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MLTI Student Conference

April 30, 2020

Online – Maine Learning Technology Initiative


Student Conference

April 17, 2019



16th Annual Student Conference 

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 

University of Maine Orono 

Join 1000 Maine students, 250 Maine educators, and numerous staff and volunteers for a day of learning and creating with technology! 

This year’s theme will be #Create4ME. 

We are celebrating the power of students to create innovative solutions to challenges in Maine and the spirit of entrepreneurism that is found in some many Maine communities. 


8:00 AM – 8:45 AM – Registration and Light Refreshments (Collins Center) 

8:50 AM – 9:20 AM – Welcome and Opening Keynote (Collins Center) 

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Block 1 Workshops (various classrooms) 

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM – Block 2 Workshops (various classrooms) 

11:45 AM – 12:50 PM – Lunch (University dining halls) 

1:00 PM – 2:10 PM – Block 3 Uber Session (Collins Center) 

2:10 PM – 2:40 PM – Closing (Collins Center) 

Registration Information 

Cost: $15 per person 

Session descriptions and locations will be included in the registration form so that students can pick their ses-sions ahead of time. Even students in non-MLTI grades can attend (though chaperones should check the de-vice requirements for each session to make sure students will be able to participate). 

Registration open: April 1, 2019 Last day to register: April 23, 2019 

MORE INFORMATION  For answers to questions, please contact Amanda Nguyen at


MLTI Student Conference

February 6, 2019

Call for Student and Educator Team Proposals

The MLTI Student Conference Committee is issuing the call for student and educator team proposals for the 16th Annual MLTI Student Conference, to be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the University of Maine in Orono.

Two important notes:

  1. Proposals are due much earlier this year! This will allow us to have a session list finalized by the time conference registration opens.
  2. Ideally, all proposals will have some form of student leadership incorporated. This could mean students will lead the whole session (with some adult support), students will serve as guides/coaches during the activity portion, or something in between. Students can co-present with teachers or other educators (including from community or business organizations).

Sessions will be one-hour long, must involve some form of creating, making, and doing, and should leave participants excited about what they learned and eager to share their experiences with others.

Here’s the information you need to submit a proposal:

Conference Theme: Create for ME

Possible Topics:  Proposals are not limited to the conference theme, and might include topics such as music, spoken word recording, coding, video production, graphic design, or writing and publishing your collection of short stories.

Device Requirements:  The student conference supports all MLTI devices, regardless of platform and encourages “platform-agnostic” sessions.

A Proposal Submission must include:

  1. The name of your school
  2. The title of your session
  3. List of all presenters ($15 registration cost will be waived for up to two presenters per session)
  4. A description of your session:
    • What skill will participants learn? How will you teach this?
    • What activity will participants engage in – what will they create?
    • What can participants expect to walk away knowing and being able to do?
  5. Materials to share in the conference registration form:
    • Short video advertisement of the session (less than a minute)
    • Short description of the session (less than 200 words)
  6. Student leadership information:
    • How will student leaders be incorporated into the session?
    • How will they be empowered to succeed during preparation and during the day of the conference?
  7. Session requirements:
    • Level of expertise needed to participate fully (beginner, intermediate, expert)
    • The maximum number of participants you can accommodate (room sizes vary from 30-100)
    • Space set up requests (auditorium, tables/chairs, projector, speakers, etc.)
  8. Technology requirements:
    • A list of which platforms can be used in the session: (MacBook, iPad, ProBook, ElitePad, Chromebook, other)
    • Software and materials participants must have to participate (be specific)
  9. The name of the educator to be contacted about this proposal, and their email and phone number

Submit Proposals by 5 pm, Friday, February 22nd, 2019 to this online form or copy and paste this URL into your browser: It is recommended that you type your answers in a separate document and then copy them into the form, so you can be sure to save your work.

General Timeline:

  • Proposals due: 2/22
  • Proposals selected: 3/1
  • Registration open: 3/13
  • Last day to register: 4/23

Spread the word – if you know of someone doing fantastic work involving technology with making, doing, or storytelling please encourage them to submit a proposal or send an email with suggestions to!

For more information or answers to questions, please visit the MLTI Student Conferencepage or contact Amanda Nguyen, Digital Learning Specialist at


MLTI Student Conference

April 15, 2017

Registration open

2017 MLTI Student Conference – Thursday May 25, 2017  – UMaine – Orono, Maine
You will find a form to register online by CLICKING HERE.

Session information for Blocks 1 & 2 will be posted starting later today! And as always, we have a few surprises to share! Keep an eye and ear open!! We’ll be sharing updates as we approach the big day!!!!

Agenda available at

Registration Information

Schools may register up to 40 Students and 8 adults in a 5:1 ratio.
For groups of students that don’t divide evenly by five, please round up in your adult count. For example, if you are bringing 6 students, you must have 2 adults. If you are bringing 36 students, you must have 7 adults. Remember, chaperones do not have to be school staff – we often have parents volunteer to chaperone!
There are 1000 student registration spots available so don’t delay! If space remains after May 5, 2017, schools may register an additional 10 students and 2 adults if they wish (beyond the original 40 Students and 8 adults in a 5:1 ratio).
Registration will close when 1000 registrations are received or by May 12, 2017.

Cost Information

$15 per attendee (student or adult) The cost includes morning refreshments and lunch, as well as a T-shirt for each student attending!  Two ways to get a discount:
Presenting teams are provided three complimentary registrations per presenting team – up to one adult and two students.
Students with artwork selected for the 2107-2018 screensaver will have registration costs waived.

Media Release Forms

The Department asks that attending students have a signed media release form. There are many photographs and videos being taken during the event and often media is present and on occasion may want to interview students. Student may still attend without a signed form!! We ensure that all name tags are coded so at a glance it can be known if the student is okay to photograph/interview or not.

A media release form is available on our website. If your school has media release forms on file, there is no need to have a second one signed. Please indicate on your registration form that forms are on file at the school.


Learning by Making and Doing

March 27, 2017

MLTI Student Conference

The MLTI Student Conference Committee is still in need of a few more proposals for the 14th Annual MLTI Student Conference, to be held on Thursday May 25, 2017 at UMaine.

This year’s emphasis is on music and sound, allowing the MLTI Student Conference to continue its focus on “Learning by Making and Doing.”

Attending participants will learn how they can use their MLTI devices to create in ways that make learning happen — and tell the stories of their accomplishments. With music and sound as a focus (focus, not a limit!), the MLTI Student Conference planning team would like to consider workshops around music, spoken word recording, coding, video production, art, writing and publishing your collection of short stories, or one of any other endless possibilities!

The MLTI Student Conference supports all MLTI Devices regardless of platform (HP or Apple). Each platform provides for a variety of environments that can be used for making and doing.

You can learn more about the Conference on our website at

Submit a proposal online at

For simplicity and management, sessions may be designed for just one or two of the MLTI platforms, but “platform agnostic” sessions are encouraged.

We are looking for both adult presenters as well as student/teacher team presentations!

Spread the word – if you know of someone doing fantastic work involving technology with making, doing, or storytelling please encourage them to submit a proposal!

If you have any questions please contact Juanita at


MLTI Student Conference

April 3, 2013

May 16, 2013

Screen shot 2013-03-25 at 2.02.25 PMRegistration for the 2013 MLTI Student Conference is open!

This year’s conference will be held on Thursday May 16, 2013 at the University of Maine at Orono.

We’ve made a few changes, including an increase in the number of students you can bring, and a reduction in participant cost!!

  • Schools may register 40 Students and 8 adults in a 5:1 ratio. With 4 students you may bring 1 adult, with 12 students, you may bring 3 adults, with 37 students, 8 adults, etc.
  • Conference Cost: Thanks to a contribution from ACTEM dedicated to reducing participant costs, the registration fee has been reduced to $15 per adult or student participant.
  • If, on April 26, 2013 at 12 Noon any places still remain unfilled, schools may register an additional 10 students and 2 adults. This will continue until 1,140 registrations are received.

Registration will close when 1,140 registrations are received or on May 6, 2013 @ 4 PM, whichever comes sooner.

Please visit to register!

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