It's not every day we get to travel across the country. And, it's certainly not every day that we get to take part in such an incredible event in an amazing city! That's how we spent last week, though, exhibiting at our first ISTE conference and truly taking the Eduporium name and mission nationwide! It was an amazing experience showcasing our products and services on the same floor as giants, like Google, Microsoft, Scholastic, and more - and one we are extremely grateful to have had!
ISTE 2017 took place in San Antonio, Texas from June 25-28 and featured over 500 education, technology, and STEM companies exhibiting in the outrageously enormous and beautiful Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Teachers from around the world attended the show and apparently totaled over 21,000 when all was said and done! Over the three days, we were lucky enough to meet with hundreds of excited educators and learned as much from them as they did from us!
Somehow, we squeezed a ton of events into our four days in Texas, including a welcome party with our fellow NE ISTE members, an appearance at EdSurge's riverside gathering, and, of course, EdTech Karaoke. We are also thankful for the opportunity to host interactive workshops at our booth put on by our partners, SAM Labs and Let's Start Coding. The freebies we gave out to attendees totaled well over $2,000 and the line for our Oculus Rift demos was always expanding! ISTE 2017 was an exhausting experience, but one we'll value and reflect on as we continue to grow and provide all educators with an enhanced EdTech toolbox!
Yes, we were the booth with all the free stuff, but we would not have had the ISTE experience we had without the enthusiasm, support, and excitement you brought to Booth 1763! We know it was a long three (or four) days and we cannot thank everyone enough for visiting us, learning about Eduporium, and teaching us about you! THANK YOU for making our first ISTE experience incredibly special!
Just a reminder of what we do - because we know there was A LOT to digest! Eduporium is the Amazon of EdTech, home of the latest and greatest STEAM technologies, like Sphero, Dash and Dot, Ozobot, and a number of other tools you saw in the Exhibitor Hall! And, we're the ones with the Educator Discount (prices lower than Amazon!), custom technology bundles, and starter activities to help make the entire EdTech acquisition process pain-free for all educators.
But, mostly, we're here to help you with all of your evolving classroom needs and answer any questions you might have about technology products or any of the other services we offer. Even if you just need a guide in the right direction, we're happy to offer input on the best teaching tools to help you accomplish specific classroom goals. Establishing partnerships is how we help teachers, schools, and districts transform education with 21st century technology.
We hope to see everybody in Chicago next year for ISTE 2018!