The heart of BrainStorm is the exchange of ideas among fellow education IT technologists and Ed Tech vendors: You will learn from them, and they will learn from you. Get plugged in with other ed techs, and make connections here that last through the years.
With over 120 technology-focused sessions, you’ll hear from your colleagues (IT Directors, Tech Coordinators, System Admins, Network Admins, Desktop Techs, etc.) and vendors in the K20 community. Learn new skills, and check out cutting edge products that will make your job easier!
At our one-of-a-kind Vendor Fair, you’ll get one-on-one time with the biggest vendors in the education space. Talk things over, see hands-on demos, and find out if their solution is right for you.
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Early Bird Pricing!
Regular price $420 after April 5th
BrainStorm is held at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, OH.
Hotel accomodations are NOT included with your registration fees. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center. The hotel reservation site is a button off our event registration confirmation page this year (so you can’t make the reservation without having first registered for BrainStorm and being logged into our event portal). Hotel prices start at $94 for a basic room and go up from there for larger rooms. If you need a detailed price list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get that.
Please use the link below to check pricing for the hotel accomodations.Hotel Pricing
Children under 18 years of age are not permitted to enter or attend any of the conference.
Also note that alcohol is served at the Vendor Expo.
We do not sell “Day” passes or individual session passes. Those in attendance at our conference have only one choice of a full conference pass which includes all sessions, meals, and the Vendor Expo.
If you foresee any special requirements while attending BrainStorm (dietary, access, or otherwise), please contact a Steering Committee member by email at email@example.com at least a month in advance, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your wishes.
What has made our conference so popular is the feedback from our attendees and vendors. We read every one of the comments and do our best to incorporate ideas that will improve BrainStorm.
Each attendee will have an opportunity to offer feedback through a quick 2-3 minute online survey that is emailed following the conference.
You can select your sessions during your registration.
If you want to wait and come back and select sessions at a later time, it can be done from the link in your confirmation email, by going to our registration site and selecting the “already registered” link, or from the mobile app (which is usually not available until a month or so before the conference).
Internet access is available throughout the conference center and hotel.
We provide an Internet Cafe with a few laptops for those who need to check their email, etc. during the conference. The Internet Cafe area also allows people to recharge their laptops/mobile devices.
We have gone paperless at our event. There will be a mobile app available as the conference approaches. An email will be sent out to all registered attendees when it is available.
BrainStorm doesn’t accept purchase orders. If your school requires a purchase order then that is something you will need to complete internally with your school. As soon as you finish your registration for our conference you should receive an email with the payment details and invoice number that can be used for your PO. If you choose to send a PO it MUST be accompanied by a check!
It is preferred that payment be mailed prior to the conference but we also accept payment brought with you to the conference via check or credit card. Attendees who have not paid for the conference will not be allowed to attend.
If you must cancel for any reason you must notify us in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 days before the conference, for a refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations within 30 days of the event are non-refundable.
You may transfer your registration to another person by providing authorization to us via email as well. Confirmed and paid attendees who do not attend or who cancel after the deadline are liable for the entire fee. In the unlikely event of cancellation of the conference, the liability of BrainStorm is limited to the return of paid registration fees minus actual expenses. Cancellations of travel reservations and hotel reservations made directly with the hotel are the responsibility of the attendee.
The Kalahari has gone 100% cashless.
Per the Kalahari website: In order to provide a smoother and safer transaction for our guests and associates, our resort will be 100% cashless as of February 22, 2023. We accept credit and mobile payments (Apple/Google Pay) as well as room charges through your RFID wristband. Should you arrive on property with only cash, we do have kiosks to exchange your dollars onto a Mastercard that can be used anywhere Mastercard is accepted. For more information, please visit https://www.kalahariresorts.com/wisconsin/ways-to-pay/
If your credit card is rejected with “Reason Code 10-12” then it is likely one of two issues:
If other reason is given during processing, please call our treasurer at 800-910-6382 option 1.