December 8, 2021
Registration for CompuCon 2021 is now open.
To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/compucon-tickets-181285157787
Check out the full Agenda here: CompuCon 2021 Agenda
What is CompuCon? CompuCon is a statewide conference that supports the development of PreK-12 Computer Science education for all Kansas students. CompuCom will be bringing the very best computer science teaching resources and support to PreK-12 educators across the state of Kansas.
Who should attend CompuCon? PreK-12 teachers, school districts/administrators; anyone who seeks to know more about improving access to Computer Science learning opportunities for their own students and classrooms.
Why is this important? Earlier this year, the Kansas Board of Education took action to allow Kansas school districts to offer Computer Science education, and for it to count as a core math/science graduation credit. CompuCon provides information about what the next steps for a school should look like.
What will be topics covered? The following key topics of focus will be covered in panel discussions led by industry leaders and education professionals:
1) Educators and Resource Partners –This panel will discuss successful/proven ways to bring CS learning to schools.
2) Professional Development for Educators – This group will discuss options for ANY teacher to get up to speed with teaching CS through a variety of different PD resources.
3) Postsecondary Options – Here you will learn about the necessity for CS in the career paths of our students. We have 2-year and 4-year educational institutions represented here along with tech apprenticeships and bootcamp programs.
4) Business & Industry Needs – This panel brings commerce and industry representatives to the table to discuss current and future hiring trends. We will also hear about private sector engagement with K12 education.
Will there be content outside of the panel discussions? Yes – We have a series of 5-minute Quickpitch presentations that will be presented by resource partners throughout the day. These presentations will give a snapshot view of available resources that bring value to the classroom.
How long is the conference? We have a fantastic agenda planned and we plan to stick to a tight schedule on the day of the event. Doors will open at 8:30am and the conference will run from 9:00am until 3:00pm.
Where is CompuCon being held? CompuCon is being held in Salina KS this year, at the Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center. We hope that this central location will allow attendees from all corners of the state to participate.
Is there any financial assistance available to attend CompuCon? Yes! Our friends at the KC Tech Council are offering a limited number of scholarships to attendees in the form of reimbursement. For details, and to apply, see this form –> CompuCon Scholarship Application <–
Is there accommodation available? Should you wish to attend and stay the night before or night after the event, we have an attendee room rate at the Hilton Garden Inn of $96.00/night for either a King bed or 2 Queen bed room. Reservations can be made by logging onto the website: https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/ and entering the block code of (COMPUC). All reservations must be made by 11/08/21.
Is there a COVID policy? At this time, we advise all attendees to wear masks where social distancing is not permissible. We will continue to monitor and follow guidelines from KDHE and if circumstances change before the conference, all attendees will be notified.
Is there a virtual option for the conference? Yes – If you choose to attend the conference virtually, you will be sent information on how to join within the week prior to the event.
Is lunch included at the event? Yes – we will be providing all in-person attendees with lunch and refreshments/snacks throughout the day.
Hilton Garden Inn & Convention Center
3320 S. 9th St
Salina, KS 67401 United States