Presenting at BrainStorm



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 that will be presenting (whether primary or secondary presenters) must be listed on the presentation prior to the October 31st deadline. Vendors not listed by the submission deadline will not be added later.
  • Vendors (for both primary and secondary presenters) must have a booth or sponsorship purchased prior to the submission deadline to have their session considered (we anticipate booths may sell out before the deadline, so you will want to register early).
  • Vendors who purchase a booth or sponsorship are not guaranteed a presentation session

DEADLINE is October 31, 2018!!

(Once again for our 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 October 31st.)

CFP is now closed


  • 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 Config Manager (SCCM)
  • 1:1 device management
  • Google Apps/extensions
  • Google Admin Console
  • Apple device management
  • Higher ed related topics
  • Helpdesk ticketing systems
  • Hardware inventory systems
  • Cyber security
  • Physical security
  • Virtualization
  • Office 365
  • Cloud based IT management
  • Network management
  • Wireless technology updates/best practices
  • Chromebook management
  • Linux server management
  • Group policy
  • Legal issues in IT
  • Community area networks/site-to-site fiber construction
  • Windows server
  • 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
  • Raspberry Pi/IoT/Linux
  • Whitehat hacking
  • Department management (budgeting, personnel management, etc.)
  • Chromebook Repair (hands-on)
  • SMART board and projector alternatives (hands-on)
  • Internet Filtering (on-premise and offsite)

Frequently Asked Questions