Trade Show Checklist: Critical Questions to Answer Before You Go

Next week, tens of thousands of educators and IT professionals will descend upon San Antonio, Texas, for ISTE 2017 — the largest ed-tech conference in America.

We’ll be on hand at booth #1546 to answer all of your questions about the best device management solutions for your K-12 deployment. (Plus, be sure to drop by and enter for your chance to win a Chromebook!)

You’re going to ISTE to gain critical insights for your education initiatives and to also see what tech solutions are on the market to take your one-to-one initiative to the next level.

We want to empower you to find the best solutions for your filtering and device management needs, and created a handy worksheet for you to help prepare for ISTE and other ed-tech conferences. Download it here!

Here are some important questions to answer before you go to the conference. These will help you get the information you need as you talk to solution providers and other event attendees.

1. What are the technical specs of your deployment? How many devices do you have? Are you filtering SSL traffic? When is your next device refresh? Answering questions like these will help you find the ideal products as you’re talking with solution providers.

2. What are your goals for the upcoming school year? Talk to your IT and administrative teams. Having clear, outlined goals for your deployment now and in the future are key to finding solutions that scale to your needs.

3. What product features are on your wishlist? What are the solutions and key product features you most want to have? What do other members of the school community need (e.g. teacher controls, access to apps) in a filtering or device management solution?

4. How can Lightspeed help your district? Lightspeed builds solutions exclusively for K-12 schools, and we’ll show you how they can benefit your unique environment. Come by #1546, ask us for a demo, and pick up some swag! (You’ll definitely want to get a Lightspeed foam rocket — we’re kind of famous for them.)

When you go to trade shows, what do you want to learn from solution providers? Comment on this blog post with some of the tech challenges you’re facing and what you hope to get out of ISTE and other ed-tech conferences.

See you at ISTE — or the many other events we attend throughout the year.