Where and when is Podstock 2017?
Podstock will be July 12-14, 2017 at the Hotel at Old Town Conference Center in Wichita, Kansas. There is a pre-conference on Wednesday July 12.
What’s the deal with the Pre-Con?
For the last few years, we’ve added an extra day just before the full Podstock conference starts for all of you over-achievers who want even more learning and fun. We limit the Pre-Con to 100 people so if you’re interested be sure to sign up early! (Be aware that this is a separate registration process from the Podstock conference registration.)
Are there registration deadlines?
No. But there is an early bird special that offers a $50 discount and an awesome Podstock tee shirt. The early bird deadline is May 1.
Can I pay with a purchase order or credit card?
Yes. Visit the Registration page for details.
Who is Podstock really for?
Podstock is for anyone interested in improving education. There are sessions for all grade levels and technology comfort levels. If you’re a technology coordinator, technology integration coach, classroom teacher, system admin, principal or superintendent, there’s something for you.
Are there things to do after the day’s sessions are over?
Yes. The conference is in a section of Wichita called Old Town. Old Town has restaurants, bars, dance clubs, museums, and almost all of them within walking distance of the conference hotel.
I’m driving. Where do I park?
There are several free parking options right next door to the conference center.
Is lunch included in my registration fee?
Lunch is not provided but there are lots of lunch options within walking distance of the conference center. There will also be coffee and snacks in the morning as well as afternoon refreshment breaks. (The hotel brownies are awesome!)
Is there a group discount?
There are discounts for groups of 10 or more. Call Pam at 620-663-9566 or email her for details.
What about graduate credit?
You can earn credit from Mid-America Nazarene University. Contact Michelle Reavis at 620-663-9566 or email her.
If I am presenting at the conference, do I need to register for the conference?
Yes. Please remember that everyone who will be attending the conference needs to register. But presenters will be able to attend for free.
Do I need a laptop? Or mobile device?
No. But it is a tech conference so . . .
What is the best way to get updates at the conference?
Follow the conference on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtags #podstock or #podstock17.
Will there be free wifi throughout the entire conference center?
Our free network is accessible in all meeting rooms and public spaces.
Will sessions be available for viewing after the conference?
Some sessions will be captured on video and will be available after the conference on our video page.
Do you collect feedback about the conference?
Yes, we ask for both session specific feedback and general conference evaluations. You can provide session feedback immediately following the session and a general evaluation after the conference. A few days after the conference ends, you’ll receive an email with a reminder to let us know what you think.
What if I register but later can’t make the conference? Can I get a refund?
There will be no penalty for cancellations received on or before the date 30 days prior to the first day of the pre-conference. The full amount paid minus a $25 processing fee will be refunded. A cancellation fee of 50% of registration costs plus a $25 processing fee will be applied for cancellations received between 29 to 10 days before the pre-conference. No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 10 days before the first day of the pre-conference. All cancellations must be sent in writing via fax, e-mail, or regular mail.