Thursday, September 21, 2017

           

AMBASSADOR PARTNERS ($15,000 & above)


Booths 51/52: Blackboard Inc. is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  http://blackboard.com
Contact: John Floyd, 512.762.7897, john.floyd@blackboard.com

 


Booths 57/58: Cisco is more than the leading provider of network infrastructure for Education. Visit us to discover how Cisco’s portfolio of solutions can be applied throughout the campus to help you build secure collaborative environments in areas that include:
- Campus Safety: Unify voice, video, data and wireless communications to connect with emergency services and community safety agencies to improve prevention, deterrence, detection and response.
- Virtual Classroom: Engage a wider student audience in a rich online interactive classroom with Cisco WebEx web conferencing that can deliver real-time instruction and multi-media educational content over the network.- Campus-wide Wireless Connectivity: Provide secure wireless network access to students, faculty, staff and guests so they can access the network at anytime and from anywhere.
- Collaborative Research: Learn how to connect your research facility to hundreds of other colleges and universities, as well as the National Science Foundation, Department of Education, NASA and many international education and research networks. http://www.cisco.com

Contact: John Morgan, 913-709-4913, jmorgan2@cisco.com



Booths 53/54: Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment.  Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Collaboration solutions from Polycom enable you to provide borderless education to more effectively engage your students, extend your reach, and expand your offerings while reducing administrative costs and improving staff productivity. Visit www.polycom.com/education or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward. http://www.polycom.com
Contact:
Marc McCormick, 408.685.6272, marc.mccormick@polycom.com



Booths 55/56: LifeSize is a pioneer and world leader in big-definition video collaboration. Designed to make video conferencing truly universal, our full range of open standards-based systems offer enterprise-class, IT-friendly technologies that enable genuine human interaction over any distance. Founded in 2003 and acquired by Logitech in 2009, LifeSize, with its committed to relentless innovation, continues to extend the highest-quality video conferencing capabilities to anyone anywhere. As a founding member the the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF), LifeSize partners with leading technology companies to enable interoperability of leading hardware and software solutions. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with regional offices throughout Europe and Asia Pacific and a network of over 1500 channel partner. http://www.lifesize.com
Contact:
Jennifer Hicks, 512.569.6704, jhicks@lifesize.com


PLATINUM PARTNER ($10,000-$14,999)


Booth 45: For schools and companies looking to connect with employees and key stakeholders, Data Projections provides intelligently designed communications environments for control rooms, corporate board rooms, training sites and other multi-media environments. Past success has come from our highly experienced people taking the time to fully understand the needs of our customers to provide creative solutions – solutions that ensure superior results and enable our clients to simply communicate. Data Projections is categorized as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and is certified as a Woman-Owned Business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We are also proud members of The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS/TAPS) and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). Today, with offices in the cities of Austin, Dallas, Houston, Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio, Data Projections continues to lead the way in expert engineering and design, support services, value pricing, cost reduction and technology education. http://www.dataprojections.com

Contact: Ken Conn, 713.344.9848,kconn@dataprojections.com


GOLD PARTNERS ($6,000-$9,999)


Booth 18: Desire2Learn Incorporated and its subsidiaries, including D2L Ltd., is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has offices and personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. Desire2Learn supports more than eight million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), 0808.234.6744 (U.K.) and 1800 656 210 (Australia).  http://www.desire2learn.com
Contact: Mick De Los Santos, 512.201.0356, Mick.Delossantos@desire2learn.com


Booths 42/43: Digital Resources, Inc. (DRI) is a full service company with expertise in sales, service, consulting, design, & system integration. We represent top tier manufacturers with products that support a variety of industry markets including: Broadcast, Education, Enterprise, Government, House of Worship, Live Event, Medical, Production and Post-Production. Our corporate office is located in Southlake, Texas which is centrally located between all the major cities in the South Central Region of the U.S. http://www.digitalresources.com
Contact: Nanette Cook, 817.980.2336, ncook@digitalresources.com 


Booth 44: OneVision Solutions distance learning video communication systems and services are available through the Texas DIR purchasing contract. From video network engineering, system deployment, project management and ongoing service and maintenance, OneVision is your one-stop-shop for videoconferencing.  OneVision Solutions is an authorized reseller for Cisco (Master Telepresence), Direct Packet Research & Polycom (Platinum Partner). http://www.onevisionsolutions.com
Contact: Brian Houts, 972.580.8345, bhouts@onevisionsolutions.com

Booth 50: VBrick is the leading provider of network based video delivery.  We offer solutions for streaming video to PCs, Macs, Mobile Devices (including iDevices) and more.  We also offer a comprehensive Digital Signage solution and seamlessly integrate with 3rd party Learning Management Systems and applications like Microsoft Lync, Sharepoint, Active Directory and more!  We also integrate into classroom environments with peripherals such as Interactive Digital Whiteboards, Document Cameras, Projectors and other video related devices.  Simply stated, we specialize in helping teachers broadcast, record and retrieve live and stored content in the easiest way possible.  We also help districts take advantage of existing Distance Learning investments by allowing you to both record and stream videoconferences originating on traditional videoconferencing equipment. http://www.vbrick.com
Contact:
John Copeland, 832.867.9397, johnc@vbrick.com


SILVER PARTNERS ($3,000-$5,999)


Booth 17: Dallas Learning Solutions, formerly Dallas TeleLearning, continues our legacy as a premier producer of college-level distance learning courseware. Remaining true to our mission of developing exceptional instructional content that offers students quality learning experiences, while accommodating their diverse learning styles, our courseware provides student-centered, dynamic content that includes videos and interactive activities designed to keep students engaged and motivated. Dallas Learning Solutions’ comprehensive courseware packages are designed to accommodate a faculty’s need for reliable, reusable, cost-effective content. While scalable, our courses can still be customized to fit personal instructional styles for use online and within a hybrid or face-to-face classroom.
 http://dls.dcccd.edu   
Contact: Cristin Thomas, 1-866-347-8576cjthomas@dcccd.edu



Booth 37: I-2-I Technologies is a Texas-based service provider and value-added reseller of integrated technology solutions with offices in Dallas, Houston, Tyler, and Waco. I-2-I specializes in providing complete turn-key solutions that fully support the educational and distance learning needs of instructors and students by providing comprehensive support of both the network and the application. http://www.itwoi.com
Contact: Chris Harmon, 972.422.9292, charmon@itwoi.com



Booth 6: Your voice. Their mind. A clear connection. Established in 1990, Lightspeed is the trusted provider in classroom audio.  Our innovative product line of classroom communication solutions offer teachers a clear connection with students - because children who hear every word, learn more.  As a company, that’s our highest reward. http://www.lightspeed-tek.com
Contact: Freda Ward, 800.732.8999, freda.ward@lightspeed-tek.com



Booth 31: Sonic Foundry, the world leader in lecture capture, will showcase the radical new developments and features of Mediasite 6.0 2013 and beyond. is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting solutions, providing video content management and distribution for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and webcast services of Mediasite Events, the company empowers people to advance how they share knowledge online, using video webcasts to bridge time and distance, enhance learning outcomes and improve performance. http://www.sonicfoundry.com
Contact: Victoria Dade,, 609.338.8037, vdade@sonicfoundry.com


(Non-Exhibiting Partner): South Texas College is a world-class comprehensive institution of higher learning providing premier educational and workforce programs and services in response to the needs of Hidalgo and Starr Counties. http://www.southtexascollege.edu 
Contact: Ana R. Peña 956-872-2582 arpena@southtexascollege.edu


 

Booth 16: Smarthinking, a member of the Pearson family, is the research based, research proven on-demand, online tutoring that educators choose to increase student achievement, boost retention, and enhance learning. Smarthinking connects students to expert educators anytime, from any Internet connection, 24/7. Live, on-demand tutoring is available in math, reading, writing, science, business, Spanish, computers & technology, and nursing & allied health. Smarthinking’s Online Writing Lab provides individual, personalized essay critiques and access to specialists such as ESL, Technical Writing or Creative Writing experts. Visit us to learn why over 1,000 institutions use Smarthinking services to help students succeed. http://www.smarthinking.com
Contact:
Mike Embry, 512.264.2989, membry@smarthinking.com



Booths 19/20: Visionality, (Designs That Compute) is an audio visual company which emphasizes videoconferencing. Since we entered the videoconferencing space we have focused on distance learning, serving many of the school districts, regional service centers and institutes of higher education in the state of Texas. With the evolution of videoconferencing our skills have been even more valuable in the Unified Communications space. Our background in within the infrastructure along with our skills in audio and visual make us the logical choice to help with UC projects. We can assist in the classroom and the boardroom and everything that connects the two. http://www.visionality.com
Contact: Howard Barnett, 972.523.4833, howard@visionality.com


BRONZE PARTNER ($1,000-$2,999)


(Non-Exhibiting Partner):
The mission of Texas A&M University-Kingsville is to develop well-rounded leaders and critical thinkers who can solve problems in an increasingly complex, dynamic and global society. Located in South Texas, the university is a teaching, research and service institution that provides access to higher education in an ethnically and culturally diverse region of the nation.


EXHIBITORS

Booth 46: Atomic Learning serves over 16 million individuals in more than 45 countries and is dedicated to providing educational resources that allow educators and learners of all ages to embrace technology. An integral part of your technology training initiatives, Atomic Learning provides the resources needed to ensure student success.  http://www.atomiclearning.com
Contact: Kelly Houle, 1-866-259-6890, khoule@atomiclearning.com



Booth 5: Instructure is a technology company committed to improving education. We provide instructors and students modern tools and resources to empower the learning experience. Founded by graduate students in collaboration with educational institutions, Instructure provides Canvas – the open, easy-to-use, cloud-native learning platform. http://www.instructure.com
Contact: Estelita Young, 972.839.2490, estelita@instructure.com



Booth 48: ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for audio, video and data multimedia communication. The performance and simplicity of its advanced comprehensive solutions enhance the quality of life. ClearOne products offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability and scalability. http://www.clearone.com
Contact: Tim Mackie, 512.687.1025, tim.mackie@clearone.com


Booth 35: One million students in 6,000 classrooms worldwide use Echo360 active learning technology to enhance their educational experience before, during and after class. Developed for educators by educators, Echo360 increases participation, records course instruction, and delivers usage analytics to gauge student progress. Students watch and collaborate on any device, anytime, anywhere. http://echo360.com/
Contact: Scott Dawe, 713.412.8503, sdawe@echo360.com



Booth 7:
Follett Virtual Bookstores (FVB) is the nation’s leading on-line educational materials distribution company. We develop an exclusive website for your school where students may order their materials. Students may purchase new, used, or digital books and even rent them. Over 300 K-12 and Higher Education institutions have partnered with FVB. http://www.fheg.follett.com/virtual/intro.cfm
Contact: Tammy Reed, 708.437.5544, treed@fvb.follett.com



Booth 22: The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts Office of Distance Education is a comprehensive K-12 distance learning provider. ASMSA ODE currently serves more than 2500 students in over 70 districts offering compressed interactive video coursework in virtually all disciplines. http://ode.asmsa.org
Contact: Chris Robbins, (501) 622-5100, crobbins@asmsa.org



Booth 10: Insight Public Sector understands the unique IT challenges that public agencies, educational institutions and local municipalities face every day. We have a distinguished track record of helping organizations address their IT needs and improve their technologies while streamlining management and reducing their overall cost of ownership.  http://www.ips.insight.com
Contact: Blythe Groves, (512) 692-2024,  blythe.groves@insight.com




Booth 47: Kaltura has developed the first open source video platform for video management, creation, interaction and collaboration. Kaltura's platform enables education institutions to seamlessly and cost-effectively integrate advanced interactive rich-media functionalities. With over 150,000 publishers, Kaltura is famous for flexibility, customizability, and end-to-end support for all your rich-media needs. http://www.kaltura.com
Contact: Wade Howard, 512.695.6257, wade.howard@kaltura.com

Booth 33: ProctorU provides distance proctoring services for institutions that offer examinations online. The service allows students to take exams from anywhere in a secured environment. ProctorU offers live, person-to-person, real time monitoring to more than 250 colleges, universities and certification organizations including the University of Florida and Northwestern University.  http://www.proctoru.com/
Contact: Don Kassner, 925.415.6058, dkassner@proctoru.com



Booth 1:
Video Scheduler is an advanced video conference scheduling and management platform from Renovo Software. Video Scheduler empowers your network users and administrators with the tools to schedule and manage on-demand, future, or recurring video conferences. Users can access scheduling and administrative interfaces from any device, through any major internet browser. http://www.renovosoftware.com
Contact: Ted Nafzger, 952.933.2475, tnafzger@renovosoftware.com


  
Booth 2: SKC provides technology solutions that enable our clients to better collaborate, communicate and connect with their key stakeholders - any time and any place. We focus on ensuring you have the right communications technology to achieve your business goals now and in the future.  http://www.skccom.com
Contact: Tina Lang, 913.543.7129, tina.lang@skccom.com


Booth 32: Our mission is to organize and analyze data that empowers people to make smarter decisions. SmarterServices analyzes data about students, faculty, teachers, employees, and courses. We provide SmarterMeasure- online learning readiness indicator; SmarterSurveys- end-of-course survey management service; SmarterFaculty- database of online faculty; and SmarterProctors- database of test proctors. http://www.smarterservices.com
Contact: Alan Manley, 877.499.7627, alan@smarterservices.com



Booth 38: SoftChalk content authoring and hosting solutions are critical to the success of e-learning initiatives, providing educators an easy, affordable way to create, organize and share interactive content that engages students and inspires learning. Lesson content can be delivered in a LMS, on a web-server, mobile devices or in the cloud. http://www.softchalk.com
Contact: Paul Miller, 1-877-638-2425, paul@softchalk.com



Booth 21: The College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University offers several online programs. These programs include approved master’s degrees, alternative teacher certification, and a virtual instructor certificate. http://education.tamu.edu/
Contact
: Cruz Quiroz, 979.862.7573, 


 

Booth 30: Choice. Flexibility. Quality. That's what the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) offers! TxVSN provides online courses to students in public school districts and open-enrollment charter school. The Texas Virtual School Network is a clearinghouse of rigorous online courses offered by approved providers approved by the Texas Education Agency. http://www.txvsn.org
Contact: Verneshia Durden, 713.696.8239, vdurden@hcde-texas.org


OFFICE OF ONLINE PROGRAMS
Booth 29: “Best Practices in Undergraduate Teaching and Learning” project. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board supported the Office of Online Programs, University of Houston – Clear Lake to create twelve online professional developmental modules for educators across the United States. http://b3308-adm.uhcl.edu/thecb
Contact: Jackie Jing-Fong Hsu, 281.283.2531, hsu@uhcl.edu


SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Booth 15: The University of Houston-Clear Lake Instructional Design and Technology program gives its students a firm foundation of knowledge in an evolving field of study. Graduates of the program qualify for careers in healthcare, business and industry, higher education, and elementary and secondary schools. http://www.uhcl.edu
Contact: David Benz, 281.283.3614, benzda@uhcl.edu




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