UCET Conference - 2012

Conference Dates: March 2 & 3, 2012

Location: Jordan High School, 95 Beetdigger Dr, Sandy, UT (Map)

Rushton Hurley (Next Vista for Learning)
Rulon Gardner
(Olympic Gold Medalist)

Conference Theme: Going for the Gold

Video Short: UCET 2012: Going for the Gold

Contents for this page:

    • Registration
    • Conference General Schedule
    • UCET Conference Alerts
    • UCET Online Store
    • UCET Program is online at ucet2012.sched.org
    • Keynote Speakers
    • Weather Forecast
    • Lodging for UCET Conference Attendees


Participant Registration

    • The last day for online registration was Tuesday, February 21st. Please plan to register on-site at Jordan High School after February 21st.

    • UCET Cancellation Policy: Tuesday, February 21st, is the last day for a refund for the Ucet 2012 conference. E-mail Rick Cline at rcline@media.utah.edu to request a refund.

Sponsor & Vendor Information and Payment

Saturday 3-Hour Workshop Sign-up

This year you’ll have 10 different workshops to pick from on Saturday morning.  These workshops are 3 hours long and will provide you with the chance to go into greater detail on the topics provided.  The workshops have limited seating so we require you to register on a  “first come, first serve” basis.  Please be sure to register early.  Links to the workshop registrations are below (click on the title of your choice)... .

Titles for this year’s workshops include:

  • FULL Everything you wanted to Know About Macs and Mac Resources (but were afraid to ask).
  • FULL "Touching" Your Curriculum
  • Get Inspired with ActivInspire
  • FULL Getting More out of (and into) your eReader with UEN's Pioneer Library
  • FULL iMovie 11’
  • Teaching 21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship with The.News and You.Edit
  • Engage Your Students with GPS!
  • FULL Beginning Photoshop for All Content Areas
  • FULL Google Tools for Teaching and Learning

Conference General Schedule and Program Online

The UEN will be streaming the Opening Session/Keynote and Closing Keynote of the UCET conference. You can watch the stream here...

Friday March 2nd
7:45 Registration and Breakfast
9:00 Conference Opens - Awards Presented
9:30 Keynote Address – Rushton Hurley - President of Next Vista.org
10:45 Session 1 - Exhibition Hall opens - Lunch 1
11:45 Break
12:00 Session 2 - Lunch 2
1:00 Break
1:15 Session 3
2:15 Break
2:30 Session 4
3:30 Cookies and Beverage Break
4:00 Keynote Address – Rulon Gardner - Olympic Gold Medalist
5:00 Friday Drawing for Prizes
5:15 Conference adjourns until Saturday Morning
8-10 PM UCET App O Rama at Best Western Plus CottonTree Inn in Sandy

Saturday March 3rd
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Session 5 and Saturday 3-Hour Workshop Sessions
9:00 Break
9:15 Session 6
10:15 Break
10:30 Session 7
11:30 Break
11:45 Closing remarks and prize drawings
12:30 Conference ends

UCET Conference Alerts

This year UCET is partnering with GoNudge to provide conference goers with conference text alerts for UCET 2012. Be the first to know about popular sessions. Find out more about conference events. Cash in with special prize giveaways! To sign up for UCET Conference Alerts text UCET to 60637.


UCET Online Store

UCET is pleased to announce the launching of an all new online store at...


Search the online store of an array of exciting new products. All proceeds go to the funding of teacher grant awards. Our online store will be available until April 30th.

UCET 2012 Keynote Speakers:

Rushton Hurley - President, NextVista.org

For our opening keynote this year we have Rushton Hurley, President of Next Vista.org. Rushton is a former classroom teacher, principal, and college instructor who works to make learning more engaging, with a focus on helping students start strong with any topic they study. Next Vista's central project is a free, online library of teacher- and student-made short videos for learners everywhere.

UCET 2012 Keynote Speakers:

Rulon Gardner - Olympic Gold Medalist

Our closing keynote is Olympic Gold medalist Rulon Gardner. Many of you will remember his stirring victory against all odds in the 2000 Olympic games. Now, you'll have the chance to hear Rulon's personal story. It is a story that goes beyond just the wrestling mat and shows his successes as a student and learner. Rulon will inspire teachers to reach out to all their students and help them reach their goals.

Jordan High School Room Map (PDF)

UCET Thanks Our Great Sponsors and Exhibitors! Take time to visit them!

Please take time to visit the sponsors and vendors! Learn what's new in the technology arena. Visit the Over-The-Shoulder presentations. All these are in the gymnasium. Click on the map thumbnail below to see the PDF map of our sponsors and exhibitors.

Weather Forecast for the Salt Lake City area (as of 2/29/2012)...

Lodging for the UCET Conference

Best Western Plus Cottontree Inn
10695 Auto Mall Drive, Sandy, UT
(801) 523-8484
$79 for 2 Queens or 1 King
Ask for Utah Coalition for Educational Technology Group Rate (Group Rate Code: UCET)
Please call on or before Cut-off Date: February 16, 2012 to confirm reservations at these special rates

Comfort Inn
8955 S 255 W, Sandy, UT
(801) 255-4919
$80 for 2 Queens
$60 for 1 King

Hampton Inn Sandy
10690 S Holiday Park Dr, Sandy, UT
(801) 997-5535
$91.20 for 2 Queens or 1 King
Ask for Utah Coalition for Educational Technology Group Rate (Group Rate Code: UCET)

Hyatt Summerfield Suites Salt Lake City/Sandy

9685 S Monroe St, Sandy, UT
(800) 517-4170
$90 for Studio Suites
Ask for Utah Coalition for Educational Technology Group Rate (Group Rate Code: UCET)
Please call on or before Cut-off Date: February 16, 2012 to confirm reservations at these special rates

Are you looking for previous conference materials and contacts?

We have archived previous UCET conferences in the ARCHIVES section of the website! There, you'll find the conference programs, handouts, sponsor and vendor contacts, and other materials.

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