Elevate EdTech: Where Passion Meets Innovation

Forward Edge is proud to present TechFest, an exclusive event that brings together leading Technology Manufacturers for an immersive experience like no other. From security cameras to laptops, projectors to switches and power systems, and more, we're putting the tools you use every day front and center.

Why TechFest?

At TechFest, it's not just about witnessing technology – it's about engaging with it on a personal level. Imagine having a one-on-one deep dive into the very systems and equipment that drive your world. This is your chance to explore the latest innovations and products firsthand, guided by the experts who design and create them.

This year's event is all about giving you a personalized experience that matches your interests and your district's needs. With an array of engaging sessions led by industry experts and education leaders, you'll walk away with insights and knowledge that will elevate your approach to edtech.

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Date: October 5th, 2023

Time: 8:00am-4:00pm

Location: Marriott Cincinnati North, located at 6189 Muhlhauser Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069

Cost: The Fee for the event is $20.00 per person. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. A representative from Forward Edge will follow-up once you complete your RSVP to finalize details and collect payment.


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Technology Manufacturer Expo Hall

Immerse yourself in a showcase of the latest advancements from renowned Technology Manufacturers. From visionary startups to industry giants, each exhibitor will be unveiling their most exciting creations.

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A Customized Experience

When you RSVP, you're not just attending an event – you're shaping your own agenda. Every registered guest will receive a tailored experience designed to match your interests and the unique needs of your district.

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Networking Opportunities

Connect with local education leaders, industry manufacturers, and technology partners who share your passion for innovation in education. TechFest is more than an event – it's a platform for meaningful connections that will shape the future of K-12 edtech in our region.

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Inspiring Keynote Speaker

This year, TechFest is joining forces with our highly-anticipated Annual "Leaders in Education" Speaker Event. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking discussions that leave you inspired to take on the challenges associated with Education this year.


When you RSVP, you have the power to choose the sessions that resonate most with your interests and goals. From a diverse range of topics spanning education technology products to strategies, every attendee can customize their itinerary. When you arrive at TechFest, you'll be handed a personalized agenda that guides you through the sessions you've selected and includes some recommendations from our team, ensuring you get the most out of this event.

Read More About the Featured Sessions Below!

"TechFest wasn’t big and overwhelming like a lot of conferences can be. It was great to make connections with vendors and attendees. The breakout sessions were relevant, timely, and informative without being too long."

-2022 TechFest Attendee

When you RSVP for TechFest, you're not just attending a conference – you're crafting your own learning journey.

Our sessions are carefully curated to provide you with practical insights, hands-on experiences, and expert guidance tailored to your preferences. Whether you're a Curriculum Director seeking innovative classroom solutions and tips for instructional coaches, or an IT professional focused on the latest tech trends, our sessions have something for everyone.

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Hodge


John hit a homerun and set off a lot of fireworks! He is a very knowledgeable, motivational presenter who definitely "walks the talk," and the best part about the very practical suggestions he made was that they didn't COST anything.

Carol Thom - Kanawha County Schools

Dr. John Hodge is not only a gifted speaker, but has the ability to relate to his audience in a way that commands attention and participation. His personal stories, laced with his own brand of humor, create a personal relationship between the listener and the speaker. He has a special ability to bring any topic, no matter how difficult, to a level of deep understanding, thus creating a pathway for implementation. Additionally, he is appreciated for the humble spirit from which he speaks. We found him to be a wonderful presenter, a wonderful educator, and a wonderful human being.

Mary Chandler, Project Director - Winthrop University


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