The VINE 2020 Technology Showcase is on(line)!This year the event will take the form a "watching party" on the afternoon of July 20 (this event will be reprised the following day) and a string of live webinars in the days that follow.
Register for the first watching party on July 20, 4 PM to 5 PM
Register for the repeat watching party on July 21, 11 AM to 12 PM
You must be a member to register
VINE 2020 Showcase - Background
The first VINE Mobile Device Showcase was held in 2013. The thinking behind the first event was to provide a simple mechanism for K-12 schools to review laptop and tablet devices from all vendors on one day and that vision remains unchanged today.
In recent years the event has grown to have in the order of 150 decision makers from more than 70 schools and the agenda has expanded to include other relevant products and services. Key to the day has been cross-school conversation and an opportunity for face-to face interactions between vendors and school ICT Managers, Business Managers and other key decision makers.
Despite the many and varied impacts of COVID-19, VINE is committed to ensuring the showcase continues in 2020, albeit in a different format.
The format for 2020:
Stage 1 - Live watching party
VINE will host a live event for VINE members to watch a video pitch (of up to 2 minutes) from each vendor. (These videos will also be hosted on the VINE website for members to access and review post event). RSVP for the viewing party by clicking on your preferred time above and registering.
Stage 2 - Member discussion
1 - 30 July
Have questions about a particular vendor? Have feedback about a vendor you'd like to share? Login to the VINE Discourse Forum to ask questions or provide feedback to other members. The purpose of these discussions is to provide an opportunity for members to have open conversation with other members about their experiences with vendors, services or functionality of product.
Stage 3 - Live webinars with vendors
Following the live watching party, Schools are encouraged to attend a webinar with vendors of interest for a more detailed exploration of their products/services and have the opportunity for focused Q&A.
These sessions will take place over the two weeks between Tuesday, 21 July and Thursday, 30 July. Each webinar will be hosted and facilitated by the VINE Committee.
How will this work?
- ~2 minute pitch video tailored specifically for Victorian K-12 schools – essentially VINE members. This will not be an ad that people can watch anywhere and will be made specifically for the event. The goal of the pitch is to attract people to a live webinar. The production value of the pitch video will likely not be high, but the content should be fresh and creative.
- A “watching party” (On July 20, repeated on July 21) for members to attend and view the pitch videos
- Vendor pitches will be published on the VINE website (members only section)
- Registration for a live webinar with the vendor to ask questions / follow up
To access the showcase attendees must be a VINE member. Joining VINE is currently free using the COVID-19 membership option (you must be employed by a school directly to join VINE). This free category will be closed after the 2020 showcase.