The Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC) is the
premier K-16 educational technology conference in Western Pennsylvania. Over 350 educators from K-12 schools, higher education and non-profits come to the event. In addition, each year over 30 vendors showcase their new technologies.
Register | $129
Keynote Speaker: Tom Vander Ark
Tom Vander Ark is the author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the Worldand CEO of Getting Smart, a education advocacy firm. Tom advocates for innovations that customize and motivate learning and extend access.
Tom is also a partner in Learn Capital, an education venture capital firm investing in EdTech startups. Previously he served as President of the X PRIZE Foundation and was the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Tom served as a public school superintendent in Washington State and has extensive private sector experience including serving as a senior executive for a national public retail chain.
A prolific writer and speaker, Tom has published thousands of articles, has written and contributed to six published books and co-authored more than 20 white papers. He writes a daily Education Week blog, Vander Ark on Innovation, and makes regular contributions to GettingSmart.com.
Tom is Treasurer for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), board chair of Charter Board Partners, and is a director of Bloomboard, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation, and Strive for College. Tom is a national advisory board member for Communities In Schools, National Association for Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), and New Classrooms.
Tom received the Distinguished Achievement Medal and graduated from the Colorado School of Mines. He received his M.B.A. in finance from the University of Denver. He continues his education online.
The Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference is a joint conference run by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, local education leaders, and the Pittsburgh Technology Council.
For more information please contact Justin Driscoll at the Pittsburgh Technology Council:
Phone: (412) 918-4281