Hiram College

June 25, 2020

The Tech and Trek Conference is an opportunity for all educators (K-Higher Ed) to explore The Mindful use of Technology, Mobile Technology, Creating High-Impact Student Experiences, and Innovations in Teaching and Learning.

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID, the Tech and Trek Conference has moved to a 1-day, free online conference. We will continue to provide updates on the site as details are confirmed.

Now accepting proposals to present. The new deadline is May 29th. Please Note: The format has changed to 45-minute sessions to accommodate for online delivery. Click for more information.

We are going online, because we just couldn’t wait another year to see you!

In its first two years, the Tech and Trek Conference has energized our study of learning technologies while creating a family of dedicated professionals who are passionate about teaching and learning, tech-ing and trekking.

Yes, family. This is why the Planning Committee decided to move the conference online as opposed to canceling. We want to see and hear from you again!

All of us who use technology know that flexibility is a great virtue. We always have to be prepared with a Plan B, or C, or D, when technology doesn’t behave as we would like it to. This year, our challenge is COVID-19, and safety is paramount. So, we are pivoting from a three-day face-to-face conference to our Plan B, a one-day remote conference, with all presentations delivered via web-conferencing. And our special focus will be how we have adapted and excelled in the new teaching environment that closed out the 2019-2020 academic year. 

We are very excited about learning from all of you, how you have adapted, where you have succeeded, and even where you have failed. Every strategy any of us have tried is a strategy all of us can learn from.  

We look forward to seeing you – online – in June!

Participants can register for a 1 GEDU credit course, Tech and Trek:  A Response to COVID-19 for a fee of $175.00.  To apply for this credit, please complete this form by June 19, 2020.  The course title when completing the form is:  GEDU Tech and Trek:  A Response to COVID-19.  Please note that to receive credit, additional assignments will be required that will be due after the conference has been completed and one additional synchronous session (via Zoom) will be necessary at a date after the conference has ended and will be scheduled once students have registered.  Instructions will be sent to students as we get closer to the conference date and after the deadline listed above.

This is an educational technology conference that will span one day fully online.  At the conference, you will…

  • Form and sustain a collaborative bridge for higher ed and K-12 educators and technologists.
  • Participate in an ongoing dialogue between higher ed and K -12 educators and technologists regarding the mindful use of technology.
  • Reflect on strategies for utilizing technology to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Explore the possibilities of mobile technology for learning experiences outside of the traditional classroom.

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Featured Speakers

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Daniel Fakhoury

Learning Technologies Administrator and Research and Teaching Associate, Department of Chemistry