ABOUT CERTIFIED

How much can technology certification really impact your classroom, your career, and the lives of your students? Join us at CERTIFIED 2017 to find out. CERTIFIED is the only education conference dedicated exclusively to exploring the pure potential and promise of certification in the classroom—by providing administrators, teachers, and industry experts with an engaging, energized forum for professional development, sharing their ideas, and experiences. Don’t miss this opportunity to listen, learn, and collaborate with a community of educators who share your passion for using certification to improve education and change lives.

Connect with a growing community that shares your passion for using certification to expand your students’ potential and change their lives.

Collaborate with administrators, teachers, and industry experts on ways to make certification a more effective educational tool.

Learn from your colleagues by attending a full schedule of sessions and activities—all led by fellow educators and certification experts.

Develop your own skills and professional credentials by getting certified onsite for the technology you teach.

Enjoy plenty of great after-hours activities in a fun, relaxed environment—including an exclusive invitation to the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship awards ceremony.

AGENDA

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Certification and Practice Test Labs Open
10:00 am – 12:00 noon Workshops
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm Networking Lunch and Exhibits
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Workshops
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Opening Keynote
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Networking Reception and Exhibits
7:30 am – 6:00 pm Registration Desk Open
7:30 am – 9:15 am Networking Breakfast and Exhibits
9:30 am – 10:30 am General Session
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 12:00 noon Breakout Sessions
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch and Exhibits
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Team Building Activity
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Free Time and Ask the Experts
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Conference Dinner and Casino Night
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Microsoft Office Specialist US National Championship Award Ceremony
7:30 am – 9:15 am Networking Breakfast
9:30 am – 10:30 am Breakout Sessions
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Closing Keynote
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Statewide Volume License Training Session

WORKSHOPS & BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Registration and Pricing

Register Early for Big Savings.

Register today to begin your CERTIFIED 2017 experience—and take advantage of our largest promotions and discounts:

Early Bird Pricing:

If you register by April 15, you will receive $100 off the price of the full conference pass.

Group Discount:

Groups of 5 or more will receive an additional 10% discount.

What does the conference fee include?

Please refer to the table on the right for conference fee inclusions.

PLEASE NOTE: Conference fees do not include hotel or travel. Certiport has negotiated an exclusive $149/night hotel rate at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. To receive the discounted rate, you must book your room through the CERTIFIED 2017 Hotel registration site.

$ 550
Early-Bird Pricing

  • Admission to all sessions
  • Admission to all networking events
  • Admission to all conference meals
  • Conference materials and promo items
  • Discounted hotel room rates

$ 650
Regular Pricing

  • Admission to all sessions
  • Admission to all networking events
  • Admission to all conference meals
  • Conference materials and promo items
  • Discounted hotel room rates

10 %
Group Discount

  • Groups of 5 or more will receive an additional 10% discount.
  • Discount will be applied at time of registration.
  • Groups must register all attendees under the same account using the conference registration system.
  • For more information about group discounts please email certifiedconf@certiport.com

The Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship

See Pure Potential in Action at the Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship. As a CERTIFIED 2017 attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the excitement and competition of the Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship—a nationwide competition that tests top students’ on their Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills. This includes attending the exclusive awards ceremony on Wednesday evening—and watching each states’ champions compete for gold and a chance to represent the U.S. at the MOS World Championship in Anaheim, CA.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Aaron Osmond

General Manager,
Certiport Business Unit

Dr. Sydney Dickson

Utah State Superintendent
of Public Education

Phil Hansen

Artist

Tim Clue

Award-Winning Educator

Liam O'Rourke

Co-founder and Instructor
at Spectrum Productions

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR CERTIFIED ATTENDEES

Learn, Practice, and Certify—Free of Charge

Your best pathway to certification success involves three steps: LEARN - PRACTICE - CERTIFY

To show you exactly how this process works—and why it’s so successful—we’re offering every registered CERTIFIED 2017 attendee a free bundle that includes:

LEARN: One free Learn Key Training subscription
PRACTICE: One free GMetrix Practice Test voucher
CERTIFY: One free Certiport certification exam voucher to use at CERTIFIED 2017

This bundle is worth up to $326, so don't miss this chance to make it a part of your CERTIFIED 2017 experience!

Disney Tickets

As a CERTIFIED attendee you can take advantage of special pricing on Disney Parks tickets by clicking here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Your conference fee includes: Admission to all general and breakout sessions, admission to networking events – including MOS US National Championship Award Ceremony, breakfast, lunch, and reception/party refreshments, all conference materials and promotional items, and access to discounted room rates at the conference hotel.
CERTIFIED is perfect for secondary education teachers and administrators, college faculty, and trainers who administer certification exams.
Around 250 people attended CERTIFIED 2016. We expect significant growth in 2017, but we will work to maintain the intimate, personal environment that makes CERTIFIED uniquely enjoyable.
Conference badges and materials may be picked up onsite at the conference registration booth, which will be open on Tuesday, June 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There will be complimentary wireless access in all guest rooms and common areas. However, wireless may not be accessible in meeting spaces and rooms.
The confirmation email you receive after you register will serve as your official receipt. It contains a summary of all fees you have paid for the conference. If you are paying via check or money order, a sales quote can be sent directly to you. Please email certifiedconf@certiport.com for more information.
The cancellation deadline for CERTIFIED 2017 is June 3, 2017. Cancellations made before the deadline will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after June 3, 2017 will incur a $200 cancellation fee. This fee is necessary to help cover the costs for arrangements already made with the hotel, catering, and other vendors.
Business casual is the most appropriate attire for the conference.
Groups of 5 or more are eligible for a 10% discount. All members of the group must register at one time using the conference registration system. This can be done by following the registration process. You will be asked to “add person” during the summary portion of the registration process. If you have questions about how the process works, please email certifiedconf@certiport.com.
Due to limited space and time, each guest will only be allowed to take one exam.

VENUE

CERTIFIED 2017 will take place at the stunning Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista—an official Walt Disney World Hotel located directly across the street from Disney Springs, one of Disney’s most entertaining locales.

Special Rate for Attendees: $149/Night

To receive the special conference rate*, you must book your room through the CERTIFIED 2017 hotel registration site. If you have questions or problems reserving your room, or if you need to change your reservation, please contact the hotel directly.

*Registration for the CERTIFIED conference does not guarantee room availability at the conference hotel. Once the room block for the conference is full you may have to find lodging at another hotel nearby.

Hotel Address: 1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Phone: (407) 827-4000


Email: certifiedconf@certiport.com

Phone: 1 (888) 999-9830