Save the Date: June 7-8, 2017

Richland Two Institute Of Innovation (R2i2)
763 Fashion Drive
Columbia, SC 29229

Imagine the Possibilities

The SC Midlands Summit is a two day conference focusing on the integration of technology into the school and classroom with a focus on using Google Apps for Education, learning environments, innovation, transformation, 21st century skills and mobile devices for student learning. Over 180 unique sessions will be offered! 

2017 Schedule

Tuesday, June 6 - 1-4
1-4 Summit Registration

Wednesday, June 7
7:30-3:00 Registration
8:30-9:40 Keynote Session 1
9:55-10:55 Session 2
Food Trucks available 11-1:30
11:05-12:05 Session 3
12:15-1:15 Session 4
1:25-2:25 Session 5
2:35-3:35 Session 6
3:45-4:45 Session 7
Thursday, June 8
7:30-12:00 Registration
8:30-9:40 Keynote Session 8
9:55-10:55 Session 9
Food Trucks available 11-1:30
11:05-12:05 Session 10
12:15-1:15 Session 11
1:25-2:25 Session 12
2:35-3:45 Session 13

You don't want to miss our door prize drawings! You must be present to win!

Featured Speakers

Eric Curts

Eric has been in education for 25 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as elearning and other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized Google Education Trainer and Innovator, and provides Google Apps training to schools, organizations, and conferences throughout Ohio and across the country. He is a co-leader of the Ohio Google Educator Group at tiny.cc/geg-ohio and runs the blog www.ControlAltAchieve.com where all of his Google Apps and edtech resources can be found. Eric is married with four children.

Twitter - www.twitter.com/ericcurts
Google+ Profile - plus.google.com/+EricCurts1
Facebook - www.facebook.com/ericcurts 
Pinterest -  pinterest.com/ericcurts

Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson is a renowned speaker in educational technology. He presents to audiences around the world to educate and inspire them to leverage the power of technology in today’s classrooms.  These high-energy, impactful keynotes have built an impressive following as he tweets, blogs, writes articles and conducts webinars for leaders, educational publications, national associations, and teachers world-wide.  A former K-12 bilingual math teacher, he left the classroom to become part of an Emmy-winning team, creating math and technology integration programs. He has received numerous awards, including the prestigious 2011 "Make IT Happen" award, an internationally recognized program for K-16 educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration. His two children attended public school in California where one of them now teaches. He is on the board for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and now serves as senior director for global learning initiatives at Discovery Education.

Dr. Lee Green

Dr. Lee Green, Instructional Technology Specialist for Floyd County Schools, is making his fourth trip back to Richland 2! Lee has over ten years working in education, four of those as an Instructional Technologist. He has experience in teacher training, developing online learning, and advocating a common sense approach to teaching and learning, and recently earned his Doctorate from the University of West Georgia!

Lee has presented at regional and national conferences on a range of topics related to Google Apps for Education. He is also a Google Certified Innovator. Lee is lucky to be the husband of Lynn and the father of Annika and Franklin.

Twitter: @InstTechGuy
Website: about.me/lee.green
Google+: +LeeGreenTech

Lisa Knoche

Lisa Knoche is a Digital Integration Specialist in Lexington Richland 5. She has 17 years of experience in education, sixteen years in Richland 2.  Lisa spent 8 years in the classroom teaching grades third, fourth and fifth. Her most memorable years in teaching was when she was given the opportunity to loop from 3rd-5th grade! She has 9 years of technology integration experience, 7 as a school’s technology coach and 3 years working with the Richland 2’s District Technology team. She has experience in 1:1 classrooms, peer coaching, blended learning and designing self-paced professional development.

Janelle McLaughlin

Janelle is an education consultant, presenter, coach, keynote speaker and trainer.  Over the years she has been a classroom teacher and district administrator.  Today, Janelle is also an entrepreneur, a blogger, a social media strategist and a tech geek (She can definitely geek out over Google Drive workflow solutions).
Specialties include: Blended Learning, 1:1 implementation, technology integration, G Suite, Chromebooks, process management and organizational leadership.

These passions and experiences led her to begin her own company, Innovative Education Solutions.  She gets to utilize her teaching talents by working with schools and other businesses to make their jobs easier and more efficient, while focusing on the people.

Matthew Luhn

Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Along with working at Pixar, Matthew has been training CEOs, Directors, and other professionals how to craft and tell stories for Fortune 500 companies, Academy Award winning movies, and corporate brands grossing billions of dollars worldwide.
Matthew’s story credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, Ratatouille and other films currently in development. With over 20 years experience creating and developing dozens of films, TV shows, and video games, at Pixar, The Simpsons, ILM, and other studios, Matthew Luhn knows what it takes to create memorable stories with enduring characters. From filmmaking to business, Matthew’s story seminars are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their story skills, or learn the persuasion of great storytelling. In Matthew’s story seminar, he will share his process for creating new ideas and characters, how to develop great stories and story structure, and how to realize your story ideas from script to storyboards to finished product.

Heather Reit

Heather Reit is a Digital Integration Specialist in Lexington Richland 5. She has over 20  years of experience in public education. After starting her career teaching 3rd grade, the best grade ever, she taught academically gifted students in grades 2-5 before specializing in technology integration in the classroom. Heather is a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association, International Society for Technology in Education and is a PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. She has had the pleasure of attending every SC Midlands Summit since its inception in 2012 and is very excited to return this year! She is a  huge fan of everything Google, loves teaching students programming and robotics, and has a passion for teaching students of all ages to be digital storytellers. 

Beth Still

Beth Still is the K-12 Innovative Teaching and Learning Specialist for Gering Public Schools. She’s a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and a Hapara Champion Educator. Beth spent the first ten years of her career teaching social studies in 1:1 classroom in an an alternative school. She developed curriculum for her f2f classes as well as numerous online classes over the years. Beth is passionate about helping teachers find ways to empower students and help them find their voice. She enjoys traveling to different conferences and summits so she can share her love for Google and all things ed tech.
Connect with Beth on Twitter - @BethStill

2017 Sessions

You can view the live schedule, sessions, speaker bios, and sponsors at https://2017scms.sched.com (You will need to create a login if you do not have one already.  This is not your Richland 2 login. SCHED is your conference planner, but it does not reserve you a seat.)

2017 Registration

Please choose the correct link to register for our event.

Non Richland Two Employee - Eventbrite tickets

Richland Two Employees - Eventbrite tickets and school transfers
You will need a password, which is located on Inside Two,
Technology Integration Page

You will need a password, which is located on Inside Two,
Technology Integration Page

Registration is transferable, but not refundable.

    2017 Sponsors

    Sponsor tables will be available for the 2017 Summit. If you would like a table or to contribute a door prize for the Summit, please use our Sponsorship Form

    Questions should be directed to Heli Shelley, hshelley@richland2.org  

    Silver level: $250
    table, logo on website, 1 registered attendee
    Gold level: $500
    all of the above plus logo on display, recognition at keynote, 2 registered attendees
    Platinum level: $1000
    all of the above plus opportunity to sponsor or co-sponsor a snack, meal or event





    Book Early and Save!

    Select hotels are offering discounts for booking your rooms early. Early-bird advance purchase rates are subject to the conditions specified by the hotel. Please review hotel terms prior to booking.

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbia Northeast
    Address: 120 Blarney Dr, Columbia, SC 29223
    Group Informational Flyer
    Group Reservation Link

    Phone:(803) 760-1700
    Casual studios & upgraded options with whirlpool tubs featuring an outdoor pool, plus a gym.
    Free breakfast, Approximately 6.5 miles from R2I2

    If you are joining us from out of town for the SC Midlands Summit, here are some options nearby: 

    Address: 1011 Clemson Frontage Rd, Columbia, SC 29229
    Phone:(803) 419-3558
    Standard lodging with an outdoor pool & fitness center, plus free hot breakfast & WiFi.
    Free Wi-Fi Free breakfast, Approximately 5 miles from R2I2

    Address: 1021 Clemson Frontage Rd, Columbia, SC 29229
    Phone: (803) 788-4901
    Laid-back lodging with a pool & a ballroom, plus free breakfast, parking & Wi-Fi.
    Free Wi-Fi Free breakfast, Approximately 5 miles from R2I2

    Address: 8105 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
    Phone:(803) 736-5600
    Modern rooms with free Wi-Fi in a contemporary hotel featuring an outdoor pool & a fitness room.
    Free Wi-Fi, Approximately 7 miles from R2I2

    Address: 8910 Farrow Rd, Columbia, SC 29203
    Phone:(803) 807-9000
    Modern hotel with an indoor pool & whirlpool tub, plus a business center, a bar & a restaurant.
    Free Wi-Fi, Approximately 6.5 miles from R2I2

    Address: 111 Gateway Corporate Blvd, Columbia, SC 29203
    Phone:(803) 736-3600
    Straightforward hotel with contemporary rooms & an outdoor pool, plus a business center & free WiFi.
    Free Wi-Fi, Approximately 6.5 miles from R2I2

    Address: 2320 Legrand Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
    Phone:(803) 788-8850
    Relaxed quarters with full kitchens, plus a basic restaurant, a heated outdoor pool & a gym.
    Free Wi-Fi Free breakfast, Approximately 6.5 miles from R2I2

    Address: 1540 Daulton Dr, Columbia, SC 29223
    Phone:(803) 678-4266
    Understated suites in a casual hotel offering free breakfast, an indoor heated pool & a gym.
    Free Wi-Fi Free breakfast, Approximately 6 miles from R2I2

    Address: 7525 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
    Phone:(803) 736-6666
    Relaxed property with free WiFi, breakfast & parking, plus an outdoor pool & a convenience store.
    Free Wi-Fi Free breakfast, Approximately 6 miles from R2I2

    Address: 120 Creech Rd, Blythewood, SC 29016
    Phone:(803) 333-0315
    Simple rooms, free breakfast & a pool, Free Wi-Fi Free breakfast, Approximately 12 miles from R2I2

    Comfort Inn (Blythewood)
    Address: 436 McNulty St, Blythewood, SC 29016
    Phone:(803) 754-1441
    Low-key property with a seasonal pool, Free Wi-Fi Free breakfast, Approximately 12 miles from R2I2

    2017 Lunch Options

    This year's SC Midlands Summit will be in the Village at Sandhill at our new R2i2 building. We have many lunch options available this year.

    Food Trucks will be here from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm
    • Size Matters BBQ Bus
    • Size Matters Bus 2
    • The Belgian Waffle Truck
    • San Jose Taco Truck
    • Wolf Pizza Food Truck
    • Wurst Wagen
    • 2 Fat 2 Fly
    • More to be announced...