Fall Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2017 Annual Technology Conference,
co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.).

Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  We will be providing educators from across the Commonwealth and New England with exciting ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.

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Registration

2017 MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Fall Technology Conference

Join us October 25th-26th, 2017

Registration will Open Soon

 

 

Fees

Register on or before Friday, October 13, 2017 to receive these rates:

Conference Rate Member Non-Member
One-Day Pass (Wed. or Thurs.) $165.00* $210.00
Two-Day Pass (Same attendee) $250.00* $295.00
Presenter(1 per session) No Charge** No Charge**
Co-Presenter (1 per session) $75.00 per day** $75.00 per day**
SIG Leader, Volunteer or Full-time University Student $75.00 per day $75.00 per day

*Attending the fall conference does not include MassCUE membership.  However, we encourage you to join MassCUE to take advantage of the individual MassCUE membership rate. If you are not a MassCUE member and would like to pay the member rate, you will be able to purchase a membership during the registration process.
** The discounted registration for Presenters & Co-Presenters is only available on the day of their presentation. Limit of one presenter and one co-presenter per workshop.  Additional workshop presenters pay regular daily rate.

Late Registration

Register on or after October 14, 2017 at these rates:

Conference Rate Member Non-Member
One-Day Pass (Wed. or Thurs.) $215.00 $260.00
Two-Day Pass (Same attendee) $300.00* $345.00
Presenter No Charge** No Charge**
Co-Presenter (1 per session) $75.00 per day** $75.00 per day**
SIG Leader, Volunteer or Full-time University Student $75.00 per day $75.00 per day

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given on or before October 16, 2017 at 5 pm.  After that date a fee of $75 will be charged.  (Note that attendees are allowed to send a replacement if unable to attend due to emergency circumstances.)

All workshops (50 minutes) are included in the conference registration and do not require pre-registration.

Group Registration 

The Group Rate is available for organizations registering 5 or more attendees.  All attendees in the group get the  rate of $165 for one day or $250 for both.

RI-ISTE Registration

Please contact your association for a discount code.

Volunteers

Interested in volunteering for the conference? Apply to be a volunteer.

Exhibitors

Registration is now open!

Pre-registration for all 2016 Exhibitors is open.

Register Here

2017 Exhibitors

View all the information you need to become an exhibitor at the Fall Conference:

FAQ’s

What is the cost of a booth and what comes with the booth?

Each booth costs $2,100 and includes registration for two vendor personnel. Personnel must be registered prior to show open. Additional personnel, or those not registered prior to show open are $100 each per day.  All booth payments must be made by credit card. If you need to pay by invoice, please contact Shannon Fitzpatrick at sfitzpatrick@masscue.org. All invoices are subject to NET45 terms and must be received prior to the conference, no later than October 17th.
Each booth also includes the following:

  • Pipe and Drape 8’x10’ space
  • 2 Chairs and 1 table
  • Standard Electric (5 amps)
  • Exhibitor dedicated wi-fi
  • Trash Barrel

Note: Entire floor is carpeted other than a small section of tile. Most companies choose not to purchase additional carpeting.

Are there any other space options?

For vendors who are looking for an ‘outside the box’ set up we are offering the exclusive use of Gillette Stadium luxury box suites overlooking the field. This is the perfect opportunity to host 1 hour, half day or even all day workshops. Session offerings will be listed on our mobile scheduling app at sched.org. Cost for this option is dependent on square footage of the suite:

  • small: $5,000
  • medium: $7,000
  • large suite or Mezzanine: $10,000

If you would like to see a sample layout of the suites please contact Shannon Fitzpatrick at sfitzpatrick@masscue.org

Can vendors offer a workshop?

Vendors who sign up for a booth at the MassCUE/M.A.S.S. conference may additionally purchase a workshop for $1000 per workshop per day. We limit this option to one workshop per day per vendor. Selection of session time/date is made during booth registration. After the registration has been confirmed and email confirmation will be sent with a link to submit your session proposal information. If you have already purchased a booth and you would like to offer a workshop, please contact Shannon Fitzpatrick at sfitzpatrick@masscue.org for available session times and to modify your registration.

What is the cancellation policy?

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Exhibits Manager, Shannon Fitzpatrick. If notification is received on or before August 1, all monies, less a $100 service charge, will be refunded. Cancellation received after August 1 obligates the exhibitor to forfeiture of all monies paid. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER THIS DATE. Failure to occupy booth space does not release the exhibitor from the full cost o f the rental. If the booth space is not occupied when the hall opens, show management will have the right to use the space as it sees fit to eliminate empty spaces in the exhibit hall.

Sponsor Opportunities

MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Conference 2017

Updated as of March 5, 2017

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Item Cost Total # Available # Remaining Description
35th Anniversary Teacher Scholarship $500 30 30 New 2017! Teacher scholarship includes entrance to both days of the conference, overnight at the Hilton Garden Inn at Gillette. Scholarships sponsored by vendors will include the name of the company as well as a photo opportunity with the lucky educator at the exhibitor booth. Limit of one per vendor with the maximum of 30. Additional information available here.  
NEW! Pat the Patriot $250 2 2 Host Pat the Patriot in your booth for 55 minutes. Great photo opportunity for you and our attendees! Only available to one vendor per day.
Conference Bags $16,000 1 0 2200 bags branded with company logo for attendees to carry during the two-day conference.
Lanyard and Name Badges $8,500 1 0 Name badges with lanyards for 2200 attendees and 800 exhibitors. Badge holder and/or lanyard branded with your logo.
Keynote (Wed.) $5,000 1 1 Sponsor our Wednesday Keynote. Package includes:

  • Acknowledgement on MassCUE conference website
  • Acknowledgement on meter board / pop-ups in front of the keynote area.
  • One slide on stadium Jumbotron of your design
  • Five registered attendees for staff and acknowledgement right before Wednesday keynote presentation
CUEKids & Global Ed Student Showcases $5,000 1 1 Sponsor our high traffic and well attended Student Showcases. Package includes:

  • Two branded meter boards/popups, branded directional signage, branded t-shirts for students to wear throughout the conference (80 students)
  • Space for a satellite table within the student area

This sponsorship can be split between 2 vendors (2@$2500)

Suite/Breakout Package $5,000 small,

$7,000 medium,

$10,000 large

5 2 Exclusive use suite for both conference days.  Perfect opportunity to offer 1hr/Half Day/All Day sessions & trainings.  All session details will be posted on mobile app. Package includes 5 staff registrations & branded door signage.
Teacher Brainstorm and Sharing Center $4,500 1 0 Area for teachers to brainstorm best practices and share lessons.  Vendor sponsors both days. High visibility in center of vendor area.
Mobile App Sponsorship $15,000(exclusive)

$5,000 (shared)

1 or 4 1 or 4 New 2017! Become the exclusive sponsor of our new conference mobile app. Sponsorship includes banner ad/your logo on all app pages. This sponsorship can also be shared by up to 4 vendors. Shared sponsorship will shuffle vendor logos/banner on a 5 sec. timed delay.
Mobile App Push Notifications $2,000 6 6 New 2017! 1 Push notification sent to all users of the conference mobile app. Vendor chooses day of delivery. 3 available per day (Wednesday or Thursday)
Lunch Sponsorship $2,500 2 2 Vendor sponsors lunch for one day for 1500 attendees. Sponsor will have sign with company name and logo on each table.
Vendor Sessions $1000 21 21 55 minute workshop/session. Limited availability: 12 sessions on Wed. (10/19) and 9 sessions on Thursday (10/20). First-come, first-serve basis with a limit of one session per vendor per day. Workshops are presented in 780 square ft suite, set up theater or classroom style.
Video Package (Includes both days of conference) $750 8 8 High visibility for both days of conference. Includes: Advertising on HD Board (Jumbotron) and 3 video walls on east (vendor) side for both days. (Video package is included as part of MassCUE Corporate Partnership.)

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Program/Schedule

Conference Programming

Workshop Schedule

The Daily Workshop Schedule will be posted in June 2017.

Workshops will be assigned times by September 30, 2017. Be sure to check back for more details.

Conference Schedule

Exhibitor Set-Up: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Date Time Activity/Event
10/24/17 1:00 PM Registration Opens
10/24/17 1:00 PM Exhibitor Set Up

Conference Day 1: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Date Time Activity
10/25/17 7:00 AM Registration Opens
10/25/17 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
10/25/17 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Visit Exhibitors
10/25/17 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM KEYNOTE
10/25/17 10:15 AM – 11:10 AM Session 1 (55 Mins)
10/25/17 11:30 AM – 12:25 PM Session 2 (55 Mins)
10/25/17 11:30 AM   Lunch Opens for Vendors
10/25/17 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch & Exhibits (90 Mins)
10/25/17 1:30 PM – 2:25 PM Session 3 (55 Mins)
10/25/17 2:45 PM – 3:35 PM Session 4 (55 Mins)

Conference Day 2: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Date Time Activity
10/26/17 7:00 AM Registration Opens
10/26/17 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
10/26/17 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Visit Exhibitors
10/26/17 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CUEByte Speakers
10/26/17 10:15 AM – 11:10 AM Session 5 (55 Mins)
10/26/17 11:30 AM – 12:25 PM Session 6 (55 Mins)
10/26/17 11:30 AM Lunch Opens for Vendors
10/26/17 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch & Exhibits (90 Mins)
10/26/17 1:30 PM – 2:25 PM Session 7 (55 Mins)
10/26/17 2:45 PM – 3:35 PM Session 8 (55 Mins)

Session Presenters

Coming in June 2017: detailed 2017 Fall Conference Presenters Directory for Featured Presenters and Session Presenters, including their photo, bio and more.

Featured Speakers

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Keynote

Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University

Ruha Benjamin is a professor of African American studies at Princeton University and author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier (Stanford University Press). She has studied the social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine for over fifteen years and speaks widely on issues of innovation, equity, health, and justice in the U.S. and globally.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

CUEByte Speakers

Sachi Badola

Sachi is a 7th grade student within the Chelmsford Public Schools.  She is a multitalented honors student with a passion for STEM, music, and drama.  Sachi has worked with Dr. Matthew Beyranevand to create math music videos to promote girls’ interest in mathematics and growth mindset.

Steve Dembo

A pioneer in the field of educational social networking, Steve Dembo was among the first to realize the power of blogging, podcasting, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 technologies in connecting educators and creating professional learning communities. Steve Dembo served for ten years as Discovery Education’s Director of Learning Communities and led their Innovation and Strategy team. He is the co-author of the book Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching. The National School Board Association named him one of 2010’s “Twenty to Watch,” a list honoring individuals finding innovative ways to use technology to increase classroom learning. In 2013 he began serving the Skokie/Morton Grove District 69 as a member of the School Board. Dembo is a course designer and adjunct professor for Wilkes University where he serves as class instructor for the Internet Tools for Teaching course within the Instructional Media degree program.

Mary Skipper

Mary Skipper is in her second year as Superintendent of the Somerville Public Schools. She joined the district in July of 2015 following an outstanding career at Boston Public Schools, and has quickly made her mark in Somerville as an innovative and visionary thinker, a passionate advocate for all youth, and a strategic systems builder whose approach includes leveraging community resources to support students.

Before coming to Somerville, Superintendent Skipper was Network Superintendent of High Schools for BPS. Among her most notable accomplishments while at BPS, Superintendent Skipper helped launch TechBoston Academy (TBA) as the founding Headmaster in 2002. During her tenure as TBA Headmaster, the Academy grew from a 9-12 high school serving 75 students, to a 6-12 school with a staff of more than 100 serving a diverse student population of more than 1,000, 30% of which were English Language Learners and 25% of which were Special Education students. President Obama visited TBA in March 2011 to recognize TBA’s achievement.

Superintendent Skipper holds a Bachelor’s in English and Latin from Tufts University. She earned a Master’s in Education Policy from Harvard and a Master’s in Urban Education Leadership from Columbia Teachers College. She is currently working toward her Doctorate in Urban Education Leadership from Columbia Teachers College.


Both Days

Featured Speakers

Steve Dembo

A pioneer in the field of educational social networking, Steve Dembo was among the first to realize the power of blogging, podcasting, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 technologies in connecting educators and creating professional learning communities. Steve Dembo served for ten years as Discovery Education’s Director of Learning Communities and led their Innovation and Strategy team. He is the co-author of the book Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching. The National School Board Association named him one of 2010’s “Twenty to Watch,” a list honoring individuals finding innovative ways to use technology to increase classroom learning. In 2013 he began serving the Skokie/Morton Grove District 69 as a member of the School Board. Dembo is a course designer and adjunct professor for Wilkes University where he serves as class instructor for the Internet Tools for Teaching course within the Instructional Media degree program.

Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She is also the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafey.org and an EdSurge Columnist. Kerry is a PBS Digital Innovator, ASCD Emerging Leader, MassCUE Pathfinder, and TEDx speaker. Find her award-winning blog at www.KerryHawk02.com and find her on Twitter at @KerryHawk02.

Martin R. Geoghegan

Martin R. Geoghegan is the Principal of the John T. Nichols, Jr. Middle School in Middleborough, Massachusetts. Since Marty started at the Nichols, it has gone from little technology to a 1-to-1 Chromebook environment, where Google Suite and Classroom are helping his students see greater success. He was a high school and middle school English teacher before he made his way into administration. He is currently the President of the Massachusetts ASCD Board of Directors and the Middle Level Chair on the MSSAA Board. He founded and moderates the #MSSAAchat on the second Tuesday of each month for all educators. Marty was a MassCUE Pathfinder Award winner for 2016.

Brian McCann

Brian McCann is the principal of Joseph Case High School in Swansea, Mass., from which he graduate in 1980.  He has transformed from a tech-philistine five years ago to a Google Certified Educator, digital principal, and ubiquitous Tweeter in four short years.  He focuses his digital strengths on school branding and building relationships at his school. Brian is the former president of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), and serves on many MIAA and MSSAA committees. He has been featured at the MSSAA Summer Institute, Aspiring Leaders Conference, NEASC’s Showcase of Model Schools, and recently presented for his first time at ISTE17 and the new National Principals Conference.  Brian was Massachusetts 2011 High School Principal of the Year. 

Andy Plemmons

Andy Plemmons is the school library media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA and a Google Certified Innovator.  Some of his honors include the 2016 Library Journal Movers and Shakers, Georgia Exemplary Elementary Library Media Program, finalist for School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year, and the 2015 National School Board Association 20 to Watch. You can follow Andy’s work on Twitter @plemmonsa or on his blog Expect the Miraculous, which was nominated for an Edublogs Award.


Presenters Directory

Coming in June 2017: detailed 2017 Fall Conference Presenters Directory for Featured Presenters and Session Presenters, including their photo, bio and more.

Conference Location

Gillette Stadium
1 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035

Nearby Hotels

Hotel Suggestions

MassCUE has secured special pricing at the following hotels

Networking

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Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals applications OPEN NOW!

We have multiple opportunities for you and your students to present at the conference. The MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Fall Technology Conference includes over 150 breakout sessions and 2 student showcases. You may submit more than one proposal under each format. MassCUE membership is not required for submission or selection.

To prepare for your submission, download the Call for Proposals Submission Guide here.

Learn more about the MassCUE Fall Conference Presentation Rubric.

Session Proposal Deadline: EXTENDED TO May 5, 2017!
Response from Selection Committee: June 2nd, 2017

Read the article from Tech & Learning about our Student Showcases!

Media

Press

MassCUE welcomes your coverage of the annual fall MassCUE conference: Global Connections, Digital Learning. Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) is Massachusetts’ affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Each October MassCUE partners with the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.) to host New England’s premiere technology-in-education conference at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The conference provides educators with two days chock-full of workshops and networking opportunities.

Last year MassCUE’s annual conference had a record number of over 1,600 teachers and administrators attending each day.  There were over 200 50-minute sessions as well as some longer in-depth two-hour sessions where teachers shared best practices . The 2016 conference promises to be even better! This year more than 130 educational technology companies and 15 nonprofits will show off their wares and promote the latest advances in hardware and software. In addition we have the LearnLaunch Innovation Area where new innovative educational startups demonstrate cutting-edge educational programs. We welcome print, television, radio, and web outlets from across New England to report the news and events of this major education technology event. You can apply for press credentials here.

 

Bloggers

Are you planning to share your experience at MassCUE 2017 with your followers and the world? Grow your audience as an official MassCUE Blogger. We’ll be sharing great blog posts during and after the conference via social media and the official blog of MassCUE, OnCUE. Register here to add your name and blog to our list. While we can’t promise your posts will be shared, you’ll enjoy recognition as a MassCUE Blogger and have a shot at being read by thousands more innovative educators like you.

 

More Information

For additional information, clarifications, requests for special considerations, and to schedule interviews with keynote speakers, presenters, or MassCUE board members, contact

More Information

For additional information, clarifications, requests for special considerations, and to schedule interviews with keynote speakers, presenters, or MassCUE board members, contact the Conference Committee.

 

Latest Conference News

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