What is the Innov8 conference?
What are the dates and times of the Innov8 events in Las Vegas?
What is happening on Wednesday?
How do I tell the world what is going on in Las Vegas?
Does NCTM offer an introduction to Innov8?
What is the address of the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino?
How is Innov8 different from a traditional NCTM Regional Conference?
What is the focus of each theme?
Why should I bring a team?
What if I want to attend but I'm not in a group?
How will I be expected to work with my team?
Who are the big speakers?
The sessions are different from what I'm used to at an NCTM conference. What happens instead? What is a typical day like?
Wait…I'm expected to work and not just listen?
What happens in the Innovation Lounge?
What are the different types of sessions offered?
Should I bring a laptop or tablet?
What, exactly, do you mean by "identify a challenge" to work on during the conference?
What are suggestions for dress?
Do you offer continuing education or credits?
Is the Convention Center an ADA Accessible Facility?
Does NCTM Offer a conference discount on books?
What books will be available at the bookstore?
Are purchases in the bookstore tax-free?
Innov8 is a new conference experience designed to support mathematics teachers and teams in identifying, analyzing, and planning for instruction and intervention around a self-identified problem of practice related to access, equity, and empowerment. For attendees, this conference is a working conference and this means you will not just be listening to speakers. Instead, you will work as a team to develop a plan to address a challenge you are facing in your school. Conference sessions are designed to support you in the design of your plan.
Conference sessions and experiences address three themes:
Conference participants will use the knowledge gained from Innov8 to create a plan to address the challenges they face related to access, equity, and empowerment. Throughout the conference, experts in each of the three themes will be available to assist teams in creating their action plan to solve their problem of practice and implement their ideas back in their school setting.
Innov8 will take place November 15-17, 2017. Check back soon for the daily schedule.
On-site Registration Hours and Materials Pickup
Wednesday, November 15, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, November 17, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall, Innovation Lounge, and NCTM Central Hours
Wednesday, November 15, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16, 11:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Opening Session will be held 5:30–7:00 p.m.
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Yes. NCTM creates an introductory video that provides an overview of how Innov8 will operate. In addition, information about Innov8 will be provided at the opening session.
Unlike NCTM regional conferences, Innov8 has a specific focus. The 2017 focus is "Breaking Barriers: Actionable approaches to reach each and every learner in mathematics." All sessions and conference experiences are designed to help participants better understand issues related to access, equity, and empowerment and how they can energize their schools into supporting these students with ideas and plans developed during the conference.
This conference is a working conference. That means instead of solely listening to speakers, you are working as a team throughout the conference. The goal is for you to leave with a plan to tackle a professional challenge in your school—the challenge you defined as your Problem of Practice. There are special Team Time sessions designed to help you consider the underlying factors of your challenge. Then you will develop an agenda for how you will organize your conference days by targeting sessions and experts that will help you leave with a powerful action plan.
In addition, the
Innovation Lounge is an exciting feature of the Innov8 Conference. Five areas (Innov8 Bar,
Research Innovations, TNT, The Hangout, and Wellness Workshops) in the Lounge will provide new and unique opportunities for participants to learn and collaborate with experts and other conference goers with similar problems of practice.
Sessions will highlight the following three themes:
The goal is to equip teams for action upon return to their own districts and schools. Having a team participate in the conference provides attendees collaborators with whom they can continue the work back at the school where the biggest impact can occur. Teams will be able to find common goals and provide support to one another during and after the conference.
You will be matched with other conference participants who share a similar grade band/challenge/geographical location. During the Team Time sessions, you will be encouraged to participate in brainstorming, problem identification, and solution pathway activities that will help you think about your identified challenge in new ways. If possible, we suggest you try to come with at least one colleague with a similar problem of practice.
Teams will work collaboratively to develop a common, deep understanding of a problem of practice critical to their own work with access, equity, and empowerment. Teams will work in designated times and places to develop a comprehensive action plan for their problem of practice. Opportunities will be provided for participant teams to work on this plan as they attend conference sessions.
Participants will begin the conference with collaborative work on identifying and clarifying a problem of practice. During this initial session, teams will begin drafting an action plan around their problems of practice. You can select those sessions which best support and inform your work. You will have opportunities to revisit the action plan and refine your action plan based on new learning and conversations from each session you attend.
YES! This conference is unique. The intent of the conference is for you to leave with concrete ideas and steps for tackling your specific issue. You will have multiple opportunities to attend sessions that focus on the conference themes and to meet with mathematics education experts. You may also choose to visit the
Innovation Lounge to work with your team and meet with other teams or individuals.
The Innovation Lounge includes five areas designed to provide new and unique learning experiences.
Learn more about each area »
We have several different types of sessions offered at this conference - some new and some familiar! A list of session types will be available soon.
Yes, we recommend each person bring a laptop or tablet so that teams may work collaboratively on their action plans. Internet will be provided.
Before the conference, it's important to think about your own challenges and problems of practice to help guide your conference experience.
Dress for this event is business casual and comfortable shoes are recommended.
No. In the program book that you receive on-site, there is a certificate of attendance that may be used to demonstrate attendance at the conference.
NCTM is committed to ensuring that our events are fully accessible to all persons. For any ADA requirements, please contact NCTM Conference Services at 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191, fax (703) 295-0956; or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. We must receive ADA requests before October 15, 2017.
American Sign Language Interpreters
If you require an interpreter please submit your request before October 15, 2017. After this date, NCTM cannot guarantee requests for interpreters can be fulfilled; however, we will make every effort to accommodate requests. Please note: On-site requests for interpreters cannot be guaranteed without advance notice.
If you are blind or visually impaired and require an aide or personal assistant to help you navigate the conference, NCTM will register your aide as a complimentary guest (if the aide is not a teacher).
First Aid Station
A first aid station will be located at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino and will be staffed during conference hours. Medical technicians will be available to assist with minor medical problems. However, if you have a medical emergency, please call 911.
Wheelchair and Scooter Rentals
Due to the large size of this event, distances between sessions can be considerable. If you can get along without a wheelchair but feel that you may need one to navigate the distances at the conference, electric scooters can be rented.
Yes. All conference attendees receive a 25% discount on most purchases.
NCTM offers a wide variety of books and other special products in the bookstore. We will have many long-time favorites as well as new books and books related to the Innov8 theme.
NCTM must charge Nevada sales tax on all purchases. However, Nevada school districts and individuals from Nevada schools who are tax exempt must have in hand a printed copy of a Nevada Tax Exempt Certificate. These certificates will be retained by the NCTM Bookstore at the time of purchase. No out-of-state tax exemptions will be accepted.