Edu-Tech Facilities 2020

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta, GA
February 23, 2020 - February 25, 2020

101 days left

The Edu-Tech Facilities Summit focuses on delivering real-world insights, first-hand experiences and practical ideas that have been tried by other districts. Every district has an agenda that gets tweaked and adjusted each school year; and we are providing thought-provoking presentations, panels and roundtables to inspire action and drive results that support facility & operational enhancements. We know there is no “one size fits all” answer when it comes to school districts, but rather having organic and genuine conversations around the approaches and strategies to challenges yields positive results.

Edu-Tech Facilities is an invitation-only Summit that provides a forum to collaborate, strategize and discover innovative solutions for the challenges faced by your districts. We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for Chiefs & Directors of Facilities & Operations. Sit down with your peers in an intimate setting and learn new ideas and get help from your colleagues from other districts. Explore what true collaboration really is about.

Current as of November 14, 2019

1:00pm

Registration

2:00pm

Explore Atlanta

5:30pm

Cocktail Reception

6:30pm

Opening Session

7:30pm

Dinner Reception

7:15am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-Up

8:00am

How CTE is Making a Big Impact on the Facility & Tech Departments

Jim Corns, Executive Director of IT, Baltimore County Public Schools

Kevin Smith, Chief Administrative & Operations Officer,
Baltimore County Public Schools

8:50am

Roundtables

10:25am

Enabling Virtualization Across the Design Process

11:15am

Roundtables

12:45pm

Luncheon

1:45pm

Preparing Educational Facilities for Learning

Steven Alves, Executive Director of Operations, Del Valle Independent School District

2:25pm

Closing Schools and Repurposing Assets

 

Carmen Arrieta-Candelaria, Deputy Superintendent of Finance & Operations, El Paso Independent School District

3:05pm

Roundtables

3:55pm

Safety & Security Enhancements

Steven Bell, Chief Operations Officer, JeffCo Public Schools

4:45pm

Roundtables

6:30pm

Dinner

7:30am

Breakfast

8:00am

Integration of Technology into More Innovate & Collaborative Student Spaces

 

Scott Layne, Deputy Superintendent, Dallas Independent School District

Jack Kelanic, Chief Technology Officer, Dallas Independent School District

8:50am

Roundtables

10:25am

Weighing the Options of a Purchased Facility and the Final Decision

Colon Moore, Director of Construction, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

11:15am

Condition Assessment & Preparing for a Bond

Julius Monk, Chief Operations Officer, Durham County Schools

12:00pm

Closing Lunch

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Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
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Edu-Tech Facilities is an invitation-only Summit for the heads of facilities, construction and operations from the largest school districts in the country. Registrations are complimentary via scholarships for school district administrators and include 2 nights of accommodations, meals, networking functions and access to all conference sessions. Solution providers are able to attend through sponsorship with a limit of two companies per category.

We welcome school district administrators and solution providers to be involved. To learn more about participating as, please contact summits@opalgroup.net
  • Project Delivery Methods
  • Designing & Negotiating Procurement Contracts
  • Facilities’ Repairs, Estimating & Budgeting
  • 21st Century Learning Environments
  • Coordination of Educational Needs & Delivery of Facilities
  • Funding for Capital Improvements without Bonds
  • Using Data to Create a Smart District
  • Privacy & Compliance of School Bathrooms
  • Enabling Virtualization Across the Design Process
  • Closing Schools and Repurposing Assets
  • Classroom Redesign and Updates and the Impact on Collaborative Learning
  • Implementing 1:1 for 155,000 Students
  • Condition Assessment & Preparing for a Bond
  • Safety &Security Enhancements
  • Preparing Educational Facilities for Learning
  • How CTE is Making a Big Impact on the Facility & Tech Departments
  • Roundtable Collaboration Meetings
    Edu-Tech Facilities is designed to change the way school districts discover solutions. We provide the ability to learn about cutting-edge solutions with proven results used by other districts across the country. The relaxed atmosphere provides the opportunity to have open and candid conversations with senior executives to discuss industry trends and challenges. Prior to the meeting, attendees will make selections of the roundtable topics they choose to participate in based on their districts’ priorities and needs. The senior executives within the solution organizations moderate scheduled roundtables creating the opportunity for districts to share their challenges with those at the table and walk away with actionable information.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues that are engaging and informative. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Opportunities are endless in Phoenix with a wide variety of nearby activities to continue your networking and build strong personal relationships with current and future partners. We’ll provide a list of our recommendations for pre and post conference activities a few weeks prior to the Summit.

Attendee Breakdown

      My over all experience was great. Enjoyed, the small group settings and one-on-one topics. Director of Purchasing & Facilities

      Pomona Unified School District (CA)

      The experience was very good - sharing with peers and discovering trends and insights from across the country. Chief Operations Officer

      Putnam City Schools

      I was impressed by the wealth of information gained from this event. The networking and subject matter was incredible. Executive Director - Operations

      Clayton County Public Schools

      This conference allowed me to interact & collaborate with fellow school districts and vendors. These discussions provide me with excitement about the possibilities of what our facilities can do for our students. Director of Planning & Construction

      Winston Salem-Forsyth County Schools (NC)

      Love the format with information sessions with vendors and other facilities folks. Doesn’t feel like a sales pitch. We’re not singled out. I actually learned a lot. CEO, Division of School Facilities

      New York City Department of Education (NY)

      The conference provided an intimate setting and great networking opportunities for leaders in facilities, leaders in technology and leaders in academics. The collaboration with suppliers was very beneficial. Officer, Facilities Maintenance, Operations & Fleet

      Houston Independent School District (TX)