June 20-23, 2017

Washington, DC

EdMedia Social Events

Private Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Tours – FREE!

Tuesday, 9:15 AM & 1:30 PM; Wednesday & Thursday: 1:30 PM;  Friday: 11:15 AM


  • Register for Metro transportation escort directly to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. There you will be greeted by a Smithsonian Docent for a private guided tour of the museum!
  • Allow 3 hours total travel & tour time.
  • Registration required. Groups are limited to 20 attendees. 

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Private Tours

Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Thursday: 11:15 AM – 3:15 PM 

  • 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 20 attendees. 

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings

Wednesday – Friday 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM in Banneker


Newcomer Welcome

Wednesday, June 21, 8:00 AM in Edison Ballroom D
  • If this is your first time to EdMedia, join for this fun opportunity to meet fellow attendees and members of the Executive Committee!

Complimentary Topics Lunch!

Wednesday & Thursday, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM in Edison Ballroom D
  • 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” 🙂
  • Daily pre-registration is required. 

Disco in DC Welcome Party!

Wednesday, June 21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in Edison Ballroom D
  • Disco in DCAll attendees & a guest welcome to join as we welcome you to EdMedia 2017! Be sure to wear your favorite 70s looks because we are lighting up the dance floor with a DISCO NIGHT IN DC!
  • Disco DJ, drinks mingling, and hors d’oeuvres!

Research/Technical Showcases & Pecha Kucha Presentations

Thursday, June 22nd, 5:30 PM in Edison Ballroom D
  • 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!

Emerging Scholar SIG Social Event!

Thursday, June 22nd, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PMthe Capitol at night
  • Join with fellow grad students and local D.C. Executive Committee Members for a social night out on the town!
  • Meet in the hotel lobby for departure.

FREE Movie Screening: Hidden Figures

Thursday, June 22nd, 7:45 PM in Wright
  • Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.
  • Popcorn and snacks provided.

Closing Lunch Reception

Friday, June 23rd, 12:45 PM in Edison Ballroom D

All attendees are welcome to attend a free plated lunch reception to close out our time

together in DC. We’ll also have a special invitation to EdMedia 2018 in Amsterdam!

Potomac Monuments Riverboat Tour

Friday, June 23rd 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM 



  • This narrated sightseeing cruise includes 2 drinks and features iconic monuments and memorials such as: the Jefferson Memorial, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Washington Monument, Memorial Bridge and the 14th Street Bridge.
  • Round-trip departs from Alexandria City Marina – 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 at 5:15PM and returns at 7:15PM. *Take the complimentary Kings Street Trolley to Union Square and follow signs to Alexandria Waterfront.
  • Guests may disembark at Georgetown to shop, sightsee or dine and return to original departure. **You must pick up a return ticket (included) if you plan to disembark at Georgetown.**
  • Registration Required – Discounted (30% off) tickets include 2 complimentary drinks!