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2016 Schools of the Future Conference


This page provides you with advice and ideas for attending the conference on October 20 & 21, 2016 at the Hawaii Convention Center.   If you haven't registered yet, there is still time, click here to register.

This year there are a lot of unique events so here is a list to plan out your experience.

HSTE Meet & Greet/All-Member Meeting

Thursday, October 20, 2016 after SOTF at the Hawaii Convention Center in Room 328, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

We'll have free pupus, no-host bar, and random prize drawings! We'll hear from our amazing sponsors, introduce you to our current and new HSTE board, and have a quick all-member meeting, then it's time to relax and network!


  • 5:00 - 5:20 Food, drinks, & networking
  • 5:20 - 5:40 Sponsor Introductions (5 min each)
    • CDWG (w/ Littlebits, HP, & LocknCharge)
    • Fortinet
    • Dell
    • CTL
    • Troxell
  • 5:40 - 6:00 HSTE All-member meeting
    • Introduce current & new board members
    • Member Survey
    • Prizes
  • 6:00 - 6:30 Food, drinks, & networking



Thank you to our amazing sponsors for their support:

CDW•G (G=Government which includes K-12) is the single largest provider of Chromebooks in the US, and Google's Global Edu partner of the year in 2013 and 2015 as well as Intel’s Education Solutions Partner of the Year and recognized as Microsoft's 2016 U.S. Education Channel Partner of the Year. We have worked with several districts in deploying over 50,000 devices, more importantly we had immense breadth across mainstream smaller districts. Learn more about how their Education Strategy Team is supporting school districts and meet Hawaii’s dedicated strategist, Eric Patnoudes M.Ed. or follow him on Twitter @NoApp4Pedagogy.

Check out more information from CDW•G:

Intro to the Education Strategy Team for Customers.pdf

Eric Patnoudes Keynote Bio 1.pdf

Fortinet offers a wide range of Education Solutions to address the toughest challenges educators face in the K-­12 arena. With industry­ leading high­ performance UTM and Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) products, combined with other technologies like wireless access points, two-­factor authentication, caching, DDoS protection, and email security gateways, schools receive the security they need to deliver robust, reliable, and secure network access for students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

 The Fortinet Advantage: Fast, Secure, and Global

  • Industry’s lowest TCO per protected-Mbps
  • End­-to­-end consolidated network and wireless access security
  • Centralized security management for endpoints, firewall, wireless, and WAN connectivity
  • DDoS attack mitigation
  • Content filtering, caching, email security, and application control

Dell EMC is committed to helping students develop the knowledge and skills they need to learn and succeed in an increasingly digital world and a globally competitive workforce. As a top provider of technology and services to schools, Dell EMC listens to and works with students, educators, administrators, parents and community members around the world to deliver innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more in and out of the classroom. Learn more about Dell EMC in Education at
Follow us on Twitter

Troxell ThinkWrite Flyer 


  • HSTE Member Activities

    • ISTE Making IT Happen Awards - The award will be given to two Hawaii educators during one of the keynote sessions at SOTF.  For more information on the award, click here.

    • HSTE Meet & Greet/All-Member Meeting - see above for more information and to RSVP!

    • HSTE Bookstore - both days in the exhibitor hall - Stop by to pick up your free badge ribbon as a member of HSTE.  Also, take a look at all the great books we will be selling. All profits go to HSTE to provide great events throughout the year for our members!  HSTE Board Members will be available for tech support and to answer any questions you have about the organization.  Click here for a link to the bookstore information

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