ACTEM 2022 Fall Conference

35th Annual Education Technology Conference

October 13-14, 2022 • Augusta Civic Center

Connection and Reconnection

After two-years of Covid and Virtual Conferences we are back live,

in person at  the Augusta Civic Center this fall! 

Our two-day conference typically brings together over 500+ attendees and features 120+ workshop sessions and 35+ exhibitors.

Link to see the line-up of workshops scheduled for the 2022 Conference - Fall Conference Schedule Google Sheet 

You can also see the full schedule and more on our app @ or Via the Sched App!


Online Attendee Registration


We are so excited to welcome folks back to the Augusta Civic Center for the 35th annual ACTEM Fall Conference.

The theme of the conference is Connection and Reconnection which we are all doing at school and with friends after spending time apart due to COVID.

Early Bird Registration

(Through September 23, 2022)

Registration Fee

(Includes membership)

ACTEM Member Rate
 One Day  $130  $110
 Two Days  $220  $200
 Registration (After 9/23/22)    
 One Day  $160  $140
 Two Days  $250  $230
Special Group Rates Available for schools/districts bringing 25+ attendees  Contact  



Standard Booth - $1,000   --Standard booth features a 8’ x 15’ space and includes one table & chairs. 

Learning Booth - $2,200   --  Includes a 20’ X 20’ area draped on three sides with, custom number of tables and 10+ seating for a presentation area (upon request).   

ACTEM 2022 Exhibit Hall Map
Check out the Exhibit Hall Map  and select your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice exhibit spaces to include on your registration form.
Exhibitor Registration Now Open!

Online Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor have a variety of sponsorship opportunities to increase their visibility at the conference as well.

Contact for more details.

Click here for the ACTEM 2022 Exhibitor Information Packet 

Keynote Speakers

Thursday Keynote:  Carla Jefferson

Carla Jefferson is the proud principal of the Darlington County Virtual Academy for the Darlington County School District in South Carolina.  A 24 year veteran educator, she has been a classroom teacher, school level curriculum facilitator, and district level administrator. Her motto, “Why Not Darlington?”, inspired by a colleague, motivates her to fight for digital equity, not only for the children of Darlington County, but children all over the world. 

Carla is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Educator/Trainer/Innovator, 2017 PBS Lead Digital Innovator for South Carolina, a frequent ISTE presenter and a 2020 ISTE featured speaker.   Her work has been highlighted in several publications including ISTE Empowered Learner, Tech & Learning Magazine, and District Administrator. Carla is a current member of the ISTE Board of Directors and has served on the ISTE Digital Equity and EdLeaders PLN Leadership teams.  She also served as a member of the South Carolina ASCD Board of Directors, was instrumental in founding the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) and served as the 2019-2020 chairman for the SCASA Instructional Technology Roundtable. 


Friday Keynote:  Joe Welch

Joe Welch, an American History teacher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was a 2022 National Teacher of the Year Finalist and serves as the 2021-2022 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. He was previously honored as 2019 National Middle Level Educator of the Year.  He is also recognized as a Gilder Lehrman Institute Master Teacher and was recognized as Gilder Lehrman's National History Teacher of the Year in 2018.  An Apple Distinguished Educator and National Board Certified Teacher, Joe is a strong believer in bringing diverse stories, personal emotions, innovative strategies, and community connections into his lessons as well as fostering excitement for quality and engaging educational opportunities.

Joe tries to build out his educational materials to follow Mr. Roger's mindset: how do we connect kids with new people, new places, new organizations and do it together? At the end of the 2020/21 school year, after a year of hybrid learning, Joe was trying to keep students connected to each other, community resources, and of course worried that his school wasn't doing enough. On the end of the year survey, he asked students "how did you feel about this school year?" and was really worried about responses but, students were so positive. One in particular said, "I felt like I belonged this year" and isn't that the number one thing that we want students to feel? Technology can help ignite that feeling of belonging; we are lucky to have the tools that make students feel that they belong to their school and their community.

Featured Speaker  Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker was one of our keynote speakers at the ACTEM 2016 conference.  Carl is returning to Maine this fall to MC the new ACTEM After Hours (replacing the Brew CUE) and also will provide a couple of featured speaker workshop sessions at the conference.

Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. From his start as a teacher to district technology leadership, he’s always had one common belief – the kids need to drive their own learning. He realizes the challenges in our current public educational institutions and meets them head on. His unique blend of educational background, technical expertise, and humor make him a successful driving force for this change.

Carl is the “Godfather” of the “Learning Festival” known as LearnFestATX (formerly iPadpalooza) has grown into a global phenomenon over the years. This learning festival has impacted schools and districts from all over the world. The event has even inspired spin-off events in other states as well as in Australia.

Carl brings his 20+ years of educational background, technology integration, and outside-the-box thinking to all of his talks. His unique blend of humor and practical advice is a powerful message for any school, district, or conference!

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, Oct 13th

 7:00 AM
 Registration Opens
 7:00 - 10:30 AM
 Exhibitor Set Up Time
 8:30 - 9:30 AM
 Session 1
 9:45 - 10:45 AM
 Session 2
 10:55 - Noon
 Thursday Keynote
 Noon - 1:00 PM
 Noon - 5:30 PM
 Exhibit Hall Open
 1:00 - 2:00 PM
 Session 3
 2:15 - 3:15 PM
 Session 4
 3:25 - 4:00 PM

 ACHIEVE & John Lunt Friend of Technology Award

Thursday Door Prizes

 4:00 - 5:30 PM
 Vendor Reception
 6:00 PM
 ACTEM After Hours (New version of Brew CUE)

Friday. Oct 14th

 7:00 AM
 Registration Opens
 8:00 - 9:00 AM  Session 1
 9:15 - 10:15 AM
 Friday Keynote
 10:15 -11:00 AM
 Exhibitor Time - Morning Break
 11:00 AM - Noon
 Session 2
 12:15 - 1:10 PM
 Lunch Sessions
 1:20 - 2:20 PM
 Session 3
 2:30 - 3:30 PM
 Session 4
 3:30 - 4:00 PM
 Closing Session & Door Prizes

Hotel Information

Comfort Inn Augusta

281 Civic Center Drive

Augusta, ME 04330

Conference Rate: $96

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Best Western Plus Augusta

110 Community Drive

Augusta, ME 04330

Conference Rate: $96

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ACTEM 2022 App


Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine

P.O. Box 187, Gorham, ME 04038

Phone: (207) 222-4353  Fax: (207) 222-2057  Email: