• Kate Darling, PhD.

    Leading Expert in Social Robotics & MIT Media Lab Research Specialist

    Dr. Kate Darling is a leading expert in Robot Ethics and a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Kate explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. Kate has a background in law & economics and intellectual property. She has researched economic incentives in copyright and patent systems and has taken a role as intellectual property expert at multiple academic and private institutions. Her passion for technology and robots has led her to interdisciplinary fields. After co-teaching a robot ethics course at Harvard Law School with Professor Lawrence Lessig, she began to work at the intersection of law and robotics, with a focus on legal and social issues. Kate’s work has been featured in Vogue, The New Yorker, The Guardian, BBC, NPR, PBS, The Boston Globe, Forbes, CBC, WIRED, Boston Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, Die Zeit, The Japan Times, and more. Kate graduated from law school with honors and holds a doctorate of sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and an honorary doctorate of sciences from Middlebury College. She is the caretaker for several domestic robots, including her Pleos Yochai, Peter, and Mr. Spaghetti.

    Check out Kate’s 11-minute TedTalk video ~ Why we have an emotional connection to robots

  • Dr. Lori Elliott

    Author of Project-Based Learning Anywhere, Presenter, Content developer, & Educational Consultant

    Dr. Lori Elliott is an enthusiastic and creative educator. She has served as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and literacy coordinator during her almost 30 years in education. Dr. Elliott is the author of Project-Based Learning Anywhere. She partners with educators across the country and internationally to teach, learn, plan, and implement best instructional practices. Her passions include Project-Based Learning, technology integration, literacy, and authentic learning practices. Lori is well-known for providing humorous, engaging, and practical presentations. Her energy and love for teaching and learning is contagious.
  • NHCTMTC "Shift Happens" YouTube Channel

    Check out videos on the Virtual CMTC20 ~ Shifts Happen! YouTube Channel to learn “how to use REMO” our virtual conference platform, view short trailers for some of our concurrent sessions, preview Devin Siebold our Tuesday afternoon Social Hour comedian, and more . . .

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Virtual & Onsite Registration is now LIVE ~ early-bird discount through October 22nd!!!

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Welcome

Christa McAuliffe was our New Hampshire "teacher in space" astronaut who died in the Challenger shuttle launch on January 28th, 1986.

In Christa's memory and in keeping with her spirit this conference is designed to highlight the sharing of successful technology practices among educators. The conference serves as a forum for exchanging technology-based success stories, integration tips, instructional strategies, technical solutions, and management techniques, that really work in the learning environment.

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Conference Options

Tuesday (11/30) & Wednesday (12/1) Onsite at the DoubleTree in Manchester

  • Onsite registration (1-day or 2-day) includes lunch, parking, and access to all onsite conference events
  • Presentations by keynote and spotlight speakers
  • Over 60 concurrent sessions and approximately 12 BYOD workshops
  • Onsite attendees will have access to all recorded virtual content following the conference
  • Raffle prizes include gift certificates and a limited number of the Christa McAuliffle Commemorative Silver Dollars

Monday (11/29), Tuesday (11/30), Wednesday (12/1), & Thursday (12/2) Virtual via Remo & Zoom

  • Virtual registration includes access to approximately 50 concurrent sessions, 5 BYOD workshops, and a variety networking activities spread over all 4 days
  • Onsite keynote presentations, keynote concurrent sessions, and spotlight concurrent sessions will be live streamed and recorded for future access
  • Raffle prizes include gift certificates and a limited number of the Christa McAuliffle Commemorative Silver Dollars

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Duty of Care

CMTC21 Duty Of Care & COVID-19 Readiness

Keeping You Safe & Healthy at the 2021 Christa McAuliffe Transforming, Teaching, & Technology Conference (CMTC21)

The CMTC21 Steering Committee has endorsed the following Duty of Care for CMTC21 which will help keep all of us safe when attending the event in-person at the DoubleTree Hotel in Manchester, NH.

Please click here for our Duty of Care plan.