It’s finally time to announce that our 3rd annual Connectivity STEAM Conference is now open for registrations! We’re very excited because this year’s topic is all about STEM and the Arts: how we can begin gathering STEAM behind this incredible movement. This really is the STEAM conference of the year – we have presentations from art, music, classroom and technology educators from all over the globe, STEAMpack gift bags that we’ll be sending to our attendees, and a virtual exhibit hall where you can browse and chat with product vendors you love and rely on year after year. Some of our exhibitors will even be giving hands-on demo sessions during the STEAM conference. This is going to be a fantastic event that you won’t want to miss!
Virtual PD? What’s that?
It’s true! This is the 3rd year we have offered a totally online STEAM conference and it keeps getting better and better. We listened to the feedback we received last year and realized how much you yearned for more collaboration with your peers. So this year, we’re partnering with world-class virtual event leader WebEx events to provide you with a 3D conference experience. You’ll be able to choose an avatar, attend sessions in the auditorium, and enter the virtual exhibit booths, all with the look and feel of a face-to-face STEAM conference. You’ll also have a virtual briefcase where you can store materials, presentations, and any other virtual goodies you come across at the STEAM conference.
Plus, we’ll have a professional WebEx technician that is dedicated to our event that day, so no stressing out about stalled video feeds or technology that’s not working. You’ll get to put your focus where it belongs: on the incredible, high-impact content. Cool, right?
One of the great benefits about our virtual STEAM conference is that you can attend when it’s convenient for you. So if you’re not available on July 22nd, no sweat! You can access all of the content and materials in the virtual 3D venue for one whole year after the event. Past participants have found this to be one of the most helpful aspects of our conference. We know that you’re a professional and our conference treats you like one!
Even though we’ve added such valuable new features to our event, we’re not raising the price. Registration is still only $99 per attendee. Plus, if you register before April 1st, you’ll get a 15% discount, so you’ll only be paying $85 for all this great arts content, networking and collaboration opportunities and virtual experience. Take a look at why this is a great option for you:
Need a Little Support?
Sometimes, it’s difficult to get your administrators to understand the value of this kind of professional development. So we’ve made it easy for you to showcase to them why this is an experience you truly need. Just download our administrator letter and share with them how you and your school will benefit from this opportunity.
The Original Virtual Conference for Arts Integration and Education
We know that there are other online conferences out there, and we’re excited that this movement is taking off in our arts community. By doing a little research, you’ll discover that we pioneered this type of professional development and as such, EducationCloset truly is on the cutting edge of virtual learning. We invest in top-notch tech support, select presentations from top artists and educators from around the world, and strive to provide value to each and every participant. We can’t wait for you to experience this kind of next-generation online learning for yourself. Join us at this year’s 2014 Connectivity Conference and let’s gather STEAM together!
Susan Riley is the founder and President of EducationCloset.com. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and Arts and the Common Core.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter.