What a great event!

Thank you for joining us! We hope to see you in San Diego in February 2017.


The Innovation Summit brings together the best of iPads, Chromebooks, Google Apps, and innovative instruction to improve student learning.

INNOVATIVE WORKSHOPS TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING: Creating & Collaborating with Chromebooks, Advanced Creation in the Elementary iPad Classroom, Design Thinking, Project-Based Learning, and more!
A DIFFERENT KIND OF CONFERENCE: "Dive-in" hands-on sessions, "Knowledge Sharing" collaborative presentations, 2-hour Innovation Labs, and more!
TRAILBLAZERS IN EDUCATION: National thought-leaders, iPad experts, Google for Education Certified Trainers, and talented classroom educators.


Learn from experts, gain hands-on experience, and collaborate with educators at an event designed specifically to address the challenge of how to inspire students as active learners.

NEW Session Types

  • Kick off each day with an hour of inspiration! Learn from Peter Senge on November 3rd and Jamie Casap on November 4th

    Peter Senge, founder of the Society for Organizational Learning, Senior Lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Business, and renown author has spent his career helping schools and organizations understand the challenges of complex systems.
    Jaime Casap, the Education Evangelist at Google, champions the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools in pursuit of fostering inquiry-driven, project-based learning models.
  • Hear from experts in the field! Collaborative sessions will tackle:

    • Creating Innovators through Design Thinking
    • Inspiring Creativity in Young Learners
    • Bringing STEM and Making into Any Curriculum
    • Leading & Learning in Innovative Schools & Districts
    • Unleashing Student Creativity & Making Thinking Visible
    • Igniting Inquiry through Project Based Learning
  • Dig deeper into Knowledge Sharing topics alongside the experts.

    • Gain hands-on experience and proven strategies from expert panelists.
    • Grab your device and put your new knowledge into practice.
    • Participants will leave these sessions with ideas and experience to take back to the classroom.
  • Get hands-on in a 2-hour mini-workshop led by our EdTechTeacher instructors!

    • iPads & Creativity with Tom Daccord
    • Google & iPads with Greg Kulowiec
    • Google & Screencasting with Avra Robinson
    • Multimedia Publishing Using Chromebooks with Ben Sondgeroth
    • Empowering Elementary Learners with iPads with Beth Holland
    • Democratize Innovation with Design Thinking with Sabba Quidwai

Conference Themes

  • Prepare students to be problem-seekers AND problem-solvers

    Featured sessions include:

    • DEEP Design Thinking Revolution (K-12 & Beyond) with Mary Cantwell
    • Student Designed, Globally Connected: STEAM in Action with Jodie Deinhammer
    • Scaffolding Classroom Innovation through Project-Based Learning with Beth Holland
    • Amplifying PBL Through EdTech Redesign with Shaelynn Farnsworth
  • Harness the power of technology to empower students as creators

    Hear from featured speakers:

    • Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Share Your Story with Live Video with Sabba Quidwai
    • Not Another Paper! Innovative Video Creation with Ben Sondgeroth
    • How To: Publish Writing as Amazing Videos with Meghan Zigmond
    • What Are These Kids THINKING? with Suzy Brooks
  • Transform your district, school, or classrooms

    Featured sessions to help you redesign your learning environment:

    • How Do We Change? Promoting Purposeful Innovation with Tom Daccord
    • Is All This Innovation Working? Evaluating New Initiatives in Schools with Justin Reich
    • 20% Time in Education with Christine Boyer
    • Your Technology Plan isn't about Technology with Chris Casal
  • Going 1:1 with Chromebooks? Looking for what's next with iPads?

    Learn new ways to put technology in the service of learning from our featured speakers:

    • iPads, Projects, and Apps, OH MY! with Elizabeth Glassman
    • The Chromebook Creation Studio with Greg Kulowiec
    • Using GAFE to Create Digital Portfolios with Avra Robinson

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We have invited amazing keynoters and speakers from schools and organizations.

Senior Lecturer at MIT, Founding Chair of the Society for Organizational Learning, Renown Author

Are Great Leaders Born or Made? Hear Peter on TED-Ed

Google Global Education Evangelist

Listen to Jaime LIVE from the Googleplex

Christine Boyer
Maker Space Coordinator, STEM Expert, & Elementary Teacher

See Christine and her students in "Lift Off to Learning!"

Suzy Brooks
GSUSA Gold Awardee, MassCUE Pathfinder, FableVision Ambassador, & DEN STAR

Watch Suzy on NBC's Education Nation

Chris Casal
Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer & Administrator, Presenter for, & Common Sense Media Graphite Certified Educator

Hear an interview with Chris on

Mary Cantwell
Creator, Designer, & Instigator of the i.Design Lab

Watch how Mary brought Design Thinking to her teachers

Tom Daccord
Author of iPads in the Classroom

Listen to Tom talk about what great teachers do with iPads

Jodie Deinhammer
Featured Apple Distinguished Educator and Texas Medical Association Science Teacher of the Year

Watch Jodie's science lessons come to life on the Apple web site

Shaelynn Farnsworth
Google Certified Innovator & Bammy Award Nominee

Get Inspired by Shaelynn's #GTAATX video

Beth Holland
Blogger at Edutopia and EducationWeek, Johns Hopkins Doctoral Student

Watch Beth's TEDxTalk

Elizabeth Glassman
1:1 iPad Biology Teacher

See how Elizabeth transforms her science class with iPads

Greg Kulowiec
Inventor of "App Smashing" & Google for Education Certified Trainer

Watch Greg's keynote from iPad Summit Atlanta

Sabba Quidwai
Director of Innovative Learning at USC and Apple Distinguished Educator

The Power of Sharing Your Story - Sabba's showcase video from the Apple Distinguished Educators Institute

Justin Reich
Executive Director of the Teaching Systems Lab at MIT & Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Listen to Justin share his ideas on Design Thinking

Avra Robinson
Google Education Trainer and Director of Online Learning

Watch Avra share her insights about digital portfolios

Ben Sondgeroth
Google Classroom and Apple Classroom Expert

Listen to Ben's latest #ETTchat

Jonathan Werner
ISTE Librarians' PLN President

STOP Lecturing About Why Lecturing Fails! Watch Jonathan

Meghan Zigmond
Blogger, Presenter, and 1st Grade Teacher Extraordinaire!

iBelieve - hear how Meghan inspires her young learners

Past Speakers
What do Guy Kawasaki, Ruben Puentedura, Tony Wagner, and Alan November have in common?

They have all been past EdTechTeacher Summit Speakers!

View the Full Lineup of Speakers

Read bios and learn more about their sessions


Spend November 2nd immersed in a full day of hands-on workshops led by the EdTechTeacher instructors.

Unleashing Creativity & AppSmashing
Get creative and experience iPad App-Smashing in this unique, hands-on, on-site workshop.


Map it! Digital Maps & GIS for Learning at the Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library
Join us for a fascinating exploration of online map resources and tools at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.


Deep Dive into Project Based Learning
Discover ways to foster a culture of creativity and curiosity in the classroom by engaging students in real-world problem solving and projects.


Design Thinking & Maker Spaces
Come take on the ultimate design challenge: learn how to incorporate design thinking and making into your curriculum!


Advanced Creation in the Elementary iPad Classroom
Multi-media creation, App Smashing, and collaborative projects: come explore a new world of creative possibilities.


Launching Innovation in Schools
For all leaders of learning - principals, superintendents, IT directors, and academic leaders - come discover key strategies to create and sustain a culture of innovation.


iPads in the K-8 Classroom
From developing communication skills to demonstrating problem solving, come learn a myriad of ways that iPads can be used in elementary and middle school classrooms.


Creating & Collaborating with the Power of Google & Chromebooks
Investigate exciting ways that teachers and students can use Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks in the classroom.



Registration is Open!

Conference Rates

Pre-Conference Workshop
per person

Register up until the Summit

For November 2nd

9 Different Workshops to Choose From

Register for a day
per person

Price until Conference

Choose Nov. 3rd OR 4th

No sharing registrations




Located in the heart of South Boston, the Boston Convention and Expo Center will be a great NEW venue for our NEW event.

The Westin Boston Waterfront

425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210


  • Call 1-888-627-7054 and identify as EdTechTeacher
  • Book online

Single/Double rate: $259 (plus taxes) and Free in room internet
Triple rate: $299 (plus taxes) and Free in room internet
Quad rate: $339 (plus taxes) and Free in room internet

Aloft Boston Seaport

401-403 D Street
Boston, MA 02210


  • Call 1-855-811-0223 and identify as EdTechTeacher
  • Book online

Single/Double rate: $249 (plus taxes) and Free in room internet
Triple rate: $289 (plus taxes) and Free in room internet
Quad rate: $329 (plus taxes) and Free in room internet

Element Boston Seaport

391-395 D Street
Boston, MA 02210

  • Call 1-855-811-0224 and identify as EdTechTeacher
  • Book online

Single/Double rate: $249 (plus taxes) and Free in room internet
Triple rate: $289 (plus taxes) and Free in room internet
Quad rate: $329 (plus taxes) and Free in room internet


We recommend reserving parking in advance with SpotHero!

To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Boston Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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All questions regarding the Innovation Summit should be directed to Val Langille, Event Coordinator.