District Summits

So your district has gone Google… now what?

Are you wondering how to get your staff and students rolling with Google Apps for Education? Would you like to inspire your teachers to go deeper with technology integration? Let the DigitalBug team help you coordinate your own District Summit featuring Google Apps for Education.

What does a district summit look like?

Your district’s summit will be hosted at one of your schools, eliminating your staff’s need to travel to a similar event in the region. Our expert Google Education Trainers will consult with your instructional and technology leaders to learn about your district’s culture, goals, and needs for professional development. Then, we’ll customize a high-quality, two-day conference experience that will bring Google Apps for Education to life for your staff. We offer several options to meet your district’s needs.

What does your district provide for a summit?

In general your district will provide the following:

  • a facility, typically a high school, with a robust wireless network
  • an auditorium or gym for a keynote speaker, and the cafeteria with seating for lunch
  • Classrooms for breakout sessions, with projectors and amplification systems
  • A computer lab or Chromebook lab (recommended)
  • A hallway or other space for a vendor showcase
  • Your network IT and AV personnel on the premises during the event
  • Adequate parking for the size of conference you wish to offer
  • Promotion of the event to your own staff (and if you wish, to staff in nearby districts)

What does the DigitalBug program provide for a summit? 

We do everything else. Our expert staff will coordinate the entire event for you:

  • We’ll find just the right presenters and experts to provide sessions
  • We'll organize a vendor showcase which includes DigitalEdge vendors, as well as your favorite vendors, to showcase their Google-related solutions and to offer door prizes
  • We’ll promote the event to other districts through news blasts and social media
  • We’ll provide registration and clock hours if desired, name badges on lanyards, presenter shirts, and door prizes
  • We’ll create your very own custom summit website and assist in creating a social media presence for your event

How much does a district summit cost?

Basic pricing information is as follows, though each event is negotiated separately.

  Option 1: Individual Registration Option 2: Tiered Registration
Perfect for... A district that wants to host a summit and open it to neighboring districts A district that wants to provide a summit for its own staff
Minimum number of participants 100 paid participants 100 participants
Registration details DigitalBug handles registration and collects fees
DigitalBug offers clock hours if desired
District handles registration and collects fees
District offers clock hours if desired
PRICING:
One-Day Summit
Early Bird registration - $135/person
Regular registration - $150/person
DigitalBug provides 10 free registrations for every 100 paid participants.
100-250 participants: $18,000
251-500 participants: $27,000
501-800 participants:  $30,000
801-1,000 participants:  $35,000
1,001-1,250 participants:  $43,750
PRICING:
Two-Day Summit
Early Bird registration - $250/person
Regular registration - $275/person
DigitalBug provides 10 free registrations for every 100 paid participants.
100-250 participants: $30,000
251-500 participants: $45,000
501-800 participants: $50,000
801-1,000 participants: $60,000
1,001-1,250 participants: $75,000

Optional Pre-Summit Institute

Want more learning opportunities? Add a Pre-Summit Institute. Our Google Certified specialists will  run a 3 to 4 hour hands-on session the night before the summit. Several options are available, including “boot camps” to get your staff started with Google or help prepare those who are seeking certification. 

Options include:
  • Google Educator Quickstart
  • Google Certified Administrators Quickstart
  • Google Education Trainers Quickstart
  • Chromebook Boot Camp

This special pre-summit event is  limited to 30 participants. Your district can choose one session with two instructors to maximize personalized instruction, or two sessions with one instructor each to maximize the number of participants.  Additional Cost: $180 per participant.


Related Pages

Click the links below to download informational flyers about our one-day and two-day summit options.

One-Day District Summit Flyer (2017)
Two-Day District Summit Flyer (2017)

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​Where can I get more information?

If you’re interested in hosting a summit in your district, please contact one of our DigitalBug expertsKristina Wambold or Katherine Livick. We look forward to working with you!