On the drive back from a visit a local school district in 2010, Steve Clemons, assistant superintendent and chief information officer of the San Diego County Office of Education, noted that the influx of various tablet devices, ultra notebooks, and other computing tools was causing some confusion amongst even the techno-savvy. As such, he thought it would be a good idea to provide the education leaders throughout the county with an opportunity to learn more about the myriad tools and services in the market but in a no-pressure, educational environment.
With the help of the Classroom of the Future Foundation and the generous donation of funds from local manufacturers and service providers, Innovation Day--An Education Electronics Showcase--was born. Since then, Innovation Day has become an event for education leaders (i.e. chief technology officers, superintendents, principals, educators, etc.) to convene and explore emerging technologies as well as those currently available in the field. The event features presentations, product and service exhibitions, as well as Think Tanks for teams of educators to discuss their current and future state of innovation.
Past exhibitors include:
This year's Innovation Day III event will convene at the new, state-of-the-art San Diego Central Library on Feb. 20, 2014.