300+ Attendees

300+ Attendees

150+ School Districts

150+ School Districts

45+ Vendor Booths

Over 45 Product Showcases

Networking

Networking

2 Free Meals

Food Included

100+ Speakers

16 EdTech Sessions

"There is no better venue than the beautiful Tulalip Casino Hotel! What an inspiring event!"

- Matt Lawson, Snohomish School District

Opening Keynote Speaker

Michelle Zimmerman TechFest 2019 Keynote Speaker

Disambiguating Artificial Intelligence: Preparing Young People for a future with Human-Computer Interaction Locally and Globally

Michelle Zimmerman, Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning Sciences - Renton Prep


Michelle Zimmerman, PhD, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning Services at Renton Prep Christian School. With 17 years in the classroom (PreK–10), 11 years implementing research into practice, designing Renton Prep, selected as Microsoft's Premiere Showcase School, and serving on the University of Washington, College of Education Professional Education Advisory Board, and adjunct, Concordia University, she experiences education through multiple lenses. Her students have gained international recognition through global school visits hosting Ministries of Education and Delegates at Renton Prep from China, Pakistan, Croatia, Serbia, Australia, New Zealand, Wales, Scotland, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Netherlands, Germany, France as well as U.S.A. She and her students have presented since 2007: AERA to Scientific American, New York Academy of Sciences, NYU, UCLA, SXSWEdu and a range of edtech conferences including ISTE. They are published in Springer's International Human Computer Interaction Series, and she is the author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning, and press such as VentureBeat.



Closing Keynote Speaker

Back to the Future: Reviewing the Past As a Future Predictor

Steve Young, Chief Information Officer - OSPI


Steve coordinates the integration of technology to improve teaching and learning in Washington by providing leadership and management of technology; telecommunications infrastructure; and other tools for students, teachers, and administrators in the K–12 education sector. Learn what OSPI has been up to lately with recently completed projects assisting districts, discussion on district ransomware cases, email phishing attemps, and other cybersecurity threats.

Steve Young TechFest 2019 Keynote Speaker

2019 TechFest Agenda

View the full TechFest 2019 schedule & directory.

Previous Featured Speakers

Thomas Furness III - Grandfather of Virtual Reality

Mandy Manning - 2018 National Teacher of the Year

Thuan Nguyen - Former Assistant Superintendent at Kent SD

Jeff Utecht - CEO at Enduro Learning

Mark Finstrom - Chief Technology Officer - Highline Public Schools

Brooke Trisler - Chief Technology Officer - Mukilteo SD

Shannon Davenport - Director of Professional Learning

Dennis Small - Educational Technology Director - OSPI

Abby Zenk - Chief Instruction and Assessment Officer, RPCS

Eric Chambers - Director of E-rate and Special Services

Jeff Charbonneau - 2013 National Teacher of the Year

Fran Mauney - Intel K-12 Education Leader

Who Attends?

Janice Wintermyer - Technology Coach
Snoqualmie Valley School District, WA
I enjoyed making connections with others in nearby districts, and also seeing the new products available in the EdTech world!
Dan Fleck - User Experience
Portland Public Schools, OR
TechFest is a conference that should not be missed! Informative sessions, excellent vendor exhibits, and at an amazing location! I look forward to it every year.
Steve Ostrom - Computer Science
Post Falls School District, ID
Techfest was a fantastic conference. The knowledge base of the presenters was extraordinary. I am planning on attending again next year and am inviting my Technology Director and other teachers so that they can also experience this technology opportunity for themselves.
Debra Spencer-Grant - Language Arts & Social Studies
Tacoma Public Schools, WA
It always important to include our student voices in the presentations! Loved talking to the Renton Prep young men that I encountered and had a chance to talk with at every vendor table.
Ann Acosta
Burlington-Edison School District, WA
TechFest was an eye opening experience and as an educator I felt inspired to return to my classroom and rant & rave about the exciting things my students have to look forward to in their lives!
Jonathan Maynard - Director of Information Services
Yelm Community Schools, WA
Conference you should attend each and every year!!

TechFest attendees consist of those involved in education - Superintendents, Technology & Curriculum Directors, Principals, and many other industry professionals. They will be able to fully emerge themselves in the latest tools and learn how districts are currently using them.

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