TechFest 2021

Thursday, October 14th
8:00am - 3:00pm

The flagship event of the year is moving to the fall! Come network with your peers and check out the latest in education technology. This year we will be focusing on remote learning, Esports, student tools and devices, and networking solutions.

300+ Attendees

300+ Attendees

150+ School Districts

150+ School Districts

45+ Vendor Booths

30+ Vendor Booths



2 Free Meals

2 Free Meals

100+ Speakers

10+ Sessions

Featured Speakers

Closing Keynote  
Professional Development and Hybrid / Remote Training
by Jeff Utecht - Educational Consultant, Author, Speaker
Learn about the future of education. More information to be announced.
Jeff Utecht - TechFest 2020 Keynote Speaker
Featured Session #1  
Student and Teacher Device Deployments through the Pandemic
by Brooke Trisler
See how overcoming the difficulties of rapid change lead to lessons that will inform for years to come. More information to be announced.
Brooke Trisler - CTO  
Featured Session #2  
Status of Erate and New Funding Options
by Eric Chambers
Navigate E-rate with confidence and get the most out of your funds. More information to be announced.
Eric Chambers

More sessions will be announced soon

2020 Virtual TechFest

Our first digital TechFest was a great success! Thank you for attending this experience in the VirBela world.

We will continue to offer a streaming form of our in-person events going forward. This will allow educators and administrators to attend breakout sessions from leaders in the industry, from the comfort of their offices and homes.

"Even during a pandemic where we cannot meet in person MicroK12 pulls off an amazing conference that offered a
stunning "realworld-in-person" feel! Always the best local/regional EdTech affair!"

- Brooke Trisler: Chief Technology Officer, Mukilteo School District

Previous Featured Speakers

Thomas Furness III - Grandfather of Virtual Reality

Mandy Manning - 2018 National Teacher of the Year

Thuan Nguyen - Former Assistant Superintendent at Kent SD

Michelle Zimmerman - Director of Innovative T&L - Renton Prep

Mark Finstrom - Chief Technology Officer - Highline Public Schools

Brooke Trisler - Chief Technology Officer - Mukilteo SD

Shannon Davenport - Director of Professional Learning

Dennis Small - Educational Technology Director - OSPI

Abby Zenk - Chief Instruction and Assessment Officer, RPCS

Eric Chambers - Director of E-rate and Special Services

Jeff Charbonneau - 2013 National Teacher of the Year

Fran Mauney - Intel K-12 Education Leader

Who Attends?

Janice Wintermyer - Technology Coach
Snoqualmie Valley School District, WA
I enjoyed making connections with others in nearby districts, and also seeing the new products available in the EdTech world!
Dan Fleck - User Experience
Portland Public Schools, OR
TechFest is a conference that should not be missed! Informative sessions, excellent vendor exhibits, and at an amazing location! I look forward to it every year.
Steve Ostrom - Computer Science
Post Falls School District, ID
Techfest was a fantastic conference. The knowledge base of the presenters was extraordinary. I am planning on attending again next year and am inviting my Technology Director and other teachers so that they can also experience this technology opportunity for themselves.
Debra Spencer-Grant - Language Arts & Social Studies
Tacoma Public Schools, WA
It always important to include our student voices in the presentations! Loved talking to the Renton Prep young men that I encountered and had a chance to talk with at every vendor table.
Tracy Dabbs - Technology and Innovation Coordinator
Burlington-Edison School District, WA
I always look forward to TechFest each year. It is a great place to network with other districts as we always learn from each other. The vendors are amazing and always help us look to the future for our learning spaces. Thank you for this inspiring event!
Jonathan Maynard - Director of Information Services
Yelm Community Schools, WA
Conference you should attend each and every year!!

TechFest attendees consist of those involved in education - Superintendents, Technology & Curriculum Directors, Principals, and many other industry professionals. They will be able to fully emerge themselves in the latest tools and learn how districts are currently using them.