Social Events / Activités sociales

The conference committee is currently working on the #BIT16 social activities.  Details will be posted here as they are available:

HyperJam – Open Mic Session

Wednesday, November 9, 2016,   7 – 11 pm
Please join us at the welcome reception for the annual Hyperjam. All singers and players are welcome to join; a sign-up sheet will be on site – no need to pre-register! Sing or play, on your own, or with the house band, the fabulous Niagara BIT Players. Every participant will have a chance to perform 3 songs, and be eligible for participation prizes, courtesy of Long and McQuade, at the end of the session.

BIT’s Got Talent Contest

Thursday, November 10th from 5-7pm
Do you sing or play an instrument? Then register for BIT’s Got Talent, your chance to show off your talent and win a valuable prizes (gift certificates valued at up to a $100), courtesy of Long and McQuade! You can perform alone, or have the Niagara BIT Players back you up. Just register using the form below, and let us know which 3 songs you would like to perform. Winners will be selected by the audience, so bring your friends! Contestants must register online to be eligible for the contest prizes.


Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 – 9 p.m. in the Peller Estates Ballroom C at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.
Leslie Boerkamp, Sandra Chow, Sylvia Duckworth, and Kim Pollishuke have teamed up to create and make the #BIT16 BreakOutEDU the best experience, creating an original game for 100 registered participants.

**Participants register in CVENT!

EdTech Karaoke

Do you sing? Can you carry a tune? What about hum? Whether you’re an avid singer or someone who simply likes to toe-tap along to favourites of the past or present, the #BIT16 EdTech Karaoke Party is FREE for you! Join us at 8 p.m. at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, where a condensed menu of appetizers and house favourites will be available to #BIT16 conference attendees until closing time. Prizes available to be won for those who participate and are in attendance. This party brings conference attendees together to continue to network outside the convention centre.

EdTech Karaoke 8:00 pm – 12:00 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

Run, Walk and Be Active

Rise and shine it’s exercise time! Run, walk, and be active with Alanna and Leslie! Join us at 7a.m. at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls. We will strut our stuff through the streets of Niagara Falls and venture down to the falls on our fun run/walk. You don’t need to be an olympian to join us, but if you are, we’ll look forward to your company anyway! We promise to have you back in time for your last day of the #BIT16 conference.

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

BIT Minecraft Party

  • Gumby and other members of the GamingEDUs community will host their fourth annual Minecraft LAN Party in Niagara Falls on the evening of Thursday, November 10th, 2016.
  • Starts at 8:30 pm and runs until midnight! Stop by Peller Estates Ballroom B at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls on November 10th, 2016 for some crazy Minecraft fun! Details in