Ed Tech Day 2018

Mark your calendars for Ed Tech Day 2018, which will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018.  Vendor registration will open in late December, and advance participant registration will open in mid to late January.  We'll see you then!

Thanks for a great Ed Tech Day 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in Ed Tech Day 2017.  The energy, discussions and interactions throughout the day were inspirational and energizing.  Thank you to everyone who helped to make our 27th annual Ed Tech Day a huge success.  And congratulations to our winners: Matt Fendick won the Dell Chromebook, and Virgilio Pinto is the winnder of the iPad mini!  We'll see you next year!



We hope that you will join us for our 27th annual Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Ithaca College Campus Center. 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!

The 2017 Complete Ed Tech Day Program (24 page PDF - 8MB)

Featured Sessions

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

Women in IT - How Might We Reimagine the IT Culture to Embrace and Support Women: Dr. Patrice Torcivia Prusko, Instructional Designer, Cornell University* (9:00)
Join us for a conversation about the barriers and potential solutions to how women can lead innovation in edtech.  This session will provide a forum for all participants to engage in a meaningful conversation about ways women are leading, and why it is important for their voice to be a part of the conversation and ways women’s ideas can be heard no matter where in the organization they are. The conversation will highlight the unique contributions and perspectives women’s innovations contribute to edtech and the barriers they often confront, fostering a deeper appreciation about why inclusivity is vital to education technology. The goals of the session include developing strategies for understanding the value of women leading in IT, overcoming gender barriers women may experience in higher ed and IT, supporting women in advancing in IT, enhancing the support of women in leadership roles, and empowering women, junior and senior, in IT.  

The 2017 Horizon Report: Alex Freeman, the New Media Consortium* (10:00)
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* (11:00)
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 (11:00)
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 (12:10)
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 Rev: Ithaca Startup Works (2:10)
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.

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.

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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