Tech and Trek Conference

Tech and Trek Conference

What: Tech and Trek Conference

The Tech and Trek Conference is an opportunity for all educators (K-Higher Ed) to explore The Mindful use of Technology, Mobile Technology, Creating High-Impact Student Experiences, and Innovations in Teaching and Learning.

This is an educational technology conference that spans three days and two nights on the beautiful campus of Hiram College.  At the conference, you will…

  • Form and sustain a collaborative bridge for higher ed and K-12 educators and technologists.
  • Participate in an ongoing dialogue between higher ed and K -12 educators and technologists regarding the mindful use of technology.
  • Reflect on effective technology in learning abilities.
  • Explore the possibilities of mobile technology for learning experiences outside of the traditional classroom.

Keynote Speaker and hands-on workshop facilitator

Alan November

Will Richardson, Author & Educator

Where: Hiram College

When:  June 19-21, 2019

How Much:

Before May 15, $350 for individuals or $1,600 for a group of 5. After May 15, $375 for individuals or $1,725 for a group of 5.

Cost includes:

  • 3 days and 2 nights in a private room at a campus townhouse (first 100 registrants). Dormitory accommodations for additional registrants. You may opt to commute and not stay in campus housing. However, the conference cost will remain the same.
  • All meals and beverages: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners and snacks... and a conference t-shirt!
  • Sessions led by dynamic educators and technologists

Pre-Conference Sessions:

iPad Training

Wednesday, June 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (includes lunch)

$60 - Bring your own iPad or iPad Pro or borrow one of ours.

$1,350 - includes iPad Pro, keyboard, Apple pencil, and lunch


Google Certification

Wednesday, June 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

Thursday, June 20, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, June 21, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

$230 - Includes 12-hours of training, lunch on Day 1 and the option to take your Google Exam Participants pay Google directly for their own exam, approximately $15.


Go Pro Training

Wednesday, June 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$275 – includes GoPro Hero Waterproof, 1080p HD Video and 10PMP Photos and accessory kit and lunch.

Grad credit available for an additional cost for conference and Google Certification.

Mindfulness and technology will be at the core of your experience.  Bring your own digital device or borrow one of our iPad Pros


This 2019 Tech and Trek Conference is made possible by a joint partnership between Hiram College and ideastream






Highlights from 2018


 Pre-conference:  iPad Pro Training 


BioBlitz Scavenger Hunt

Campus Tours (Optional)

Opening Session

Dinner and Opening Featured Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Heinlen, Incorporating Mindfulness in Our Schools and in Our Lives

Mindfulness Breakout Sessions

  • Labyrinth Walk
  • Guided Yoga
  • Mindful Classroom Management and Engagement
  • Tech Temptations and Being Mindful

Tech and Trek Evening Activities

  • Appy Hour
  • Night Hike

Tech Talk Cafe (Optional)


Hike, run, yoga, meditation (Optional)


 Keynote Speaker: Alan November Keynote: Critical Thinking on the Web

 Hands-On Workshop with Alan November


Technology Breakout Sessions

  • Swift Badges: Everyone Can Code
  • Augmented and Virtual Realities
  • MakerSpace
  • Active Learning with Apps for Photography and Video

Trekking Breakout Sessions

  • Farming
  • Geocaching
  • Gaming and Instructional Design
  • Tech, Trek and Interact

Dinner Break

 Summer Solstice Bonfire/Cocktail Hour and Evening Activities

Tech Talk Cafe (optional)


Hike, run, yoga, meditation (Optional)

Breakfast and Closing Featured Speaker: Dr. Lawrence A. Tomei, The Realities and Myths of Innovation

Innovations in Teaching and Learning Breakout Sessions

  • Biomimicry
  • Project-based learning using Google
  • Global Resources
  • Flipped Classroom 2.0

Closing Session and Light Lunch



The 2018 conference was made possible by a joint partnership between Hiram College and ideastream

The 2018 Keynote Speaker / Workshop is sponsored by Hiram College’s Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship and The Burton D. Morgan Foundation.


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