2017 TEEAP STEM Conference
The TEEAP conference planning team is getting ready for the Annual TEEAP STEM Conference. Details are coming together and we are excited to share them with you. The 2017 Conference is being held in the same location as last year - Lancaster IU 13 Conference Center, at the Burle Industrial Park, 1020 New Holland Ave., Lancaster, PA - on October 26-27, 2017.
Once again, teachers and schools are facing a change of focus in education due to the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This is why TEEAP has selected “Change Again: ESSA and Career Readiness” as the theme of this year’s conference. Technology and engineering teachers cannot be left behind when it comes to this change. We need to understand this new law so we can align and promote our programs, as well as play a vital role in preparing students for college and their careers.
The TEEAP STEM Conference is an opportunity for anyone involved in technology and engineering education, STEM, and preparing students for college and career readiness to come together and learn, share, and renew their enthusiasm for teaching.
NEW for 2017: Exhibitor Showcase on Thursday morning, in the main conference room. Several exhibitors will be partnering with teachers and invited guests to set up display tables in the center of the main conference room. This is a new event where you will be able to learn about new products and talk with vendors and teachers, to see how you can integrate these technologies into your classroom.
Keynote Speakers will focus on this year’s conference theme—Thursday during the VP Recognition luncheon and Friday at the TEEAP Awards Luncheon.
Catered Luncheons for VP Recognition on Thursday and the TEEAP Awards on Friday are included for all attendees who pre-register by October 13. An onsite cafeteria is available for those who wait to register at the conference.
Special Interest Sessions will be offered throughout the day on both Thursday and Friday covering a variety of relevant topics. If you have developed a technology and engineering curriculum that works, teach a class, skill, method, process, or technology that would be of interest to other teachers we encourage you to share your experiences. Sign Up to be a presenter and click on the Special Interest Session Application link. Special session rooms are fully AV equipped. Teachers are always looking for new ideas—please share your successes by signing up to be a presenter!
Informational Displays on Thursday and Friday will be set up by educational suppliers, vendors, and educational organizations around the perimeter of the main conference meeting room and along the main hallway.
Teacher TECHFest on Friday morning in the main conference meeting room. TECHfest is a great opportunity for teachers to share a classroom activity, or a favorite project. Teachers tell us this is one of their favorite parts of the conference! Please consider participating in the TECHfest by filling out the online application.
TEEAP Social on Thursday evening at the Lancaster Science Factory hosted by Millersville University, California University, and O’Shea Lumber Company. This is a fun event and is a great time to socialize, network with other teachers, and try out the many hands-on exhibits at the museum. TEEAP Conference Local hotels are offering discounted rates for TEEAP Conference attendees. For more information, to sign up to present, or register for the conference visit, scroll down and everything is on this page!
Industrial Based Educational Collaborative Experience: On Friday afternoon attendees will have an opportunity to see how Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster uses 3D printing in its theater sets. The tour will also include the structural, mechanical, and electrical portions of their set production process. Sign-up sheet at the on-site registration table. Space is limited.
Friday Workshops in CNC Machining and Micro-Machines are being offered at nearby Millersville University. If you are interested in either of these workshops, please sign up during on-line registration. Cost is $20.00 per person.
2017 Conference Opportunities
2017 Conference Registration
The pre-registration period has now closed. However, the onsite registration system is now active.
Only those who preregistered will be recieving tickets for the catered lunches that will take place each day. Individuals who register using the onsite registration system will still be able to purchase a lunch from the IU cafeteria on the day of attendance and then join us in the exhibit hall.
Be aware that at this conference TEEAP may videotape or take photographs of conference related activities for use in the TEEAP Journal, promotional printed materials, and/or video. By registering to attend this conference you are giving consent to the use of your image and voice in these photographs and video recordings.
If you encounter any problems or have a question about registering for the conference, please contact us.
2017 Special Interest Sessions
The conference schedule information below is still tentative. Session times, locations, and days are subject to change due to a variety of factors. You can use these resources to see the types of activities that are taking place at our conference.
Use the link below to submit an application to be a presenter. You will receive an email within one to two weeks to let you know your application has been received. After all applications have been reviewed, we will contact you in June or July with another confirmation to let you know if your application was accepted.
- 2018 Special Interest Session Application (COMING SOON)
Special Interest Sessions are scheduled to be 50 minutes long. Free WIFI, AV equipment (speakers, LCD projectors, etc.) and access to electrical power is provided in all of the special interest session rooms. We do accept requests for double sessions if you feel you need more time for a more hands-on session activity. If you are interested in a double session or have any other special requests or questions please make a note in the Special Request area of the application.
2017 TechFest Application
Another great way to be involved in the conference is to reserve a table at the TECHfest on Friday and share one or more of your classroom activities or best practices with your peers. The TECHfest is a less formal setting than a special interest session and provides an excellent time to talk with other teachers, network, and share ideas that you feel have been successful in your classrooms.
2017 Exhibitor Application
There are 18 large exhibitor spaces (10 feet wide by 8 feet deep) available around the perimeter of the main conference meeting room. Electrical hook ups, table(s), and free public WiFi are included. Exhibitors will receive two lunch tickets for each day of conference.
There are 10 information tables located along the main hallway. The main hallway is used by conference guests to travel to the special interest session rooms. An electrical outlet, one table, and free public WiFi are included. Each information table exhibitor will receive one lunch ticket for each day of conference.
2017 Conference Travel & Hotel Information
There are a number of hotel accommodations within a short driving distance of the Lancaster IU 13 Conference and Training Center. Click on the link above for a list of hotel options, as well as, directions to the Lancaster IU 13 Conference and Training Center location via Google Maps.
Pennsylvania is a member state of the ITEEA's EbD Network. Schools across PA have free access to Engineering byDesign™ products. If you are interested in accessing it please contact Curtis Funkhouser, Curriculum & Instruction Consultant for STEM at the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 for details on how to access the materials!
We are delighted to invite you to the 2017 TEEAP STEM Conference. Please consider being a part of this outstanding event as a presenter, exhibitor, or just take part by attending — be a part of the STEM movement! You can visit our Conference page by clicking HERE to learn a little about the conference and some ways to get involved in our 2017 conference!
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This conference is an opportunity to recognize and honor the accomplishments of our colleagues and best-practice programs. Additionally, it provides professional development and networking opportunities, as well as opportunity to renew old friendships and create new friendships. For more information, click here.