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MECA Conference


Fabulous 40th

February 8-10, 2023 at the Jackson Convention Center

Upcoming Events

MECA (MS Educational Computing Association) provides for the sharing and exchanging of ideas, techniques, materials, and procedures for all persons interested in technology in education including instructional applications, administrative applications, and computer science education.

We are busy planning an exciting conference for February 8-10, 2023. This year’s theme is Hollywood for our “Fabulous Forty” Year Anniversary! We are excited to celebrate with you all!  1.5 CEUs will be available at this year's conference. We will be back at the Jackson Convention Center in Jackson, MS. Registration is open now. REGISTER TODAY!

Super Early Bird Registration - $110 until Oct. 31, 2022

Early Bird Registration - $135  Nov. 1, 2022  - Dec. 12, 2022

Regular Registration - $160  Dec. 13, 2022 - Jan. 27, 2023

Onsite Registration - $185

 

In the meantime, are you interested in presenting a tech session? Have an amazing idea, lesson, or concept you are just dying to share? Of course, you do! So, go ahead and start working on this year’s Call for Proposal for MECA 2023. Apply HERE. Remember that presenters can attend the conference FREE of charge. Call for Proposals will end October 4, 2022.

 

Our Tech Playground will be back again this year at the MECA Exhibit Hall. Here, we will offer 20-minute fast-paced tools and tips. We are looking for topics that target METLA, STEM, administrators, and teachers. Tech Playground shares will qualify you to receive a FREE MECA t-shirt. Tech Playground shares are like mini-sessions. We will group 2 speakers together to each give a 20 min tech tool/idea. If you are interested in sharing, please apply HERE.

Please help us spread the word.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mecams. Follow us on Twitter @msmeca. Share your photos, thoughts, and passion for educational technology! Don't forget to use the MECA 2023 hashtag, #mecafab40. 

Hotel Information (2023 Conference Info)

The hotel is Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Downtown (King Edward)

The room rates are inclusive of valet parking for one vehicle per guest room.  Additional vehicles will be provided at the normal rate of $20.00 plus tax.

 

To make reservations, call 1-877-782-9444.  Identify yourself as a member of MECA for the group rate.  Reservations must be made by January 8, 2023. 

 

If payment is to be made with a district check, a tax exempt letter must accompany the payment. 

The room rates are:

Room
Single Rate
Double Rate
Triple Rate
Quad Rate
Standard King
$129.00
129.00
$139.00
$149.00
Queen/Queen
$139.00
$ 139.00
$149.00
$159.00

Jun 1, 2022

Call for Proposals

Submit your proposal to present at MECA 23.

Aug 2, 2022

Super Early Bird Registration

Join us February 8-10, 2023 for the Fabulous 40th MECA Conference 23!

Aug 17, 2022

Vendor Registration

Vendors, join us February 8-10, 2023 for MECA Conference 23!

Oct 4, 2022

End Call for Propsals

Last day to submit your proposals for MECA 23

Feb 8, 2023

MECA 23

Join us February 8-10, 2023 for the Fabulous 40th MECA Conference 23!

2023 Schedule

Note: the 2023 schedule will be updated. Please check back for changes to the schedule.            Download a PDF version of the 2022 conference to see what our conference sessions included last year. (note: PDF may not indicate canceled sessions.)

Day
Time
End Time
Event
Room
02/08/2023
02:00 PM
05:00 PM
MECA Registration
Registration Desk
02/23/2022
03:00 PM
04:15 PM
Advice (plus tips and tricks) Your Technology Director Wants You To Know
301/302
02/23/2022
03:00 PM
04:15 PM
Tech Tools for MECA and More!
303/304
02/23/2022
04:30 PM
05:45 PM
Advice (plus tips and tricks) Your Technology Director Wants You To Know
301/302
02/23/2022
04:30 PM
05:45 PM
Tech Tools for MECA and More!
303/304
02/24/2022
08:00 AM
08:30 AM
Pep Rally
Exhibit Hall C
02/24/2022
08:30 AM
09:30 AM
Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall A
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
Next Level Communication - Video Chats in SchoolStatus
201
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
Challenges and Needs of Mississippi Teachers in the Transition to Distance Learning
202
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
Microsoft Licensing for Education CDW Education
203
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
Enhance Learning with Augmented Reality
205
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
STEM Apps and Computer Science & Engineering - A Combined Curriculum
206
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
Experience the ActivPanel Element Series
207
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
Campus Security - Affordable & Integrated
209
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
The Science of Reading (Lalilo, AR, & myON)
211
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
My Students All Have Devices, Now What?
212
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
11:15 AM
Sharing is Caring: Using Canvas Commons to Build Your Course
216
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
11:15 AM
Breakthrough to Excellence with Google Classroom
217
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
11:15 AM
infusED: Teaching with Tech Purposefully
218
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
Hungry, Hungry, Kiddos: Feeding excitement to our students through Game-Based Learning!
Ballroom A
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
Soft Skills for Hard Times: Fostering SEL with Google
Ballroom B
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
Using the Google Suite for SPED and Data Management
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/24/2022
09:30 AM
10:20 AM
Google Toolkit 2022
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Your District is Unique. Your Dashboards Should Be Too.
201
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
The Digital Transformation of the Modern Classroom
203
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Promoting Teacher Growth Through Reflection
204
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Free Accessibility Tools on iPad
205
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Gobs of Google Goodies
207
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Secure test-taking and student safety in a remote or hybrid learning environment
208
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Lü Interactive Playground: Immersive Physical Activity as a Learning Medium
209
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Teaching for this moment: Solutions to finish out 2022 successfully
210
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
What’s in Freckle for High School Students?
211
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
What Can Artificial Intelligence Do for Your Classroom Today and Tomorrow?
212
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Canceled: Achieving Growth with Acceleration and Actionable Data
213
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
friEd Polaroid Notes
Ballroom A
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Tips & Tricks for All My Edgers
Ballroom B
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
I.T.S. Been a Year or Two!
Ballroom D
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Create & Collaborate with Canva for Education
Ballroom E
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Digital Choice Boards
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/24/2022
10:25 AM
11:15 AM
Changing the game with Nearpod!"
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/24/2022
11:20 AM
01:10 PM
Lunch & Keynote
Exhibit Hall B
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Next Level Communication - Video Chats in SchoolStatus (ICYMI)
201
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Transforming Teaching & Learning for the Virtual Classroom
202
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
EDLA Contract - CDW Amplified Services and what they mean to you
203
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Create with Code in any Class Using Tynker
204
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Apple District Meet and Greet
205
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Digital Assignments That Connect Critical and Creative Thinking
206
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
STEAM: Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy, and Be Ms. Frizzle
207
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Current Cyber Threats and How to Defend your Organization
209
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Freckle K-8 Supporting students in skills and content
211
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Do More with What You Have
212
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Admin Utility Belt: Microsoft Edition
Ballroom A
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Catch the Wakelet Wave
Ballroom B
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Instructional Technologist Meet and Greet
Ballroom D
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Tools for Creating Videos
Ballroom E
02/24/2022
01:15 PM
02:05 PM
Matt Miller Book Signing
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/24/2022
02:05 PM
02:35 PM
Exhibit Hall Break
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
Differentiation in Seconds
201
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals - Admin Best Practices
203
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
04:25 PM
Take your video creation to the next level and inspire students, teachers, and your school Community.
205
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
ClassLink Provides Critical Digital Learning Tools for Multiple Mississippi School Districts
206
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
Online Tools Every Teacher Should Know About
207
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30PM
CANCELED: Creating Interactive Videos with EdPuzzle
208
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
Creating a Hybrid Classroom in a COVID-19 World
209
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
Curriculum, GMetrix Practice Tests, and Industry Certifications in ESB (Entrepreneurship and Small Business), Autodesk, IC3, and Microsoft
210
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
Are we there yet?
211
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
Cloud Transformation & Network Management in One Location
212
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
04:25 PM
One Notebook to Rule Them All: Using Microsoft Class Notebook to Enhance Teaching and Learning
216
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
04:25 PM
Nearpod: Next Level Interaction
217
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
04:25 PM
Stop, Evaluate, & Listen: Providing Meaningful Feedback for Digital Assessments
218
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
Tips & Tricks for All My Chromies
Ballroom A
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
A Beatnik Take Over! - Getting Down With Google Art & Culture
Ballroom B
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
Good Lookin' Digital Classrooms: Spotting Best Practices
Ballroom D
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
Post-Pandemic Classroom: What to ditch and what to keep
Ballroom E
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
KEVA Planks in MakerSpace.
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/24/2022
02:40 PM
03:30 PM
STEAM IT UP
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
SchoolStatus Scholar Symposium
201
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
Tempus Device Management Review
203
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
Computer Science Legislation - How To Comply
204
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
Elementary Computer Science: Making ELA and Math Connections
206
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
I Didn’t Know Kami Could Do That!
207
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
From Screen-free to Hybrid coding and robotics
208
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
Addressing Evolving Learning Challenges with Professional Development
209
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
METLA Meet Up
210
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
Are Your Stars Aligned?
211
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
Tech Trends & Tailgates Happy Hour
212
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
Activate Time Saving Mode with Google Workspace
Ballroom A
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
Champion Tech Integration on the SAMR Quest
Ballroom B
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
The 21st Century- At The Intersection of Critical And Creative Thinking
Ballroom D
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
Sketchnotes: Tools and Tactics for Visual Notetaking
Ballroom E
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
Slides to Guide
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/24/2022
03:35 PM
04:25 PM
Using Technology with Room Transformations
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/25/2022
07:30 AM
08:30 AM
Breakfast
Exhibit Hall A
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
Student Computer Science Expo
201
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
Unrivaled Insight and Control of Your Entire Endpoint Environment
202
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
Going Digital by Design: A Panel Discussion with visionary school leadership.
205
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
Google For Administrators
207
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
Simplifying Device Management with FileWave
208
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
End-to-End Breach Avoidance
209
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
10 Easy Steps to Securing Your District's Google & Microsoft 365
210
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
Freckle ELA (K-8)
211
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
A New Beginning for Wi-Fi
212
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
09:45 AM
10 Strategies for Engaging Virtual Students
217
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
09:45 AM
Explore the World: A Hands-on Guide to Google Earth Guided Tour Creation
218
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
Get On The Boat With Mote
Ballroom A
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
Positive Perks: Creating a classroom management for Littles
Ballroom B
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
Creating a Culture of Digital Citizenship
Ballroom D
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
Tech Like a Pirate: Make Learning Memorable with Tech
Ballroom E
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
“Sliding into Q&A with Google Slides"
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/25/2022
08:00 AM
08:50 AM
Creating Tiny Tech Teams
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Student Computer Science Expo
201
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Redesigning Technology Courses in your School
202
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Microsoft Licensing for Education CDW Education
203
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Creating Lessons with New Things from Nearpod
204
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Building Literacy Skills with iPad
205
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
EdTech for Teaching STEM with Robotics
206
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
I Didn’t Know My Promethean ActivPanel Could Do That!
207
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Lü Interactive Playground: Immersive Physical Activity as a Learning Medium
209
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Autocrat is AutoMagic!
210
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Freckle Math K-8
211
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Go Google! Paid vs. Free
212
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Beyond the Red Pen
Ballroom A
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Google Sites is rated E for Everyone!
Ballroom B
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Instagram and Snapchat classroom Fun: No app or account needed
Ballroom E
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Accessibility On The iPad
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/25/2022
08:55 AM
09:45 AM
Add-ons, Apps, & Extensions, OH MY!
Tech Playground Exhibit Hall A
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
Student Computer Science Expo
201
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
12:05 PM
Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals - Admin Best Practices
203
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
Canvas courses for financial readiness
204
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
12:05 PM
Take your video creation to the next level and inspire students, teachers, and your school Community.
205
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
Auto-grade with TeacherMade!
206
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
Let’s Get “Gif-fy”
207
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
Using Google Tools to Engage Students in a COVID-19 World
209
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
METLA Meet Up
210
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
Digital Reading
211
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
Firewall Drill: What Rules to Follow
212
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
12:05 PM
Digital Citizenship: More than Online Safety
216
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
12:05 PM
Lather, Rinse, Repeat: Consistency in Digital Instruction
217
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
12:05 PM
All Means All: Engaging All Learners Through Voice and Choice
218
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
Practical Magic: Google Workspace Tips You Never Knew You Needed
Ballroom A
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
WHAT?! It’s Not Just a Game: Minecraft: Education Edition
Ballroom B
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
Make the Most of Your Data
Ballroom D
02/25/2022
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
Digital Instruction: To Infinity and Beyond
Ballroom E
02/25/2022
11:15 AM
12:05 PM
Student Computer Science Expo
201
02/25/2022
11:15 AM
12:05 PM
Integrating Universal Design for Learning within Snowflake Web
206
02/25/2022
11:15 AM
12:05 PM
360ProPD: Professional Development For Teachers By Teachers
207
02/25/2022
11:15 AM
12:05 PM
Paperless, Instant Feedback with Formative!
208
02/25/2022
11:15 AM
12:05 PM
What is new with Linewize?
209
02/25/2022
11:15 AM
12:05 PM
Foundations of Reading with Lalilo
211
02/25/2022
11:15 AM
12:05 PM
How to Block Ransomware & Zero-Day Threats with ESET Endpoint Cybersecurity
212
02/25/2022
11:15 AM
12:05 PM
I’m an International... SUPER SPY!
Ballroom A
02/25/2022
11:15 AM
12:05 PM
Google Drawings by Numbers
Ballroom B
02/25/2022
11:15 AM
12:05 PM
Sphero - Little Robot, Big Fun!
Ballroom D
02/25/2022
12:10 PM
12:40 PM
Closing Session & Business Meeting
Exhibit Hall B
 

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