Transforming Our State of Classrooms

Tech Ed Fest 2019


Over the last year, focus for the Wisconsin Technology Initiative has been on the new, impactful direction of Makerspaces and Tech Education Labs (also known as Fab Labs). We are proud to showcase fruits these efforts by hosting a Tech Ed Fest on the UW- Madison campus at The Discovery Institute. We will bring together not only the school districts that have been on the forefront of this effort, but we are thrilled to have their students join us as well. Friday, May 31st we will be hosting a Student Showcase where students from across the state will have on display their creations made within their Makerspaces or Fab Lab environments. Saturday, June 1st we will hold our traditional Academic Forum for district administrators and teachers. Students will participate in Science Saturday on the UW campus where their displays will be open to the public for viewing.

We hope to see you there!

Register today: To register, please visit our registration page.

Student Showcase Registration: If you have a student group that would like to participate, please register your student group by filling out the Student Showcase / District Tech Ed Fest Application. WTI is offering stipend to defray costs such as mileage, teacher stipends, substitutes, other transportation costs.

Date: Friday, May 31 - Saturday, June 1

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715
[Driving Directions]

Cost: FREE!

Event details (PDF, 274 KB)


Friday, May 31

  • Boarding Check In
    Dejope Residence Hall
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Conference
    The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
    • Registration: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Conference: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Friday Event Networking
    The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
    6:00 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 1

  • Breakfast
    Dejope Residence Hall
    6:00 - 8:00 am
  • Conference
    The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
    • Registration: 7:00 - 8:00 am
    • Conference: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overnight Accommodations:
Dejope Residence Hall
[Driving Directions]