2017 ITEM Fall Conference:
Future Ready > 21st Century

October 5-7
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Registration is open!


Kicking things off on Friday morning will be Duchess Harris. She is the author of four books, including Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA and Black Lives Matter, both of which she co-authored with Sue Bradford Edwards.

Learn more about Duchess Harris at http://www.duchessharris.com/

On Saturday morning we'll hear from Kelly Barnhill, award-
winning local author and recent winner of the Newbery Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Kelly has also won awards for her other titles, including The Witch's Boy, Iron-hearted Violet, and The Mostly True Story of Jack. Kelly has also co-hosted the Minnesota edition of the 90-Second Newbery film festival with James Kennedy.


Registration is open! Get a head start on your 2016-17 professional development and register for the conference now! Get the special Early Bird rate if you register by July 31st. As always, payment may be made with this year's funds or when the next school year starts. (And check out the new registration system - super fast and easy for members!)

Seeking information and technology professionals to present 45 minute break out sessions around the conference theme: Future Ready > 21st Century.

Lead presenters receive $50 off their conference registration fee or a free one year ITEM membership ($60 value)

Sessions take place between 9:30am - 4:45pm Friday and 9:15am - 11:00am Saturday

Apply here: tinyurl.com/itemcon17rfp

Proposals will be accepted until June 2, 2017

Questions? Contact ITEMcon Program Committee at: itemconprogram@gmail.com

Need a hotel room? Like to plan ahead? ITEM has reserved a block of rooms at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. You get a special group conference rate of $129 per night with complimentary Wi-Fi. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at this rate, so book your room soon! The last day to reserve a room at this rate is September 15, 2017.

If you call instead, please be sure to specify that you want a room in the ITEM block!

Book your group rate for ITEM Fall Conference

4:00 - 7:00 - Registration Open
6:00 - Thursday Dinner
8:30 - Vendor Area Setup

6:00 - Vendor Move-in/Check-in
7:00 - Registration Open
7:30 - Breakfast Buffet Open
8:00 - 9:00 - Opening & Keynote
9:00 - 9:30 - Authors/Vendors
9:30 - 10:15 - Session 1
10:25 - 11:10 - Session 2
11:20 - 12:00 - Coffee with Vendors/Authors
12:00 - 12:45 - Session 3
12:45 - 2:30 - Lunch - Author Panel, Awards
2:30 - 3:15 - Session 4
3:15 - 4:00 - Authors/Vendors
4:00 - 4:45 - Session 5
5:00 - Membership meeting
6:00 - Dinner, Social Event by Multitype Libraries & Book Swap

7:00 - Registration Open
7:30 - Breakfast Buffet Open
8:00 - 9:00 - Opening & Keynote Kelly Barnhill
9:15 - 10:00 - Session 1
10:15 - 11:00 - Session 2
11:15 - 12:00 - Lunch
12:00 - 2:00 Unconference/tech camp

As always, we will also feature fantastic breakout and poster sessions, exhibitors, authors, the ITEM bookstore, the Friday night entertainment, Saturday's Unconference, and lots and lots of learning and networking! We'll be adding more details on this page as they become available, so check back often!

Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM)
PO Box 130555, Roseville MN 55113
admin@mnitem.org - mnitem.org

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