Great things happen at Convergence

The conference committee is pleased to announce that Lori Gracey will be the Keynote Speaker for Convergence 2019.  Lori is the Executive Director of Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA).  She is widely respected for her leadership in defining and addressing the critical issues related to using technology to create powerful learning strategies.  In addition to the keynote, Lori will also be presenting a session in the conference breakout program.

Convergence 2019

Pre Conference Workshops 2019

Four important learning opportunities are planned as pre-conference workshops.  All workshops will be held at the conference facility.

Alberta Read&Write Fall User Group Meeting - Wednesday, Oct. 16

Maximize your understanding and usage of the Texthelp product family.  And, we are confident that it will help you network with other Texthelp/Read&Write users and learn from each other. Register here.

Makey Makey Workshop - Wednesday, Oct. 16

Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the Internet. Materials and training focuses on implementing Maker activities in curriculum delivery.  Register Here

Alberta Google Collaborative Meetup - Tuesday, Oct. 15

Amplified IT will be hosting the Fall Collaborative Meetup.  Members of the collaborative will be able to register for the event as part of their annual fee.  Other individuals interested in attending will be able to do so by paying a registration fee.  Registration information will be available soon.

G Suite for Education Technical Retreat - Wednesday, Oct. 16

A day of custom technical training and group discussions focused on best practices and uses of G Suite for Education.  This one day technical retreat starts with providing insight into recent technical changes to G Suite.  That will be followed up with three custom technical deep-dive sessions focusing on specific topics selected by the group. These deep dives will include Admin console settings, approaches and rollout planning as well as common use cases for each topic.  The day will be completed with a showcase of tips and useful tools for G Suite administrators.  Finally a Q&A period rounds off the day.  This event will be facilitated by Amplied IT.  We anticipate registration will be free.  Further details to follow.

Sponsor Information

The Convergence conference has the largest exhibition of its kind in western Canada.  The exhibition provides the ideal opportunity for sponsors to share solutions with jurisdictions leaders.  

2018 conference attendance was approximately

  • 60% Educational Leaders and Classroom Teachers
  • 40% Education Technology Professionals and Education Technology Leaders 

350+ attendees and nearly 100 exhibitors and sponsors 

The Convergence Conference 2019 will continue to include IT decision makers from major post-secondary institutions as well as K-12. 


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