Pittsburgh Technical Council

2019 TRETC

2019 TRETC



Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC) 2019 is the best opportunity all year for teachers, K-12 administrators, industry experts and higher education decision makers in the Pittsburgh region.  TRETC allows you to network with peers and choose from over 50 professional development sessions to enhance your classroom teaching abilities. The theme for TRETC 2019 is, “
Technology and the Future of Learning.”


Tony De Rose.

This year, we are pleased to announce Tony DeRose as this year’s keynote speaker during our opening session!  His presentation "Pixar in a Box”  is sure to engage!

Tony is currently an educational consultant. From 1996 to 2018, he was a Senior Scientist at Pixar, where he led Pixar’s Research Group. Previously, he was a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. In recent years he has developed several initiatives to help make math, science, and engineering education more inspiring for middle and high school students. 

Pixar In A Box

One such initiative is Pixar in a Box (pixarinabox.org), which is designed to show students how concepts they learn in class are used to solve creative challenges at Pixar. He is also a co-founder and Chair of Make Ed (makered.org), a non-profit dedicated to promoting the use of maker-centered learning. DeRose received two Scientific and Technical Academy Awards (c) for his work on the mathematics of surfaces, as well as the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award. He earned a BS in physics from the University of California at Davis and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

WHEN:  Monday, October 14, 2019 (new date!) 

WHERE: Baldwin High School, 4653 Clairton Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

SCHEDULE*: (*Subject to Change)

  • 7:30 - 8:25 Registration/ Coffee 
  • 8:30 - 9:30 Opening/ Keynote
  • 9:35 - 10:20 Session 1 
  • 10:25 - 11:10 Session 2 
  • 11:15 - 12:45 Lunch / Special Activities (Poster Sessions / Student Showcase / Innovation Zone) 
  • 12:50 - 1:50 HundrED Spotlight/ Ignite Talks
  • 1:55 - 2:40 Session 3 
  • 2:45 - 3:30 Closing Activity / Prizes for attendees 

 (The Act 48 hours code will be administered at the end of the event by AIU)



Silver Sponsor:


Coffee Sponsor:

Grand Canyon Education


Allegheny Educational Systems


Educational Solutions


Infinite Campus

Get More Math

New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Pittsburgh

Troxell Communications

Interesting in learning more about Sponsoring TRETC - contact Ashley Steckel today to learn more! 


TRETC allows you to network with peers and choose from over 50 professional development sessions to enhance your classroom teaching abilities.

Discover all day long panel discussions, spotlight sessions, and interactive opportunities that fit into this year's theme of "Technology and the Future of Work."

Ignite Talks (New This year)
This year we will showcase some of the projects submitted for the HundrED Spotlight on Pittsburgh Educational Innovation. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear a 3-5 minute presentation from each project highlighted.

Innovation Zone 
Interact with educational technology entrepreneurs during the lunch period as they share their latest work in fields like augmented reality, artificial intelligence, or game-based learning.

Poster Sessions
Connect with educators during the lunch period and learn about projects from classrooms and other learning environments.

Student Showcase
Stop and talk with students during the lunch period and learn about projects from classrooms and other learning environments.

Educational & Technology Exhibitors
Connect with our innovative exhibitors to learn about products and services that enable educators to skillfully connect students with technology tools for the future.



$99 per person + fees
Discounts available for Groups of 10 or more. 


(Registration closes October 9th)

For more information please contact Andrea Krueger 

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