SIIA Education Division Partners with ISTE and UBTech

6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

SIIA to Participate in Two Industry-Leading Ed Tech Events in June

Washington, D.C. (June 4, 2013) – The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today announces new partnerships with two major education technology groups. Through the agreements, SIIA will have a presence at the UBTech and ISTE 2013 events held this month.

The partnerships enable SIIA to extend the many benefits of its prominent Innovation Incubator Program. The Innovation Incubator Program is a peer-review competition that was created to help identify and support entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning technologies. The program began in 2006 and has provided mentoring for dozens of successful companies in their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content, and related technologies. The application for the next program cycle will open in mid-August 2013.

The partners will provide Innovation Incubator applicants with customer-facing opportunities, including visibility on the conference websites, presentations on the conference programs, and access to conference exhibits at very reduced rates.

”These partners also provide visibility for SIIA’s thought leadership work around innovation. They view SIIA's work as pivotal and ground-breaking in developing support for innovative young companies,” said Karen Billings, vice president for the Education Division at SIIA. “The partnerships bring even more credibility to a program started six years ago by the Education Division of SIIA.”

Learn more about SIIA’s participation in these industry-leading events:

SIIA UBTech 2013 Partnership Details
What: The Launch Pad at UBTech 2013: A Showcase of New and Notable Higher Ed Companies
When: June 10-12
Where: Orlando, Fla., Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
Conference Details: Karen Billings will speak about innovation at a session titled “Innovation in Higher Ed: Going from Vision to Success” on Tuesday, June 11. SIIA will have a booth at the Launch Pad pavilion at the conference, which has nearly 1,000 technology, business, finance, IT, network, and facilities executives, directors, and managers in attendance.

SIIA ISTE 2013 Partnership Details
What: ISTE’s Annual Conference and Exposition
When: June 23-26
Where: San Antonio, Texas, San Antonio Convention Center
Partnership Details: Karen Billings will be judging the Innovation PitchFest on Monday, June 24. SIIA is participating in one of the largest gatherings of tech-savvy educators at the forefront of transforming teaching and learning through the effective use of technology.

SIIA Events at ISTE:
  • Member Breakfast and Feedback Forum: Tuesday, June 25, 7–8:30 a.m., Marriott Riverwalk
  • SIIA Press Conference – Recent Research and Reports: Tuesday, June 25, 4–5:30 p.m., Marriott Riverwalk

SIIA also has valued partnerships with edWeb and MCH Strategic Data, which support the Educators’ Choice Award. This aspect of the Innovation Incubator competition allows educators and administrators throughout the country to listen to online presentations by program competitors and serve as evaluators, rating the products they feel best serve the needs of today’s schools. This is also an exceptional opportunity for educators to have a voice and influence new ideas for educational technology products and services. Their votes are then tallied and used to determine the winner of the Educators’ Choice Award.

About SIIA
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 700 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

Media Contacts
• Laura Greenback, SIIA Communications, 202-789-4461, lgreenback@siia.net
• Saul Hafenbredl, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x25, saul aat cblohm dot com

comments powered by Disqus

The Wire Search

Photo GalleriesView All Galleries >
Challenger Center

Challenger Center (www.challenger.org) and New Matter (newmatter.com) announced a new partnership that will include selecting and equipping Challenger...

Pai Technology

Pai Technology (www.edu.pai.technology) announced the debut of Augie, a robot that pairs coding with augmented reality. Augie gives students the oppor...

Dremel DigiLab 3D45

Dremel (www.dremel.com) announces the Dremel DigiLab 3D45 printer to accompany its suite of digital fabrication tools. The 3D45 is designed for use in...

7 MINDSETS CLASSROOM PORTAL

(7mindsets.com/academy) Offering age-appropriate online curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school, the 7 Mindsets Classroom Portal provides l...

BRAINMAPS

(www.brainmaps.com.cn) BrainMaps is a China-based English learning center that uses the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant programs at the core of its...

BRETFORD TECHGUARD CONNECT

(www.bretford.com) Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. announced a new addition to its well-established line of comprehensive charging solutions. TechGuard C...

CLASSDOJO

(www.classdojo.com) ClassDojo’s new “Toolkit” helps teachers create incredible classrooms by bringing all their favorite tools toget...

D2L BRIGHTSPACE

(www.d2l.com) D2L announces a summer update to its blended learning solution that provides an engaging experience for all students. With this release,...

FOLLETT DESTINY ANALYTICS

(www.follettlearning.com) Follett announced Destiny Analytics, a district-wide subscription solution to complement its Destiny Library Manager and Des...

FRESHGRADE

(www.freshgrade.com) FreshGrade announced that Google Translate is now integrated into the comment and announcement features within the FreshGrade too...

FUTURE READY LIBRARIANS

(futureready.org) Future Ready Librarians (FRL) has announced a micro-credential for librarians. “Empowering Students as Creators” has bee...

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT AND KINGDEVICK TECHNOLOGIES

(www.hmhco.com) & (kingdevicktest.com) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has partnered with King-Devick Technologies, Inc. to bring the King-Devick Readin...

KICKBOARD

(www.kickboardforschools.com.) Kickboard announced its expanded school culture system that includes a full complement of collaborative, research-based...

KIDS DISCOVER

(www.kidsdiscover.com) Kids Discover announced the release of 25 new social studies titles in time for back to school. These titles will address topic...

MICROSOFT EDUCATION

(educationblog.microsoft.com) Microsoft announced several new products, deals, and programs designed to help everyone prepare for the back-to-school s...

OPPLOANS OPPU

(www.opploans.com/mooc/) OppLoans launched OppU, a site that provides free interactive lessons that teach the fundamentals of money management. The co...

ORIGO EDUCATION AND LAKESHORE

(www.origoeducation.com/) & (www.lakeshorelearning.com/) ORIGO Education and Lakeshore Learning Materials announce their partnership to offer clas...

PANOPTO AND CANVAS

(www.panopto.com ) & (www.canvaslms.com) The latest update from Panopto extends its native integration with Instructure’s Canvas LMS. Throug...

PARTICIPATE CHATS

(www.participate.com/chats) Participate has launched a new app called Participate Chats, which gives teachers a powerful, mobile way to use Twitter to...

POWERSCHOOL AND SCHOOLOGY

(www.powerschool.com) & (www.schoology.com) PowerSchool announced that Schoology has been named an approved Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and ...

POWERSCHOOL AND WEST CORPORATION

(www.powerschool.com) & (www.schoolmessenger.com) PowerSchool announced that West and its SchoolMessenger solutions have been named as PowerSchool...

READING HORIZONS

(www.readinghorizons.com) Reading Horizons announced the release of a new online professional development course. The six-module course will serve as ...

RENAISSANCE AND CLASSWORKS

(www.renaissance.com) & (curriculumadvantage.com/classworks) Renaissance announced an expanded partnership with Classworks as part of the newly fo...

SINGLEWIRE SOFTWARE SAFETY PLANNING EBOOK

(www.singlewire.com) Singlewire Software has released an ebook to help schools and districts enhance safety and communications. “Enhancing Safet...

TABPILOT SELF-SERVICE APP INSTALLATION

(www.tabpilot.com) TabPilot releases an update to its mobile device management system that offers self-service options for teachers and students. TabP...

Tweets
Twitter API Goes HERE