FAEDS 2022 – What’s Next in Education Technology?

September 18, 2022—September 22, 2022
8:00 AM-7:00 PM
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Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
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FAEDS Conference 2022: What’s Next in Education Technology?

Vendor Hall – September 18-20, 2022

Conference – September 18-21, 2022

CIO Training
Executive Director Training
Director Training
Aspiring Management Training
(Extra Fee) – September 21-22, 2022

Join K-20 Educational Technology Professionals from around Florida for the FAEDS 2022 annual conference, it will be held in-person at the Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel, September 18-22, 2022.

Sunday is our Welcome Reception, a great Networking opportunity.

Monday and Tuesday are full days of breakout sessions, keynote speakers and numerous opportunities for you to visit vendor hall.  Please let our sponsors know how much you appreciate their commitment to our organization.  We would not be able to have a conference without their generous support.

Wednesday we will have more breakout sessions, with the annual business meeting scheduled during lunch, plus plenty of raffle-give aways.

Keynote Speaker – Byron V. Garrett

An accomplished business executive, nonprofit leader, government official and humanitarian, Byron V. Garrett is one of the most compelling and inspirational voices of our time. Byron is Chairman of the National Family Engagement Alliance (NFEA), a nonprofit dedicated to transforming education through meaningful family engagement. As a former Human Relations Commissioner for the City of Phoenix, Byron’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is evidenced by the thought leadership he provides advising corporations and organizations like Viacom, TRI Leadership Resources, Nickelodeon, MTV Entertainment Group and USRAA. With a long-standing passion for equipping young people with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in today’s ever-changing marketplace, Byron helms the National Job Corps Association, advocating for policy and funding to support over 100 centers across the US.

Byron V. Garrett
Speaker – Education Advocate – Strategic Advisor – Author

As former Director of Educational Leadership & Policy for Microsoft, Byron championed the ConnectED initiative in partnership with the White House during the Obama Administration. Focused on impact and results rather than politics, Garrett served as the Co-Convenor of the Helping America’s Youth Initiative for the Bush Administration. Byron is an accomplished author who serves as a consulting author for Scholastic and curator of the Byron V. Garrett Social Emotional Learning Collection published by Scholastic, inspired by his bestselling book, The ABC’s of Life. The classroom library was created to provide young people with the skills needed to navigate society, making it a powerful, contemporary resource for today’s classroom.

Throughout his career, Byron has been a visionary agent of change promoting the idea that everyone has an obligation and opportunity to serve the best interests of our nation’s most precious resource— children. Byron served as a HuffPost blogger and columnist for Parenting as well as a member of their Editorial Advisory Board.

Lending his talents to prominent platforms to address equity and engage the broader public, Byron served as lead strategist and planner for NBC News’ Education Nation and produced the 1st Annual Building a Grad Nation Summit for the America’s Promise Alliance. Byron has served as CEO of the National PTA and the first Chief of Staff for the Office of Public Affairs at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Prior to this, Garrett served as National Program Leader for the National 4-H Headquarters at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the program’s seven million participants and 90,000 clubs. Earlier in his career, Garrett spent a decade in Phoenix as an education advocate and community leader, serving as a Policy Advisor for Faith and Community Initiatives for then Governor Janet Napolitano (former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security). An education commissioner for the City of Phoenix, Byron is a former K-8 charter school principal and has been a guest on the TODAY show, MSNBC, Fox and the Dr. Phil Show, and featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and JET Magazine. Garrett was named to Ebony’s “Power 150,” an annual list of “The Most Influential Black Americans” and named by Black Enterprise in their Modern Man 100 list, while also being named to The Root 100.

CIO-Executive Director-Director-Aspiring Management Training (Extra Fee)

For an additional fee of $350.00, CIO’s and aspiring CIOs should attend “The CIO Training by Lenny Schad – District Administration Magazine”.  This training is two full days, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Lenny Schad has been in the technology field for 28 years. During that time period, his career has taken him into many business sectors where he has established a very successful leadership and management track record. His range of business sector experience includes hospitality, government, oil and gas, investment banking and education. Highlights of his career include managing and leading technology departments for the 1991 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations and the 1992 Republican National Convention, as well as creating and managing technology departments for joint ventures and global organizations. Mr. Schad has worked in K-12 since 2003 successfully leading implementations of BYOD and 1:1 in Katy ISD and Houston ISD respectively. He has served as a board member for CoSN and IMS Global and is a recognized leader who’s innovative and process-oriented management styles have led to highly effective Information Technology departments.

Lenny Schad, Chief Information & Technology Officer, District Administration

His recognitions include:

  • National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch” educators
  • CoSN National School District Team Award
  • CoSN Texas CIO of the Year
  • CIO Leadership Forum “Next Level Leadership Award”
  • Council of Great City Schools “Houghton Harcourt Award” for Excellence as a CTIO
  • Houston CIO of the Year ORBIE Award for Nonprofit/Public Sector
  • IMS Bill Graves Leadership Award

Schad’s first book, Bring Your Own Learning: Transform Instruction with any Device was published in 2014.

Note:  If we cannot reach the minimum enrollment for this course we will be forced to cancel, so please consider this outstanding opportunity for your supervisors and managers.

Calling all Education Speakers

We are accepting applications to present at the FAEDS 2022 Annual Conference.  Please register as an Education Speaker and submit your request to present. Your registration will then be open, pending approval from the FAEDS Conference Chairman. The main Presenter fee will be waived if your presentation is approved, the Co-Presenter fee will not be waived, please have your Co-Presenter register as an Education Attendee and pay registration fee.  

We hope to see you in September in Orlando!

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Our special FAEDS rates include the following special concessions; Discounted Hotel Fee – $12.50 daily (normally $25.00 daily if booked not using the FAEDS rate) and $6.00 self-parking (normally $21.00 daily if not booked using the FAEDS rate)


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