Snap!Con 2020 will be an online conference, Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2

Sessions are 8am-1pm California time all four days, 3pm-8pm GMT.

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, Snap!Con will be an entirely online event this year. Registration is now open. (If you registered on the old form for the original conference at Berkeley, you will get a refund shortly. Register again so we're sure you still want to participate.)

We are happily accepting proposals for all the areas listed below. We will work with presenters to help make sure their events work in an online setting. The new proposal deadline is June 1, 11:59PM AoE.

The registration fee has been reduced to $20.

What?

For four days researchers, educators, makers and enthusiasts of Snap! from all over the world will gather online to share ideas, experiences, schemes and artifacts around the beauty and joy of computing. Come and join us! Engage in lively demos, discussions, talks, panels, and connect virtually with actual young thinkers.

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.

Snap!Con 2020 will have an enaging program!

Registration

The registration period is open March 31 - August 02, 2020

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