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Welcome to EdTech 2021!

COVID-19 GUIDELINES AND PRECAUTIONS
Per current CDC guidelines, we ask that all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask indoors while attending EdTech 2021. You will find face masks and hand sanitizer included in your registration materials. Should you need additional masks, visit any registration counter during the conference to request a disposable one. Please follow all social distancing markers that you find throughout the convention center and maintain physical distance with other attendees. Hand sanitizer stations can be found throughout the convention center and at the registration counters. For your protection, meeting rooms will be set at lower capacities this year to aid in social distancing. All food items provided by the conference for breakfasts and refreshment breaks will be individually wrapped. Please do not attend EdTech 2021 if you have a fever, symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to a known COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. Thank you for following these guidelines and working together to help make EdTech 2021 a safe experience for all attendees.

WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS

EdTech 2021, along with our partner A3 Communications, is providing complimentary wireless internet access to all conference attendees. Enjoy this free service throughout the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Network Login: Convention Center Password: convention

EXHIBIT HALL VIRTUAL PRIZE DRAWING

As a registered attendee at EdTech 2021, you are entered in our Exhibit Hall Virtual Prize Drawing, no signing up required! In order to maintain social distancing in the Exhibit Hall, winners’ names will be drawn at random and announced via the conference mobile app the morning of Thursday, October 21. All winners must visit the specified vendor booth by 3:45 PM to receive the prizes. Thank you to our prize drawing sponsors: PSISJS, LLC (booth 512), Instructure (Canvas) (booth 516), Soteria LLC (booth 242), Riverside Technologies Inc. (booth 542), Nutkase Accessories (booth 536), Plasma Games, Inc. (booth 427), Newline Interactive (booths 111 & 210), Skill Struck (booth 503), Encore Technology Group, LLC (booth 325), PRTC (booth 221), SC Department of Education (booths 114 & 116), and Edgenuity (booth 450). MUST BE PRESENT AT SC EDTECH 2021 TO WIN, PRIZES WILL NOT BE SHIPPED. EdTech staff and exhibitors are ineligible to win.

eTRANSCRIPT ATTENDEE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACKING SERVICE

Once again, we are putting you in control of your session tracking! After you attend a session, just visit the EdTech website (http://edtech.scaet.org) and click on the “My eTranscript” link. Enter the e-mail address that you used to register for EdTech then select your session from the dropdown. Click “Add Session to Transcript.” Once you’ve entered all of the session you attended, follow the instructions on the website to generate your transcript. You can use this conference transcript to submit to your organization’s human resources or professional development coordinator for possible professional development credits.

DINING OPTIONS
EdTech 2021 is providing breakfast to our registered attendees each morning. Offerings include juice, coffee, tea, muffins, and danishes. Wednesday and Thursday afternoons will include Refreshment Breaks in the exhibit hall, featuring cookies, brownies, tea, and lemonade. In addition, food options will be available for purchase on Wednesday (10:00-3:00) and Thursday (10:00-2:00) at the concession stands in the Exhibit Hall and Hall of Fame area. Offerings include (subject to change) burgers, pizza, salad, hot dogs, chicken strips, fries, chips, popcorn, fruit, candy, smoothies, Bavarian nuts, soft drinks, coffee, and tea.

DEDICATED CLASSROOM
Encore Technology Group, LLC (booth 325) is our Dedicated Classroom Sponsor this year. Visit their classroom in MR106 to learn about Encore Technology Group's products and participate in sessions, Q&As, demonstrations, and more. The classroom is open Wednesday, October 20, 9:00-4:30 and Thursday, October 21, 8:30-4:45.

SPECIAL TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Thanks to Clear Touch Interactive, Inc. for the interactive screens in the meeting rooms and convention center. Visit booth 201 for more information on this product. Thanks to Lightspeed Technologies, Inc. for providing the REDCAT Classroom Audio Systems in the meeting rooms. Visit booth 417 for more information on this product. SCAET would like to thank A3 Communications for providing a stronger, faster network to enhance your internet experience during the conference. Visit A3 Communications at booth 435.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS SPONSORS
A special thanks to South Carolina ETV (booth 441) for sponsoring the EdTech tote bags, the South Carolina Department of Education (booth 303) for sponsoring the EdTech facemasks, and Promethean (booth 401) for sponsoring the EdTech name badge holders. Be sure to visit these sponsors’ booths to learn more about their products.

REFRESHMENT BREAK SPONSORS
After you enjoy our afternoon snacks, be sure to visit our Refreshment Break sponsors to thank them for providing the yummy treats. These sponsors are Instructure (Canvas) (booth 215), PSISJS, LLC (Booth 512), Parchment (booth 537), Edpuzzle, Inc. (booth 110), Kuma, LLC (booth 104), and Edgenuity (booth 450).

CERTIFICATION CENTRAL DONORS
Thank you to EverFi (booth 352), Google, Howard Technology Solutions (booth 353), Kensington Technology Group (booth 452), Meridian (booth 231), and TestOut (booth 453) for providing the services and products that allow us to offer Certification Central again this conference.

VENDOR SERVICES SHOWCASE SESSIONS (VSS)
During each VSS session, select conference sponsors deliver special presentations to showcase their products and services as they relate to educational technology and instructional support. If you see something in the exhibit hall that you want to learn more about in a classroom environment, check out the VSS sessions on Wednesday, October 20, and Thursday, October 21, in MR207, MR208, and MR209.

FEATURED EVENTS
EdTech is offering exciting featured events for our attendees to provide additional learning opportunities and a more enriched educational experience while at the conference. All offerings are included in the conference registration rate, except for workshops, which have a $10 additional fee. More information will be added as it becomes available.

- US Department of Education - The Blue Print for Student Data Security and Privacy
Location: MR202A
Schedule: Thursday, October 21: 8:30-9:30, 10:30-11:30, 12:45-1:45, 2:00-3:00, 3:45-4:45
Description: These sessions presented by the US Department of Education-Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will discuss the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), student privacy issues, student data security, and to answer questions.

- Certification Central
Location: Exhibit Hall
Schedule: Wednesday, October 20, 1:00-4:30 (last tests administered at 3:30); Thursday, October 21, 9:30-4:30 (last tests administered at 3:30)
Description: This event will allow attendees to take proctored test for various certifications. Tests offered are free for attendees. A schedule of tests offered will be available prior to the conference.

- South Carolina Department of Education State Agency Session
Location: Ballroom D
Schedule: Friday, November 8, 9:00-12:00
Description: This annual meeting hosted by the SC Department of Education will feature various informational updates related to technology, PowerSchool, and much more.

- Friday Workshops
Locations: Ballrooms A, B, C, Meeting Rooms 101, 102/103, 104/105, 106, 107, 108, 202
Schedule: Friday, October 22, 9:00-11:00
Description: See schedule for workshop listings. Fee to attend is $10.

- Keynote Workshop - Sketchnoting in the Classroom: iPad, Android, Windows Tablet or Paper/Pencil)

Location: Ballroom D
Schedule: Wednesday, October 20, 10:30-12:00
Description: See schedule for full description. Fee to attend is $10.

ADA
The Myrtle Beach Convention Center is an ADA compliant facility. Should you require any assistance while attending this conference, please inquire at the registration area.

NAME BADGES
Your name badge is your admission ticket to all conference events. Attendees are required to wear name badges at all times.

FIRST AID
If you are in need of first aid while attending the conference, please come to the registration area for assistance.

POLICY REGARDING CHILDREN
Please note that due to liability issues and in an effort to create the most productive learning environment for attendees, children under 18 are not allowed to attend EdTech 2021.

SPEAKER DISCLAIMER
The views expressed in presentations made at SC EdTech Conference or other SC EdTech events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of SC EdTech Conference, SC Association for Educational Technology (SCAET), or the Association’s partner organizations and does not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker’s views, products or services. Views and information expressed are solely those of the presenters and vendors delivering the content.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
With regard to any information presented at any SC EdTech Conference event, the SC EdTech Conference, SC Association for Educational Technology (SCAET), and the Association’s partner organizations does not make any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and specifically disclaims any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, service or process presented and makes no representation that its use would not infringe upon privately owned rights.

DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT
The presence of a commercial vendor at a SC EdTech event, and the presentation by any vendor of any information regarding any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply SC EdTech’s endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of such item or organization. Any such material presented by any vendor in any format, without limitation, is for informational purposes only. Any potential customer of any vendor, who is present at a SC EdTech event, is expected to conduct their own due diligence and assessment of the vendor, product, or services as appropriate for their needs.