Event Sponsors

binumi logo Binumi was founded by Anthony Copping, a National Geographic filmmaker, presenter and passionate communication trailblazer. Anthony has integrated his knowledge of movie making in an all-in-one cloud-based platform that offers a rich and diverse universe of royalty-free content, GPS intelligence, advanced integration, editing and publishing tools. Binumi is intuitively smart and can be used by anyone on any device. Binumi has been designed to shape a new future for digital storytelling and to enhance learning by promoting digital literacy, critical thinking and creativity.

Company Contact: Anthony Copping | CEO | [email protected] | @binumi

Bookshare LogoBookshare is an online library that lets members read in ways that work for them. They can access over 500,000 titles, including textbooks and books for both classroom and pleasure reading, and listen to them read aloud, follow along with audio and highlighted text, or read in braille or large type. They can read on a wide variety of computers, tablets, smartphones, and assistive technologies. To join, members must have a disability, such as dyslexia or a visual impairment, which inhibits reading standard print. Membership is free for qualified U.S. students. Bookshare is an initiative of Benetech, a technology nonprofit.

Company Contact: Christine Jones | Senior Education Program Manager | [email protected]  | @Bookshare and @BeneTech

BrightBytes_LOGO_LONG_invertedBrightBytes, the leading end-to-end data management solution for education organizations, provides educators with the power to turn big data into big benefits for students. With the data integration platform, DataSense, BrightBytes enables educators to cleanse, integrate, and bi-directionally manage complex data from multiple systems. The decision support platform, Clarity, then analyzes and organizes meaningful data across research-based frameworks to deliver visualized, actionable information that drives student learning.

Company Contact: Ellie Jurchisin | Conference & Events Manager | [email protected]ytes.net | @Brightbytes

Bytespeed logoByteSpeed has been providing custom-built desktops, laptops, and servers for education providers, financial institutions, healthcare facilities, and city and county governments across the nation since 1999. Each system is built and serviced at our location in Moorhead, Minnesota, and is backed by an industry leading warranty, personal customer service, and free lifetime tech support. We have a proven track record of excellent customer service, offering a more personal level of service and support than larger vendors.

Company Contact: Tanner Duncan | Account Manager | [email protected]  | @bytespeed

CatchBox logoWe came up with the Catchbox because we wanted to change the status quo and make events more of a dialogue as opposed to a one-way monologue. Tired of waiting for the handheld microphone to be passed around, we thought; what about making it throwable? Turns out, not only is this faster, but it also makes events more engaging and fun. We are based in Latvia, in the EU and we are always striving to produce the best audience engagement experience!

Company Contact: Arturs Gubins | Partner Sales | [email protected] | @catchbox


ClassLink-Logo_Horizontal_ClassLink-Cloud-Blue-HorizClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. ClassLink® OneClick® includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. ClassLink OneRoster™ easily and securely delivers class rosters to any publisher using open technology standards. ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers the usage data they need. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

Company Contact: Jim McVety | Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships| [email protected] | @ClassLink

CodeZ logoCoderZ™ from Intelitek is a cloud-based learning environment for coding with real and virtual 3D robots. CoderZ™ integrates all STEM disciplines in a fun and accessible way by using a 3D game engine with simulated robots, eliminating the need for substantial investments in hardware. With CoderZ™ curriculum, students learn how to code while combining elements of Math and Engineering.


Company Contact: Graham Celine | Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships| [email protected] | @gocoderz

edscoop logoEdScoop features the latest daily news and conversations with top leaders driving technology and digital learning in K-12 and higher education. We bring together influential edtech policy and decision makers at the federal, state and local education levels with focused reporting on applications, broadband, digital learning, network infrastructure, privacy and security and related technologies for the classroom and on campus. Look for us at EdScoop.com, on Twitter @EdScoop_News and on Facebook. EdScoop is a division of Scoop News Group, publisher of FedScoop, StateScoop and producer of numerous public sector IT events.

Company Contact: Wyatt Kash | Vice President of Content Strategy| [email protected] | @EdScoop_News

Educational Elements logoEducation Elements works with districts to build and support dynamic school systems that meet the needs of every learner, today and tomorrow. We take the time to understand the unique challenges school leaders face, and then customize the Education Elements approach for each district. We have worked with hundreds of districts across the country. We bring deep expertise, design thinking, expert facilitation and the spirit of collaboration, along with our extensive toolkit of resources and technology, to deliver sustainable results.

Company Contact: Dana Britt | Senior Design Principal | [email protected] | @edelements

edweb logoedWeb.net is a free professional learning and social network that makes it easy for educators to collaborate, share innovative ideas, and improve teaching and learning. We provide the online professional learning and support educators need to advance their practice, build better schools, and prepare students for life-long learning and success.

Company Contact: Lisa Schmucki | Founder and CEO | [email protected] | @edwebnet

GameSalad logo

GameSalad empowers students to create high-quality games while learning the fundamentals of computer science. Our easy-to-use tools require no programming or CS background to teach, and are packaged with a comprehensive project-based curriculum including tutorials, activities, rubrics & assessments to meet STEM initiatives. Students won’t outgrow our professional-grade tools, and can publish their completed games to the App store or add them to their digital portfolio for future employers. GameSalad aims to provide students with a solid foundation in critical/creative thinking abilities to prepare them for 21st century degrees and careers.

Company Contact: Danielle Burnett | Principal Learning Architect | [email protected] | @gamesalad

Gibbs Smith Edu logo Gibbs Smith Education is the nation’s leading publisher of state history programs. Each state in our Union is unique, and our programs are no different. Starting with the state’s standards, we craft our programs from scratch, ensuring 100% alignment. Written by local historians, edited by experienced history editors, and supported by teaching materials assembled by teachers and expert curriculum developers, Gibbs Smith Education sets the standard for how state history should be done.

Company Contact: Charlene Kerwin | Publisher | [email protected] | @gibbsmithed

Go Enncounce LogoA K-12, student-centric, digital portfolio that stays with the student year after year. Integrated through a digital citizenship curriculum that empowers students on social media to build a positive digital footprint.

Company Contact: Melissa Davis | CEO | [email protected] | @goennounce

Learn Platform logo Lea(R)n equips educators and their institutions to focus on learning. The nationally recognized team of educators, researchers and technologists created LearnPlatform™, a complete edtech management system, to save educators time, save their institutions millions of dollars, and improve student achievement. With more than 10,000 educators and their organizations using the suite of educator-designed automation tools, Lea(R)n has garnered national awards, published peer reviewed research and improves the impact of edtech in schools, districts, universities, and states. Lea(R)n distinctions include: Edtech Digest District Data Solution of the year, SETDA Emerging Partner, International Educational Data Mining Society conference and Joint Statistical Meetings presenter, NC EdTech Company of the year, and a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awardee. Product Expanded from the groundbreaking LearnTrials technology, the LearnPlatform™ edtech management system allows educators and their institutions to save time, save money and focus on learning that improves outcomes. States, districts and institutions harness educators’ expertise along with analysis from similar organizations across the country, for a unified, streamlined process that improves purchasing power, eliminates the frustration of edtech implementation from classroom to boardroom, and delivers the data to improve outcomes. With the LearnPlatform, edtech is safer, easier, significantly cheaper, and more effective. The platform benefits educators and their organizations, including:

  • The largest edtech product library in the U.S., configured to any organization;
  • Contextualized insights and reliable research from verified educators and peer organizations;
  • Rapid, research-validated pilots and evaluations in minutes, not months;
  • Unbiased, real-time quantitative and qualitative analytics to improve implementation, budgets, and achievement;
  • Procurement and automated contract management to get the best prices, avoid over expenditures, and increase return on investment;
  • Actionable real-time dashboards, reports, and management tools to use from the classroom to the boardroom.

The LearnPlatform addresses the real challenges of personalizing learning at scale.

Company Contact: Karl Rectanus | CEO | [email protected] | @LearnTrials

LearnZillion LogoLearnZillion‘s curriculum-as-a-service solution empowers districts to manage teaching and learning through the organization, curation, and distribution of digital curricular materials and assessments. LTI integrations with Canvas and D2L allow districts to seamlessly provide their teachers with high-quality instructional materials through their LMS, and LearnZillion’s platform allow districts without an LMS to curate and customize both LearnZillion digital materials and other OER materials.

Company Contact: Ryan LeClaire | National Director of Sales | [email protected] | @learnzillion

Microsoft_logo Microsoft works with local, national, and international education communities to create technology, tools, programs, and solutions that help address education challenges, while improving teaching and learning opportunities. We believe that the evolving demands of the global economy make education vital to sustainable social and economic success. We also believe that education is a fundamental human right and is the single most important investment in the future of individuals, communities, the nation, and the world. We hope that technology can help extend powerful new education opportunities to millions of people. Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Company Contact: Allyson Knox | Director of Education Policy and Program | [email protected] | @microsoft

midas_logo_cmyk (2)Enterprise software is not a new idea in the world of business or sports, but in K-12 education, it has been difficult to break down the silos of ownership. MIDAS Education is the first Education Enterprise Management—or EEM—solution. MIDAS was built from the ground up on a single data model and provides ALL of the instructional functionality, data analytics, reporting, security, compliance, and ROI analysis normally found in 17 separate siloed systems. These systems include SIS, LMS, Web Hosting, RtI, Special Education, Health, Scheduling, Reporting, Compliance, and more.

To ensure security and scalability, MIDAS is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Consolidating data and reporting into one easily configurable system saves districts and state departments of education up to 70% of their annual software costs. LEAs and SEAs can start small with one or two modules and increase functionality as they grow their capacity and efficacy.

Company Contact: Patrick Leonard | COO | [email protected] | @MIDAS_Education

Securly LogoSecurly’s main mission is helping redefine student safety online by pioneering a cyber-bullying and self-harm detection system on social media and e-mail, with an optional parental integration portal for concerned parents. Parents now have the ability to get involved in their child’s online activities, in and out of school, and obtain alerts for concerning behavior. By creating a partnership with parents and districts for online use, we are saving lives daily and equipping schools for the next generation of digital citizenship.

Securly provides a complete school-focused cloud-based web filtering and student safety platform that allows filtering for any device, anywhere. This allows for unlimited scalability, while offering easy deployment for the IT administrator without any software or hardware.

Company Contact: Anders Johnsson | Vice President, Sales | [email protected] | @securlyinc

Sprint-1MP_Logo_Lockup_Update_1BLACKThrough the 1Million Project, Sprint and the Sprint Foundation will help close the homework gap by providing free mobile devices and free high-speed wireless internet connectivity to 1 million low-income high school students (over a period of five years) who don’t have home internet access. The 1Million Project will help level the playing field so that disadvantaged high school students will have access to the technology they need to succeed in school, participate in the digital world and ultimately reach their full potential. Eligible high schools and school districts can apply for the program at sprint.com/1MillionProject.

Company Contact: John Branam | Executive Director, Sprint 1 Million Project | [email protected] | @sprint

Symbaloo EDU logoSymbalooEDU is a resource management tool that helps educators and students curate and organize the best of the web into individualized instruction. With SymbalooEDU educators can save their teaching resources in the cloud and access them from any device.

Company Contact: Klaas Lameijer | CEO | [email protected] | @symbalooEDU

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