Participant Registration is now open!

Participant registration for 2017 is now open.  Visit the registration page for details.

Vendor Registration is Open!

Vendor Registration for 2017 is now open.  Please visit the Vendor Registration page for details.



We hope that you will join us for our 27th annual Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in the Ithaca College Campus Center.  The vendor and college showcases run from 9 AM to 3 PM, and seminars run from 9 AM to 4 PM. This site provides you with all the information you need to find out more about Ed Tech Day, register as a participant or vendor, see what's new, or learn more about the vendors and others who will be at the show.

Educational Technology Day is a free regional technology event that attracts over 1,600 people annually from upstate New York. It features local and national vendors such as AT&T, Apple, Brocade, Dell, Epson, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and many others.

Some highlights for 2017:

  • Featured Sessions track with nationally recognized thought leaders and other experts.  
  • Vendor Showcase with more than 50 national, regional and local technology vendors
  • College Showcase with faculty, staff and students showing how they are using technology in and out of the classroom
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium -  a special track dedicated to innovations and best practices in using technology for teaching and learning
  • Startup Central - featuring startups and other emerging companies and technologies
  • Discuss...IT - informal round table discussions facilitated by subject experts
  • Seminars, Tours, and much more!

Featured Sessions

We are pleased to announce the following Featured Sessions for Ed Tech Day 2017:

The 2017 Horizon Report: Alex Freeman, the New Media Consortium*
Mr. Freeman will be sharing insights from the 2017 NMC Horizon Report, which will have just been released a few weeks before Ed Tech Day.  The internationally recognized NMC Horizon Report series and regional NMC Technology Outlooks are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a comprehensive effort established in 2002 by the NMC that identifies and describes important developments in technology likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education around the world. This particular edition focuses on trends, challenges, and developments in technology disrupting global higher education.

Makerspaces: Marya Schnedeker, Tufts University and Chris Sledziona, Wentworth Institute of Technology*
Marya Schnedeker is the Engineering Lab Coordinator for the Bray Lab within the Tufts University Department of Mechanical Engineering and Chris Sledziona oversees the Center for Applied Research in the Department of Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. They will be talking about the role of makerspaces in education.

Cyber-Seniors: Lynn Gitlow, Ph,D., OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, and Teri Reinemann, Gerontology Programs Manager - Ithaca College
An engaging session about technology and the senior population that uses the video "Cyber-Seniors" as a starting point for a discussion about the ways in which elders in our society can learn about technology and use it to enhance their lives.

Student Perspectives on IT in higher education: Ithaca College students
Our annual panel of student "experts" will discuss how technology plays a role in higher education from their perspective. Come join us and hear students share their expectations for the use of technology in and out of the classroom, and where they would like to see educational technology head in the future.

Starting a Startup - Tales from the Front Lines: Facilitated by RevIthaca Startup Works
A panel of entrepreneurs from Rev Ithaca Startup Works, a local startup incubator, will share their stories about starting their companies. 

Sessions marked with a * will be followed by a 50-minute discussion session on the topic.

We expect to announce an additional featured session shortly.  Specific session times will be posted in early March.

Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium Track

Once again we are partnering with the Finger Lakes Faculty Development Network (FLFDN) to offer a special “Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium” track as part of Ed Tech Day.  The symposium consists of a special series of seminars running throughout the day and features sessions specifically focusing on innovations and best practices in using technology for teaching and learning, as well as scholarship assessing the effect of technology on student learning.

Call for proposals is now open!  Click here to submit a proposal.  Proposals are due by 5 PM February 20th.

The Finger Lakes Faculty Development Network, which organizes this special track, is an organization linking people involved in faculty development at campuses in central and western New York.  Bi-monthly meetings rotate among member campuses or through web conferencing.  For more information about FLFDN please contact Wade Pickren, Director, Center for Faculty Excellence at Ithaca College (

Check back often!

We're working hard to put together another great show. Please check back often for updates on vendors, seminars, and other happenings. And if you have any suggestions, please pass them along!

We'll see you at the show!

David Weil
Interim Associate Vice President and CIO
Digital Instruction and Information Services
Ithaca College

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Ithaca College is committed to providing individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in Ed Tech Day events.  Requests for reasonable accommodations, preferably in writing (by e-mail), should be directed to DIIS-Educational Technology Day (, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, 607-274-7000) no later than March 1, 2017.  The request should state the auxiliary aids and services requested.  All requests for auxiliary aids and services received by Ithaca College on a timely basis will be fully reviewed.  Upon completion of the review, a written response will be sent to the requester prior to the event indicating the action to be taken by Ithaca College.  Ithaca College will make best efforts to review and respond to to requests for reasonable accommodations made less than fourteen (14) days in advance.


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