June 20-23, 2017

Washington, DC

EdMedia Social Events

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings

Wednesday & Thursday 12:30 PM – 1:30PM 


Private Smithsonian Tours – FREE!

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 1:30PM – 4PM, Friday: 11:15AM – 2:15PM
  • smithsonianRegister for Metro transportation guided by a professional Washington Walks tour guide directly to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. There you will be greeted by a Docent for a private guided tour of the museum! Registration is FREE, but registration is REQUIRED.
  • Registration required. Groups are limited to less than 20 attendees. 


Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Private Tour

Tuesday: 9:15AM and 12PM, Thursday: 11:15AM 

  • Register for private tours & Metro transportation guided by a professional Washington Walks Tour Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.  There, your personal docent will tour with Museum in a private group of 20 EdMedia attendees through “the world’s preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs.” http://naturalhistory.si.edu/about.html  
  • Registration required. Groups are limited to less than 20 attendees. 

Newcomer Welcome

Wednesday, June 21, 10AM – 10:30AM
  • If this is your first time to EdMedia, join for this fun opportunity to meet fellow attendees and members of the Executive Committee!

Welcome Party with Live Music, Food, Drinks & Fun!

Wednesday, June 21, 6:30PM – 8PM
  • All attendees welcome to join as we welcome you to EdMedia 2017 with LIVE music, mingling, and refreshments!

Research/Technical Showcases & Pecha Kucha Presentations

Thursday, June 22nd, 5:15-6:45 PM
  • Poster SessionsInformal and popular venue for exchanging ideas!
  • With snacks & cash bar
  • All attendees welcome
  • Pecha Kucha is the Japanese word for “chit-chat”. Watch as specially selected poster presenters have less than 7 minutes to present their findings in 20 slides! Award given to best presentation!

Complimentary Topics Lunch!

Wednesday – Friday, 12:15PM -1:30 PM
  • Register now to join your attendees each day for the complimentary topics lunch! Tables will be displayed with the following topics and open seating for attendees to enjoy some networking, connecting, and conversations over the following topics:
    • E-learning Scenarios (Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom)
    • Engagement & Motivation
    • Mobile Learning
    • Gamification
    • Learner Analytics
    • Online Assessments
    • Big Data
    • Social Software (Collaborative Learning)
    • MOOC’s
    • “Sorry, I can’t chat. I have to finish my presentation” 🙂

Emerging Scholar SIG Social Event!

Thursday, June 22nd, 7:30PMthe Capitol at night
  • Join with fellow grad students and local D.C. Executive Committee Members for a social night out on the town!
    More info coming soon…

Potomac Monuments Riverboat Tour

Friday, June 23rd 4:30PM – 9PM 

  • Let’s end EdMedia 2017 with Happy Hour and hors d’oeuvres on the Potomac River!Layout 1
    We invite all attendees and guest to register to share a toast together to close EdMedia 2017 and to congratulate the Outstanding Paper & Poster Award Recipients on board the Cherry Blossom – an authentic split sternwheeler – a re-creation of a 19th century Victorian riverboat touring the Washington, D.C. Monuments along the Potomac River.
  • Registration Required – includes: drinks, food, music and round trip! More information TBA.