All conference activities will be taking place there.***

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Conference at a Glance

Keynote Speakers

Richard CulattaRichard Culatta is a leader in innovation and education, and has worked in government, non-profit, and the private sector.  Prior to becoming the Chief Innovation Officer for the State of Rhode Island, Culatta was the Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education where he focused on using technology to close equity gaps in schools across the country.  Prior to joining the Department of Education, he served as policy advisor to US Senator Patty Murray and as Chief Technology Officer at CIA University.  Before his work with the federal government, Culatta was the learning technologies advisor for the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University and the Director of Operations for the Rose Education Foundation.  He began working with instructional technology at the University of Rhode Island where he co-taught the universitiy’s first technology integration workshops for faculty.  Culatta is a certified Spanish teacher and active in promoting bilingual and arts education in public schools


audrey_tattoowwAudrey Watters is a journalist specializing in education technology news and analysis. She has worked in the education field for the past 15 years: as a graduate student, college instructor, program manager for an ed-tech non-profit. Although she was two chapters into a dissertation in comparative literature, she decided to eschew the professor track for a different path, and she now happily fulfills the one job recommended to her by a junior high aptitude test: freelance writer. She has written for Edutopia, MindShift, O’Reilly Radar, ReadWriteWeb, and The Huffington Post, in addition to her own blog Hack Education.

Conference at a Glance

Preconference Workshops Tuesday, June 13

8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration/Info Desk Open
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Morning Preconference Sessions (5 – 6)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
All Day Preconference Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
(Provided to all day Workshop Attendees/Volunteers)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Preconference Sessions (5 – 6)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New Member/Newcomer Session
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Host Event/ /Special Sessions
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Opening Reception
Host/Partner Showcase

Summer Conference – Wednesday, June 14

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration/Info Desk Open
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
(all attendees)
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Opening Plenary Session

Richard Culatta

10:45 am – 11:45 am
Conference Sessions (10 – 12)
11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Town Hall Meeting/Center of Excellence Awards
(Lunch included for all attendees)
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Conference Sessions (10 – 12)
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Conference Sessions (10 – 12)
3:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Idea Lab (Special Break)

Summer Conference – Thursday, June 15

8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Registration/Info Desk Open
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:15 am
Special Session: 5MoF
Idea Lab Awards
Henderson Award
10:30 am – 11:45 am
Conference Sessions (10 – 12)
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Conference Sessions (10 – 12)
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Conference Sessions (10 – 12)
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Closing Plenary Session

Audrey Watters

5:30 pm
Conference Adjourns