IETC 2008 – Springfield Nov 20-21

The Illinois Educators Technology Conference (IETC) is coming soon.  I look forward to meeting some of you there.  I will be giving three presentations this year that I hope you will find interesting and attend:

    You can find out more information about each of these presentations by clicking on the IETC 2008 Presentations page above, or on the titles above themselves.  I will be adding the actual presentation decks and any handouts / resources to those pages over the next month.  If you have anything you would be interested in me addressing during these sessions or questions, just drop me a comment.

    Below is the conference early-bird announcement.  If you are interested in attending the IETC, or will already be there, look below for some great savings on the conference registration and hotel information. 

    See you at IETC 2008!



    The "Early-Bird" reduced conference fee rate for the Illinois Education &
    Technology Conference (IETC) is quickly approaching — OCTOBER 10th!
    Register online ( and postmark your conference fee
    payment by Oct. 10 and you'll be able to attend both days of the conference
    for only $125!  (One day registration at the early-bird rate is only $85!)

    DATES OF CONFERENCE:  Thursday, Nov. 20 – Friday, Nov. 21, 2008

    WHERE:  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL

    WHAT IS IETC?  This conference is an exciting opportunity which will offer
    educators, technology coordinators, administrators, and others interested in
    improving the quality of education, an opportunity to gain information and
    exchange ideas on the application of educational technology in our schools.

    REGISTRATION:  Register online at  Register AND
    mail conference fees by OCTOBER 10 for a reduced conference rate of $125 for
    two-day registration or $85 for one-day registration!  (All conference fees
    postmarked after October 10th must be made payable at the "Regular"
    registration rate of $170 for two-day registration or $95 for one-day
    The conference fee includes entrance to the conference (140+ concurrent
    sessions from which to choose over the course of the two days), continental
    breakfasts, keynote luncheons, evening receptions, and entrance to the
    exhibit hall Wednesday evening or Thursday. (The exhibit hall closes
    Thursday evening.)

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND IETC?  Teachers, Technology Coordinators, Administrators, Curriculum Specialists, Media Specialists, Special Education Instructors, School Technical Staff, Business Managers, Community Leaders, Legislators — anyone interested in educational technology!

    SESSIONS/KEYNOTES:  140+ concurrent sessions will be offered, and many
    sessions will be hands-on in our three computer labs.  Luncheon keynote
    addresses will be provided by Vicki Davis on Thursday, Nov. 20, and Hall
    Davidson on Friday, Nov. 21.  For keynote information and session offerings,
    please visit

    EXHIBIT HALL:  The exhibit hall will be open the evening of Wednesday, Nov.
    19 (6-8pm) and Thursday, Nov. 20 (7:30am-5:15pm).  Evening receptions in the
    exhibit hall will be offered both Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

    CONFERENCE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:  Visit the conference website at for current conference information.

    Hope to see you there!

    -IETC Planning Committee


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