CONNECT is the Canadian National Conference that connects educators with technology for 21st century teaching and learning
Dates 26 Apr 2016 12:00 am (UTC -4) 29 Apr 2016 12:00 am (UTC -4)
Place (View On Map) Scotiabank Convention Centre


CONNECT is Canada’s largest education technology conference. We have attracted over 1600 participants, plus countless Exhibitors and Sponsors that came together under one roof to share best practices and expand our horizons of education technology in an ever increasing global and digital economy.

This community of passionate educators, leaders, chief information officers, directors of education, IT experts, business managers and government sector institutions are committed to gathering once a year to learn, debate and exchange ideas, network and be inspired through a smorgasbord of world class speakers, presenters, exhibits and seminars. It is the only event in Canada that brings together the complete life-cycle of learning, from kindergarten to Higher Education, libraries and workplace learning.

Our mission is to connect all sectors in order to help raise the standards of 21st century teaching, training and learning in education.

Who will be attending CONNECT 2016

Educator Stream

CONNECT 2016 offers a wide variety of presentations and workshops from integrating technology with arts and music, Math or animation and 3D printing, to Virtual Learning Environment and Professional Learning Communities.

  • Educators and Education Leaders
  • IT CIO, CTO & Managers
  • Education Business Managers & Administrators
  • Library Managers

Executive Stream

Are you a leader in the Education system? CONNECT 2016 is your opportunity to CONNECT and collaborate with your peers across Canada.

  • Broader Public Sector  IT, Business and Economic Development Managers
  • School to Workplace Learning associations
  • Libraries and learning commons

Technologist Stream

Are you supporting IT in the Education system?  CONNECT was created with you in mind. Come and see what’s new in Ed Tech.

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Database Administrators
  • IT Managers
  • Network Systems Administrators
  • Security Specialists

Library Stream

Are you a library community member willing to explore, connect and discuss innovative technological approaches with librarian leaders across Canada?

  • Chief Librarians
  • Head Librarians
  • Administrative Librarians
  • Technical Services Librarians
  • Library Technicians

CONNECT 2016 Keynote Speakers
Angela Maiers
Mattering is the Agenda
Angela Maiers has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years, teaching every level of school from kindergarten to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world.

Chris Hadfield
“Good morning, Earth!” That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield—writing on Twitter—woke up the world every day while living for five months aboard the International Space Station. Through his 21-years as an astronaut, three spaceflights and 2600 orbits of Earth, Colonel Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions and infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon. Called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.

Marc Saltzman
Tech Trends and Tools That Make the Grade
Marc Saltzman is one of North America’s most recognizable and trusted tech experts, specializing in consumer electronics, business technology, interactive entertainment and Internet trends.

CONNECT 2016 is being held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre (Niagara Falls, ON) on April 26-29, 2016.

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