Snap!Con 2020 will be an online conference!

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, Snap!Con will be an entirely online event this year. In the meantime, we have paused all registrations and will update this space as we learn more. We are hoping to offer a digital program which will be very similar to one planned below.

We are happily still accepting proposals for all the areas listed below. We will work with presenters to help make sure their events work in an online setting.

Please note, that there may still be a small fee to help with some of the materials costs, but it will be significantly reduced. We'll share more updates as we have them.

What?

For three days researchers, educators, makers and enthusiasts of Snap! from all over the world will gather in the iconic Berkeley, California to share ideas, experiences, schemes and artifacts around the beauty and joy of computing. Come and join us! Engage in lively demos, discussions, talks and pitches, and prepare to mingle with actual young thinkers.

Where?

The Conference will take place at the University of California, Berkeley from Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2. Watch out for pre-conference activities and an evening reception on Thursday, July 30. Get ready for a Young Thinkers Night with hands-on workshops for teens on Saturday, August 1.

Why?

Computer Science and Mathematics transform how we learn, work and interact with each other. We believe that critical optimism, creative disobedience and courageous curiosity are ingredients for a rich and self-determined life in the 21st century. Programming a computer is not just a vocational skill but an act of intellectual emancipation and a medium for self-expression. In the spirit of Seymour Papert's "Mathland" analogy we invite you to join us for a celebration of creative coding.

Who?

Organized by Members of the Snap! Visual Programming Language Community, the conference welcomes contributions from all computing education enthusiasts regardless of your tool, paradigm or setting of choice. K12 Scratch teachers, informal coding club facilitators, programming language-makers, curriculum designers, college professors, MOOCistas, circuit-board solderers, digital artists, computing ethics activists: This is for you! We look forward to hearing your story.

Call for Participation

We invite participation by current or potential Snap! users, teachers, or developers. We welcome modes of participation ranging from five-minute lightning talks to panels. Scroll down to make a submission.

Topics: Anything! But especially:

  • Teaching and learning computer science.
  • Teaching and learning mathematics.
  • Teaching and learning, period.
  • Extensions to Snap!.
  • Attracting independent learners.

Registration

Early Registration is open until May 1st! Save $50 on tickets until May 1st! Scroll down to purchase your tickets.

Call for Participation

We are now accepting proposals for sessions!

You can submit proposals for Workshops, Lightning Talks, Short Talks, Posters and Demos, and Panels. The submission period is open February 21 - April 01, 2020. You have 3 days left!

Submit your proposal now