Thousands have gathered for the past few days at the ScotiaBank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls for the incredible CONNECT 2018 event.


CONNECT is Canada’s largest education technology conference with over 2,000 participants, a myriad of exhibitors, speakers  and sponsors, who all united together with the common goal of sharing and expanding the horizons of education technology in the global and digital economy.

The conference which wraps tomorrow, is all about learning, debating, networking, exchanging ideas and being inspired as we move to the future of education.


Below, founder Dino Miele who was inspired to create CONNECT has seen it grow by leaps and bounds yearly since its inception in 2011 with participants that now include educators, leaders, chief information officers, directors of education, IT experts, business managers, government sector institutions and more that are all committed to gathering once a year to enhance teaching practices with the use of technology.


The 27,000 square foot Exhibitor Showcase featured all of the latest…

Below, having fun with the 3-D Printing Claw Machine from formlabs…

3d printing

Checking out the latest in educational robot technology…


Or how about a robot from Spectrum Nasco  that can help you with math.  Math actually sounds like it could be fun !

math robot

Experts were on hand to answer questions, give practical hands on experience and more…


And share a few laughs …


Below,  the latest in digital signage media players for the classroom and school….from watching the team football game to morning announcements who needs that old PA system when you can use this system by BrightSign?


The conference had some excellent speakers that engaged in bold and thought-provoking conversations on how the education sector and business can work together to support students by cultivating 21st century skills.

Below, Dr. Mary Donohue, addresses the crowd for a Thursday afternoon talk.


Recognized as one of the 18 Outstanding Women in Tech and Diversity MBA’s top 50 under 50, Dr. Donohue is a leading social scientist, a world-renowned speaker and TEDX presenter, bestselling author, television personality and columnist and had the crowd captivated in the auditorium at the Convention Centre.

Overall CONNECT was an entertaining and educational experience that brought so many sectors together, with so much ground breaking technology that you couldn’t help but think that it may nice to be back in school again!

CONNECT runs through until Friday April 27.  For more information visit the website HERE.

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