SLATE Convention Registration

SLATE is a comprehensive educational technology convention designed to meet the needs of all schools and districts. This convention is designed for a wide variety of educators including Teachers, Principals, Associate Principals, District Administrators, Library Media Specialists, IT Coordinators, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction and other school leaders. Over the course of three days, 1,900 educators of all backgrounds and expertise levels gather to learn about the newest in education technology, as well as practical tips and tricks to implement in their schools and districts. 

The cost for attending SLATE will be $225 per attendee.

Pre-Convention Sessions are $39 or $99. The Full-Day Pre-Convention Session, Wisconsin Future Ready Leadership Summit, can be attended as a pre-con or as a stand-alone event.

Keynote Speaker Books

The first one-thousand registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Alan November’s ebook “Who Owns the Learning?within an online social reading app, Perusall, developed at Harvard University.  As you read the book you can highlight, comment, and ask questions. While you read, you can see how fellow SLATE participants respond to your ideas and answer your questions. You can help others resolve their questions, and advise Alan on how to make his SLATE session time most productive. The data generated from our SLATE “book club” will be shared as a part of Alan’s keynote.

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You will be able to pre-order Monica Burn’s books “Tasks Before Apps” and “EdTech Essentials” during the registration process.

The books will be made available during registration at the SLATE convention taking place December 6-8, 2021 at the registration counter. 

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Additionally, participants who pre-register for the SLATE pre-con “#201. Wisconsin Future Ready Leadership Summit: Today’s Innovations are Tomorrow’s Practice” will receive a free copy of Mryon Dueck’s book “Giving Students a Say – Smarter Assessment Practices to Empower and Engage” and participants who pre-register for the SLATE precon #204. Our Big, Beautiful Brains Are Wired for Leadership: Empathy, Intuition and Collaboration will receive a free copy of Naomi Harm’s book “The Unique Individual You”.

If you have any questions please contact us for information. Exhibitor Registration is a separate process. Please see our Exhibitor Information page for registration or more details on exhibiting opportunities. 

Other Information

Meeting Room Accommodations

SLATE will make every effort to schedule popular topics in rooms large enough to accommodate anticipated attendance. Since many topics are extremely popular, it is wise to arrive early or select alternative sessions as you plan your convention schedule. AWSA/WASDA and the Kalahari Resort are REQUIRED to follow local fire regulations and may ask participants in rooms filled to capacity to choose another session.

Photography

Your registration, attendance, or participation in SLATE meetings, conferences, or other activities constitutes permissions for SLATE and its licensees to interview, photograph, capture, and record your likeness and name, in all media now known or later developed (“Recording”), and to edit, duplication, distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise distribute any Recording, in whole or part, worldwide, in perpetuity, in support of SLATE, all without your further approval or an obligation of compensation to you. You release SLATE and its licensees from any liability in connection with use of any Recording.

Medical Emergency

In the event of a medical emergency call Security at extension 4HELP from any of the house phones. Be prepared to give details as to the nature of the emergency and the exact location. If an ambulance is needed, you should request Security to notify one.

Name Badge

Be sure to wear your name badge during the entire Convention. You may be asked to show your name badge when entering sessions or events.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund of fees will be made on cancellations received by noon on November 24, 2021. Cancellations must be made by emailing Jessica at jschwedrsky@wasda.org

There will be no refund for cancellations after noon on November 24, 2021, no-shows or cancellations during the event.