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Wednesday, December 2

11:00am MST

Building Engaging STEM Content that Is Digital AND Accessible with EquatIO!
Math is finally made digital and accessible with Texthelp’s digital math program, EquatIO. This session will overview EquatIO’s game-changing tools including math dictation, math and STEM prediction, handwriting recognition, accessible DESMOS graphing and more. We will also learn about EquatIO mathspace, this web-based application enables independent working and collaboration on math problems. It’s a super-smart workspace, where you can mix equations, text and freehand drawings/manipulatives to explore math concepts in a variety of ways and teachers can grade it all quickly with the new "rapid reviewer" feature. A great tool for your math classrooms to assist them with your remote/eLearning needs.

All attendees will receive free access to the program as well as an overview of the freemium and premium tools for their students. Also, at the end of the session, there will be a brief update on Texthelp's other learning support products, Read&Write and WriQ, to bring everyone up to speed on the latest innovations to those programs.

Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST

11:00am MST

The low down on gymnasium AV systems. Feat. LIGHVTU
Join dEm's Director of Business Development, Brad Bosch with guest Mike Fisette from LIGHTVU for an open forum discussion about gymnasium technology solutions.

1. HISTORY: How did we go form old, broken-down score clocks to jumbotrons? Talk about the worked, what didn't, and the mistakes we made along the way.

2. SIZE MATTERS! (But it isn't the only important specification): Mike Fisette from LIGHVTU walks us through the ins and outs of LED display components, maintenance, pixel pitch, viewing distance, impact resistance, and batch manufacturing. He will also give a live demonstration of a module replacement on an Aurora LED display.

3. HOW YOU USE IT: The modern gym solution is ever evolving as new apps, new devices, and new requirements arise. Help us understand how Covid-19 is affecting the way gymnasiums are being utilized and how we can adjust our system designs to meet the needs of today.

4. GYM AUDIO HAS CHANGED: Where did all the knobs go? Is it really feedback free? Who the heck is Jason Evjen??


Wednesday December 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Shenzhou 2

2:30pm MST

COVID-19 has schools reacting in real time. This session looks at realities from an Alberta School District IT team, and where schools are 12 weeks into the school year from perspectives of educators, students, and IT departments: challenges and successes. Drawing from other provinces/countries we will look at what changes they’re seeing, helping us to prepare.


Dawn McGuire-Reeves

Education Consultant, x10Networks
Dawn McGuire-Reeves: With an M.Ed and years of experience in many levels of education: including the school principal and developer, and coordinator of a province-wide remote real-time learning model that used many technology platforms, education has been, and continues to be, Dawn’s... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST

2:30pm MST

Managing and Securing IOT in Education
The move to smart buildings causes many security challenges for many education institutions, especially given the huge number of mobile and IoT devices connecting to the network.

Join ACSI and Aruba for an informative session as we discuss solutions that will help IT Staff gain visibility, control and secure connectivity to harness the value of IoT, while keeping the network assets and students safe.

In this session we will showcase a seamless path from device and user discovery, wired and wireless access control, attack detection and adaptive response – Do you know what's on your network? This session will help showcase the tools and solutions, to gain visibility, control and securing IoT in an education environment.


Wednesday December 2, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Shenzhou 2
Thursday, December 3

9:15am MST

Modern Video Security for Schools
With Verkada, instantly strengthen student safety. Verkada’s plug-and-play video security solution makes it simple to scale coverage while improving visibility across your entire district. Environmental sensors, which can detect smoking/vaping, seamlessly integrate with the security cameras to detect new insights driven by real-time data.

Join us during Convergence 2020 to learn more! Attendees will receive a $25 Amazon gift card to thank you for your time.

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Jon Cabalu

Senior Territory Manager
Verkada is modernizing the world of enterprise physical security by building video surveillance systems that are simple to deploy, maintain, and scale across multiple sites. Verkada's hybrid-cloud system features intelligent cameras with built-in solid-state storage that send end-to-end... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am MST
Shenzhou 2

11:00am MST

Keeping Students Safe: Solutions for Health Screening & Emergency Alerting
Keeping our students safe & healthy is top of mind for all educators and parents. Learn how to implement a cloud based platform that supports daily health screening as well as providing incident management and alerting for a unified safety solution. Join us for a live demonstration and discuss the benefits of an end-to-end screening, communication, and alerting platform.

Led by Kevin McKay, Director of Sales @ Genesis and Tim Braseth, Sales Engineer @ CrisisGo.


Kevin McKay

Director of Sales, Genesis

Thursday December 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Shenzhou 2

1:00pm MST

Preventing Ransomware and Other Breaches with Fortinet’s EDR Solution
This session is designed to demonstrate how Fortinet’s FortiEDR solution provides real-time automated threat detection and response across your endpoints and how it enables you to protect all workstations and servers against threats, while providing you with real-time visibility into your environment.
We will also detonate live malware samples (including zero-day threats) and demonstrate how the solution prevents these threats in real time. You will also see how the FortiEDR solution enables you to automatically remediate threats and integrate within the security fabric with your other existing investments, ultimately increasing your organization’s security posture while decreasing the amount of administrative overhead needed to manage an endpoint solution.
During this session, we will also:
· Demonstrate how FortiEDR prevents against both known and unknown/zero-day threats
· Review how FortiEDR provides deep forensic analysis and vulnerability assessment within your environment
· Review Application / Communication Control and Threat Hunting Capabilities
· Demonstrate FortiEDR’s integration with other elements of the Fortinet Security Fabric such as FortiGate and FortiSandbox
· Review how to create automated responses to compromised devices
· Review discovery of IOT devices


Andrew Caldwell

Andrew Caldwell, SE Specialist. CISSP, P. Eng., NSE7Born and raised in Atlantic Canada, Andrew has over 15 years of diverse IT and software experience covering many complex implementations of security solutions for small, medium and large enterprise customers and governments globally... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST

1:00pm MST

Strategies to Stay Ahead of Cyber Attacks (Bell)
The creativity and innovation demonstrated in recent cyber attacks accelerates the need to rethink our approach to cybersecurity.  Moreover, the rapid adoption of new technologies creates additional security gaps for threat actors to advance their goals. Join Bell’s Senior Cybersecurity Strategist to learn about the factors driving the need to shift our security focus. As well, explore the most recent industry frameworks available to help plan your organization’s defences.

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David Senf

David Senf is the Senior Cybersecurity Strategist at Bell. He provides guidance on the strategic direction of Bell Business Markets security portfolio and helps customers navigate the complex world of cybersecurity.  David is a well-recognized name in security with almost 20 years... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Shenzhou 2

2:30pm MST

Epson Laser-Focused Learning
Join Epson in this LIVE session and DEMO to discover how Laser Displays give educators the power to rise above and deliver laser-focused learning that sticks. Specifically designed for education, Epson displays deliver immersive images without compromising whiteboard space. And advanced laser technology means no lamps to change — ever.

Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Shenzhou 2

2:30pm MST

How to automate, unify, and secure the Edge for constantly changing learning environments
Schools must be prepared to address multi-modal learning while keeping students safe and data secure. Hybrid instruction requires flexibility. Whether remote or in-person learning, you need a platform that can support it. Join our Aruba session to learn how we are redefining the intelligent edge with mobility and IoT solutions for schools and districts of all sizes.

We'll cover Aruba’s new Edge Services Platform (ESP). ESP is the industry’s first AI-powered, cloud-native platform that predicts and resolves problems and is designed to automate, unify, and secure the Edge for constantly changing learning environments.

Thursday December 3, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Friday, December 4

1:00pm MST

What’s New at Rally? (formerly Box Clever Education)
What’s New at Rally? (formerly Box Clever Education)It’s been a busy year at Rally! As the website provider to 21 Alberta school divisions, our team continually works to solve the unique online challenges faced by K-12 organizations. Join us as we provide an overview of our favourite new website features from the past 12 months!

This session is intended for anyone interested in learning what the Rally system has to offer, as well as our current clients. We’ll explore new features for K-12 websites, including:

  • Board Documents: our module for management of board policies, administrative procedures, and board meetings
  • School Status: a feature that lets your central office post instant status updates on your school websites during the pandemic
  • Bookings: our parent-teacher interview scheduler for schools
We’ll also answer questions about our recent rebrand! Though we’re still the same Alberta-based team with the same ownership, this fall we were excited to announce the rebranding of Box Clever Education as Rally!

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Andrew Saunders

K-12 Solutions Manager, Box Clever

Friday December 4, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MST

2:30pm MST

Connect, Collaborate, Educate With Poly
Learning isn’t cancelled.

Is your district navigating the balance between in-person classroom learning and hybrid/remote learning in today’s environment?

Are you struggling with choosing the correct technology to maintain student engagement in the new learning reality?

Never before have high-quality conferencing solutions been so critical to your educational environments. From the powerful Poly Studio X video bars to our crystal-clear, distraction-free headsets, our solutions are at the forefront of today’s conferencing and collaboration landscape. Come and learn about the latest Poly solutions designed to enhance your instructional delivery models.

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Kevin Campbell

Territory Account Manager, Poly

Friday December 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
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