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Tuesday, October 25

11:00am EDT

Navigating the Wide World of STEM Grants
STEM is one of the hottest topics in education today. The excitement and educational value of this new focus on hands-on learning is undeniable, but too often that excitement is cut short when school districts can’t find the funding to implement new STEM projects. Join us for this session to learn how schools can work with a dedicated grants team to sift through the wide variety of STEM enablement grants and submit outstanding applications that give you the best chance at securing funds.

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Dan Burger

Director of Customer Engagement, Promeda, a New Era Technology Company
Having spent 15 years assisting non profit organizations and school districts in using technology to educate and influence, Dan Burger is passionate about providing tools for educators to facilitate collaborative learning. Dan has worked with School Districts throughout the state... Read More →

Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Florio Perrucci Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Wednesday, October 26

11:00am EDT

Energy Savings Improvement Programs (ESIP): Lessons Learned
Come find out the dos and don'ts of implementing a successful ESIP. This presentation will provide insight to school districts on how to undertake capital projects such as boiler, unit ventilators, and window and light fixture replacements, at no additional cost to the taxpayers, through the use of Energy Savings Improvement Programs.

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Parette Somjen Architects

Platinum Sponsor, Parette Somjen Architects
Architectural services ranging from Architect of Record "oncall/as needed' to energy measures sustainable pojects facility upgrades master plans additions renovations and new construction.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:40am EDT
ePlus Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

12:00pm EDT

Position Your District for Financial Success
School budgets are extremely lean and are likely to be forced to become even leaner in the future. The 2 percent tax levy cap, along with increasing costs and underfunded mandates, begs the question of how can districts can position themselves for financial success. Join us for a discussion designed to assist educational leaders with coping in challenging times.


Daniel Riggle

Account Executive, Schneider Electric

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Schneider Electric

Silver Sponsor, Schneider Electric
A global energy and sustainability services leader who enables its partner school districts to address their priorities and achieve their goals without the need for upfront capital.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Leveraging E-Rate to Build Your Infrastructure and Drive Down Costs
This session will present a general overview of the recent changes made to the e-rate program, including the shift in focus to funding wireless IT infrastructure projects, and the consequent impact on school districts' ability to deploy sophisticated yet scalable educational technology projects. Participants will also learn how best to use the program to drive down recurring legacy expenses for internet access and WAN connectivity.

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Evan Abramson

Director of Technology, New Brunswick Public Schools

Geoff Sweeney

Chief Legal Officer, E-Rate Consulting, Inc.

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E-Rate Consulting Inc

Silver Sponsor, E-Rate Consulting
Provides a comprehensive E-Rate consulting solution, including program compliance, process management services, vendor and bid management, service and equipment review, and guidance regarding IT procurement best practices.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic Tomorrows Office Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Self-insuring Your Employee Health Benefits Program
Are you familiar with self insurance for employee health benefits? This session will provide a quick look at the advantages and disadvantages of self-insuring your employee health benefits program.

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Jim Finn

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits, Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors

David Oliveira

Business Administrator, Piscataway Board of Education

Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Maschio's Learning Lab One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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