EdTechRVA 2017


Registration for EdTech2017 is now open!  You can also view the conference schedule online.

This year’s conference will be held on March 8, 2017, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.  This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. William Rankin, an international speaker and consultant with broad expertise in technology-enhanced learning and emerging pedagogies. The continuing conference theme is REACH Beyond.

R) Real-word:  Create a learning environment that both challenges your students and helps them make real-life connections with content.

E) Entrepreneurship: Inspire students to dream big and create innovative products, develop improved systems, pr provide new services that impact their local and global community.

A) Adaptive: Differentiate instruction with any object, application, or system specifically designed to increase or maintain the capabilities of diverse learners.

C) Creativity: Think “outside the box” to provide innovative learning experiences which give students opportunities to apply their creative thinking to contribute to the world around them using technology.

H) Higher-order Thinking: Encourage your students to stretch their thinking and reach beyond surface level understanding to a deeper level of learning through analyzing, evaluating, and creating with technology.

There will be two types of sessions to choose from:

  • Breakout Session (45 minutes) One or more presenters sharing with an audience
  • Ignite Session (5 minutes) A line-up of rapid-fire, high energy presentations designed to  provide multiple ideas for all attendees in one go

The conference is certain to be of interest to teachers, administrators, library media specialists, and ITRTs from across the central Virginia region!

Support GRAETC

Vendors, it is with pleasure that we invite you to participate in the only annual educational technology conference in Central Virginia!  Vendor registration closes on February 24th.  Please find additional details here.

We also welcome sponsors from our community organizations and business leaders to support GRAETC’s efforts to positively impact the Greater Richmond Area educational community by providing connected learning opportunities to build capacity around innovative and sound pedagogical use of instructional technology resources. Our EdTechRVA Conference is the perfect opportunity to explore our sponsorship opportunities.

Please contact Erin Ford for specific details on sponsorship options and commitments.

Photography/Video Recording
EdTechRVA 2017 is held in a public space; therefore, we do not prohibit participants, exhibitors, sponsors, or news organizations from photographing conference activities. GRAETC, Longwood University, VCU, and VSTE reserve the right to use images taken at the Conference with your photograph and/or likeness on social media and/or in future marketing materials. We are NOT responsible for individual attendee’s use of your image or likeness.

Conference Contact
Michelle Martin, EdTechRVA Chair