Call for Proposals is Open! #BIT16

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. The Call for Proposals can be found at bringittogether.ca, our conference web-site.
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. Wednesday’s sessions will be hands-on workshop style sessions, while Thursday and Friday will consist of the usual 50 minute presentations. Last year we introduced Innovation Stations and we are happy to announce that we are offering them again this year. More information on the various kinds of sessions can be found in the Call for Proposals message on the conference web-site.

There are three separate forms for submitting proposals: one for educators and non-profit educational organizations, one for vendors and one for education technology start-ups. Links to the form can be found on our conference web-site: bringittogether.ca. A link to the Call for Proposals can be found on the left side of the web page. The deadline for submission of proposals is March 31, 2016.

Something new this year on our website is the BIT Blog. Over the coming months there will be a series of blog posts (currently there is one entitled “Social Media and #BIT16” by Peter McAsh) and we encourage you to revisit the site regularly for new blog posts and updates on the conference, including information on the keynote speakers. In particular, there is an upcoming blog post by Doug Peterson on how to write a successful proposal, which you will want to read before submitting your proposal. The number of proposals we receive usually greatly exceeds the number of sessions we can offer at the conference; so a well-written proposal is a must.

We hope to make BIT16 the best conference yet and we encourage you to help us do so by submitting a session proposal. And, of course, we look forward to seeing you at the conference in November.

Thank You from your Conference Chairs,

Harry Niezen and Cathy Thier