EdTech Day 2011: 21st Annual Educational Technology Show

What is EdTech Day:

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

While one of the primary audiences for the event is the higher education community, the event is open to all, and there is plenty of information of interest to the K-12 and business communities. You’ll be able to talk directly with major computer and technology vendors, explore educational applications, be dazzled by computer graphics and state of the art audio-visual systems, learn how technology is being used today in and outside of higher education, and see what can be expected in the coming years.

In short is a gathering of people interested in making the most of technology in Education. This years event will be at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Ithaca College Campus Center. This is the 21st annual EdTech Day. For the past two years the I have attended the event as a presenter. The first year was at the request of the Ithaca Free Software Association (IFSA). Last year the conference gave us a booth adjacent to the IFSA. This year we will be in attendance again. I have two presentations submitted, but will not know until March if they have been accepted. The first is on reducing the cost of 1:1 computing by embracing open source and Ubuntu. The second is on information security and monitoring your network infrastructure using open source tools.

The booth preparations are complete with the following:

  • A conference pack
  • CDs from shipit (400+)
  • Ubuntu table cloth (approved teams)
  • Ubuntu banner (approved teams)
  • Ubuntu poster (self-made with art from spread Ubuntu and other sources)
Ubuntu conference poster stand

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It should be a great day to spread the word about Ubuntu. If you are in the area I hope to see you there. The event is a free event and you can register here: http://www.ithaca.edu/edtechday/register/

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