Orlando, Florida

JUNE 21 – 23, 2021


 
 
 


CERTIFIED 2021 ANNOUNCEMENTS

December 11, 2020

Registration Coming Soon!

Check back for updates on CERTIFIED 2021!

New for CERTIFIED 2021 – A Hybrid Format

As the world is evolving, so are we. CERTIFIED 2021 will be held as a hybrid event. Remember the excitement of the live event with great food and networking with peers across the country? We plan to bring that back in 2021 and will be meeting and learning in-person at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. There will be keynotes, workshops, breakout sessions, testing labs, networking opportunities, and of course, great food. We will also bring back the best of CERTIFIED 2020 Virtual with a limited online conference pass for those unable to attend in person. This pass will grant access to a livestream of all keynotes, livestream of select breakout sessions and workshops, online Certiport What’s New pages, and online exhibit booths.

One of the many things we have learned in 2020 is that THINGS CAN CHANGE. We are prepared to offer a complete virtual event that would also be a great learning, development, and networking opportunity if needed. If we do need to cancel the in-person event, all those who registered for the in-person event will be moved to the virtual event and refunded the difference between the two registrations.

We look forward to reconnecting with all of you in 2021! Please email us at certifiedconf@certiport.com with any questions.


WHAT IS CERTIFIED?

CERTIFIED is the only education conference dedicated to exploring the pure potential and promise of certification in the classroom. Don’t miss this opportunity to listen, learn, and collaborate with a community of educators who share your passion for using certification to improve education and change lives.

ABOUT CERTIFIED

How much can technology certification really impact your classroom, your career, and the lives of your students? Join us at CERTIFIED 2021 to find out. CERTIFIED is the only education conference dedicated exclusively to exploring the full promise of certification in the classroom—by providing administrators, teachers, and industry experts with an engaging, energized forum for professional development, sharing their ideas, and experiences. Don’t miss this opportunity to listen, learn, and collaborate with a community of educators who share your passion for using certification to improve education and change lives.

  • Connect with a growing community that shares your passion for using certification to expand your students’ potential and change their lives.

    Collaborate with administrators, teachers, and industry experts on ways to make certification a more effective educational tool.

    Learn from your colleagues by attending a full schedule of sessions and activities—all led by fellow educators and certification experts.

    Develop your own skills and professional credentials by getting certified onsite for the technology you teach.

    Enjoy plenty of great after-hours activities in a fun, relaxed environment—including an exclusive invitation to the 2021 Microsoft Office Specialist and Adobe Certified Associate U.S. National Championship awards ceremony.

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CALL FOR SESSIONS


Do you run a successful certification program? Are you an innovative teacher who loves to go above and beyond the call of duty? Is your school forging new paths or setting new standards in excellence that you just can’t wait to tell others about?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you may be exactly who we are looking for! The Call for Sessions for CERTIFIED 2020 is now open.

AGENDA

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7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Certification Lab
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Learning and Practice Lab
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Coffee + Small Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Workshops
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch / Sponsor Exhibit
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Workshops
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Free Time / Focus Groups / TBD
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Keynote Speaker – Victor Rios | Associate Dean of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM CERTIFIED Opening Party

BREAKOUT SESSIONS


Real Stories, Real Ideas, with Real Impact at CERTIFIED 2020 Breakout Sessions

What’s the full impact of technology certification? Come hear firsthand stories during breakout sessions at CERTIFIED 2020, where fellow educators and certification experts share how certification has impacted their teaching strategies and improved their students’ lives. Go beyond the classroom to see how certification is helping students secure internships, jobs, and gainful employment. Join us at the grand Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas, Texas.

Click the session times listed on the left to see the descriptions of the breakout sessions you can look forward to at CERTIFIED 2020.

REGISTRATION AND PRICING


Register today to begin your CERTIFIED 2021 experience:

Early bird pricing

  • Register early for BIG savings. If you register by April 1, 2021, you will receive $100 off the price of the full conference pass.

Group discount

  • Groups of 5 or more will receive an additional 10% discount.

What does the conference fee include?

  • Please refer to the table on the right for conference fee inclusions.

    PLEASE NOTE: Certiport has negotiated an exclusive $165/night hotel rate at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. To receive the discounted rate, you must book your room through the CERTIFIED 2021 hotel registration site.

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Early-Bird Pricing

  • Admission to all sessions
  • Admission to all networking events
  • Admission to all conference meals
  • Conference materials and promo items
  • Discounted hotel room rates

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR CERTIFIED ATTENDEES

Learn, Practice, and Certify—Free of Charge

  • Your best pathway to certification success involves three steps: LEARN – PRACTICE – CERTIFY

    To show you exactly how this process works—and why it’s so successful—we’re offering every registered CERTIFIED 2021 attendee a FREE bundle that includes:

    • LEARN: One free subscription to both Learn Key and CCI training materials
    • PRACTICE: One free GMetrix Practice Test voucher
    • CERTIFY: One free Certiport certification exam voucher to use at CERTIFIED 2021
  • This FREE bundle is worth up to $326, so don’t miss this chance to make it a part of your CERTIFIED 2021 experience!
    * Free bundle will be sent a month prior to the event

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Victor Rios

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Dr. Victor Rios

Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Craig Bushman

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VP of Marketing, Certiport

Charisse Childers Ph.D

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The Adobe Certified Associate and Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship


Experience the power of the certification at the Adobe and Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship. As a CERTIFIED 2021 attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the excitement and competition of both the Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship—a nationwide competition that tests top students’ on their Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills, and the Adobe Certified Associate U.S. National Championship—a national competition that tests students’ design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. This includes attending the exclusive awards ceremony and watching each states’ champions compete for gold and a chance to represent the U.S. at the 2021 World Championship in Anaheim, California.

5 REASONS TO ATTEND CERTIFIED


 
  • Improve Your Skills.

    Enhance your teaching skills and professional credentials by taking a test and becoming certified while you attend the conference.

  • Expand Your Potential.

    Gain the practical knowledge and deep insights you need to make a positive difference with certification, plan for the future, and become a stronger certification advocate for your school.

  • Live their Stories.

    Explore the impact certification is having on real students’ and teachers’ lives by hearing their stories and exploring their experiences first-hand.

  • Listen, Learn, Relax.

    CERTIFIED 2021 will be at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, a relaxing retreat that is within walking distance of Disney Springs©.

  • Connect and Collaborate.

    Form close, meaningful connections with hundreds of fellow educators and certification experts as you share ideas, compare strategies, and learn from each other’s successes in keynotes, breakout sessions, and one-on-one conversations.

 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please see the Registration and Pricing section to view the details of each conference fee.

VENUE


CERTIFIED 2021 will take place at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel.

To receive the special conference rate, you must book your room through the CERTIFIED 2021 hotel registration site! If you have any questions or problems reserving your room, or if you need to change your reservation, please contact the hotel directly.

*Registration for the CERTIFIED conference does not guarantee room availability at the conference hotel. Once the room block for the conference is full, you may have to find lodging at another hotel nearby.

Address: 1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Phone: (407) 827-4000

Special Rate for Attendees: $165/Night


CONTACT


If you have any questions, please contact the event team at certifiedconf@certiport.com.

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