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The TechFest virtual education conference was a huge hit in the Pacific Northwest this past fall, October 14th, 20221

This event showcased the latest technology being used throughout schools in the area.

Those in attendance at our event have been Superintendents, Technology & Curriculum Directors, Principals, and many other industry professionals.

Attendees immersed themselves in the latest tech tools and learned how districts are currently using them.









Session Title Presenters Media Year
"Keynote: Closing the Digital Divide with Broadband for All" Jason Eyre - Murray City School District 2021
"Navigating Change Through Partnership" Brooke Trisler & Panel - Mukilteo School District & Others 2021
"Esports Today" Jeff Palumbo - Global Esports Solutions Manager 2021
"Humans are Systems Too: Keeping Leadership in Mind In Challenging Times" Shelby Reynolds - Northshore School District 2021
"Closing Keynote: Changing Education Landscape" Jeff Utecht - Educational Consultant, Author, Speaker 2021
"Keynote: Beyond the Pandemic: Preparing Schools for the Future of Education" Jeff Utecht - Educational Consultant, Author, Speaker 2020
"Esports at the District Level with the 2020 Coach of the Year" Doc Haskell, Boise State University 2020
"Community of Practice – Created Problem Solving" Brooke Trisler, Mukilteo SD 2020
"The Importance of TEAM in Impossible Missions" Shelby Reynolds of Northshore SD 2020
"Google Superstar Training" Morgen Larsen & Noreen Dooley, NCCE 2020
"The Power of Collaboration with Microsoft 365 & Teams" Holly Lanham, John Pauls of NCCE 2020
"Managing Remote Devices and Digital Classes through GSuite" Frank Pecka & Julia O’Donnell, NCESD 2020
"RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs, Oh My! A Primer on Procurement for the Technologist" Eric Chambers, NCCE 2020
"Interactive Flat Panels in the Classroom" Josh Benedict, Lee Hammers, Debbie Truax, Mukilteo SD 2020
"Keynote Address: Learning in Virtual Space" Thomas A. Furness III, Grandfather of Virtual Reality - HIT Lab 2018
"Q&A Session with the Keynote Speaker" Thomas A. Furness III, Grandfather of Virtual Reality - HIT Lab 2018
"Session with the 2018 National Teacher of the Year" Mandy Manning, Teacher / Writer / Coach - Spokane SD 2018
"STEAM with VR, Immersive and 3D Printing Technologies" Mike Belcher, Director of Education Technology - HP 2018
"Creative Way's to Support Teacher's Technology Use" Josh Benedict, Amie Parker, Brandon Tepley - Mukilteo SD 2018
"ITIL Practices for Better Communication and Teaming" Brooke Trisler, Chief Technology Officer - Mukilteo SD 2018
"North Creek High School: A New Approach for a New School" Shelby Reynolds, Instructional Technology and Library Services and Tech Staff - Northshore SD 2018
"Vision. Action. Transformation" Abbey Zenk, Chief Instruction and Assessment Officer, along with a panel of 8th and 10th grade students of Renton Prep Christian School 2018
"Want to build an inclusive classroom? Learning Tools is your superpower" Shannon Davenport, Director of Professional Learning and Crystal Cameron of Everett SD - NCCE 2018
"Educational Technology Departments...We Don’t Just Fix Stuff" Tracy Dabbs, Jim Logan, Andrew Reese, Gerrit deHoog, Technology & Innovations Team - Burlington Edison SD 2018
"Strategies for Implementing the Updated State Technology Standards" Dennis Small, Educational Technology Director - OSPI 2018
"Advanced Topics in E-rate: Utilizing Category Two Funds" Eric Chambers, Director of E-rate and Special Services - NCCE 2018
"Change Management for the Cloud Classroom Transformation" David Olinger, Director of Education Technology, along with Education Design Team - O'Dea High School 2018
Reimagining STEM + & Maker Learning with New Technologies Mike Belcher, Director of Education Technology - HP 2017
"1:1 Chromebook Deployment of 6200 Devices" Scott Beebe, Marysville SD 2016
"Create, Communicate, Collaborate and Connect with Google Apps for Education" Martha Thornburgh, Mount Vernon Schools 2016
"CoSN’s CETL Calling all CTOs: Demonstrate you are the most skilled and knowledgeable education technology leader" Brooke Trisler, Mukilteo SD 2016
"Increasing Your Internet Connection Speed - Things to Consider" Mark Finstrom, Highline PS 2016
"Harnessing the Power of the Internet of Things" Mark Finstrom, Highline PS 2016
Keynote: A New Learning Landscape Jeff Utecht 2014
Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL)™ Overview Brooke Trisler - Director Instructional Technology, Library Services, and Online Learning Renton SD 2014
Instruction and Technology Leading Together: The Tools are Here, the Standards are Here, the Future is Now Seymour Hanfling, Chief Technology Officer, Renton School District 2014
Filling in the GApps: Northshore’s Implementation of Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard Sarah Lawrence, Josh Emond, and Peter Connors Northshore School District, Instructional Technology Coordinators 2014
You Seem Remote Lately: Deploying and Managing Mobile Devices the Bigger Picture John Wu 2014
Google Play for Education Mike Schwab - Regional Manager - Google for Education 2014
Where's the Vision? Rethinking Social Media for K-12 JB Fitzpatrick, PSD401 2014
Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes! Jill Stone, eRate - Mark Finstrom, Highline Schools 2014
Gaming the Classroom Josh Caldwell of Northshore SD 2013
Windows 8 in the Classroom Sonja Delafose, Everett SD & Kim West, Lake Washington 2013
Thinking about Embracing BYOD? Jeff Hogan, Snoqualmie Valley School District 2013
Start the Blended Learning Process, What You Need Marc Elliot & Tonya Narramore, Bethell SD 2013
Sustainable Models for Technology Adoption Mark Finstrom of Highline SD 2013
OSPI's Open Education Resource (OER) Initiative Karl Nelson & Barbara Soots, OSPI 2013
Mixology 101: 2 Blended Classrooms Sue Neese & Tracy Fitzwater of Crescent SD 2013
Keeping School Networks Safe and Secure Michael King, Cascade SD & Johan Bloomhart of Watchguard 2013
Creating Change Requires Leadership, Teamwork and a Vision Calvin Baker & Kevin Carney, Vail School District 2012
7 C's to Implementing at the Campus Level Kevin Carney, Vail School District 2012
Interactive, Fully Customizable Open Education Hetav Sanghavi, CK12 Flexbooks 2012
OSPI's OER Initiative Karl Nelson, OER Program Manager 2012
Top Security Threats in Education Peter McNaull 2012
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