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ISTE 2012 > At A Glance > What To Know

At a Glance What To Know

Don't Lose Your Seat—Preregister and Arrive Early
Conference Planner
Look everywhere for ISTE's NETS!
Take Your Learning Back
WiFi at ISTE 2012
Video-On-Demand Content
Room Capacity
Age Restriction
Do Your Part: Resources and Responsibility
Consent to Use Video and/or Photographic Images

Don't Lose Your Seat—Preregister and Arrive Early

BYOD sessions require preregistration—seats not filled five minutes before session start time will be released to those waiting in stand-by line on a first-come basis. Those preregistered will be admitted at front of line if seats remain. Fee events (workshops, SIG Forums, etc.) also require preregistration. Seats not pre-sold can be purchased at the door. Sold seats not filled will not be released. All "regular" conference session seating on a first-come, first-served basis—arrive early to avoid being shut out!

Conference Planner

The conference planner is a powerful tool to help you get the most out of the conference. Onsite you can create, print, and get help at the Doctor Is In station. You can also use the conference mobile app to access your conference planner and update your schedule.

Look everywhere for ISTE's NETS!

From the sessions in the conference program to exhibiting companies in the Exhibit Hall, ISTE has helped identify which of the NETS for students, teachers, administrators, and coaches apply to what you are learning. Visit ISTE Central in the Sails Pavilion for information on how to use the NETS and other resources to prepare students to live, learn, and work in a technology-powered world.

Take Your Learning Back

Check session listings online for speaker-uploaded handouts and look for more information about viewing sessions via Video-on-Demand (VOD). You will also be able to purchase and download Executive Summaries of selected sessions that list top-ten session takeaways, links to referenced resources, and critical points presented during the session. Find out more on the Conference Takeaways page.

WiFi at ISTE 2012

Our free network is accessible in all SDCC meeting rooms and public spaces except the expo floor. While network performance can fluctuate due to the number and location of concurrent users, we have worked hard to ensure a robust, high-speed connection. Our onsite network SSID is iste2012. Stop by the Doctor Is in Ballroom 6 Lobby for assistance with configurations.

See ISTE's Resources and Responsibility policy.

Video-On-Demand Content

Sessions captured for VOD viewing are available at Look for the VOD icon online and throughout the program for a complete listing of recorded sessions. Videos will be posted within 48 hours of their session's originally scheduled time and will remain available for approximately one year.

Room Capacity

Standing or sitting in aisles of session rooms is not permitted. All rooms are set to the maximum attendance allowed by the fire marshal. All participants will be asked to leave the session room at the end of the session.

Age Restriction

To provide all ISTE attendees an optimal learning environment, children under the age of 16, including "babes in arms," are not permitted in sessions, workshops, or the Exhibit Hall during show hours, installation, or dismantling, with the exception of badged student presenters under the age of 16 who are permitted when accompanied by adult chaperones. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this policy.

Do Your Part: Resources and Responsibility

ISTE's goal is to provide a positive experience for all participants. We ask that you consider your impact and make good choices when using shared resources onsite at the conference and when engaging in community activities. With this in mind, we ask that all participants:

  • Be mindful of the parameters of shared bandwidth
  • When possible, use only one device at a time to access the web
  • Disable web-seeking on devices not in use
  • Power/charge devices to their fullest before arriving onsite (do not bring and/or daisy- chain powerstrips in public spaces or meeting rooms)
  • Avoid downloading large files onsite
  • Limit streaming activity during peak hours or in crowded locations (i.e. Keynotes or Spotlight sessions)
  • Use only the established wireless network SSID or 4G connections for the conference

View a complete copy of ISTE's Resources and Community Respect document.

Consent to Use Video and/or Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in ISTE meetings, conferences, and other activities, constitutes an agreement by the registrant allowing ISTE's use and distribution of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videos, websites, electronic reproductions, and audio of all events and activities.


ISTE 2012 Important Dates

October 3, 2011
Registration opens

October 5, 2011
Call for participation closes

November 2, 2011
Housing reservations open

February 15, 2012
Program online, add workshops and tours

March 31, 2012
Super Early-Bird registration deadline

April 11, 2012
Housing cancellation deadline, no fee

May 1, 2012
Early-Bird registration deadline

June 6, 2012
Online housing reservations close

June 8, 2012
Mail registrations close

June 18, 2012
Web/phone/fax registrations close

June 18, 2012
Deadline for cancellations (accepted in writing)

June 23–27, 2012
Onsite registration at San Diego Convention Center