- HigherEdTECH is a one-day Summit and four-day Exhibition on the CES Show Floor
Summit — January 11, 2012
Exhibition — January 10-13, 2012
- Official event of the Consumers Electronics Show (CES)
- Co-located with CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center
Summit will be in a LVCC ballroom
Exhibition will be in the North Hall of LVCC
- 140,000 people attended CES 2011, including over 1500 educators.
- Over 800 people participated in the HigherEdTECH 2011 Summit
- HigherEdTECH is free to all CES attendees
- CES registration is free until August 31; $100 until September 1 and $200 thereafter
- HigherEdTECH is one of six lifestyle events produced by Living in Digital Times at CES. Check them out at: livingindigitaltimes.com
Colleges and Universities….they are a changin
Adaptive learning, e-books, smart phones, tablet, 3D and other digital innovations are changing traditional notions of what it means to go to college & offering exciting possibilities for reinventing higher education.
Today’s young people are avid users of digital technology and don’t leave their devices at the college gate. Over 18 million students in U.S. colleges and universities are driving the use of technology for everything from taking classes, to accessing textbooks, to communicating with instructors and taking exams.
As traditional institutions come under increasing pressure to do more and better with less — expand access, ensure quality, increase relevancy and raise graduation rates — technology is moving from the fringe of the campus to the quad.
Promising digital innovations are emerging at an extraordinary pace. Educators are finding it difficult to keep up and are looking for new sources of credible information and guidance.
High-tech companies, foundations, publishers and government are collaborating with colleges & universities to develop and deploy technology to solve today’s educational challenges.
- Brings education into the epicenter of new technology.
- Taps into large number the pool of almost 150,000 educators, media, tech and government leaders attending CES
- Breaks down insular nature of Ed Tech by mixing leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors — institutions, organizations, government, companies and media
- Removes discussion of technology use from ivory tower to what works and building strategic initiatives and relationships.
- Features must-hear speakers not seen at other conferences, including Walt Mossberg, Technology Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
What will be new at HigherEdTECH 2012?
- Educators Tours — Guided, curated tours for educators of the CES Show floor.
- Networking Forum — A structured networking activity will bring together presenters, speakers, exhibitors and participants.
- Apps for Higher ED – A quick moving showcase of the latest and greatest Apps for colleges and universities.
And more to come….
Call for Topics, Demos and Speakers:
- What speakers/panelists do you want to hear?
- What demos do you want to see?
- What topics interest you?
Here are a few topics we are considering:
- Remaining Relevant: College Education in the Digital Age
- Questioning Quality: The Debate Continues
- K-20: The Digital Lifeline
- Routine to Remarkable: Re-charging Teaching & Learning
- Opening the Digital Gates: Reaching and Recruiting the Underserved
- Cops & Robbers in Online Learning: Controlling Cheating, Plagiarism and Identity