TIES 2018 Education Technology Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency – Minneapolis

December 8 – 11, 2018

Preconference Workshops:

Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9

TIES Conference:

Monday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 11



Monday Keynote

Jaime Casap is the Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of technology and the web as enabling and supporting tools in pursuit of inquiry-based learning models

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Tuesday Keynote

Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts.

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More information on #TIES18 Keynote and Featured Speakers Here


New for 2018 – Free EdCamp on Saturday, December 8!


Edcamp Fusion will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We’re calling it EdCamp Fusion because the volunteers putting it together come from different areas of interest in education and anyone can attend. This will be a FREE open forum for discussions on a wide range of topics and influences on K-12 education.

For more information, and to register, click here.


TIES is now Sourcewell!

A Message from Jamie Loken – Managing Director


A year ago, I went to my first TIES conference. I was there as an attendee. It was such a great experience, it got me thinking that everyone interested in student success should be at this conference! There might not be another venue on the planet so full of accessible, forward thinking on empowering schools and students through technology.

My role is different this year. The government organization that I worked for last year when I was attending the conference has joined forces with TIES. That organization is Sourcewell, and now as the Managing Director, I am helping the team bring our shared resources to bear on that goal of student success. We believe that technology plays a critical role in allowing educators to operate schools, innovate, and teach. In other words, technology can help us all spend more time on what is important – students.

Our Sourcewell family is passionate about community success and building responsible organizations that flourish not only as businesses, but also as social institutions. We are fortunate to be involved in the next chapter of the TIES success story. Now as Sourcewell, we are charging into the future with a commitment to provide long-term, meaningful services to our schools, educators, and students.


2017 TIES Highlights:




Preconference Workshops – One session (includes lunch + lunch keynote)
Saturday PM – or – Sunday AM or PM
Preconference Workshops – Two sessions (includes lunch + lunch keynote)
Sunday AM AND PM
Weekend Keynote + Lunch Only
Saturday – or – Sunday
Two-Day Conference (Monday + Tuesday) $389
One-Day Conference (Monday OR Tuesday) $259