On March 21, 2016, IgniteU NY hosted an Ed-Tech Forum and Showcase at the Marriott on Wolf Road in Albany, New York.  Attendees heard presentations on the future of education technology and networked with next-gen entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry professionals shaping tomorrow's K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math (STEAM) education.

Presenter Ellen Senisi, EdTech Lens, on improving student engagement:

Presenter Terri Stripling, Ten80 Education, on the importance of changing the way kids learn:

Event Recap:


Presenters Included:

Mike Walsh – NYSTEC

Dr. Kathleen Spring - Mohonasen Central School District
Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen -
A unique partnership between Mohonasen, Capital Region BOCES and Schenectady County Community College

Ellen Senisi - EdTechLens
Engaging, media-rich, interactive digital learning programs.
Twitter: @edtechlens

Erica Iannotti - THINQubator
Empowers kids and families to think, tinker, collaborate, skill-build, design, and MAKE
Twitter: @EricaTheMaker

Peg Zokowski - SmartKids NY
Connecting kids to STEM through entrepreneurship

Terri Stripling - Ten80 Education
Cultivate STEM literacy and skills
Twitter: @Ten80Ed, Facebook: /Ten80Education


5:30: Welcome – Evan DeGennaro, IgniteU NY / NYSTEC

5:35:  Transforming Education through Technology – Mike Walsh, IgniteU NY / NYSTEC

5:45:  Keynote – Reimagining High School – Dr. Kathleen Spring, Mohonasen CSD

6:00:  Engaging, Media-Rich, Interactive Digital Learning Journeys – Ellen Senisi, EdTechLens

6:15:  Connecting Kids to STEM Through Entrepreneurship Peg Zokowski, SmartKidsNY

6:30:  Maker Education: How to Do It & Why it Matters – Erica Iannotti, THINQubator

6:45:  Cultivate STEM Literacy & SkillsTerri Stripling, Ten80 Education

7:05:  Networking reception with beverages and hors d'oeuvres 


Albany Marriott
Salon F
189 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205

This event is complimentary!
Event will be available via LIVESTREAM here.