Big Conference Experience with a Personal Touch
The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education holds its annual gathering for educators and school staff across the state of New York, though they are more than happy to welcome out of state interlopers like myself. As part of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert program, #MIEExpert, Microsoft had sent me to the conference to present a couple of sessions on OneNote. This was my second year to attend NYSCATE, and both experiences have convinced me that this is one of the best ed-tech conferences out there.
This year's conference was super hero themed, and the folks who put this event together did an awesome job pulling that theme together and blanketing the conference experience with it.
There were super hero decorations and references throughout the conference center. Participants were given conference super hero capes upon check-in. A phone booth for your caped educator transformation stood in the conference center main lobby. There were even conference themed chocolate bars.