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The Central Rivers Student Technology Conference is a chance for K-12  students to collaborate with, learn from, and present to others how they are utilizing technology to drive their own learning;  shifting their learning environment and making connections beyond the classroom

The 2019 conference will take place at the Central Rivers AEA facility in Cedar Falls on April 26th 9:00-12:00.  New for this year is the AT Challenge.  See below for more information and the link to sign up.


Session submission is now open!

We ask that each application include a teacher contact or sponsor that will be attending with the student(s). The same teacher can be a sponsor for multiple presentations or groups of students.  Sessions will last 1/2 an hour.  Please submit your session submission by February 22nd.  You will then be notified if your session is accepted.

Submit your session now!


Registration is also open!

Please remember that we are limiting registration to ten students per district at this time. You may register students beyond ten, but only the first ten will be accepted at this time. We want to ensure that as many districts as possible can participate in the conference. Any registrations beyond the first ten will be automatically moved to a wait list based on the order the registration was received.  You will be notificed at a later date if your waitlisted students are able to attend.

Register now!


New for the 2019 Central Rivers AEA Student Technology Conference is the AT Challenge!!

AT stands for Assistive Technology and students are challenged to design a device utilizing technology that would assist a student with a physical disability.  Devices will be shared and judged at the Student Technology Conference.

The design must include the following:

  • A movable part that serves a purpose
  • The part must move on its own

Students will present to a panel of judges:

  • The purpose of the device and justification (explain how it meets the need).
  • A model of the device (can be a prototype).
  • The development process (emphasizing the engineering process).
  • The challenges you had in designing your device and how you overcame them.
  • How you made and/or programmed the device that made it move.
  • AT Challenge Rubric

Sign up for the AT Challenge
If you have questions about the AT Challenge, please contact Ashley Flatebo (  If you have any questions about the conference itself, please contact Michelle Cowell (

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Whether you are presenting a session or just attending, don’t forget to fill out your media release form.  Please fill out and return the form to Michelle Cowell.  You can return them via van mail or email.

Student Media Release Form

Teacher Chaperone Media Release Form

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Please remember the focus of this conference is the students and giving them an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills. Please feel free to ask questions to further your own knowledge but refrain from directing the learning from the students.  We encourage you to be observers and learners and soak up the awesomeness that surrounds you!