The CUE Conference is the largest and oldest education technology conference in California, and among the largest in the United States. For over 35 years, it has been the best value.
Who Should Attend?
Educators, technology coordinators, TOSAs, administrators and those who are looking to see how technology can support student achievement. Many sessions and exhibits will be of special value to those involved in Title I, School Improvement Program, Data and Assessment, Future Ready, English Language Development (ELD), Special Needs, and GATE. Thousands of teachers, administrators, students and parents, and other professionals will attend the four-day conference.
The exhibit area features nearly 200 vendor displays of current hardware, software, and other materials related to educational technology. Show hours have been scheduled to allow maximum time for attendees to interact with exhibitors. The Exhibit Hall is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Exhibits are open to all attendees and do not require an additional fee. Exhibit Hall Only passes available. Children under 16 are not allowed in the hall.
Concurrent sessions are one-hour, presentations that address all areas of the curriculum and appeal to a variety of teachers. Sessions may be given by a single speaker, team or panel who can address the needs of the novice user of educational technology as well as the more experienced professional. For the full list of concurrent sessions, see the Conference Online Program
A Poster Session advertises research and projects where you can engage presenters one on one. CUE will simultaneously offer various two-hour poster sessions during each of the poster session timeslots throughout the conference. For the full list of poster sessions, see the Conference Online Program
These quick, 20-minute presentations focus on emerging and existing innovations to enhance learning, productivity, or understanding. They should benoncommercial, brief, and focus on one or two tips, techniques, or resources. For the full list of CUE Tips, see the Conference Online Program
CUE provides spaces for selected vendors to present sessions. For the full list of corporate sessions, see the Conference Online Program
First time at CUE? Want to jump-start your experience? Find out how the conference REALLY works — and meet some movers and shakers in the process. The orientation session will be available on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. For the schedule, see the Conference Online Program
Keynote and Spotlight speakers are sought from both inside and outside California and bring a national perspective to CUE. The full list of featured speaker sessions is available on the Conference Online Program
--- with your conference registration, you may attend one of our Workshops that are held Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Workshops hold about 30-50 registrants. Workshops are 90-minutes, three hours, or all day of hands-on training to complement your concurrent sessions. Sign up early as space is limited!
CUE Rock Star Jam Sessions
--- with your conference registration, you may attend one of our Jam Sessions that are held Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Jam Session hold about 25 registrants. All Jam Sessions are purposely designed, focused, small group events that have two items in common:
- Hands-On Learning - All sessions consist of 90 minute sessions allowing attendees to "dig in deep" and really get to know their topic and build resources to use next year.
- Small Presenter to Attendee Ratios - CUE Rock Star Jam Sessions are built so that there is one presenter for every 20 attendees. This allows participants to get hands-on support and learn directly from knowledgeable educators.
Sign up early as space is limited!
Information Literacy Summit
Information literacy - the ability to assess the need for information, access information sources effectively and efficiently, evaluate information for accuracy and quality, and use it appropriately - is a cross-disciplinary skill crucial for college and career readiness and a foundation for lifelong learning. This summit, led by teacher librarians from the California School Library Association (CSLA), will hone your information literacy skills with which you can empower your students. Don’t forget to tweet with #cue17 #cueils. For a full list of Information Literacy Summit sessions, see the Conference Online Program
Diverse Learners Symposium
Sessions devoted to the needs of our diverse learners on Thursday, Friday and Saturday! The Diverse Learners Symposium will expand the outreach of CUE to the Assistive Technology Community and to those seeking to increase their knowledge of Universal Design for Learning and implementation of Assistive Technology supports that expand the world of language and access to learning for students with disabilities. The symposium is part of your full conference registration. Sessions located at the Hilton Hotel. For a full list of DLS sessions, see the Conference Online Program.
CUE STEAMpunk Playground
The CUE STEAMpunk playground allows conference attendees to engage in hands-on sessions featuring tools such as Apple Swift Playgrounds, robots and drones, coding and programming and so much more. Attendees will access to “quick start” lesson plans that work for all grade levels from Kindergarten through college. Join us and learn alongside Apple Distinguished Educators and CUE STEAMpunks educators. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the National Conference.
For a full list of sessions, see the Conference Online Program
The CUE Student-Powered Showcase (SPS) invites attendees to actively participate with students in creating, problem solving and learning. Attendees may collaborate with students on a robotics or 3D printing project, or they may get down on the floor to figure out how a robot works.
Since 2001, the showcase has featured student technology integrated projects that aligned with the CA state standards. It is organized by a Task Force of innovative CUE members and produced in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education. More information at www.cue.org/showcase
. Get interactive with students on Saturday creating and learning together!
Shuttle Service is available between the Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC) and each route below.
- GREEN Route - every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour via Ace, Saguaro, Courtyard, V Palm Springs, Vagabond (Walk over to the V Palm Springs hotel for pick up), and Palm Springs Convention Center
- BLUE Route - every 10 minutes via Hyatt, Hilton, Hard Rock (From the back of the hotel, walk over to the Hilton for pickup), and Palm Springs Convention Center
- RED Route - every 15 minutes via Riviera and Palm Springs Convention Center
Additional conference maps and walking routes here.
Affiliate & Learning Network Meetings
CUE supports many regional Affiliates
and several Learning Networks
. With CUE membership, you have the opportunity to attend local meetings and events, and belong to a network of local professionals.
Fresno Pacific University is pleased to be able to offer professional growth credit for attendance at CUE 2017 National Conference. Onsite registration will be available. Please call the School of Professional Studies at Fresno Pacific University at (800) 372-5505 for more information. Please note: tuition is $85 during the conference and $95 for anyone who registers after the conference.
CUE Gear Store
Stock up on CUE Gear! The CUE Gear Store is located in the badge pickup area of the Lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center.
CUE Karaoke, brought to you by CUE members who love an awesome tune and are not afraid of a little musical entertainment! Stop by to become a soloist, backup singer or just enjoy the fun. Special thanks to members Lindsey Blass, Cate Tolnai, Ben Cogswell, Ryan O'Donnell and Roland Aichele for leading the effort. Good times guaranteed! A no-host bar will be provided.
CUE Media Festival
Join CUE as we celebrate the best of the student media festivals from across California and Nevada. See winners from the California Student Media Festival and many others. Learn tips from the winning student filmmakers, their teachers and festival organizers. Get curriculum ideas for your next student masterpiece! The CUE Media Festival will be on Thursday evening in the Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel.
CaliforniaStreaming Photo Contest Winners
Need to recharge between sessions? Stroll through the gallery and take in the inspiring student and teacher-produced winning photos from the CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest. Learn about future contests and pick up FREE posters highlighting the breathtaking winning images from previous years - compliments of the CaliforniaStreaming.org community. Also, learn about CalSNAP.org – One Place. One Search. Gallery available for viewing Wednesday - Saturday.
CUE Live! is CUE’s Internet TV show. Every year, we broadcast from CUE’s National Conference in Palm Springs as CUE Live! Through an engaging talk show format, leading education and technology experts discuss the ways that innovative uses of technology are making a positive impact on education across the world. Members of CUE’s Communication Committee conduct the interviews and produce the episodes. Each show is archived and available online allowing the thousands of CUE attendees to reconnect with their experience after the conference in the Lobby, PSCC. View these at www. youtube.com/cueinc after the conference and don’t forget to subscribe!
CUE Uncon - Do you love the hallway conversations that are as valuable as the session you are standing outside of? Unplug from the main CUE conference and meet with others that share your passions! Registration not required.
Students over the age of 16 are welcome to register. Children not meeting the age requirement will not be allowed to attend or accompany parents or teachers into sessions or exhibits.
Future CUE Conferences:
March 14-17, 2018
March 13-16, 2019
March 18-21, 2020