Orlando, FL – November 20, 2007 School districts around the country are facing tighter budgets and wrestling with ways to improve curriculum, while effectively using technology to meet the educational needs of today’s digital generation. Educators and administrators will have an opportunity to find solutions to these and other issues when they convene in Orlando for FETC 2008, January 22-25, at the Orange County Convention Center.

FETC 2008, one of the largest conferences in the nation devoted entirely to educational technology, offers educators – from kindergarten through college – opportunities to learn how to integrate technology into their curriculum. More than 200 concurrent sessions will provide professional development and demonstrate how products, applications and best practices can be used in the classroom.

"FETC is a great opportunity for educators from around the country to experience the latest in educational technology through workshops, speakers and hands-on experiences," said Michael Eason, executive director of FETC. "Not only do attendees have the opportunity to learn about best practices from national experts, but they can also see and purchase the latest innovations in classroom technology from more than 500 exhibitors."

This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker, Jeff Corwin, host of Animal Planet’s "The Jeff Corwin Experience" and "Corwin Quest." Corwin will speak at the Opening Session on Wednesday, January 23.

Education issues are hot topics these days. Budgets for schools are tightening more each year, and teachers are battling the "video game" era with students that require innovative teaching approaches and technologies to keep them engaged. Teachers and school administrators have the task of looking for ways to stay on the cutting edge to keep pace with the introduction and application of new technologies.

About FETC

FETC is a resource that helps educators meet these increasing demands. For the past 28 years, FETC has been providing the educational community the chance to experience new teaching techniques and technologies from leading experts, while providing technological and educational businesses from around the nation an opportunity to showcase the latest hardware, software and teaching strategies available.

Each year, nearly 9,000 people from across the country attend FETC to participate in ticketed workshops, attend speaker sessions and visit the 250,000 square-foot exhibit hall featuring more than 500 companies displaying their products.

For more information on FETC 2008, including a detailed list of sessions, exhibitors and ticketed workshops, visit www.fetc.org.

FETC is owned by 1105 Media, Inc., a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105’s offerings span print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; and web-based services. Formed in 2006 and based in Chatsworth, Calif., with offices throughout the U.S., 1105 Media acquired FETC in January 2007 and is committed to continuing FETC’s mission of advocating and supporting the use of technology in education by providing an annual, world-class conference and other initiatives for the education community.

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