Sponsors 2017

Podstock would not be possible without the generous support of our conference sponsors. We appreciate all they do to help create an awesome learning environment!

You’ll find easy access to all the sponsors on Thursday in Keen Kutter A. The drinks, snacks, and brownies will also be in Keen Kutter A. It’s a win / win! So grab a Pepsi and stop by to chat with the folks from all of our great sponsors. Their job is to help you do yours – be sure to find out what they have to offer.

They’re also responsible for Thursday awesome Vendor Reception. We couldn’t do it without them!


ESSDACK is proud to be the premier Podstock sponsor!

Since 1982, ESSDACK has provided leadership, innovation, services, products, and solutions to educators in Kansas and across the country. Six years ago, ESSDACK created Podstock as a way to connect educators to meet, greet, and share ideas.


Best Keynote is a first-rate coalition of speakers and consultants fully dedicated to moving the world of education to positive, new directions. Our first priority is always the audience and their daily needs on behalf of students. Best-Keynote speakers bring leading-edge solutions while delivering the message with heart and have the experience and reputation to dynamically deliver at your next conference or professional learning event.


BirdBrain Technologies is devoted to cultivating creativity and computational thinking by providing flexible and inspiring products that engage students & teachers in programming and robotics. Our creative and inspiring products are the result of extensive university research and are designed to support engineering, computer science, and project-based learning. BirdBrain is the maker of the Finch Robot and the Hummingbird Robotics Kit.

Boxlight’s mission is to be the leader of innovative and effective educational technology solutions. We aim to improve learning and engagement in classrooms, and to help educators enhance student outcomes and build essential skills, by developing the products they need.

Cox knows that speed and security are crucial in today’s world. Our Internet solutions offer a wide range of features – including WiFi, Online Backup, and Security Suite – to help meet your needs in a constantly changing world.

Gabbart Communications connects schools, parents and communities through cloud-based communication tools that enhance parent involvement and improve public relations. Gabbart provides cutting-edge technology to over 425 school districts with over 750,000 students and 50,000 teachers in the central United States. Gabbart provides websites, mobile apps, notifications to parents, and a learning management system to connect students, teachers, parents, and communities.

HyperDuino interactive maker projects are the simplest and best way to start establishing your Makerspace by linking traditional physical school projects to existing and student-created digital content. Teachers and parents are delighted by how easy the HyperDuino makes it to be successful in creating fun projects that are gratifying and motivating for further explorations and learning, and best of all, actually related to the school curriculum!

Lightspeed Technologies is passionate about improving the listening and learning environment for every child. Our easy-to-use audio systems deliver optimum speech intelligibility, overcome classroom noise and provide crystal clear sound to all your students regardless of where they may be seated or where the teacher may be standing. Teachers report reduced vocal fatigue, improved classroom management, and increased academic performance without changing curriculum or teaching methods.

Nearpod’s award-winning platform is used by thousands of schools across the country, transforming classroom engagement. Educators use ready-to-teach, interactive lessons for all K-12 grades and subjects. These lessons leverage research-based instructional best practices created by our expert educators and educational partners! Available instantly in your library.

Ruckus delivers simply better connections, so you can deliver awesome customer experiences. We innovate across wireless and wired technology to meet industry-specific needs and the most demanding use cases. Our high-performance network infrastructure provides secure, reliable access to applications and services no matter how tough the environment. When connectivity really matters, Ruckus has you covered.

Twotrees Technologies acts as an advocate for the school system by working with administrators and school officials to determine the best solutions for each specific need a district may have.  At Twotrees, we believe that the best technology solution is the one that meets your specific objectives. That is why we have established working relationships with software and hardware providers; to provide your institution with the solutions you need to meet your educational objectives.