Make. Build. Do.
At #OETC19, we know technology can be both exhilarating and overwhelming, so we’re committed to making it accessible and fun. Whether you’re a tech newbie who’s just getting his or her feet wet or a more expert practitioner, we’ll bring in the experts who can show you what’s possible through level-appropriate courses that enable you to build skills and improve your working knowledge.
Learning is fast, fun, interactive, and easy! We encourage everyone who attends to bring their own device(s) to actively participate. Our experts will not only show you how to use the latest technology, they’ll also make sure you have plenty of time to interact and experiment with new technologies you can implement in your learning environments. We like to say that when you come to #OETC19, “you learn today and do tomorrow.” With our free-form, interactive-learning approach, professional development has never been more entertaining.
Learn what's new.
Look toward the future.
At the end of the day, we know that everything educators do is to help their students achieve. And that means starting at pre-k and continuing to teach all the way through graduate school and beyond, into the workplace. When you embrace technology, you empower students to become the best they can possibly be...and since technology is always changing, educators continue to learn and grow right along with them.
Every year, #OETC19 brings together more than 4,000 attendees from Ohio and surrounding states to teach them about the latest in education technology products and services suitable for classroom environments. We offer educational sessions and workshops, assistive tech labs, panel and round-table discussions, and some of the best keynote speakers in the industry. You’ll learn everything from digital content creation to using games and simulations in the classroom. We’ll show you the latest emerging technologies and help you understand how to use them in your learning environment.
Our amazing Exhibition Hall brings 250 exhibitors together to share the very best in educational technology, connect them with decision makers and purchasers, and allow potential users to try out the latest and greatest, firsthand.
Justify Your Attendance
Do you need help justifying the value of attending #OETC19? Check out some great reasons to attend by downloading the Justification Letter.
Your Conference, Your Way!
For the past 21 years, the Ohio Educational Technology Conference has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of Ohio’s educators.
More than 250 one-hour concurrent sessions and two-hour extended sessions are offered throughout the three days of the conference! Additionally, the first conference day will feature 3-hour deep dive sessions that are included in your standard registration! Create an agenda that fits your schedule and depth of learning - It’s Your Conference, Your Way!
Registering is easy!
OETC offers both online and offline registering options using a credit card or a purchase order.
Registering with a Purchase Order?
Attendees paying with a purchase order must attach a copy of their PO to their online or paper registration. Please have a PO ready when you begin the registration process.
Purchase Orders must be issued to: “Ohio Educational Technology Conference", 25 S. Front St., 2nd Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215. Incomplete registrations or those missing purchase orders and fiscal agent contact information may be cancelled.
Please use the rate chart below to determine the total registration cost for obtaining your purchase order. The registration system will not provide a total prior to requiring you to upload the PO.
Please call the conference team at 614-387-1024 with any questions about the registration process.
2019 Group (2 or More) Registration - Credit Card Payment (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover Accepted)
2019 Individual Registration - Credit Card Payment (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover Accepted)
2019 Registration - Purchase Orders
Register by Mail:
Download the REGISTRATION KIT, and mail the completed forms to:
The Ohio Educational Technology Conference
c/o Ohio Department of Higher Education, Conference Registration
25 South Front Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
All checks need to be made payable to "Treasurer, State of Ohio"
Schedule at a Glance - #OETC19
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Registration Open
8:30 am – 10:30 am 2-Hour Extended Session
8:30 am – 9:30 am Concurrent Session #1
9:45 am – 10:45 am Concurrent Session #2
10:30 am - 12:00 pm General Session
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 3-Hour Deep Dive
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Concurrent Session #3
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Concurrent Session #4
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7:00 am – 4:30 pm Registration Open
8:00 am – 9:00 pm Concurrent Session #5
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 am – 10:30 am General Session
11:00 am – 12:00 am Concurrent Session #6
11:00 am – 1:00 pm 2-Hour Extended Session
12:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch / Exhibit Time
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Concurrent Session #7
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Concurrent Session #8
2:15 pm – 4:15 pm 2-Hour Extended Session
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Concurrent Session #9
Thursday, February 14, 2019
7:00 am – 2:30 pm Registration Open
8:00 am – 9:00 pm Concurrent Session #10
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 am – 10:30 am General Session
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Session #11
11:00 am – 1:00 pm 2-Hour Extended Session
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch / Exhibit Time
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Concurrent Session #12
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 2-Hour Extended Session
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Concurrent Session #13
Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader, International Center for Leadership in Education
GENERAL SESSION: Tuesday, February 12 - 10:30 a.m.
Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership and Learning with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). He is the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School and under his leadership his school became a globally-recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement.
His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures. As a result Eric has emerged as an innovative leader, bestselling author, and sought-after speaker. His main foci are purposeful integration of technology to facilitate student learning, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally.
Feel free to connect with Eric Sheninger on Twitter @E_Sheninger #OETC19.
Dr. Justin Aglio, Director of Academic Achievement and District Innovation, Montour School District
GENERAL SESSION: Thursday, February 14 – 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Justin Aglio, a former teacher, and award-winning principal, is the Director of Academic Achievement and District Innovation at Montour School District. Justin has a passion for doing what is best for student success and has dedicated his career to empower educators and students with skills and resources they need to thrive in the 21st century. He is a Future Ready Schools Thought Leader and was selected as a participant in the Presidential Maker Roundtable discussion at the White House.
Additionally, he serves as a Visiting LearnLab Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science, a Getting Smart Columnists, and an Adjunct STEM Professor at California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Aglio and his thoughts on STEM, artificial intelligence, and innovation have been featured in such publications as THE Journal, ISTE, Forbes, EdSurge, Education Week, Getting Smart, eSchoolNews, and more. Justin has been a keynote speaker and presented at a variety of conferences across the country including Schools That Can National Forum, ASCD, ISTE, Tech & Learning Summit, Mid-Atlantic Mass Customization Summit, and International Literacy Association Conference.
Feel free to connect with Justin Aglio on Twitter @JustinAglio #OETC19.
250+ Exhibitors. Interactive Learning Zone. Informative Presentations.
Be sure to visit the Exhibition Hall during your time at #OETC19. There is always something interesting to see and exciting activities are ongoing. Open 12pm-4pm on February 12th, 9am-4pm on the 13th, and 9am-2pm on the 14th, the Exhibit Hall is your one-stop shop for all things in Ed Tech. From LMS' to grading systems, from networking to servers, OETC brings in wide array of companies whose representatives can answer your questions and provide solutions for your schools.
Click Here to see the current floor plan and list of exhibitors.
Interactive Learning Zone
The Interactive Learning Zone is a display area within the Exhibit Hall for institutions and organizations working to advance educational technology and promote other technology-related opportunities and resources that are available for Ohio’s educators and students. This area is an opportunity to see exciting new technologies in action, learn about top-ranked programs in Ohio, and obtain useful tools and resources for your educational environment!
Next Gen Learning Environment
Make plans to visit our exciting session area on the Exhibit Hall floor!
School Video News Broadcast Center
While attending OETC, make sure you stop by the School Video News Broadcast Center. There you will see a working studio that could be implemented in any K-12 environment. Staffed by technology professionals and students of Ohio schools, the Broadcast Center will produce stories featuring topical conference events and interviews with attendees, exhibitors, keynote speakers and others. Come and watch as we produce several live streamed newscasts. You can find more details at the event.
Any school or organization wishing to use the Broadcast Center during the conference is invited to do so. Content will be posted on the OETC website, SVN-TV, and other media sharing sites. Please email your reservations for studio time to email@example.com.
The OETC/SVN Broadcast Center is facilitated through collaboration between OETC and School Video News, your on-line resource for teachers and administrators of TV/Video and Film production.
Reserve your room for the 2019 OETC Conference!
The preferred hotel for the 2019 OETC is the Hyatt Regency Columbus. This downtown Columbus hotel is in the heart of the city, connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and within easy walking distance to the Arena District and Short North Arts District - an ideal location for all OETC attendees and exhibitors!
Fresh and modern, Hyatt Regency Columbus offers 633 luxurious rooms and spacious suites that feel like new. Sleek and stylish, the spotless Columbus hotel rooms feature upgraded amenities like swiveling flat-screen TVs, luxurious bedding and chic, contemporary decor. Dine at Market Stand Café or enjoy a refreshing beverage at Big Bar on 2. Utilize the newly renovated StayFit™ fitness center or practice yoga in the comfort of your own room and stay healthy while at the conference. The cheerful, efficient staff is there to help when you need it, and from your easy check-in to smooth check-out, you’ll feel like a VIP at Hyatt Regency Columbus. The OETC rate is only $176* (plus $10 for each additional person up to 4 total).
OETC Hotels and rates*
||Price Per Night
||Additional People Per Room
||Distance From OETC (miles)
||$10 per person
||$10 per person
|Double Tree Suites
|Drury Inn & Suites
||$10 per person after 2
|Hampton Inn & Suites
||$184 for double occupancy
|Courtyard by Marriott
|Red Roof Inn Plus+
||$10 per person after 2
The Double Tree, Holiday Inn, Courtyard, and Sheraton are all within a short walk of the free CBUS Circulator! The CBUS is a free shuttle that loops the convention center area every 10-15 minutes.
Interactive Area Map
*Room rates are quotes exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, which are currently 17.50%. Rates available through January 13, 2019.
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Parking is always a challenge during OETC, especially at the lots closest to the convention center. There are several lots available in the downtown area and the CBUS is a free shuttle that loops the convention center area every 10-15 minutes.
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To reserve your parking spot today, visit the OETC 2019 SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
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#OETC19 Call for Volunteers is now open!
The “Call for Volunteers” for the 2019 Ohio Educational Technology Conference is now open! Producing a conference that attracts more than 4,000 people requires a large support staff of smiling people, and this is where you can help! In exchange for six hours of time, you will receive a complimentary full conference registration.
The online Volunteer Registration portal will allow you to select your position and dates and times most suitable to your schedule. Start your registration here.
What is a Conference Volunteer?
Conference volunteers provide assistance necessary for making the Ohio Educational Technology Conference a reality. Volunteers agree to work six (6) hours at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, February 11 - 14, 2019.
** Please note that a very limited number of volunteer opportunities will be available on Monday, February 11, 2019. All volunteer jobs require standing for long periods of time and lifting (10 lbs. or more).
Volunteer Position Descriptions
Volunteers will be stationed at entryways and computer terminals to determine whether attendees have pre-registered; if so, volunteers will assist with sign-in procedures, and if not, direct them to the appropriate area.
- being a "smiling face" to attendees arriving at the conference.
- cheerfully greeting attendees as they enter the convention area.
- directing attendees to the appropriate check-in areas.
- providing pre-registered attendees with badges, bags, and other conference items.
These volunteers are stationed throughout the concourse to provide information and assistance to all conference attendees.
- remaining polite and cheerful during all interactions.
- being outgoing and approach conference attendees to welcome and offer assistance.
- being familiar with the conference layout, room assignments, registration locations, and instructions.
- directing attendees to appropriate areas.
- monitoring session signage for accuracy. Post information about session relocations or cancellations as needed.
- ensuring that speakers have all needed equipment prior to presentations.
- ensuring attendees have badges and/or are on lists of participants for sessions with restricted/limited admission.
- completing reporting forms for each session.
- collecting tickets for admission to workshops.
The volunteer position "session reviewer" requires qualifications and knowledge in specific areas. An application and approval process is required for this volunteer position. The online session reviewer application is now closed! Volunteers must be available to review sessions from October 8-19, 2018. If you are accepted as a session reviewer and cannot meet this schedule deadline, please contact Val Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is eligible to serve as a volunteer?
Anyone with an interest in educational technology and life-long learning who is interested in taking an active role in the conference is eligible to serve as a volunteer. The volunteer position "Session Reviewer" does require specific knowledge and qualifications in specific areas.
What do volunteers receive in exchange for their time and efforts?
Volunteers receive a complimentary full conference registration pass. If you are a presenter and a reviewer, you are eligibile to receive the maximum of one complimentary pass. Onsite volunteers will also be provided with a complimentary t-shirt, which must be worn during hours of service.
Are volunteers allowed to select their hours of volunteer service?
The volunteer application process requires candidates to select dates/times that best fit their respective schedules. However, the conference team reserves the right to change assignment dates or times.
What is the deadline for submitting a volunteer application?
The system for registering as a volunteer is on a first-come, first-assigned basis.
When will volunteers be notified?
You will be notified via email of your status after a review of your application. Be sure to verify your correct email address before submitting your application.
What happens if I have an emergency or cannot report or perform my volunteer duties?
A volunteer is asked to notify OETC personnel at email@example.com or 614-387-1024 within 24-hours of volunteer service assignment if she/he is unable to report for or perform his/her assigned duties. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of one's complimentary registration and may also result in being billed for any days of Conference attendance.
The 2018 OETC Program Guide is available by CLICKING HERE (15mb download)
Check back here to view the new 2019 OETC Program Guide. There are many new sessions, exhibitors, sponsors, and technology to unveil!
2019 OETC Presenter Handouts and Related Documents
As 2019 OETC presenters submit their session documents, the Conference Team will post them here for attendee viewing. These are impermanent documents, so please be sure to download the documents for future reference.
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