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Tuesday, Feb. 26 - Friday, March 1, 2013

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Whether you have attended the ICE Conference in the past or this is your first time, we want to be certain you will have a meaningful learning experience at this year’s event. The conference includes two days of pre-conference workshops and featured presentations, keynote presentations, a Tuesday evening “Bits and Bytes” social gathering, a Wednesday evening General Conference Kick-off party, a Thursday evening ICE Conference Celebration, General Conference breakout sessions, poster sessions, Virtual Worlds and UDL Playgrounds, a Personal Learning Network Plaza, and an Exhibit Hall filled with vendors. There is much to do at the ICE Conference, and we want to be sure that your experience is a memorable one. Conference Location: The ICE Conference will take place at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main St., St. Charles, IL. Some full-day and half-day workshops and the luncheon keynote will take place across the street at the Hilton Advanced Center for Training (ACT). Registration: Online registration for the Wednesday, Feb. 27 “Build Your Own Conference Day” 80-minute Featured Presentations and the Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1 General Conference days will remain open through the event dates. Registration for the Thursday, February 28 Keynote Luncheon will remain open until Feb. 21. Registration for all full-day and half-day workshops is closed. ICE Conference registration will be located in the lobby area outside of the Exhibit Hall in the Mega Center or in Salon VI as noted below. Be sure you are registered for the conference online prior to visiting the Registration area so you do not need to stand in lengthy lines at the On-site Registration counter. Registration hours and locations: Tuesday, Feb. 26: 7:30AM – 9:00AM Wednesday, Feb. 27: 7:30AM – 10:00AM 2:30PM – 6:30PM Thursday, Feb. 28: 7:15AM – 4:00PM Friday, March 1: 7:15AM – 12:00PM (Mega Center Lobby) (Salon VI) and (Mega Center Lobby) (Salon VI) (Salon VI)

Conference Schedule: Below is an overview of ICE 2013
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 8:30AM-3:30PM: Full-day workshops. Pre-registration was required and is now closed. On-site registration for workshops will not be available. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 8:30AM-3:30PM: “Build Your Own Conference” day including full-day and half-day workshops and Featured Presentations. Pre-registration for full-day and half-day workshops was required and is now closed. On-site registration for workshops will not be available. Registration for the “Build Your Own Conference” 80-minute Featured Presentations remains open. The General Conference kick-off reception, open to all conference registrants, will take place from 3-5:30 PM in the Exhibit Hall. Thursday, Feb. 28, 8:00AM-4:30PM: Half-day workshops and General Conference sessions begin at 10 AM, after the morning Keynote presentation. Pre-registration was required for half-day workshops and is now closed. On-site registration for half-day workshops will not be available. Registration for the General Conference remains open. Friday, March 1, 8:00AM-4:00PM: Half-day workshops and General Conference sessions begin at 10 AM, after the morning Keynote presentation. Pre-registration was required for half-day workshops and is now closed. On-site registration for half-day workshops will not be available. Registration for the General Conference remains open. Conference Name Badge: Your name badge is your “ticket” to enter the conference and must be worn at all times during conference events. Those who paid conference fees by Feb. 4, 2013: - You were mailed your name badge in mid-February. BE SURE TO BRING IT WITH YOU. (Note: An open/unpaid PO does not constitute payment.) - If you are attending the Tuesday, Feb. 26 or Wednesday, Feb. 27 pre-conference days and have your name badge in hand, go directly to your first scheduled session. (Workshop locations are posted on the Workshop webpage.) - If you are attending the conference on Thursday, Feb. 28, or Friday, March 1, bring your badge to the Mega Center lobby where you will pick up a name badge holder and a conference tote bag containing the General Conference program book and other materials. - If you misplace or forget to bring your name badge with you, plan to stand in line at the “On-Site Registration” desk. Those registering or paying conference fees after Feb. 4, 2013: - Plan to pick up your name badge from the registration counters upon arrival at the conference. Registration times/locations are posted in the “Registration” paragraph that follows. - Please mail your payment to the ICE office, 777 W. Army Trail Blvd., Addison, IL 60101. We prefer checks/payments are not brought to the conference site.

View Your Existing Registration: Forgot what you registered for? If you would like to view your registration, print another copy of your invoice or would like to add to your registration simply re-access your existing online registration account account on the Registration webpage. Once you are in your account, click on the text at the top of the page in the green box that states, “You have already registered for this conference. If you would like to see your current registration click here...” Registration Changes/Cancellations: As posted on the Registration webpage, all conference registration changes or cancellations were to be submitted by Feb. 1, 2013. If you find you cannot attend the conference as registered, you may send someone to attend the conference in your place. Follow the directions posted on the Registration webpage for details. Volunteer! Wish to attend the Thursday or Friday General Conference for only $50? Volunteer! Volunteers play an important role at the conference, and we invite you to consider volunteering your time at one of the many locations around the conference facility. It’s a chance to have fun, work with a great group of people, and earn $75 reimbursement toward your paid Thursday and/or Friday “General Conference” registration! Complete an online volunteer form to participate! Meals: Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Wednesday, Feb. 27: Continental breakfast and lunch is included with Tuesday and Wednesday Pre-Conference registration. Meals will be set-up at the general location of the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions. Please note that this year lunch will be ticketed. Your lunch ticket will only be valid at the location of your workshop. You will be provided a ticket in your workshop or featured presentation room prior to the lunch break. Those attending sessions at the ACT Center must eat lunch at the ACT Center. Those attending sessions at Pheasant Run must eat lunch at Pheasant Run. Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1: Complimentary continental breakfast will be available in the Atrium from 7:30-9:00AM. Lunch will be available for purchase in the Exhibit Hall and the Atrium from 11:30AM -1:30PM.

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about the exhibitors, including booth numbers, links to their websites, etc., is currently available on the Conference App. A printable pdf of the conference program book will also be posted online just prior to the conference. Exhibit Hall hours are: Wednesday, Feb. 27 3:00 PM – 5:30PM Thursday, Feb. 28 9:30 AM – 5:00PM Friday, March 1 9:30 AM – 2:30PM When you look at your name badge, you will notice that a bar code is on the back of it. Some of the exhibitors will be using a lead retrieval system. If you agree to allow an exhibitor to scan your bar code, please be aware that you are providing that exhibitor your name, address, school information, email address, and phone number. This system was put in place to make it easier for our members to establish contacts with exhibitors, but if you don’t want to share this information, the decision is in your hands...just don’t let exhibitors scan your name badge. (Those using complimentary name badges in return for loaning equipment to the conference must first activate their bar code by completing and dropping off a “Bar Code Activation Form” at the On-site Registration desk.) Keynote Streaming: The Thursday and Friday morning Keynote presentations will be streamed to several areas in Pheasant Run this year: Mainstage Theater New Orleans Ballroom PLN Plaza located on Bourbon Street At the ACT, the Keynote will be streamed to Salon A. Thursday/Friday General Conference Presenter Check-In: General Conference presenters (those providing Poster Sessions or 45minute presentations) must check in at the “Presenter Check-In” desk in the Mega Center lobby between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM each day you are presenting. (Presenters for the full-day and half-day workshop presentations will be sent additional check-in information by email.) Presenter Handouts: Presenters will be uploading their conference handouts to the Conference Wiki found at: http://icewiki.info. Please visit the wiki to access copies of the handout(s) during and after the conference. Connect with Others! There are many opportunities at the ICE Conference to meet other educators and participate in a variety of interactive activities and special learning “playgrounds.” Be sure to take advantage of these networking opportunities: 1) Tuesday Evening Bits and Bytes: Get together Tuesday, Feb. 26 for a meet and greet, share ideas, and have fun in Jambalaya’s beginning at 5PM. Appetizers are on ICE, with cash bar available. 2) Wednesday Evening General Conference Kick-Off Reception: All registered conference attendees are invited to a FREE Kick-Off reception in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 3 - 5:30 PM. You may bring an un-registered guest with you to the reception by paying $10 at the door. 3) Thursday Night ICE Celebration 2013: Join us for the official ICE Celebration 2013! Everyone is invited for socializing, dancing, and a fantastic time. Enjoy snacks and a cash bar, along with the awesome music stylings of DJ Skittles. Please go to http://tinyurl.com/icedjrequest to submit your playlist favorites on the music menu! The fun starts at 7:00pm in Salon V. 4) Poster Sessions, PLN Plaza, Virtual Worlds Playground and UDL Playground: On Thursday and Friday, the Virtual Worlds Playground and UDL (Universal Design for Learning) Playground will be set up in the Marsalis Rooms along with the Poster Session presentations. The Personal Learning Network (PLN) Plaza will be located on “Bourbon Street” near the New Orleans Ballroom. 5) Social Media: Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter using the hashtag “#ice13” and be sure to follow @iceconference for all the latest updates.

Parking / Shuttle Bus Service: Parking at Pheasant Run is free. If the Pheasant Run parking lot is full, overflow parking will be available at the Hilton Garden Inn across the street, with shuttle bus service to Pheasant Run all through the day. Shuttle bus service will be available for conference attendees who need to travel between the Pheasant Run Mega Center, Pheasant Run Gallery Hall and the ACT Center/Hilton Hotel/remote parking lot across North Avenue. Schedules will be posted at each of these bus stop locations. Shuttles will complete this route every 15 minutes or less. Shuttles will begin running on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 AM and on Thursday and Friday at 7:15 AM. The last shuttle will run 30 minutes after the final activity each day. Corporate Partners Thank you to the ICE Corporate Partners for 2013: Platinum Plus: Comcast, CDW-G Gold: SMART Technologies Silver: Discovery Education, SHI Bronze: CCC Streaming by NewDimension Media, Camcor, Inc., Canvas by Instructure, Cisco, Epson America, Schoology, Vintage Tech Recyclers, VizZle by Monarch Teaching Technology Please take time to visit their booths and presentations! View the ICE Conference App! If you would like to plan your schedule for the Thursday and Friday General Conference days before you come to the conference, please visit the conference website to view the program schedule at www.iceberg.org or check out our App! A native app is available for iPhone/iPad and Android, and a hybrid web-based version for BlackBerry. The app provides many useful (and just plain fun) features for use during the conference and beyond. App users will be able to: Review sessions and add them to their schedules Stay in-the-know with show alerts Follow or join in on the Twitter Feed Link with friends and share event photos Locate exhibitors and download exhibitor-provided PDF content You may download the App now – for FREE – and play a bit to get familiar with its features. You may scan the QR code above, search Illinois Computing Educators in the Apple and Android App stores, or go to http://m.core-apps.com/ice_il2013. CPDU Credits: Tuesday and Wednesday Full-Day Workshop presenters will distribute CPDU documentation in workshop sessions. Six CPDU credits will be provided for Full-Day Workshop attendees. Wednesday Half-Day and Featured Presentation registrants will pick up CPDU forms at the closing Keynote session provided by Hall Davidson and drop off completed forms at the New Orleans Ballroom between 3:30 - 4:30PM. Six CPDU credits will be provided for Wednesday attendees. Thursday and Friday conference registrants should complete the tear-off CPDU pages in the conference program book. The Thursday CPDU form will need to be completed and dropped off between 4:30PM - 5:15PM in the Mega Center lobby. Seven CPDU credits will be provided for Thursday attendance. The Friday form will need to be completed and dropped off at the Closing Ceremony between 3:15PM - 3:45PM outside Salon VI. Six CPDU credits will be provided for Friday attendees. Once you turn in your completed form, you will be handed an “Evidence of Completion” form mandated by ISBE. Partial CPDU credit for part-time attendance at the conference will not be available. Note: Forms must be submitted on the day you are requesting CPDU credit. Exhibit Hall / Barcode on Name Badge: Exhibitors will fill over 150 booths with the latest in educational technology products and services. All exhibitors and information about their products and booth locations will be listed in the conference program book, and in the Conference App available in the iTunes App Store and the Android App store. Information

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Tuesday, Feb. 26 - Friday, March 1, 2013

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Pheasant Run Dining: If you will be staying at the Pheasant Run Resort, you may want to seek out the many dining options that are available to you within the resort facility. Here is a list of some of the restaurants you may try without leaving the Pheasant Run resort: Breakfast: Harvest Terrace Café Lunch: Jambalaya Terrace Café Club House Lounge Dinner: Club House Lounge Harvest Restaurant Jambalaya Terrace Café 6:30AM – 10AM 6:30AM – 11AM 11AM – 2PM 11AM – 5PM 11AM – 5PM 5PM – 12AM 5PM – 10PM 5PM – 10PM 5PM – 8PM (Tuesday - Friday) (Tuesday - Friday) (Tuesday - Friday) (Tuesday - Friday) (Tuesday – Friday) (Tuesday - Friday) (Wednesday - Friday) (Tuesday - Friday) Bar open until 12AM (Tuesday - Friday)

Closing Session: ICE Conference 2013 will conclude with a closing session on Friday, March 1, at 3:30 PM in the Salon rooms at Pheasant Run. We will announce the winners of the grand prize raffle drawings at this meeting. You must be present to win these prizes, so plan to be there! We will also hold the annual ICE meeting at this time and members will have the opportunity to vote for candidates for the 2013-2014 ICE Executive Board. Back Channeling and Video Streaming Policies: ICE is making an effort to keep our conference policies on back-channeling and streaming simple, yet clear: “Video and audio recording-including streaming-of sessions for commercial use is strictly prohibited. Recordings for noncommercial use may be made only with permission of the presenter. Any permitted recording should respect the presenter’s rights and not be disruptive.” ICE volunteers will coordinate back-channel chats for selected keynotes and spotlight sessions and information on where to find these back-channels will be made available as the conference dates get closer and plans are finalized. Since conference volunteers plan to webcast the Keynote presentations on Thursday and Friday, we cannot permit individuals to use such tools as uStream at ICE Conference 2013 due to copyright policies and bandwidth issues.

Questions: If you have any questions about the ICE Conference, please visit us on the web http://www.iceberg.org, leave a message at 800-311-3871, or e-mail us info@iceberg.org. Be sure to check the website periodically for the latest up-to-date conference information.

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We’re looking forward to seeing you at ICE Conference 2013!

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