2011 MLTI Student Conference Update
Published:April 1, 2011
Plans are moving ahead for the 8th Annual MLTI Student Conference at UMaine Orono on Thursday May 26, 2011. In order to keep everyone fully informed, we want to provide the following updates around the Conference:
1. MLTI Student Conference Registration will open on Monday April 4, 2011 @ 10:00 AM. At that time, MLTI schools may register MLTI Students & Teachers in a 5:1 Ratio, with an initial allowance of 20 students and 4 teachers per MLTI School.
If, on April 29, 2011 at 12 Noon any places still remain unfilled, schools may register an additional 15 students and 3 adults until 1140 registrations are received. (NOTE: Available number of registrations is up 140 from last year)
Registration fee for both student and teacher participants at the 2011 MLTI Student Conference has been set at $16 (NOTE: $1 increase reflects increased food costs) and includes all snacks and lunch in addition to a full day of powerful learning experiences.
Because students are the target participants, no registrations of teachers without students will be accepted.
Registration will close when 1140 registrations are received or on Thursday May 12, 2011 @ 4 PM, whichever comes sooner. As we did last year, we want to allow schools plenty of time to make decisions on managing their Conference registrations.
2. Conference Schedule & Sessions will be continuously updated on the Conference web site - visit to watch the Conference grow, and start discussions around how the participants from your school are going to spend their time!
3. Block 3 Uber-session: Plans are underway for another engaging and fun session here - suffice it to say that it will be all about Maine and will combine arts, the economy, and technology. And of course, expect it to be something that can only happen in Maine, and to demonstrate how the MLTI's human and digital networks can impact the world around us in a real way.
4. NGO: Next Generation Operators - Recommendation form is up at the Conference web site. Once again, six pairs of high school conference participants (2 students from six high schools for a total of 12) will have the chance to work closely with Networkmaine, Apple, and Cisco network engineers to participate in a minds-on, hands-on professional-level digital experience on the day of the conference. This is a superb opportunity for those who can see themselves heading into a career in networking.
The MLTI Team