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2022 TRETC

When: January 16-17, 2022

Where: In-Person | Energy Innovation Center
Virtual | Via Zoom

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2022 Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC) In Partnership with the Readiness Institte at Penn State and Fortyx80

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Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC) is an exciting professional development opportunity to advance the integration of educational technology for teachers, K-12 administrators, industry experts, and higher education decision makers in the Pittsburgh region. 

2022 TRETC Theme: Making Connections

Educational technology has proven to allow for strong connections between students, educators, families, and communities. This has never been truer than over the past school year. Showcasing how technology can enhance learning environments by pushing boundaries, integrating resources, enabling inclusiveness, and forming strong bonds that touch each part of a student’s life is the focus of this year’s TRETC.
In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr, Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

TRETC 2022 will deliver both in-person and live streamed: 
• Immersive evening networking event at Astrobotics
• Keynote Dewayne McClary: Digital Promise and League of Innovative Schools
• The choice of dynamic professional development sessions
• Forum dedicated to Chief Technology Officers and Chief Information Officers
• Birds of Feather Forums
• Digital notebook of ideas to enhance your instructional strategies
• Panel of local authors 
• Superintendent round table discussion of Equity Through Innovation
• TRETC Innovation in Education Award
*TRETC qualifies for 8 hours of Act 48*

MoonWalk & Talk: Evening Networking
Sunday, January 16, 2022 | 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Astrobotic, 1016 N Lincoln Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233*

TRETC Conference

Monday, January 17, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Where: Hybrid Event | Via SCHED | View Here
In-Person | Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219*

*Important Safety Requirements
To help prevent the potential serious health outcomes associated with COVID-19 and its variants, the Pittsburgh Technology Council is implementing the following safety requirements for this event. 
• Masks: Our guests will be required to wear masks throughout the program, except while eating and drinking.
• Negative Test Result for COVID-19 or Proof of Vaccination: 
A: Proof of Vaccination via mobile device image or actual vaccine card (second dose Pfizer/Moderna or single dose J&J must have been received at least 14 days prior to event date)
B: Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test result within 72 hours of event with date of test shown (email confirmation on mobile device/printed copy accepted).
We are closely monitoring both state and local guidelines for events and will update these policies accordingly as changes become necessary. Registration capacity will be closely monitored to comply with local regulations.

Agenda: (Subject to Change)

Pre-Conference Moonwalk & Talk Networking | Sunday, January 16th, 2022All TRETC registrants are welcome to attend a special and exciting networking event the evening before TRETC.4:30 PM - 5:15 PM | Networking and Explore the Educational Technology Showcase5:15 PM - 6:30 PM | Keynotes:
     Sharad Bhaskaran | Mission Director, Astrobotics
     Sam Moore | Executive Director, Moonshot Museum
     Remake Learning | Moonshot Grant Recipients
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM | Innovation in Education Award6:45 PM - 7:30 PM | Making Connections & Networking

TRETC | Monday, January 17th, 2022
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM | Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Keynote Speaker: Dewayne McClary | Digital Promise
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Grab and go breakfast & exhibitors/vendors/student showcase
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM | Workshop Session A 
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Workshop Session B 
11:30 PM - 1:00 PM | Two lunch times with exhibitor/vendor/student showcase time
1:00 PM -1:50 PM | Workshop Session C
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Superintendent Roundtable: Innovative Schools
2:00 PM-2:50 PM | Innovative EDTECH Lightning Round
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM | Birds of a Feather Discussion
3:50 PM – 4:30 PM | Authors of Innovation Roundtable and book signing
4:30 PM | TRETC End
*The Act 48 hours code will be administered at the end of the event

Virtual | Via Zoom

General Admission
2 Day$70 (includes both Sunday and Monday, in-person or virtual)
One Day - Monday Only | $50 (in-person or virtual)

Group Admission (5+ attendees)
For group pricing and registration contact Megan Colf

Free of Charge

Principals and Superintendents
Free of Charge Plus a Ticket to Share with an Educator

*Scholarships available for educators to attend. To submit for a scholarship for your district, email Marie Pelloni.
*Interested in attending just the networking event? Contact Marie Pelloni.

2 Day | $30 (includes both Sunday and Monday, in-person or virtual)
Monday Only | $20 (in-person or virtual)
*To get the student registration code, please email

Speaking as Keynote and Moderating the Superintendent Roundtable: Equity Through Innovation 

Dewayne McClary, comes to Digital Promise as Director of the League of Innovative Schools, where he supervised DCPS’s 1:1 pilot and roll-out and other innovation initiatives. He has broad and deep experience as a teacher and district leader. He has worked in rural South Carolina, the suburbs of Virginia, and at an urban D.C. school district.

Dewayne is a visionary and strategic leader, an extraordinary relationship builder, and a highly energetic, adept communicator. In his role as Director of the League of Innovative Schools, he will lead efforts to increase engagement and impact for the network.

“I’ve learned that if you never try, the fear of failing will deprive you from learning something that could change your life. If I’m not successful the first time, I keep trying it different ways until I master it. This has built my perseverance and has allowed me to learn what it really means to make something my own.”

Networking Event Keynote Speakers: Sam Moore, Executive Director, at Moonshot Museum and Sharad Bhaskaran, Mission Director, at Astrobotic. Learn more about Sam Moore and Sharad Bhaskaran here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Interested in learning more about sponsoring or exhibiting at TRETC - contact Ashley Steckel today to learn more! 

Sponsor Bios Can Be Found Here


Moonwalk & Talk Networking Sponsor:

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IT Forum Sponsor: 

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Contact Information:
For content or logistics questions - Marie Pelloni, Director, Talent Attraction and STEM Development,
For registration questions - Megan Colf, Assistant Director of Special Events and Programs,
For sponsorship questions - Ashley Steckel, Director of Business Development and Advertising,
For membership questions - Ryan Gent, Membership Director,