MASS/METAtechED 2020 Spring Conference
March 23-24, 2020
Delta by Marriott, Helena, MT

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PLATINUM Sponsor - Newline Interactive
Monday, March 23 - Joint Morning Conference

7:30-8:15                     Hot Breakfast & Registration - 
Sponsored by Gaggle
8:15-8:25                     Welcome and Program Overview - Brian Norwood, President, META
8:25-9:25                     Leading K-12 Innovation in the 4th Industrial Revolution
                                       Tom Ryan, Past Chair, CoSN, President, eMMERSION LEARNING

What do K-12 education global leaders, practitioners, and change makers identify as major themes in driving, hindering, and enabling teaching and learning innovation? Many experts believe we are entering the 4th Industrial Revolution due to the significant changes impacting our culture, economy and society because of technology advancement in robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, and The Internet of Things (IoT).  This presentation will address:

  • How could these societal changes impact how we prepare students for their future? 
  • What does the Driving K-12 Innovation series of Hurdles, Accelerators, and Tech Enablers tell us about education trends
  • What is the 4th Industrial Revolution and the possible impact on our education systems?

9:25-9:50                     Break and Visit with Exhibitors - Sponsored by
9:50-10:30                   Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway and Gov. Steve Bullock
10:35–11:25                 Update from OPI – Jule Walker
11:30-11:50                  Break and Visit with Exhibitors - 
12:00-1:00                   MASS/META Luncheon  - Sponsored by First Call Computer Solutions
                                     WORKING SESSION with MASS and META 
on Student Data Privacy

1:00-1:50                    Breakout Sessions
                                    Session A - OPI - Colet Bartow - IMS Global/Data Interoperability
                                    Session B - Agent Shiloh Allen, FBI                          

1:50-2:15                    Break and Visit with Exhibitors
2:15-3:05                   Breakout Sessions
                                   Session A - ByteSpeed - Esports 101
Today’s Buzz about Esports: The retention of students, college scholarship opportunities, building friendships, higher GPA’s and post-graduation opportunities.  A local Montana team will join me and Anna Hanson, ByteSpeed’s Sales Manager and Montana native to discuss how to administer a new Esports program in this session, including ideas of where to start, staff that will be needed and the benefits and outlook of Esports in our schools today.   You will have the chance to ask questions about this new and exciting program; come ready to learn how students can gain confidence, grow friendships, and earn college scholarships.

                                    Session B - FRSecure - Information Security Services (Cyber Security)

3:10-4:00                 Breakout Sessions
                                   Session A -  Makerspace 
                                 Session B - CompuNet, Inc. - IT Technology Solutions Provider

4:00-6:00               META Membership/Business Meeting - Dinner served FREE to ALL Members
6:00-11:00              META Palooza - Lewis and Clark Brewery - Sponsored by ByteSpeed

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PLATINUM Sponsor - Newline Interactive
Tuesday, March 24 - META Conference

7:00-7:45                 META Hot Breakfast & Registration - Sponsored by
7:45-8:00                 Welcome and Program Overview - Brian Norwood, President, META
8:00-8:50                 Breakout Sessions
                                  Session A - TEST
                                  Session B - Open Forum                                     

8:50-9:25                  Break and Visit with Exhibitors - Sponsored by
9:25-10:15                 Breakout Sessions
                                  Session A - Newline Interactive
                                  Session B - PineCove Consulting and Sophos

10:15-10:45              Break and Visit with Exhibitors - Sponsored by
10:45–11:35             Breakout Sessions
                                 Session A - Cisco
                                 Session B - Palo Alto Networks is the world's cybersecurity leader. 
65,000 customers and protect billions of people worldwide.

11:45-12:45             Lunch - Break and Visit with Exhibitors
12:50-1:40              Breakout Sessions
                               Session A - Promethean - Interactive Display Panel -
                               Integrates annotation,
content delivery and content sharing
                               Session B - Verkada and PineCove Consulting

1:40-2:00              Break and Visit with Exhibitors - Sponsored by
2:15-3:05               Breakout Sessions
                               Session A - Open Forum
                               Session B -     

3:05-3:30              Break - Tear-Down and Prize Drawings
3:30-3:45              Closing Remarks and Discussion - Everett Holm
3:45                        Thanks, Goodbye, Travel Safely





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Business Partner, Vendor and Sponsor Registration

Exhibitor set-up will take place on Monday morning, March 23, 2020 from 6:30am - 8:00am
and tear down will be at the conclusion of the Conference - 3:30pm.



METAtechED 2019 Materials

Click HERE to view the METAtechED 2019 Conference Program

META Membership Meeting Agenda