We invite you to join us for the second annual Ottawa Summit EdTechTeam Google for bilingual education to be held in The City on 17 and 18 October 2015. Ottawa is the capital of Canada. The city lies on the south bank of the Ottawa River and with Gatineau, Quebec, is the National Capital Region. This area has museums, galleries, restaurants and unique attractions. Come explore the area of the national capital waiting for you!
La Cité is the first French language college of applied arts and technology in Ontario. It has
been in existence for nearly 25 years and offers more than 90 programs that help strengthen
the uniqueness of Canadian bilingualism in the field of teaching arts as well as the workplace.
La Cité serves more than 5,000 students from across Ontario, Canada and foreign countries.
Surrounded by greenery, the Ottawa campus is a location that is considered to be on the
cutting edge and is able to meet the growing technology needs of its visitors.
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801, Aviation Parkway Ottawa (Ontario) K1K 4R3
Please enter off of Aviation Parkway see campus map
From the East
Take Highway 40 West towards Ottawa. (Highway 40 becomes 417 in Ontario) In Ottawa, take exit 113B (Aviation
Parkway). Follow the Aviation Parkway to the entrance of La Cité (the entrance will be on your right).
From the West
Take Highway 417 East. Take the St. Laurent Boulevard exit, Northbound. Turn right on Ogilvie Road. Turn left
onto Aviation Parkway. Follow the Aviation Parkway to the entrance of La Cité (the entrance will be on your right).
Campus Map & Parking
Please click here to access the campus map.
Parking will be FREE for all participants at La Cité this weekend. Volunteers will direct participants to
vacant spaces to fill the parking lot effectively.We suggest that participants carpool to the Summit,
if possible. Please note that there are reserved parking places for persons with reduced
mobility. If you require one of these spaces, please mention it to the volunteers when you arrive.
If necessary, there are alternative parking spaces available at nearby schools :
École élémentaire catholique Montfort
350 Den Haag, Ottawa (ON) K1K 0W9
Collègue catholique SamuelGenest
704 Carsons Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K 2H3
EdTechTeam members with red Google tshirts will be welcoming participants in the parking lot
and directing them to the checkin locations at both major entrances. Upon arrival, participants
will receive a badge on which they will write their name. Participants will also be asked to take
part in the Photobooth a #gafesummit tradition! Volunteer student photographers will be on
site to take pictures! So grab a prop and strike a pose! Photobooth participants will be entered
into a draw to win great prizes!
*If weather permits, the photobooth and checkin will be done outside.
What to expect?
Before coming to the Google Summit, we suggest that you prioritize workshops you want to
attend, in case they fill up quickly. That way, you’ll have a first, second and third choice for
every session. There will be no preregistration for sessions. Participants are welcome to drop
in and out of sessions as they please. Please note that some sessions tend to fill up quickly,
please arrive early to ensure that you get a seat!
Please come with your devices fully charged and bring your charging cord! If need be, there
will be charging stations reserved for this purpose. We suggest that you bring a laptop instead
of a tablet because it may not be sufficient for this type of summit.
Lunch & Learn
Please note that there will not be an allotted time slot reserved for lunch. We encourage
participants to take a lunch box and eat while attending a session. Lunch boxes will be made
available to all participants and will be distributed by volunteers at Lunch PickUp locations in
each building. All meals will be free of nuts and/or seafood. Participants who indicated that
they will need a specific meal (for example: lactosefree, glutenfree or vegetarian) must head
to the cafeteria to pickup their lunch box.
Rooms / Salles
Since the Summit is officially bilingual, participants have access to all workshops. The
buildings are divided by language:
- French workshops - Buildings F et H
- English workshops Buildings A, B, D, E, G et I
WiFi SSID for the weekend is GAFESUMMIT with no password.
We ask you to demonstrate good digital citizenship by activating only one device on this WiFi
Our keynotes will be livetweeted in both official languages. Please follow @lisegaluga and
#gafesummit to be able to participate fully in this twoscreen experience.
Tweet with us! Circle Us on Google+ During the Summit we’ll be tweeting and sharing to the
#gafesummit hashtag on Twitter and Google+. We hope you’ll join us and share out what
you’re learning at the Summit! We also invite you to join the Google in Education Summits by
EdTechTeam community on Google+.
Changing technology and education in the province of Ontario.
GEGs are independently run communities of educators who inspire and empower each other
to meet the needs of students through technology both in the classroom and beyond. Via face
to face meetups and online activities, GEGs provide a way for educators who are passionate
about education and technology to meet like minded people and share, learn, and collaborate