The BorderLink and Desert Without Borders Projects at the Imperial County Office of Education will host the Imperial Valley Educational Technology Conference on Friday and Saturday at Southwest High School in El Centro.
The community is invited, at no charge, to attend the keynote address by John Kuglin, director of educational outreach, University of Montana, from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Southwest Performing Arts Theatre.
The keynote, titled "The Technology Puzzle: Understanding and Connecting the Pieces," will address the applications of cutting-edge technology as schools and students transition into the new millennium. The presentation will highlight emerging Internet, video, computer and satellite technologies with suggestions for implementing these tools in a cohesive manner.
The conference will continue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Conference participants will have 50 technology presentations, hands-on workshops and commercial sessions offered. An exhibit hall with more than 25 local and national vendors will feature current hardware, software and other materials related to educational and business technology.