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2022 TRETC

When: January 16-17, 2022

Where: TBD

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2022 Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC) In Partnership with Fortyx80

Call for Presentations
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021

Call for Digital Notebook, Student Showcase, and Posters Submissions
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021

TRETC Innovation in Education Award
Nomiminations Due: December 1, 2021

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: 
• an exciting keynote speaker 
• a network of peers 
• the choice of dynamic professional development sessions
• a track and forum dedicated to Chief Technology Officers and Chief Information Officers
• a tech resource/community organization coalition
• a choice of Birds of Feather Forums
• a digital notebook of ideas to enhance your instructional strategies
• a panel of local authors during your lunch break
• an administrator round table discussion featured on Business as Usual
• the TRETC Innovation in Education Award
• a networking night the evening before showcasing some of the top tech in the region
*TRETC qualifies for 6 hours of Act 48*

Pre-Conference Networking | Sunday, January 16, 2022 | 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Conference | Monday, January 17, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: Hybrid - In-Person (location announced soon) and Virtual Via Zoom

Agenda: (Subject to Change)
Pre-Conference Networking | Sunday, January 16th, 2022
All TRETC registrants are welcome to attend a happy hour before the TRETC pre-conference event to network with all TRETC attendees from 4: 30 PM – 7:30PM.  Location and speaker coming soon! 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Networking Event and Explore the Floor
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Main Event Keynote
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Networking Reception

TRETC | Monday, January 17th, 2022
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM | Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Keynote Speaker: Tom Vander Ark
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Grab and go breakfast & exhibitors/vendors/student showcase
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM | Workshop Session A 
10:45 AM - 11:20 AM | Workshop Session B 
11:30 PM - 1:00 PM | Three lunch times in waves with exhibitor/vendor/student showcase time
1:00 PM -1:50 PM | Workshop Session C
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Superintendent Roundtable/Author Roundtable
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM | Birds of a Feather Discussion
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM | Innovation in Education Award
5:00 PM | TRETC End
*The Act 48 hours code will be administered at the end of the event

More Info About the Agenda

Discover all day long panel discussions, spotlight sessions, and interactive opportunities that fit into this year's theme of "Making Connections” divided into distinct tracks, including one for CIO/CTOs.

Birds of a Feather
Enjoy lunch with your peers working in similar roles, within similar subject areas and grade bans. 

Innovation Zone 
Interact with educational technology entrepreneurs as they share their latest work in fields like augmented reality, artificial intelligence, or game-based learning.

Digital Notebook
Scroll the pages of the TRETC Digital Notebook showcasing what’s working for educators teaching in a virtual, hybrid, and in-person classrooms in our region. Submit your Digital Notebook Here.

Student Showcase
Browse through projects that have captured the work submitting by extraordinary students. Submit your Student Showcase Here

Educational & Technology Exhibitors
Connect with our innovative exhibitors to learn about products and services that enable educators to skillfully connect students with technology tools for the future. VIP session is for district administrators only.

Meet the Author
Talk with authors who have published works on best-teaching practices and educational philosophies during your lunch break and sign up to receive a copy of their latest work. If you are an author, interested in being a part of TRETC, email Marie Pelloni

Readiness Coalition
Learn about this exciting coalition, comprised of nonprofit education providers, corporations, institutions of higher education and state and local government officials, who are committed to securing and sustaining the workforce readiness of our region’s students from across the K-12 spectrum.

Superintendent Roundtable 
Join in the conversation with educational leaders as they discuss relevant topics facing school districts, educators, and students in our region and the importance of using educational technology as a solution. If you are a superintendent, interested in being a part of TRETC, email Marie Pelloni.

General Admission
2 Day$70 (includes both Sunday and Monday, in-person or virtual)
One Day - Monday Only | $50 (in-person or virtual)
*Scholarships available for educators to attend. To submit for a scholarship for your district, email Marie Pelloni.

Principals and Superintendents
Free of Charge

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

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

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


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,