Call for Proposals Open

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The Call for Proposals is now open for BringIT,Together 2016 (BIT16), the technology-enabled education conference sponsored by ECOO and OASBO/ICT. The conference will take place November 9-11, 2016, and will once again be held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. This is the largest conference of its kind in Ontario and it brings together educators from across the province and beyond, providing an excellent opportunity for you to share your learning and to learn from other exemplary educators.

Whatever your role may be in our education system, if you have an interesting experience or perspective to share, we encourage you to consider presenting a session at the conference. We hope to offer sessions on a wide variety of topics, including but certainly not limited to the following: blended learning, BYOD, one-to-one programs, online resources, robotics, social media, professional learning and leadership, coding, gamification, hardware and software solutions, media resources, effective use of data, creativity, makerspaces, 3D printing, and innovative approaches to instruction, assessment and evaluation.

More information here

Social Media and #BIT16

BIT maintains an active social media presence throughout the entire year.  We post links to online resources that we feel are of interest to those involved with IT in education.  As the conference approaches, posts specific to the conference will also be made to keep you up to date.

New this year, is this “blog” post on the opening page of our website.  This page will be updated frequently with information that is too long for Facebook or Twitter.

Twitter –

You might have noticed that the name changed to @BringIT2016 but if you followed @BIT2015 you are still following us.

Twitter posts are made frequently and at various times of the day.  Everything we find that’s interesting and all posts related to the conference will be posted on Twitter.

We use, and encourage you to use, the hashtag #BIT16

Facebook –

This is the same page as previous years.  All posts made to Twitter about the conference will be mirrored on Facebook.  In previous years, all Twitter posts were also mirrored to Facebook, but this year we are going to try something different.

Facebook posts about the conference will be made at the same time they are posted to Twitter.  Here’s the change.  On a regular (likely daily) basis, we will review the Twitter posts and those posts with the highest levels of interaction (what you are interested) will be reposted to Facebook.

Instagram –

Last year was the first year we used Instagram.  It is used primarily during the conference to share images.


Lanyrd is our online conference directory.  The site for #BIT16 is up and running.  This site / app becomes your goto place for everything related to the sessions at #BIT16.  We will also be encouraging our session presenters to make use of the features available in Lanyrd to connect with participants before, and after, #BIT16

Peter McAsh
Social Media Portfolio