Student Conference - Update & Early Registration!
Published:March 25, 2010
Plans are moving ahead for another great MLTI Student Conference at UMaine on Thursday May 27, 2010. In order to keep everyone fully informed, we want to provide the following updates around the Conference:
1. Conference Registration Will Open Early on April 1, 2010: Because of recognized school budget issues around the state, we want to allow schools more time to make decisions on managing their Conference registrations. To facilitate this we are going to open conference registration earlier than previously announced. The conference provides tremendous value for cost, with the $15 registration fee including all snacks and lunch in addition to a full day of powerful learning experiences.
This means that Conference Registration will now open on Thursday April 1, 2010 @ 10:00 AM (If, on April 30, 2010 at 12 Noon any places still remain unfilled, schools may register an additional 10 students and 2 adults. until 1000 registrations are received. Registration will close when 1,000 registrations are received or on May 12, 2010 @ 4 PM, whichever comes sooner.)
Schools may register MLTI Students & Teachers in a 5:1 Ratio, with an initial allowance of 20 students and 4 teachers per MLTI School (this number includes presenters)
2. Conference Session Proposals Still Being Accepted: We are still accepting proposals for Conference Sessions, and are especially interested in teacher & student teams who can share the exciting things going on in Maine schools and communities. Visit our Conference Proposal Page to submit a session proposal.
3. Conference Schedule & Sessions to be continuously updated on the Conference web site: Head to the MLTI Student Conference to see descriptors of confirmed sessions. Watch the list grow, and start discussions around where the participants from your school are going to spend their time!
4. Block 3 Uber-session: FreeRice.com - (NEW: To make the local impact of MLTI visible, participating schools are encouraged to bring canned goods or a $1 per person donation to Maine's Good Shepherd Food Bank. With each $1 donated, the GSFB can purchase $12.50 in food through their connections.) This year we will feature a collaboration between MLTI, the popular FreeRice.com website, and Maine's own Good Shepherd Food Bank. All conference participants will be "showing what they know" in the Block 3 Uber-session as we collaborate digitally on a not-yet released version of FreeRice.com to contribute rice to the World Food Program, the folks who have been working so hard to deliver food to Haiti. The conference will also have a local focus as we'll be encouraging participants to bring non perishable food items to help people right here in our own home state. Technology and people working together to make the world a better place.
5. NGO; Next Generation Operators - Recommendation form is up at the Conference web site! 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 learn more about what it takes to make a conference like the MLTI Student Conference run smoothly. This is a superb opportunity for those who can see themselves heading into a career in networking.
The MLTI Team