Illinois Technology Conference for Educators

This is the official blog of the 2007 Illinois Technology Conference for Educators to be held March 1 and 2 at the Pheasant Run Conference Center. To post to this blog, please e-mail Luke Allen requesting to be added to the IL-TCE 2007 blog.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Dear Conference Attendee:

Welcome to the 2007 Illinois Technology Conference for Educators: Thinking Outside The Box And Wires. We are sure that this year’s conference is going to be spectacular. Not only will it be filled with great presenters, presentations and information, but also we know that you will leave inspired to explore new ways of creating fun and exciting student educational experiences.

The Illinois Computer Educators (ICE), along with all of our corporate partners have made the Illinois Technology Conference for Educators (IL-TCE) one of the best and most respected educational technology conferences in the Midwest. We are excited to present this opportunity to obtain valuable educational content through hundreds of general sessions, well known keynote and spotlight speakers, two and a half days of workshops, an Administrators’ Leadership Institute, Administrator Academy workshops and a sold out vendor hall filled with the most high tech products and services. The conference is sure to appeal to everyone.

Be sure to attend Wednesday night’s Kick-Off Reception from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Pheasant Run, Expo Center! Enjoy appetizers, entertainment and a perfect chance to network with other educators throughout the state. You are sure to have fun while attending this exhibit-only event. Your conference badge is your entry ticket into the Kick-Off Reception.

Once more, we are very pleased and excited to have incredible keynote speakers. Please join us as we listen to New York Times columnist and Emmy award-winning technology correspondent for CBS News, David Pogue. Also speaking will be Dr. Jason Ohler, who is well known for the passion, insight and humor he brings to his presentations and writings. They will definitely entertain us as we learn about the latest trends in technology and education. As a special treat, we’ve added well known spotlight speakers Larry Anderson, Charlene Chaussis, Patrick Crispin, Vicki Dewitt, Adam Frey, Susan Silverman and Tim Wilson. We know you’ll enjoy their fantastic presentations on a wide variety of topics.

There is so much to do at IL-TCE ’07. You have an opportunity to learn from some of the best educators in our state. You also have a golden opportunity to meet and share ideas with other dedicated technology educators like you. We have put some of the best professional development experiences available into one conference.

As an added bonus this year, you will not only find many of the presentation materials on our conference website, but you will have the opportunity to share photos and thoughts through our Blog and Flickr sites. Additionally, you will be able to watch the Live Video events from the conference as well as listen to podcasts created at the show.

On behalf of the ILTCE Conference Committee and the Illinois Computing Educators’ Governing Board, and all of the volunteers who help make this conference a reality, we hope you enjoy IL-TCE ’07. Enjoy the conference, and get ready to start think outside of the box and wires! We hope you have an incredible time!


Jordan Stephen
, Conference Co-Chair
Director of Technology
East Prairie School District 73

Brian Engle, Conference Co-Chair
Director of Educational Technology
Glenview School District 34


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