Presenting at BrainStorm


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If your presentation is chosen by the Steering Committee, you still need to register separately for the conference. Even if you plan to just present, registration is still needed.

  • Submission of a presentation does not automatically guarantee selection
  • Vendors who are chosen to present must purchase a booth or sponsorship
  • Vendors who purchase a booth or sponsorship are not guaranteed a presentation session

DEADLINE is January 5, 2018!!

(We have a new submission system this year.  You will need to create an account (not linked to BrainStorm registration), which will allow you access to a portal so you can submit one or many sessions, as well as come back and revise/update those sessions before the deadline of January 5th.)

Submit Session

WHAT ATTENDEES WANT IN A PRESENTATION:


  • Prefer school district personnel as primary presenter
  • NO sales pitches
  • Live demos
  • Less PowerPoints
  • Question/answer time in roundtable format
  • Keep it technical – primary audience is IT staff
  • NO curriculum topics
  • Handouts (available via BrainStorm website)

Presentation topic ideas:


  • First hand project experiences from school districts/higher education institutions
  • Microsoft SCCM
  • 1:1 device management
  • Google Apps/management
  • Apple device management
  • Higher ed related topics
  • Helpdesk ticketing systems
  • Hardware inventory systems
  • Cyber security
  • Virtualization
  • Office 365
  • Cloud based IT management
  • Network management
  • Wireless technology updates
  • Chromebook management
  • Linux server management
  • Group policy
  • Legal issues in IT
  • Community area networks/site-to-site fiber construction
  • Windows server and Windows 10
  • Firewall security
  • Switching, vlans, etc.
  • VOIP
  • Network Security
  • Monitoring the cloud sites and apps (the issue is not always the lan)
  • Mobile device management
  • Hardware repair workshop
  • Single sign on/identity management
  • Data Security – technical and policy
  • Student data privacy
  • Powershell scripting
  • Backups/DR
  • Putting VM’s into the Cloud
  • Azure
  • Switching and routing basics
  • Two-Factor authentication
  • Scripting and automation processes
  • Ransomware
  • Backing up cloud resources
  • Professional and leadership side of IT (CETL)
  • 3D printers/STEM

Frequently Asked Questions