2013 Conference Agenda

7:30 - 8:30 am   On-site check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 am   Greetings from Ontario's Minister of Education, Liz Sandals/ Charting the Course for the Day: Robert Martellacci, Conference Chair, President & Publisher, MindShare Learning
8:45 - 9:30 am   Opening Keynote: Ron Reed, SXSWedu Executive Producer, "Building Community to Unleash Creativity & Innovation."
9:30 - 10:30 am   Cross Canada Check-Up Panel – Challenges, Opportunities, and Emerging 21st Century Trends with:
Ron Canuel, CEO, Canadian Education Asscociation
Ian Fogarty, Enriched Chemistry/Physics Teacher, Riverview High School, Riverview, New Brunswick
Gary Kern, Director of Instruction; Technology and Innovation, West Vancouver District School Board
Dr. Ron Owston, Dean, York University Faculty of Education
Peter Singh, CTO, Toronto District School Board
Heidi Siwak, Teacher, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, Past MindShare Learning National Contest Winner
Anthony Vandyke, Principal, George Harvey Collegiate, Toronto District School Board
Moderated by: Bill Hogarth, President, ERDI Canada
10:30 - 10:45 am   Health/Networking Break
10:45 - 11:15 pm   Spotlight Speaker: Hall Davidson, Director of the Discovery Educator Network, Discovery Education Canada
11:15 - 12:00 pm   Keynote: Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Canada Research Chair Tier 1, Educational and Counselling Psychology(ECP), McGill University
12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 pm   EdTech Start-Up Showcase
1:30 - 3:30 pm   Birds-of-a-Feather Breakout Sessions

Session 1: To Mooc or not to Mooc that is the question! Emerging Models of Learning with Maxime Jean-Louis

Session 2: From BYOD to Blended learning: Designing Scalable Learning & Technology Plans for your District with Mark Keating, CIO, Peel District School Board and Peter Singh, CTO, Toronto District School Board

Session 3: Going upwardly mobile! The Future of Mobile Learning Today with Dr. Gary Woodill, Senior Analyst, I5 Research

Session 4: Drilling down: 2nd Annual National K12 EdTech Study with Robert Martellacci and Cheryl Paige, Consultant in Digital Technology Education, Former Principal, Joyce Public School, Toronto District School Board

Session 5: On the Global Stage: Exporting Canada's Innovations with David Smith, Trades Commissioner, The Consulate General of Canada (Denver) and Doug Williamson, Author

Session 6: "Ready, set, grow! How Do Education Start-Ups Scale Their Innovations?" with John Myers, President, Edsby and Joe Wilson, Education Advisor, MaRS

Session 7: C21 Canada: Canadians for 21st Century Learning and Innovations. Minding the Skills Gap: A conversation with John Kershaw, President, C21 Canada

Session 8: See why MaRS has gained a reputation as one of the best innovation centres in the world. Take a peak at "Phase 2" of the MaRS Centre for a total of 1.5 million square feet of innovation space. Tours leave every 30 min from the registration desk
3:30 - 4:00 pm:   Health/Networking Break
4:00 - 5:00 pm   Closing Keynote: Dr. Jeremy Friedberg, Spongelab Interactive, Partner & Co-Founder
5:00 pm   Cocktail Networking Reception