ABOUT CERTIFIED

How much can technology certification really impact your classroom, your career, and the lives of your students? Join us at CERTIFIED 2018 to find out. CERTIFIED is the only education conference dedicated exclusively to exploring the full 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 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship awards ceremony.

AGENDA

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WORKSHOPS & BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Registration and Pricing

Register Early for Big Savings.

Register today to begin your CERTIFIED 2018 experience—and take advantage of our largest promotions and discounts:

Early Bird Pricing:

If you register by April 30, 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 $155/night hotel rate at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. To receive the discounted rate, you must book your room through the CERTIFIED 2018 Hotel registration site.

To view rooms at Certiport’s overflow hotels please click HERE.

$ 595
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

$ 695
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

Call for Sessions

Do you run a successful certification program? Are you an innovative teacher who loves to go above and beyond the call of duty? Is your school forging new paths or setting new standards in excellence that you just can’t wait to tell others about?

If you answered “yes” then you may be exactly who we are looking for! The Call for Sessions for CERTIFIED 2018 has officially opened, and we want to hear from you.

The deadline for proposal submissions is February 16, 2018. Selected presenters will receive a complimentary conference pass, round-trip airfare, and hotel accommodations.

The Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship

Experience the power of the certification at the Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship. As a CERTIFIED 2018 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 Oralando, FL.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Aaron Osmond

General Manager
Certiport Business Unit

Robin A. Utz

US Department of Education
OCTAE

Kimberly Bryant

Founder
Black Girls Code

Vinh Giang

Entrepreneur and
Inspirational Speaker

Kim Bearden

Co-Founder
The Ron Clark Academy

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 2018 attendee a free bundle that includes:

LEARN: One free subscription to both Learn Key and CCI training materials
PRACTICE: One free GMetrix Practice Test voucher
CERTIFY: One free Certiport certification exam voucher to use at CERTIFIED 2018

This bundle is worth up to $326, so don't miss this chance to make it a part of your CERTIFIED 2018 experience!

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 currently offer certification or those who are looking to incorporate it into their program.
In it’s inaugural year, 150 educators and administrators attended CERTIFIED 2015. By 2017, that number more than doubled at 350. In 2018, which will be CERTIFIED’s fourth annual event, we’re expecting to see 400+ educators and administrators who are passionate about using certification in the classroom to improve education and change lives!
Conference badges and materials may be picked up onsite at the conference registration booth, which will be open on Wednesday, June 13th from 7:30 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 2018 is May 25, 2018. Cancellations made before the deadline will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after May 25, 2018 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 2018 will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis—an iconic destination located in the heart of downtown.

Special Rate for Attendees: $155/Night

To receive the special conference rate*, you must book your room through the CERTIFIED 2018 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: 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Phone: (404) 521-0000

Overflow Hotel Info

In the event that the Certiport room block at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is full, you may have the option to reserve upgraded rooms outside of the Certiport block. Please contact the hotel at 404-521-0000 for pricing. Alternatively, Certiport has secured overflow rooms at the Sheraton Atlanta located at: 165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. The rate for CERTIFIED attendees is $155/Night.
Click here to reserve rooms at the Sheraton Atlanta
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Email: certifiedconf@certiport.com

Phone: 1 (801) 847-3101