Let’s do it again – Bring IT, Together 2017

November 8, 9, and 10
Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls.

Mark those dates on your calendar, if you haven’t already!

The organizing committee for BIT17 is getting things rolling.  The co-chairs for this year are Brad Ross, OASBO ICT Rep, and Carlo Fusco, ECOO Rep.  You can contact them directly at conference@bringittogether.ca

The call for session proposals will be issued very soon.  It’s not too early for you to start thinking about what session you would like to present at BIT17.  Presenters receive free admission to the conference on the day they present.

Minds On Media is returning to BIT17.  Last year the ballroom was filled with stations of experts that shared with those who chose to speak with them.

If you want to see some videos from last year’s Minds On Media and a sample of sessions, visit the BIT Facebook Page – videos  A selection of photos can be found here BIT Facebook Page – photos

The committee is looking forward to bringing you another outstanding conference.  See you in November!

Peter McAsh
socialmedia@bringittogether.ca

BIT16 – Live Feedback Hangout

UPDATE:
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. You can view the archive of the twitter chat and Google Hangout On Air here.

Original (now modified) message:
The following questions will be discussed in the Hangout and twitter chat:

  1. Does having a keynote continue to make sense?  What are the benefits? What are the pitfalls?
  2. For the past few years BIT has had hands-on workshops and Minds on Media on Wednesday, sessions, innovation stations and the learning space on Thursday and Friday. How does the current structure meet your professional learning needs?  Suggestions for improvement?
  3. Over the past few years BIT has coordinated a variety of social events such as karaoke, jam sessions, magic shows, receptions and break-out EDU activities. Does coordinating large social events make sense for the people attending?
  4. Vendor support significantly helps offset conference costs. How does the vendor hall impact the experience for participants?
  5. Other – do you have any other productive suggestions to improve the BIT conference (examples: facility, registration and other logistical things)?

If you have any questions please email Jaclyn at learning@bringittogether.ca .

Thank you for helping us make BIT an amazing conference!

Now What?

Another successful Bring IT, Together Conference is “in the books.”  So, now what?

The learning continues.  Keep in contact with those people you meet at the conference.  Work together.  Collaborate.  Exchange ideas.

Many presenters will have posted resources and materials on the page for their session in Lanyrd.  The Lanyrd page contains the contact information for the presenter(s).

A volunteer used Facebook to Live Stream various sessions.  These videos are available on our BIT Facebook Page.

Tweets of interest to educators and IT professionals will be posted to @BringIT2016 regularly.

We will continue to use #bit16 hashtag and will gradually migrate to #bit17.  The name of our Twitter account will change to reflect the new year but you don’t have to do anything.  If you follow us now, you will follow us with our new name.

Save the Dates:
November 8, 9, and 10, 2017 for #BIT17

Peter McAsh
socialmedia@bringittogether.ca