Technology Conferences and Events

Katz Computer Service will be attending the following 2015-2016 technology conferences and events. The list of events and information pertaining to each event will be updated as we gather more information.  Please check back frequently.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Community Engagement Leadership Conference

Miami, FL / October 15, 2015

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center

 

William Dandy Middle School zSpace Professional Development 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL / October 16, 2015

 

CHOICE Showcase of Schools

West Palm Beach, FL / October 20, 2015 / 

The Department of Choice and Career Options invites all parents/guardians and students to attend our annual “Showcase of Schools” on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. The “Showcase of Schools” will feature Choice and CTE programs available throughout the School District of Palm Beach County. Representatives from our schools will be available to discuss the educational opportunities offered by the school district.

 

Everglades Elementary School zSpace Professional Development 

West Palm Beach, FL / October 23, 2015 / 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

 

PBCSD Medical CHOICE Program zSpace Professional Development

West Palm Beach, FL / October 23, 2015 / 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart zSpace Professional Development

Miami, FL / October 28, 2015

 

W.R. Thomas Middle School zSpace Professional Development

Hialeah, FL / October 30, 2015

 

zSpace EDU Conference

Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Miami / November 2015

JOIN US FOR A LUNCH & LEARN

Virtual Reality for Learning

Sponsored by zSpace, Inc.

Join local education leaders and discover how over 250 K-12 school districts, universities, and medical schools today are effectively incorporating zSpace Virtual Reality Labs into their lesson plans and curriculum. Review the Scope & Sequence and hundreds of activities created by our curriculum team of teachers.

Event Agenda

  •  Networking lunch with local education leaders
  •  Participate in the keynote presentation and hear testimonials from current customers
  •  Explore standards-based activities, lesson plans, and video tutorials aligned with NGSS
  •  Understand the components of a Virtual Reality Lab and receive hands-on demonstrations

4 Florida Dates:

  • Tampa, FL / November 2, 2015 / 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.  Register
  • Orlando, FL / November 3, 2015 / 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Orlando.  Register
  • Jacksonville, FL / November 4, 2015 / 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Hotel Indigo.  Register
  • Miami, FL / November 6, 2015 / 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. The Biltmore Hotel.   Register

 

All Saints Catholic School Auction

Jupiter, FL / November 14, 2015

 

Neuroscience Discovery Day at Max Planck Institute

December 2015, TBA

 

Florida Educational Technology Conference

Orlando, FL / January 12-15, 2016

For 36 years, FETC has brought together more than 8,500 education leaders and technology experts to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. Known worldwide for its outstanding program, FETC provides educators and administrators the opportunity to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum — from kindergarten to college — through hands-on exposure to the latest hardware, software and successful strategies. – See more at: About FETC


 

 

Previously Attended Events

 

FAEDS Conference
Orlando, FL / September 21 – 24, 2014 / Booth 32
A conference hosted by FAEDS (The Florida Association of Educational Data Systems) to highlight “Innovative Technology Solutions for Student Success! A curriculum driven approach.”  A State association founded in 1964, FAEDS is the oldest Florida professional association dedicated to the advancement of educational technology.

http://www.faeds.org/

 

zSpace Corporate Training & Higher Ed Lunch & Learn
Old Dominion University, Hampton, VA / October 01, 2014 – 11:30AM – 2:30PM
zSpace Corporate Training & Higher Ed Lunch & Learn, a seminar on immersive, virtual technology that promises to transform the training experience.  This event will be held at Old Dominion University on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 11:30 – 2:30pm.

Register now free!

zSpace STEM Education Appy Hour
Old Dominion University, Hampton, VA / October 01, 2014 – 3:00PM – 6:00PM

zSpace STEM Education Appy Hour, a seminar on immersive virtual technology that promises to transform the STEM K-12 educational experience.  The event will be held at Old Dominion University on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm.

Register now free!

 

CHOICE Expo for Palm Beach County Schools District: Showcase of Schools Event
West Palm Beach, FL / October 21, 2014 4-8 pm
Families can get ready to head to the South Florida Fair Grounds for the Showcase of Schools to get first-hand information on the magnet, choice program, or career academies that are offered in Palm Beach County. When: October 21, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Where: Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds – 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411. Students and parents who attend the Showcase of Schools will have access to representatives from over 200 magnet and choice programs, career academies and charter schools available in Palm Beach County for students in grades K-12. Palm Beach Schools is considered a leader in the quality and diversity of Choice programs offered. These opportunities attract students by offering unique in-depth experiences and study that emphasizes a specific theme such as International Business and Marketing, Culinary Arts, Information Technology, Engineering, Medical Sciences, Performing Arts, and many more!
http://www.southfloridafair.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.details&content_id=3268

 

Florida Charter School Conference
Orlando, FL / November 18 – 20, 2014
The Florida Charter School Conference is an annual event presented by the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice(IEPC) and the Florida Education Foundation. The conference has been in existence since the first Florida charter schools opened in 1996. This multi-day event draws between 700 and 800 attendees and more than 300 exhibitor representatives.

The conference is designed to provide Florida charter school authorizers, operators, administrators, and teachers the opportunity to network with each other and DOE staff, share best practices and gather information from key DOE personnel during one-hour breakout sessions, and meet with exhibitors who offer goods and services designed for the charter school community.
http://charterschoolconference.com/

 

FETC 2015
Orlando, FL / January 20 – 23, 2015 / Booth 859
FUEL YOUR INSPIRATION FOR INNOVATIVE TEACHING AT FETC!
Discover the future of education technology at FETC 2015. For 34 years the most dynamic and creative minds in the learning landscape—educators, administrators, district-level leaders, state and national policy leaders—have converged at FETC to take part in this exchange of ideas and techniques for the continuing pursuit of excellence.

Explore the integration of technology across the curriculum, from pre-kindergarten to college through hands-on exposure to technological tools and best practices. Be inspired by education technology implementations in compelling sessions, workshops and events for education professionals, industry leaders and policy practitioners committed to the future of teaching and learning.

Register today to be part of the passionate and engaged audience of education stakeholders at FETC 2015 in Orlando!
http://fetc.org/Events/Educational-Technology-Conference/Information/Home.aspx%20

 

Miami-Dade STEM Expo

Miami, FL / February 7, 2015

STEM Expo is a gathering of Miami-Dade County’s most creative, intelligent, and resourceful students that compete and demonstrate their prowess in STEM activities. The STEM Expo is an event that showcases the fruits of their hard work and provides a learning experience on the responsibility of communicating STEM research and engineering designs to the community.  This year’s guest speaker is Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States.

http://science.dadeschools.net/stem/index.html

 

Palm Beach Technology Conference

Lantana, FL / February 16, 2015

The School District of Palm Beach County will host its annual Palm Beach Technology Conference, a free technology conference and inservice for Palm Beach County and visiting teachers and administrators.  Nicole Aitken, of Katz Computer Service, will lead a session on Evaluating Emerging Technology.

http://techconf.palmbeachschools.org

 

FAU E-Week, College of Engineering

Boca Raton, FL / February 25, 2015

Industry and Student showcases.

http://public.eng.fau.edu/dessa/eweek2015/index.html

 

Palm Beach State College Science Day

Lake Worth, FL / March 3, 2015

Want to know what it would be like as a Palm Beach State College student? Are you thinking of enrolling in one of the STEAM areas of study? In an effort to build on previous years’ most successful event to date, which attracted scientifically minded students, Palm Beach State College is proud to announce the Annual Science Day. This event is designed to stimulate and enhance students’ interest and excitement in science and STEAM disciplines. Science Day is also an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors interested in the sciences to get a sneak peek at life as a college student pursuing a science major.

http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/events/ScienceDay/

 

FL-ATE Conference

Florida Keys Community College / April 8-10, 2015

The Florida Forum on Engineering Technology (E.T. Forum) is an important vehicle to bring together the diverse and geographically dispersed colleges with common issues and challenges. The Forum is a semiannual 2-day meeting of community college engineering technologies faculty in Florida. FLATE utilizes the Forum to strengthen its Technology Consortium; share its activities and projects; provide professional development; bring industry and academics together; engage faculty and administrators in statewide curriculum reform; and keep in touch with new and ongoing college program issues and concerns. The ET Forum has me tthirty-two times since 1996 at 19 different colleges around the state.

http://fl-ate.org/projects/et-forum.html

 

south florida technology event seminar lunch and learn free virtual reality next gen jupiter west palm beach palm beach gardens north palm beach

Save the date! zSpace EDU Seminar is coming to South Florida. 05-05-15 technology event at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott, please register or contact nicole@katzcomputer.com .

zSpace EDU Seminar

Palm Beach Gardens, FL / May 05, 2015 / 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PRESENTING Virtual Reality Technology

Impact on Education and Learning sponsored by zSpace, Inc.

Join us for a seminar on virtual reality technology and its impact in the classroom. Attendees will hear from industry professionals and experience the technology hands-on.

We will provide all attendees a certificate of completion and recognize them as an “Education Visionary in Virtual Reality Technology.”

Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
4000 RCA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Please register:  http://zspace.com/eduseminar?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRomrfCcI63Em2iQPJWpsrB0B%2FDC18kX3RUvJrSXfkz6htBZF5s8TM3DWFNEXrRH9kEBTbk%3D

 

Palm Beach School District/University of Florida 2nd Annual STEM Learning Showcase

West Palm Beach, FL / May 13, 2015 / 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The School District of Palm Beach County along with The University of Florida is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Palm Beach County STEM Learning Showcase.   The purpose of the showcase is to allow teachers and administrators within the School District of Palm Beach County to demonstrate how the various Palm Beach STEM Initiative programs have impacted their professional practices.   The Showcase will take place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on May 13, 2015 beginning at 4:00pm and lasting until 7:00 pm.   The evening will be comprised of key speakers from the community as well as several round table discussions highlighting various Palm Beach County STEM Initiative projects. We hope to have a total of 400 participants.

 

DASA Summer Leadership Institute

Manalapan, FL / July 17-19, 2015

The Dade Association of School Administrators is hosting their annual Summer Leadership at Eau Spa in Palm Beach. The Dade Association of School Administrators (DASA) was established in 1995 to serve the professional, educational and legislative needs of all public school administrators in Miami-Dade County. DASA is an affiliate of the Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA). DASA represents more public school and district administrators than any other professional association in Miami-Dade County.  DASA Summer Institute Info

 

All Saints Catholic School zSpace Professional Development

Jupiter, FL / August 6, 2015

 

South Tech Academy and South Tech Prep Academy Open House featuring zSpace

Boynton Beach, FL / August 9 12-2 p.m

South Tech Prep’s programs for next year will feature zSpace which will be highlighted at this back to school event.

 

South Tech Preparatory Academy zSpace Professional Development

Boynton Beach, FL / August 10, 2015

 

CTE Pre-School Event, Palm Beach County School District

Lake Worth, FL / August 12, 2015

2015 PBCSD Science Symposium

Loxahatchee, FL / August 13, 2015 / 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The School District of Palm Beach County will be holding a Science Symposium for elementary, middle, and high school science teachers on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at Seminole Ridge High School, 4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd. Loxahatchee, FL 33470. We expect over 800 science teachers from Palm Beach County to attend this year’s Symposium!

 

Palm Beach County School District Science Symposium

Seminole Ridge High School / August 13, 2015

 

All Saints Catholic School Back to School Open House

Jupiter, FL / August 14, 2015 8:00 a.m. to Noon

All Saints Catholic School‘s programs for next year will feature zSpace and MakerBot, which will be highlighted at this back to school event for new and returning families.

 

Renaissance Charter School zSpace Professional Development

Hunter’s Creek, FL / August 18, 2015

 

Lehrman Community Day School zSpace Professional Development 

Miami Beach, FL / August 20, 2015

 

Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School SACC Meeting

Palm Beach Gardens, FL / August 31, 2015

 

Beacon Cove Intermediate School zSpace Professional Development

Jupiter, FL / September 2, 2015

 

Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School PTA Meeting

Palm Beach Gardens, FL / September 8, 2015

 

Everglades Elementary School PTA and SACC Meetings

West Palm Beach, FL / September 9, 2015

 

Jupiter Farms Elementary School Curriculum Night 

Jupiter, FL / September 16, 2015

 

Pasco County zSpace Professional Development

Pasco County, FL / September 23, 2015

 

Indian River Lagoon Science Festival

Ft. Pierce, FL / September 26, 2015

Discover the amazing world around you and celebrate science on the Treasure Coast!

Highlights of the event include:

• Explosive chemistry stage shows by Miracle of Science at 10:00am and 2:00pm
• Special appearance by Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, featuring live animals, at 12:00pm
• Free admission to St. Lucie County Aquarium and St. Lucie County Regional History Center
• Live musical performances by The Sweet Chariots throughout the day
• Food trucks from area vendors
• Free parking at event site and free shuttle from Downtown Fort Pierce

420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949