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 (#NMC17) was 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.

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2018 NMC Summer Conference

June 12 – 14

Keynote Speakers

Richard CulattaRichard Culatta is a leader in innovation and education, and has worked in government, non-profit, and the private sectors.  He was just named the CEO of ISTE. Before taking on this role, he was the Chief Innovation Officer for the State of Rhode Island. Culatta also served as 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 university’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, and 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 – Lobby
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Morning Preconference Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch – Riverside Pavilion
(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
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Opening Reception – Charles View Ballroom
Host/Partner Showcase

Summer Conference – Wednesday, June 14

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration/Info Desk Open – Lobby
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast – Riverside Pavilion
(all attendees)
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Opening Plenary Session – President’s Ballroom

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 – President’s Ballroom
(Lunch included for all attendees)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Conference Sessions (10 – 12)
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Conference Sessions (10 – 12)
3:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Idea Lab – Charles View Ballroom (Special Break)

Summer Conference – Thursday, June 15

8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Registration/Info Desk Open – Lobby
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast – Riverside Pavilion
9:00 am – 10:15 am
Special Session – President’s Ballroom
 5MoF / 

Idea Lab Awards / Henderson Award

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Conference Sessions (10 – 12)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch (provided) – President’s Ballroom
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conference Sessions (10 – 12)
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Conference Sessions (10 – 12)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Closing Plenary Session – President’s Ballroom

Audrey Watters

5:00 pm
Conference Adjourns