TechEd2000 Offers Hands-on Opportunities
Educators from throughout the world will gather in sunny Palm Springs March 6-9 for TechEd2000, a hands-on technology conference featuring hundreds of hours of instruction on how to use computers to enhance teaching.
Organized by the Community College Foundation, TechEd2000 is designed to help education and business leaders expand their knowledge of current technology trends and solutions that are shaping educations future. The conference will feature keynote presentations by Nicholas Negroponte, Director of the MIT Media Lab; John Warnock, CEO of Adobe Systems; Shirley Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and cultural anthropologist Jennifer James.
The conference provides educators an opportunity to see, hear and touch educational technology. Presenters and speakers from 25 states and five nations will share their knowledge and experiences, and there will be more than 70 hands-on computer lab sessions for attendees to enjoy and explore the latest educational hardware and software.
This years conference chair of TechEd200 is Dr. Fred Gaskin, President of Cerritos College, which bills itself as the most technologically-advanced college in the state.
Participants are encouraged to take advantage of the wide variety of workshops, sessions and roundtables led by educators who are making technology come alive in schools and on campuses across the county.
One of the largest and most popular technology conferences available to the educational community, TechEd2000s theme is "Teaching and Learning in a Network World." Conference Director Peter Hoffman said the event will explore the key technology issues faced by educational institutions throughout the country and provide practical, innovative solutions for use in the new millenium.
Educators praised last years TechEd conference. "The variety of workshops was excellent," said Brenda Davis, Norco Campus Provost of Riverside Community College. "I enjoyed sharing ideas with colleagues from around the world."
TechEd is one of the best conferences Ive attended," said Jolie Collum-Fink, of Dusquesne University. "It encompasses the community of faculty who make up the future of the education process."
With more than 175 exhibitors showcasing the most advanced educational software and hardware available today, participants will gain a greater awareness of the most pioneering classroom and administrative solutions available.
All participant registrations received by January 14, 2000, receive a special Early Bird discount rate of $220 for the Full Conference, and campus teams of 50 or more receive an additional 50% discount. Detailed conference program and registration information is available at http://www.TechEd2000.org, or by calling 916-551-2050.