2012 NMC Summer Conference, hosted by MIT

June 12, 2012 - June 15, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology


The NMC Summer Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting an audience of hundreds of highly skilled professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry.

Registration is Now Closed!

Save the dates now for what promises to be one of the best NMC Summer Conferences ever! Every year, hundreds of educators, technologists, and learning enthusiasts gather to explore and discuss the integration of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry at the NMC Summer Conference.

For 2012, the NMC Community will be the honored guests of the host university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Cambridge on June 12-15.


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From the technologies that drive student engagement, to innovations in creating, sharing, and collaborating on information, to the devices and infrastructure that make it all possible, the NMC Summer Conference curriculum always attracts a wide range of attendees. And, as the promise of technology becomes real for more and more institutions on a day-to-day basis, we are welcoming more people into the NMC Community and into our conversations about digital storytelling, the demands of the collaborative classroom, applications of innovations in the Arts and Sciences, and more.

Faculty in new media disciplines, mid- to upper-management personnel, and senior technologists at museums, colleges, and universities will continue to find the NMC Summer Conference one of the most relevant and engaging weeks of their year. The gathering also serves as a unique opportunity for the NMC Community to come together in person to discuss the state of education and our roles as innovators. The passion we all share for learning and creative inquiry is unequalled by any other organization, and every June we relish the chance to reintroduce ourselves to each other and the work we are all doing to transform the lives of students and teachers.

This year, the NMC Summer Conference will feature new Session Paths that will help to spark new thinking and ideas: Imagine, Explore, Play, Create, Transform and Reflect. These pre-selected, highlighted sessions will feature speakers and panels with significance and relevance for anyone interested in the particular path.  All include topics related to higher education, K-12 Education, and Museums and Informal Learning.

The conference will also include the always-popular Five Minutes of Fame, Poster and Interactive Sessions, an Art Show, and Thought Leader Sessions. Additional Preconference Workshops will be available Tuesday, June 12. See all the particulars on the Summer Conference Program page.

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Conference registration rates include:  Participation in all conference sessions (excluding any Preconference Workshops), continental breakfast (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday), lunch (Wednesday, Thursday), Tuesday Opening Reception and Corporate Partner Showcase, Wednesday Reception and Dancing at the MIT Media Lab, and a conference t-shirt. Tickets to both the Tuesday Reception and Wednesday Reception, as well as the conference t-shirt, must be ordered in advance of the conference (cut-off dates will be noted on the registration form). 

Guest registration rates include:  Tuesday Opening Reception and Corporate Partner Showcase, and the Wednesday Reception and Dancing at the MIT Media Lab. 


Online registration is available April 13, 2012 - May 10, 2012, closing at 11:59 PM Pacific Time of the end date. Late registration fees apply thereafter.

Registration Category Regular Member Non-Member Conference Host Student Guest
Regular $595 $795 $495 $595 $150
Late $649 $849 $549 $649 $175


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