Why Attend BrainStorm?
The heart of BrainStorm is the exchange of ideas among fellow education technologists and Ed Tech vendors. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you. You will make connections here that last through the years.
With over 120 technology-focused sessions, you’ll hear from your colleagues and vendors in the K20 community. Learn new skills, and check out cutting edge products that will make your job easier! See all sessions >
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 hand-on demos, and find out if their solution is right for you. More about the Vendor Fair >
I loved it! I have not been able to find ANYTHING devoted to “techs” previous to this conference. Everything is curriculum, administrator, or teacher based. This was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it to every tech out there – whether you are a large district or small there is something for everyone!
(Mark Ohm, Senior Technical Assistant, Strongsville City Schools, OH)
Awesome conference at a great value. Finding EdTech conferences completely geared to the network/sys admins is hard to come by. This one should be on your list.
(Ken Jacobs, Director of Technology, Lincoln Park Public Schools, MI)
Here is a map of the schools represented at BrainStorm Sandusky 2017
Hotel and Accommodations
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. We typically sell out of rooms so be sure to make your reservations early. When making reservations let them know you are with “BrainStorm” to qualify for special rates.
Kalahari special event room rates:
|Cost||Sunday & Monday nights: $85/night single
Sunday & Monday nights: $129/night double, triple or quad
|Room availability||Up to 1 month prior to conference and at hotel’s discretion up to the conference based on room availability|
Frequently Asked Questions
It is preferred that payment be mailed prior to the confernce 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 want to wait and come back and select sessions at a later time, it can be done from the link in your registration 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).
To choose sessions from the registration site:
- Login using your email address and confirmation number.
- Choose the “My Registration” button
- Choose the “Modify registration” button
- On the first page, only make changes to your contact information if needed. Otherwise go to the bottom of the page and select next.
- On the following page you will see a list of all the sessions available to choose from…in order by date and time.
- Add the items to the agenda that you want to attend
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.
Each attendee will have an opportunity to offer feedback through a quick 2-3 minute online survey that is emailed following the conference.
Also note that alcohol is served at the Vendor Expo.
If you must cancel for any reason you must notify us in writing 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 at this address:firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 META 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.
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